It is just a small record of my experiences, hunting, researching and playing with silver and silver plate. If you do find it useful please feel free to leave a comment. It helped form the International Silver Company in 1898. It is not the same company as the Meriden Britannia Company.
One of the most frustrating parts of silver collecting it the lack of research data compiled in one place. If you use any information here please leave a link to the post for others.
If you don't know the country of origin of the marks you are researching, the "World Hallmarks" page is probably the best place to start.
To view a list of references used to create this website, see the bibliography.
Marks read: The Meriden Silver Plate Co., The Meriden S.
Co., Eureka Silver Co., A Few More Facts: The Meriden Britannia Company 1.
It is indexed and cross referenced so you will be able to find you pattern listed.
Once you know that name of your pattern you can go online and look up what pieces are available and the price for them.
To navigate the site, it is easiest to use the green menu bar at the top of the screen.
Some of the oldest American silver is coin, which contains an amount of the precious metal that was set by the U. Mint for coinage after the American Revolution: Coin made from 1792 to 1837 is composed of at least 89.2 percent silver and, thereafter, 90 percent.
Sterling, in contrast, must be at least 92.5 percent silver.
The site's main focus is the silver markings used on vintage and antique sterling and coin silver, for those of you interested in silverplate trademarks, we have now added a large section of silverplate marks.
The site is intended for international use and, although it is written in English, much of the information should be comprehensible to foreign language speakers.