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    Default Does anyone have any knowledge on Antique/old cutlery?

    I've been having a bit of a cleanup around the house and came across an old cutlery set that my parents were given as a wedding present. My parents were married in 1950, so calling it antique may be a bit of a stretch . Due to our current lockdown situation in Victoria I am unable to do the rounds of antique stores to get a valuation, so I am hoping that someone here may be able to give me an idea as to whether it is of anything more than sentimental value.

    This is the box that the cutlery set is stored in. There seems to be slots available for extra pieces, but as far as I know the set is complete.
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    Close up of the brand label.
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    Branding on the knives.
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    Branding on the forks and spoons. I think that the EPNS stands for electro plated nickel silver.
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    Hi John,
    There would have been a carving set where the gaps are. I have seen similar sets to yours. I think a second hand dealer might be your best bet.
    Kind Regards,
    Ross

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    Quote Originally Posted by jazzy69 View Post
    Hi John,
    There would have been a carving set where the gaps are. I have seen similar sets to yours. I think a second hand dealer might be your best bet.
    I would have guessed serving spoons or possibly a spoon and fork. Sorry John, but the set is not worth much at all. Shame it's not solid silver.

    mick

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    Thanks Mick & Ross for your feedback, I suspected as much.
    There is a lot of interest in "mid century" furniture at the moment so I will look at finding second hand stores that specialise in this area, it may fetch a little more in a place like that. I have a good friend whose son and daughter make some decent money restoring "50"s furniture and he's sent the photo's to his son, I might get lucky there.

    Can anyone recommend a good silver polish that does not damage the surface?
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    I think Silvo or Goddards are both quite gentle. Straight ammonia will work if you do the job outside.

    mick

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