Most sterling silver plates were used as bases to carry porcelain or glass plates, which were the dishes that actually used for the meal. As a result, the centers of sterling silver plates were often left plain, marked only by a monogram or coat of arms.
While they may not be as expensive as solid silver collectibles, you can find all sorts of silver plated trinkets to add to your vintage silver collection. Check these listings for such things as.....
Featured 1847 Rogers Bros Silverware. Rare and hard to find 1847 Roger Brothers Flatware Sets. Anniversary Set, First Love, Eternally Yours, Adoration, Columbia, Berkshire, Charter Oak and many more.
Sterling Silver Mini Goblet, shot glasses, Cordials, Silver Plate from brands like Elkington, Tiffany, Wallace, Georj Jensen and many more.