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Tiffany Jefferson Cups

I have 4 Jefferson cups, (size 1 3/4" by 1 3/4", 30gms each, vermeil interior), in a red, (not blue), Tiffany box. (I have also seen these on EBay referred to as "open salt cellers"). They are stamped "Tiffany & Co., Makers, Sterling, 25005". I would like to know the year. Also, one of the cups is double-stamped. Would such an error increase or decrease the value, and by how much? Thank you.

Ann

Re: Tiffany Jefferson Cups

Ann,

I suspect your cups are not very old. I could not find a listing on Tiffany's website.

I suggest you watch eBay's completed auctions for a value. I recommend you watch for at least a month. I did a quick search and saw that a single smaller cup did not sell for the initial bid of $27. A large gilded cup sold for the $125 initial bid. I doubt if the double strike is considered a rarity that would add to the value of the cups.

Jefferson cups have been reproduced for years and are still being offered for sale by several retailers. The larger cups seem to retail for approximately $200. Your cups are smaller and as you suspect may be used as salts.

I hope this is of help.

Fred