Hello and welcome, Margo. My name is Doris.I have been an antiques collector, dealer and appraiser for over 56 years.I will be pleased to help you.
Please know that I cannot accept any requests for "live conversations" such as phone calls.I give my best answers in writing when I have time to think about them.Sometimes a "Chat box" will pop-up asking if you would like a live conversation. Please know it is not from me.
The image of the marks is blurred. Please tell what it says after the 8...? Is there an image at the end of the 8.... stamp? What is it?
I also need to know more about your set of silver.
Please tell me how many people your set of flatware serves.
How many pieces does each have?
What serving pieces do you have?
What size are your pitchers? How many of each size?
What types of ladles do you have - large soup, punch, gravy....etc? How many of each size?
If another professional enters our exchanges, feel free to tell them that you are working with me if you wish.
You are most welcome!
I look forward to your replies.