Antiques expert Terry Kovel explores American silver hallmarks

This Gorham Victorian sterling water pitcher, circa 1952, realized $300 plus the buyer’s premium in June 2016 at Ahlers & Ogletree Auction Gallery.

Detail of the hallmark on a Gorham Victorian sterling water pitcher, circa 1952, which realized $300 plus the buyer’s premium in June 2016 at Ahlers & Ogletree Auction Gallery.

NEW YORK — What Terry Kovel doesn’t know about American silver hallmarks probably isn’t worth knowing. The renowned antiques expert, appraiser and author recently chatted with Auction Central News, sharing tips for collectors on characteristics of American silver, the many hallmarks that have been recognized, and how to care for silver.

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Japanese Satsuma covered palace urn on a stand, estimated at $1,000-$2,000

Nadeau’s devotes two June sessions to wide-ranging treasures

Japanese Satsuma covered palace urn on a stand, estimated at $1,000-$2,000

Japanese Satsuma covered palace urn on a stand, estimated at $1,000-$2,000

WINDSOR, Conn.,  – Nadeau’s Auction Gallery is excited to announce a two-day June sale featuring premier antiques, furniture, lamps and glass, fine and decorative arts, and silver and jewelry. Lots 1-500 will be sold on June 5, while those from 501 upward will be sold on June 12. Bidding starts at 10 am Eastern time on both days. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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