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Silver Sugar Sifter a Great Find, but Needs Work
Dear Helaine and Joe: I am interested in the silver spoon strainer, which I “rescued” while digging in a waterfront site in Staten Island, N.Y., about 40 years ago. I have enclosed photographs, and as you can see, it has a hallmark. I have, unsuccessfully, tried to get some information on its origins. I hope […]Read More
Treasures: Plate more likely Bohemian than Russian
Dear Helaine and Joe: I received this plate several years ago from a friend who lives in Estonia. I was told the plate was a gift from Tsaritsa Alexandra Feodorovna, born Alix Victoria Helena Louise Beatrice, Princess of Hesse (Darmstadt). The plate was given to a handmaiden when her service was terminated as a token […]Read More
Treasures: Indian souvenir plates are beautiful, but not antiques
Dear Helaine and Joe: We would like to know about some plates that were found in an estate sale in southern New Hampshire. There are three of them and they are extremely well crafted with inlaid designs and reticulation on a possible bisque material. There are no markings. Any information would be appreciated. Thank you, […]Read More
Country Living MagazineHelaine Fendelman appraises treasures from reader submissions across the US in Country Living Magazine's longstanding What is it Worth? column.
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