I have been asked by a friend to find someone to research the history of a set of 4 serving spoons he inherited. I have contacted three appraisers with mixed success since I don't need a formal appraisal but would willingly pay someone for their research time and expertise if I knew it would get me the history desired. Do you have any suggestions? We live north of Philadelphia.
If you can post images or send me images by email I might be able to help your friend with his spoons. Not all appraisers specialize in silver and so it is understandable that you might have gotten mixed success with local appraisers. I might be able to help steer you to people who specialize in the silver your friend is seeking to know about.