Category Archives: International Silver Co.

Rockford Silver Plate Company

This silver plated julep strainer has a backstamp of “R.S.P. Co.”  This mark, which I don’t see that often, is a mark used by Rockford Silver Company for their “service ware” line, meaning restaurants, hotels, soda fountains and such.   I … Continue reading

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Collecting by Design: Frederick E. Pretat

As I mentioned in an earlier post, people collect sterling and silver plated 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 … Continue reading

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December 5, 1933

The back of the handle of the julep strainer was marked “International Silver Co., Silver Soldered” and “The Waldorf Astoria 1933”.  What significance did that year 1933 have?  What happened at the Waldorf Astoria in 1933? And so the search … Continue reading

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