What's it Worth? Appraisal for Reed and Barton Sterling Flatware


Helen asks:

I have a sterling silver flatware set by Reed and Barton. The pattern is Devon and it’s a complete service for 12 including 4 large serving spoons.

AW says: Reed and Barton are one of the foremost names in sterling silver and silver plated items. What is great about your set is that it’s complete and has the 4 large serving spoons with it.


Good quality sterling flatware is commanding a premium right now.

Date range: 1900-1911



Retail value: $2,500-$2,800
(top price)

Wholesale value: $1,800
(The mid range price you could expect to achieve at a well advertised live auction. The price that is most often realized)

Quick sale value: With sterling silver up so high in value right now, it doesn’t make sense to quick sell a set like this.
The price your likely to get if you have to sell your item immediately and your prospective customer is aware of this.

Common terminology, nicknames, keywords: Reed and Barton sterling silver flatware Devon

Care and storage tips: One of the best ways to polish sterling silver is with common toothpaste and a few drops of water. (Do not try this on silverplated items, the plate will wear off)