Last weekend I went to a little flea market. It's held outside one of my favorite antique places.
There was a lady there with a pile of silver plate silverware. I inquired about the price and she quoted me a price far below the usual per piece for the lot. Then she said the silver plate trays were included (4). I paid her and she bagged my plate up, including the sugar, creamers, baby cup and candle snuffer. I hadn't realized any of that was included.
One of the platters sticks to a magnet so I guess it is plated over iron or something. The sugar and creamer set has a mark, as does the baby cup. The silver ware is marked as well. There are a couple of knives that are stainless steel and have non-serrated blades. I plan on using them to open the folds in my fold formed pieces. There's a lot one design--the pointy ended one with the rose on the right and left--that isn't my favorite design but I think I can do something with it.
I guess I better get busy with my silverware benders since I now have lots of pieces to practice on. I'm not sure what I'm going to do with the platters. I'm thinking of cutting them up and using the pieces as backing for copper and brass pendants. Given the price of silver now I think this will sell. The engraving on the platters is quite attractive.