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.
First, I am going to need a photo of the pattern unless you already know the name. I need the front and back of the pattern Plus a photo of the marks.
You may need to use the macro function (flower icon) of your camera to get a good clear photo of the marks.
If you cannot get a good photo, then sketch the marks and take a photo of the sketch.
To send photos you may use the "attach" or "add" link or "paper clip" you see on your reply page.
Please understand that I used to carry a great deal of silver in my former store,
Very few Gorham sets were worth $40,000 except many years ago when the Hunt brothers in Texas artificially drove up the price of silver.