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ashelandasheland Posts: 22,564 ✭✭✭✭✭

I thought it was brass, no idea why I even picked it up...

Then I see the bottom! and it’s mate!

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  • KliaoKliao Posts: 5,425 ✭✭✭✭✭

    WOW! Amazing find!

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  • cohodkcohodk Posts: 18,493 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Youve got the midas touch.

    Excuses are tools of the ignorant

    Knowledge is the enemy of fear

  • dpooledpoole Posts: 5,940 ✭✭✭✭✭
  • blitzdudeblitzdude Posts: 5,284 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Awesome. Blows my mind that stuff like that still makes it out of the storeroom. Grandma's old candlesticks. Congrats!

    The whole worlds off its rocker, buy Gold™.

  • chesterbchesterb Posts: 961 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Jiminy Christmas! How dumb are those sellers!! That's a major bonehead move.

  • drei3reedrei3ree Posts: 3,430 ✭✭✭✭
    edited April 17, 2021 4:23PM

    I know that I should say, "Great score! I'm happy for you asheland." But truth is, I'm always jealous of your finds... :/

  • derrybderryb Posts: 36,017 ✭✭✭✭✭

    cherry picking at its finest.

    "Do you hear alarm bells ringing? Neither do I. And that’s a huge problem." - Simon Black

  • mbogomanmbogoman Posts: 5,103 ✭✭✭✭✭
  • ashelandasheland Posts: 22,564 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited April 17, 2021 6:01PM

    The Tiffany & Co. mark is actually hand engraved!
    I weighed them... 762 grams!
    (For the pair)
    These are going into the collection. They’re actually really cool to look at.

    The hallmarks are for London, 1959-60. Not sure who the actual maker is, but obviously Tiffany’s retailed them. I’ll bet they were a pretty Penny when originally purchased. They’re entirely gilt (gold plated)

    Thanks everybody for the kind words. And I encourage all of you to look for this stuff. You never know, you just might find something!

    The place I found these, a thrift store in Asheville, never seems to have anything. I’ve been checking it off and on for several years. This is my first ever purchase there.

  • KliaoKliao Posts: 5,425 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @asheland said:
    Not sure who the actual maker is, but obviously Tiffany’s retailed them.

    Did a little searching for you. The picture below does seem to match the maker mark. I’m thinking the maker may be William Suckling Ltd. This maker did manufacture some items for sale by Tiffany.

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    73 Positive BST transactions buying and selling with 44 members and counting!
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  • WeissWeiss Posts: 9,922 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Dude, that's awesome. Well done!

    We are like children who look at print and see a serpent in the last letter but one, and a sword in the last.
    --Severian the Lame
  • PurpleEchoPurpleEcho Posts: 139 ✭✭✭

    Gold plated, sterling silver! :p Even if they had just been brass, I think they're beautiful... congratulations!

    AKA Pakasmom

  • jrt103jrt103 Posts: 419 ✭✭✭

    Amazing!
    Boggles the mind how anyone can look at that, see the words Tiffany and Sterling silver and decide to put a 2 dollar price tag on it

  • bidaskbidask Posts: 13,818 ✭✭✭✭✭

    wowee !

    I manage money. I earn money. I save money .
    I give away money. I collect money.
    I don’t love money . I do love the Lord God.




  • hchcoinhchcoin Posts: 4,825 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Congratulations.

  • ashelandasheland Posts: 22,564 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Kliao said:

    @asheland said:
    Not sure who the actual maker is, but obviously Tiffany’s retailed them.

    Did a little searching for you. The picture below does seem to match the maker mark. I’m thinking the maker may be William Suckling Ltd. This maker did manufacture some items for sale by Tiffany.

    I appreciate that! :) Very interesting to have the actual maker documented.

  • ashelandasheland Posts: 22,564 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @jrt103 said:
    Amazing!
    Boggles the mind how anyone can look at that, see the words Tiffany and Sterling silver and decide to put a 2 dollar price tag on it

    In fairness, I didn't notice that until a couple of hours later. It's subtle, I can see how the people sorting and pricing the donations thought they were brass and priced them accordingly. I thought they were brass, too when I picked them up. They are really heavy for their size, like brass would be

  • ashelandasheland Posts: 22,564 ✭✭✭✭✭

    They had a grime on them, plus the dripped wax, I got home and cleaned them up (just a soapy rag in the sink, no polish) and they actually look more like gold than brass now... they look sweet!

  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @asheland .... Those were super finds!! I have been checking thrift shops (well, not the last three weeks) for items such as those...or any silver items. Been coming up with nothing.... I will get back at it ... Got to be a treasure or two out there. Cheers, RickO

  • ashelandasheland Posts: 22,564 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @ricko Keep looking, it's out there! :)

  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Cheers, RickO

  • johnny9434johnny9434 Posts: 27,320 ✭✭✭✭✭

    wtg asheland. thats always good to get

  • DCWDCW Posts: 6,887 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Beautiful pieces! Would look great on a grand piano

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  • jmski52jmski52 Posts: 22,265 ✭✭✭✭✭

    That's inspiring! Knowledge is power. :)

    Q: Are You Printing Money? Bernanke: Not Literally

    I knew it would happen.
  • ashelandasheland Posts: 22,564 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Thanks! :)

  • JimnightJimnight Posts: 10,675 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Totally awesome!!

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