Monthly Archives: August 2014

WBW 900

A reader recently contacted me regarding assistance in identifying a piece of flatware she had which was marked “Made in U.S.A.” and “WBW 900″.  I wasn’t familiar with the”WBW” mark and started doing some research.  I found some hints that … Continue reading

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The Yale Mystery

I know I’ve said this before and I’m going to say it again.  I don’t know how I manage to come across so many pieces of silverplate with backstamps of unknown, or relatively unknown, manufacturers.  I had two silverplate bar … Continue reading

Posted in C. B. Yale, Charles Yale, Cupid pattern, G. Selden Yale, Hiram Hayden, Holmes Booth & Haydens, Richmond VA, Samuel Simpson, Simpson Hall Miller, Sterling Sil Plt Co, Sterling Silver Plate Co, Wallingford CT, Yale Silver Co., Yalesville CT | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

Pardon me, sir, there’s something in your mustache…

There you are, sitting at your favorite bar, sipping a delightfully cool and refreshing fruit smash.  You notice the bartender is looking at you a little strangely.  Then he leans over and whispers “Pardon me, sir, there’s something in your mustache.”  … Continue reading

Posted in aesthetic, bar, barware, Elsmore Staffordshire, moustache, mustache, mustache cup, mustache guard, mustache julep strainer, mustache protector, mustache spoon, mustache strainer, Oriental Pattern, transferware | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments