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Cutlery Set is Likely Incomplete

Dear Helaine and Joe: I purchased this boxed set of six pairs of cutlery (six knives, six forks) in England around 1986 at an antiques store in Sheffield. It is sterling silver with hallmarks and pearl handles. The hallmarks are on the blades. I was told at the time this was a fish set used […]

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Treasures: Fun Conversation Piece was Mass Produced, but Loved by Some Collectors

Dear Helaine and Joe: I have a painting with a lot of character that hangs in my office. The painting is 4-by-2 feet with a 3 {-inch gold colored wooden frame. It is a lighted black velvet painting signed with the name “Ashbrook” in the lower left corner. I would like to know about the […]

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Treasures: Cherry Blossom Dish, Ladle is from Noritake

Dear Helaine and Joe: This acorn-shaped dish and ladle is marked with a blue flower and “Made in Japan.” It originally belonged to my great grandmother of Portsmouth, Va., who lived 1859 to 1935. It has now been passed down to me. I have searched for the trademark but cannot find the manufacturer’s name or […]

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