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Toothpick Dispenser. Silver Metal. 4 3/4 inches high. Base…

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For Doris Only. Toothpick Dispenser. Silver Metal. 4 3/4 inches high. Base is 2 inches in diameter. Perfect condition. Not sure the bottom is marked. Looks like a C, but could just be the metal work.
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Hi Mica. I am online now and working.

Without testing, it is impossible to know if this is actually plated silver but most of these nice looking ones are.

The appearance of the bottom is just typical of modern metals.

As a plated silver piece, the estimated retail value is $25-30 at most.

There are silver/gold testing kits that one can most easily buy online from Amazon.com.

I hope this helps.

Positive, please.

Kind regards,

Doris

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
I do not believe it is silverplate. I would guess stainless or chrome or that type metal. I do have one of those neodymium magnets. Is that what you mean by silver/gold testing kit? I just used the magnet. It sticks to the toothpick dispenser, but not to a silverplate or sterling fork..

A magnet usually works. The testing kit I suggested is a group of small bottles of acids.

If not plated silver, the value is still the same.

Thank you so much for the positive.

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