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Doris, Antiques Appraiser
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I have a set of sterling silver flatware that was my great

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I have a set of sterling silver flatware that was my great grandmothers. I am now 66 so it is probably quite old. There are some pieces missing and anywhere from 8 pieces to 16 of some things. I think it is Brinks Reed and Barton Jacobian pattern. My parent just passed away and the family is wondering what we should do with this set if no one in family wants it. Is there a place to sell it? Thanks SAndy Curry Minneapolis MN
my email is sjcurry***@******.***
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.

What are the "etc." pieces, please.

Each piece in a set like this has value.

Is the set monogrammed?

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Expert:  Doris replied 1 year ago.

Which of these Jacobean patterns by Reed & Barton is your pattern...The plain one or the decorative one?

See the following images.

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Expert:  Doris replied 1 year ago.

I know it takes time to count your pieces. In the interest of the limited time you have for tonight's meeting,

I am sending you a list 0f prices for both Jacobean patterns. Chose the higher value under the PM column.

It will give you the price of each piece not monogrammed.

If your set is monogrammed, deduct 25% from the total.

A private seller to a dealer or at auction can expect 30-60% of retail value.

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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 or do you have more questions about your item that would help?

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