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What is the story behind table spoons marked PRUSSIAN silver

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what is the history behind table spoons marked PRUSSIAN silver
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Antiques
Expert:  LadyTanya65 replied 7 months ago.

Hello my name is***** am a certified appraiser and would be happy to help you. Please allow me to review the history and post here for you to have.

Expert:  Doris - dfm925 replied 7 months ago.

Hello and welcome! My name is Doris.
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The English firm of Deykin & Sons was established in 1854 in Birmingham, UK.

They made electroplated silver and used the trade name PRUSSIAN SILVER.

The firm was succeeded by Deykin & Harrison in 1895.

Your plated silver tablespoons date mid to late 19thC and have an estimated retail value of $35-50 each.

Online auctions like eBay generally bring wholesale selling prices.

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Etsy.com - small fees - 20 cents to list plus 3.5% final price.
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A private seller to a dealer or at auction can expect 30-60% of retail value.

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Expert:  Doris - dfm925 replied 7 months ago.

Hi there!

I'm just following up with you to see how everything is going. Did my answer help or do you have more questions about your item that would help?

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Expert:  Nora replied 7 months ago.

Hello,

Flatware marked Prussian Silver was made by the English firm of Deykin & Sons of Birmingham. They were produced in the second half of the 19th century, or 1854 - 1895. "Prussian Silver" was their proprietary name for their line of silverplated wares. Realistically, these sell for $5- $10 per flatware piece on today's auction market.

Here is a link for you to a Deykin Prussian silver jam spoon and pate knife set that sold for $11.70 at auction: http://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/antique-jam-spoon-lage-butter-pate-465666388

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