Thursday, November 10, 2011


This post will be devoted to questions from reader. Some may have been posted before but I believe we've been a bit short of receiving helpful answers.

Today's question was a thought provoking one. I'm looking forward to your thoughts on this and all the others.

1. Is there any way of telling whether this Everlast Metal hand forged aluminum bowl, in the shape of a leaf, is part of the Mary Wright Fallen Leaves pattern?

2 .found a Palmer Smith aluminum bowl in a thrift shop. The # 2301 is stamped on bottom with the Palmer Smith logo. The bowl measures 7 1/2 inches with a trifoil leaf stamped design around inside edge.Can anyone tell me what it might be worth or more about its provenance? 
3.  My parents have many pieces of Palmer Smith Aluminum as well as embroidered linens.
Could you help me find someone who could place values on individual pieces?


4.   I currently have several pieces from the Rodney Kent aluminum collection.  One of them is the condiment set you pictured on your website.  However, I am missing one of the dishes and have been searching everywhere for a replacement. 

Do you have any idea which glass manufacturer was used for the collection?  Every time I see one of the condiment sets on Ebay, etc.,  it always has the same dish shown.  However, I find no markings what so ever on the bottom of the one dish I currently have.


5.  I am so fortunate to find this thread! i went to an estate sale and bought a continental antique beaten copper table crumber 2pc set w/ the chrysanthemum motif. #625

i can not find any information on the price as a set. i found 1 or 2 on ebay that just have the pan for anywhere from $30-80. is there any information on this? or what decade it might be from? or where the continental company was from? thanks! stefanie 

 6.  I just got a tray from a yard sale that is stamp on the bottom "continental silver co, WILD ROSE, brilliantone, 1023. Could you tell me if it's of any value and where I can sell it if so? I have two others that I got at the same place. One is round, no handles and stamped continental silver co Hand Wrought 580", the other is round and is stamped "Henry and Miller, and what looks to be "kraftware and trademark" below that. Any suggestions? Thanks .


You can see the value of an item is the most asked question. I expect the pricies will be as varied as they were in the past. 

On this blog, it is easy to post your comments by clicking on "comment"  and writing in the box that appears.Your email address remains private. I'm hoping for answers to these questions in order all of us may learn a little more.