You WIN some, you LOSE some - Treasure from the thrift store

in #steemsilvergold5 years ago (edited)

Hello Friends!

This past weekend, my VP of Operations aka the Wife, asked me to run some errands. Among them was a trip to the local Savers store, where you give stuff away and they resell it. Everyone wins, I guess. For the first time in years, I decided to step inside, thinking they may have some SILVERware or the like available.

Sure enough, I found some stuff, and used my trusty magnet to be sure I'd found the real thing. Here's what I found:

I paid about $20 USD in total.

Later on I got them washed up and scrubbed down and treated naturally with boiling water, baking soda, and aluminum to remove the tarnish. Here's how they came out:

Not Bad!

I also noticed some labels/stamps. This is where I was a little disappointed:



Although these are both somewhat, kinda/sorta considered antiques, my research indicates that the E.P. stamp means "Electric Plate", meaning these are silver plated, not solid joy like I was hoping.

Either way, it seems they each sell for more than I paid, so at least there's that. Now I just have to put up with the fact my wife hates them both.

Oh well!

If anyone has any input on these brands or additional information, please do let me know!




Just mark it as a learning experience no biggie. Knowledge is power.

Oh, no! That sucks. Sorry about that, man. At least you can get your money back.

no biggy - it was kinda fun t shine em up anyway.

Here's a little shine to help take some of the sting out of it. :)


I’m a big thrift shopper. I’m pretty sure they know for the most part what they have. As soon as I saw that stamp I knew.

You dog doesn’t look impressed. 😉😄

she wasn't! Haha!

Thank you for your continued support of SteemSilverGold

Why wives usually don't like what we like?

Ha ha! If you can figure that one out, you may change divorce rates globally! I suspect it's because the ladies are more practical than us boys, who just like to have fun and like our toys. Now, don't you dare tell her I said that!

Cute Dog. waat's His Name?

Thanks! Her name is Penny and she's a cutie. Trouble is, she knows she is and takes full advantage! LOL

giggle. in true doggie fashion! tee hee hee. I love them more that people for the most part!