I often look at furniture or silverplate flatware on FB Market Place. I don't often make a purchase but in the past I've bought my secretary and a tea cup from Market Place, and oh, and Sarah's desk, too.
Yesterday while looking a set of flatware was for sale and the person was local. I sent an inquiry as to whether it was still available. The price was excellent and so was the look of the Wm. Rogers silverplate. It came in a box, with a certificate of authenticity.
We arranged to meet and the sale was made. The seller was helping an elderly friend, twice widowed, go through her belongings and collections and par things down. The family are all out of state, and none of them wanted the silverplate flatware.
Do you want to know what I paid for 50 pieces of silver flatware?
Now I have to see if I can find out the name of the pattern.
I've wanted silverplate flatware for years, and my patience has paid off. I know not everyone likes this kind of thing, heirloom quality items, but I love them. What about you? Do you love heirloom items like this?