My grandmother's silver
My grandmother is 91 and passing on her belongings to her family slowly over time. Yesterday I happily received her box of sterling silver flatware and went through it last night. She tells a story about one of her book club members stealing a teaspoon once after a meeting... after counting her pieces I'm pretty sure the lady made off with more than one. ;) Can you give me thoughts about how to proceed? It matters to me to rebuild her set.
The sterling is Oneida's Damask Rose. There are 8 knives, 8 dinner forks, 5 salad forks, 2 soup spoons, 3 teaspoons, 2 serving spoons, and 2 butter knives.
I feel this is enough of a beginning to work on rebuilding the set, but how best to proceed? Is ebay my best bet? Replacements.com? Do you consider them overpriced or is the value usually appropriate?