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Info needed on Crown Castle plates

Posted by kylaba (My Page) on
Fri, Jan 13, 06 at 18:32

I have a set of plates that have "Crown Castle Ltd." and "Made in USA" stamped on them. I need information on circa when they were made and some info on the company. I believe they're pewter.
Thanks in advance.


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RE: Info needed on Crown Castle plates

A picture woulkd help....
But generally speaking....very generally...the words Made in USA usually indicate items made in the latter part of the 19th century to the very early part of the 20th century.
Linda C


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here's a pic.
http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e191/kylaba/100_1185.jpg

I beleive it's called a 'Queen Anne' pattern

Here is a link that might be useful: plate picture


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Probably 1920's....there was a resugrance in pewter stuff then.....and again in the early 1950's.
Linda C


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The "Ltd" included in the mark would mean the piece was made post-1861 and most are much much later. The "Ltd." stands for "Limited" which is a legal definition of a type of corporate organizational structure.

As a general statement, the "Made In" (country of origin) was required when the McKinley Tariff Act of 1890 was amended in 1921. There are some notable exceptions...Wedgwood used "Made In" much earlier than 1921.

A tight close-up picture would help in order to see the finish on the pewter. But, they are definitely 20th century.


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Here are 3 pictures of this set. Sorry this reply is so old, but this is the only site with information on this dinner set. Here are the pictures. Thank you for your help....

http://images.craigslist.org/01010001150001160120080822b33bf6803f81e4ca110063b9.jpg

http://images.craigslist.org/01011201151101160920080822ecb42375c9220eaf1c00dc05.jpg

http://images.craigslist.org/01010401150201160220080822c702a63197aeac1fe800b99b.jpg

http://jkvalues.homestead.com/files/P1/coll-ant1.jpg

Here is a link that might be useful: Close up picture of one of the plates


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My daughter has a set of Crown Castle plates. They are very similar to Wilton Armetale's Country French pattern with a matte finish.

I don't think they're true pewter, but rather an aluminum alloy as is Wilton Armetale.

At any rate, she was afraid to use them because of the possibility of toxins contaminating the food, but it's been fine.

A table set with these plates is truly impressive. Congrats on a beautiful collection.


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Crown-Castle Ltd is (was) out of Stanford, CT. They sold nice reproductions. I have a small catalog from the 70's with your plates on the front cover. I purchased 1776 repro flatware, which I have and am still very happy with.
If you would like to share your email address, I can forward you a picture of the front of the brochure advertising your plates. The are not pewter, they are pewtalloy metal and sold for $22.95 fir a 16 piece set.


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hello i bought a set at an estate sale. it consist of 6 cups,7 small plates and 8 big plates.


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I hve a set of crown castle ltd...8 dinner plates..and 8 desert size plates and one mug style cup.... I'm curious to know basiclly what they're worth ...any infi??


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