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Discussion in 'Silver' started by MrNate, Jun 28, 2019.

  1. MrNate

    MrNate Well-Known Member

    Hey everyone,
    I haven’t really been searching much during my business trip, but I decided to hop out to a few stores the other day to give it a shot. The area I’m in doesn’t look promising, but look what showed up in a bin of flatware! Considering I’m in the middle of nowhere I’m pretty happy with the find, I was happy to hand over 11 cents.

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  2. Bakersgma

    Bakersgma Well-Known Member

    :hilarious: 11 cents!

    And all by itself in the bin - no siblings?
     
  3. Bakersgma

    Bakersgma Well-Known Member

    Looking at the lines, they probably though it was stainless. Issued in 1950 and not discontinued until 1996.
     
  4. MrNate

    MrNate Well-Known Member

    I looked thoroughly, not a single sibling to be found
     
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  5. MrNate

    MrNate Well-Known Member

    I agree completely, it’s a very modern style and not a look that screams “I’m made of silver!!”
     
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  6. evelyb30

    evelyb30 Well-Known Member

    The design says "junk stainless" to me too; thankfully you rescued it.
     
  7. Aquitaine

    Aquitaine Is What It IS! But NEVER BOARED!

    NICE find, MrNate!! You DO have that "SILVER" TOUCH, it would seem!:D:D
     
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  8. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    I think that could be literally, that lone fork was probably stainless steel before he got it in his hands, but that Nate touch.....:hilarious:
     
  9. judy

    judy Well-Known Member


    Best Answer!!!:)
     
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  10. cxgirl

    cxgirl Well-Known Member

    lol, so true AJ:)
    You are amazing Mr Nate:) Keep on Hunting
     
  11. AmericanGeode

    AmericanGeode Well-Known Member

    Very nice find. I can't resist to turn over each spoon, knife, or fork I find in a thrift store bin.
     
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  12. gregsglass

    gregsglass Well-Known Member

    Hi,
    Reminded me of what happened years ago. I stopped in a "Junk store" the woman had four bins one for sterling, one for plated and one for stainless and a small of old junk flatware. I was looking at the junk bin and found 15 pieces of old coin silver for 10 cents a piece. Since it was not marked as far as she was concerned it was junk. I turned the 1.50 into 60 dollars with in a week. I still find occasionally coin silver in the plated bins.
    greg
     
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  13. evelyb30

    evelyb30 Well-Known Member

    I keep my eyes peeled too. Got bags of "silverplate" at a rummage sale years ago that had a nice assortment of Latvian silver in them along with the junk. Donated the junk, sold the wiggle engraved flatware. Gotta love coin silver!
     
  14. MrNate

    MrNate Well-Known Member

    I’ve read this comment like 5 times, and each time it makes me giggle.
     
  15. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    :happy:
     
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  16. pearlsnblume

    pearlsnblume Well-Known Member

    He is indeed the silver whisperer.
     
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  17. MrNate

    MrNate Well-Known Member

    So I went back to that store yesterday to see if the siblings would show up, and unfortunately no luck so I'm guessing this was just a "one-off" that was in someone's flatware collection. I did manage to find a distant cousin though. Nothing amazing, but it was fun to bust off the tarnish and make it pretty once again.

    PS: I might have a great story tomorrow, but I don't know for sure. I'm not superstitious but until the deal is done and something's in my hand I can't tell you what I got (because I don't know for sure yet). Stay posted, I'll let you all know tomorrow!

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  18. Marko

    Marko Well-Known Member

    I never ever ever find any silver that isn't jewelry. Lately, I have been picking up old silverplate flatware. If I can get it cheap enough and its in good shape, there is a bit of a market.

    I take that back. I did find a sterling Art Deco brush and mirror set recently, and another sterling hand mirror. After 62 years.
     
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  19. Marko

    Marko Well-Known Member

    WOWZER!
     
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  20. MrNate

    MrNate Well-Known Member

    I've bought and sold quite a bit of silverplate flatware too. And I agree, there's an okay market for a set in good condition.
     
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