I have a pair of sterling silver candlelabras with the marking of Frank M. Whiting Company weighted and reinforced plus the #259. I would like to know the age and value if possible. Thank you for any information on this.
The Frank M. Whiting Co. started Making silverware inf North Attleboro, Mass. in 1878, when it was known as Holbrook, Whiting & Albee. The Company became a part of Ellmore Silver Co. in about 1940, and that firm went out of business around 1960. The company mark of a Griffon and a Shield with a W was used up to 1896, and later a W in a circle flanked by stylized leaves. (The above is from Warman's Sterling Silver Flatware) The above suggests a time of manufacture approximately the 1920's, 30's or 40's, possibly a little earlier or later. Don't know more. Good luck.