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Doris, Antiques Appraiser
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I have a few pieces stamped 1847ROGERSBROS> XS TRIPLE.

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I have a few pieces stamped 1847ROGERSBROS> XS TRIPLE. What are they?
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.
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In 1847, Asa Rogers, Jr, and his brothers, William and Simeon, first began production of plated silver spoons under the Rogers Bros name.

Eventually, the trademark name 1847 Rogers Bros. came to be used on future wares even in the 20thC.

In 1898, the firm joined with several other American silver firms to form the International Silver Co. Many of these firms continued to use their own trademark names - like 1847 Rogers Bros.

The XS Triple mark you see represents an advertising tool that the firm used to say that the silver plating was of good quality.

Your pieces are thus plated silver.

I would need to see your pieces to give you exact values; but, in general, the plated flatware with this trademark sells on average for $12 a piece retail with the serving pieces like tomato slices or fish servers selling retail for about $30 each. All is assuming that the pieces are in good condition with no plating missing.

Online auctions like eBay generally bring wholesale selling prices.

If you would like to sell close to retail , some ideas are:

The internet has your largest audience of buyers. Place small ads on these sites or set up your own small store on these sites.

Etsy.com - small fees - 20 cents to list plus 3.5% final price.
Artfire.com
Bonanza.com
Amazon Marketplace: http://services.amazon.com/content/sell-on-amazon.htm/ref=footer_soa?ld=AZFSSOA

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

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