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W.B.1900

I was recently researching the various backstamps of Williams Bros. Mfg. Co. One of those marks was W.B.1900. I believed this to be a Williams Bros. mark but I hadn’t been successful in finding an advertisement or a catalog from … Continue reading

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Trenton Aesthetics

Looking at the following photo, you might think that these plates with aesthetic patterns were manufactured by Staffordshire potters. The cartouche and scroll designs as well as bamboo, birds and flowers all point to the Aesthetic Period in Great Britain … Continue reading

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The Elusive Siren

Being a nut pick nut, there is one pattern that has eluded me for quite some time.  It is the “Siren” made by 1847 Rogers.  The first reference I have to this pattern is in the 1891 Hibbard, Spencer, Bartlett … Continue reading

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Any way you slice it…

If you follow my “Queenofsienna’s Kitchen Journal” blog, you’ve already read most of the following post.  However, I know there are followers of this blog who might be interested in this topic and I didn’t want them to miss out … Continue reading

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Collecting By Design: Austin F. Jackson

I know, I’ve said it before and I’m saying it again.  There are many different kinds of silver collectors out there.  Some collect anything with a squirrel on it, some are looking for salt spoons, others search for obscure backstamps, … 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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Freedley 1856 Silver Plated Wares

This blog is basically part of a section of one book written in 1856 by Edwin T. Freedley. Referenced in an earlier post entitled “The Search for Spoonville”  https://queenofsienna.wordpress.com/2013/08/27/the-search-for-spoonville/, I also plan on using this book as a resource for future posts, including the next, which continues with my research on Hartford, … Continue reading

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Cephas Rogers & Brothers and Cousin Arthur

This post starts like many of my other posts…I was doing research on a piece of silverplate and come across some interesting information.  The piece of silverplate was a cream pitcher marked “Wm. Rogers Mfg.” and the pattern was #1225.  … Continue reading

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Silver Plated Ware Manufacturers Late 19th Century / Early 20th Century

Following are lists of manufacturers of silver plated ware that were taken from various publications from the late 19th Century and early 20th Century.  The publication name, date and page number is indicated at the beginning of each of the … Continue reading

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Luther Boardman and Son

L. Boardman & Son Works at East Haddam, CT, circa 1872: It is rare to find flatware manufactured by L. Boardman & Son on the market today.  They produced quality merchandise and were early (1840) Connecticut River Valley manufacturers. The following … Continue reading

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