I have several items that I bought at a thrift store.
They have several different markings.
1. Gerity Products, Inc., Toledo, Ohio. The item
has a card with it that says it was made in 1740.
2. Leonard Silverplate.
3. Towle, EP 2911.
4. Taunton Silversmith LTD
Can anyone help me identify these item and possibly their worth before my wife sells them at a yard sale.
You'll need to post images of the pieces and the markings in order for us to assist you. The descriptions you have provided don't include enough information.
Without seeing images I can make a guess as to your thrift shop items. The Gerity items are probably serving pieces in an old 18th century Hanovarian style. They are still being made by Gerity. The other items are also silver plated pieces. The EP that appears on the Towle item stands for Electro Plate.
There is little resale value on these items. I suggest you check eBay completed auctions and you may find comperable items and their value.
I did a quick check on eBay and found a serving spoon in a 1740 style that was offered for $9 and ended without any bids.
We do not normaly give any price information since it is not practical to evaluate anything without actually seeing it. I think you are safe to offer these at a yard sale or use them yourself.
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