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Doris, Antiques Appraiser
Category: Antiques
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Experience:  Antiques store owner 10+yrs.Best of City Two Years. Collector 56+yrs.USPAP compliant. Member AOA.Founded part of antiques, silver & art collection at local museum.
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I have the tops of a pair of Old Sheffield, III, silver

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I have the tops of a pair of Old Sheffield, George III, silver plate candelabral circa 1810. The candlestick bottoms were lost. Is there anyone who would buy them? I don't want to throw them away.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Antiques
Expert:  Doris replied 1 year ago.

Hello and welcome! 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 must research up-to-date data to give the most accurate answer.
Besides there are extra system charges to you for live conversations.

I was going to recommend the dealers in the Silver Vaults before I saw you planned to contact one of them already.

You could try each one. There is a list with contact information at this address.

L. Langford is listed at vaults 8-10.

There used to be some resistance to using the internet among some of these dealers.

Another dealer that might be interested is found at

Most of these dealers sell OSP (old sheffield plate) but some still insist on selling only sterling.

Contact these dealers via email along with photos and history of purchase.

When I used to travel to the UK four times a year, I would always visit the Silver Vaults.

I am very familiar with the dealers there.

I hope I have helped you.

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Expert:  Doris replied 1 year ago.

Hi there!

I'm just following up with you to see how everything is going. Did my answer help?

Let me know,

Expert:  Doris replied 1 year ago.

Hi there!

Do you have more questions about your items that would help?

Let me know,
Kind regards,