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I Have an International Silver Company "dish" shaped like a

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I Have an International Silver Company "dish" shaped like a leaf, probably a candy dish(?), with the numbers 8198 stamped under a crown looking stamp or logo maybe, with IS outlined, in middle. Is this something to have checked out or just use as a catch-all!?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Antiques
Expert:  Nora replied 1 year ago.

Hi,

The International Silver pattern shape 8198 of a leaf form serving dish is silverplate and not sterling silver. Silverplate does not have a precious metal melt down value like sterling. On today's market, this sells for an average of $10 - $15.

Here are links for you to matches and their sale prices:

$11.24:

http://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/vtg-international-silver-co-silver-1796744338

$14.99:

http://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/vintage-international-silver-dish-1797427060

For shining, since it is silverplate, just a light touch with a polishing cloth can shine it up. Do not over-polish or use a heavy touch, as it may rub the plating off.

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~Nora

Expert:  Nora replied 1 year ago.

Hello,

Just checking in to see if you viewed your answer and if you are seeking further assistance?

Please let me know.

Sincerely,

Nora