I think it was mostly luck that I just took my collection in for auction, but I had a wonderful hunting day today. In total I got 7 new pieces to start out my collection again. The first item I found was a sterling silver base, I haven't identified the maker. Later on in the day, I found a large spoon with a mark I hadn't seen before so I took a gamble. It tests as silver but I still haven't identified the maker. In the same store I grabbed the weighted candle holder. But the end of my day was my favorite part. I took a gamble a week ago with someone selling a big bag of plated silverware. I didn't see any of the items marked as silver, but it looked like a promising gamble. After I sorted through the pile, I found 6 gorham spoons. Enjoy the photos and I'm glad this site works again!