Monthly Archives: January 2014

Collecting by Design: Henry W. Hirschfeld

People collect sterling and silverplate flatware for different reasons.  Some people are looking for that elusive piece to complete their set.  Others collect particular pieces in a variety of patterns, like sugar shells or salt spoons or whatever.  There are … Continue reading

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Samuel Simpson and Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co.

Another interesting character in the silver plate saga is Samuel Simpson. To begin this post let’s start with a reference to an earlier post on Cowles and “Spoonville” and a page from the 1888 book edited by L. P. Brockett called … Continue reading

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German “Japanese”

Hiram Hayden, of Holmes, Booth & Haydens, designed some gorgeous flatware patterns….”Corinth” and “India” are two that I have in my personal collection.  But the 1879″Japanese” has been another that I’ve long admired. The patent design drawing above shows bamboo and … Continue reading

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