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A Silver ice bucket on back marks W & SB with a lion at the

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A Silver ice bucket on back marks W & SB with a lion at the end . Cannot make out the first symbol. Underneath 410 and E P C
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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.

Your ice bucket is electroplated silver over copper (thus, plated silver). It is by W & S Blackinton of Meriden CT. The mark was used 1865-1966.

The Blackinton pattern/ID for your bucket is 410 dating mid century.

It has an estimated retail value of $65-80 assuming good condition and depending on sale location.

Online auctions like eBay generally bring wholesale selling prices.

If you would like to sell close to estimated 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

Or your nearest CraigsList.com where you can list items for free.

These sites are excellent and more upscale but fees are higher. I only recommend them if you have several items to sell.
GoAntiques.com
Rubylane.com
Tias.com
cyberattic.com
trocadero.com

In general, a private seller to a dealer or at auction can expect 30-60% of estimated retail value.

Insurance replacement values are usually about 10% more than retail values.

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I give you 5 stars. You answered my question satisfactorily. Thanks
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