Value of a Silver Tray

I have a 10 pound, thick, heavy, silver 1847 Daffidil 9998 tray, 22 in long. I was wondering the value of this?


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December 21, 20180 found this helpful

As of this writing, silver is $14.80 per ounce. You will be paid by the ounce if you want it to be melted. It will be worth more if someone wants it to use. Go on eBay to see if it is there. You can also go to silver dealers or jewelry stores and see what they tell you.

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December 21, 20180 found this helpful

So just to clarify, is this a Roger Bros DAFFODIL pattern tray?

Does it have any marks like 925 or figures like lions or such?

It looks like a plated tray that my nana used to have and that I inherited when she died many years ago. Mine was silver plated which had no value for silver scrap. I guess I could have taken it to it to an actual metal scrap dealer, but even then, they paid very little per pound. I have to see if I still have it, now that this post has jogged my memory about it.

If it is a Roger Bros Daffodil pattern, people still put value on these on eBay and online markets. Sotheby's is selling a similar one listed for $250 (but asking price is NEVER value, just selling price) so if we could find if that one sold, that would be the value for that piece (which was more rounded than yours).


I always tell people to find an exact match so you can do apples to apples to get YOUR piece's value.

Watch eBay for a SOLD version of your lovely tray and see what they are getting.

Yours does have some condition issues that I can see in the photo, so know if someone gets X for a pristine version of your tray, you will get less because of the condition issues.

If it fits in a large one price USPS box, that will be the best way to get it shipped to someone, as it is a fixed price. 10 pounds is VERY heavy and will cost a fortune to mail it otherwise, which will take way from the value when selling it online.

I will keep watching eBay to see if there is one that sells and will let you know what I find!

Merry Christmas!

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February 11, 20190 found this helpful

Silver is not sterling, unless the item is stamped and is real sterling, the weight is worthless.


Usually very heavy items are not sterling silver because it would be very expensive.

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December 22, 20180 found this helpful

1847 Rogers silver plate is popular but rarely very valuable.

  • If your tray is in excellent condition you may be able get a quote from Replacements.Inc. You can try this link but you will need very good pictures (especially any flaws) and pictures of top and bottom.
  • I would suggest you take your tray to a couple of large pawn shops and see if they will offer you anything so you will have at least a base price. They are not usually interested in silver plate but will occasionally offer something for a nice tray. Try not to be shocked if they offer you $10-$15 as these people are in the real world and need to make a profit (especially when contemplating that they may still have this tray for sale 1-2 years).
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  • You can try to keep checking eBay as they do occasionally appear but most 1847 Rogers is selling at low prices; even nice larger pieces.
  • It looks like this was called a butler's tray but was originally in a complete tea service set.
  • Here are some links that have information about the history but not much on sale value.
  • Here is a nice tray that is presently listed on eBay that you might want to place a watch to see if it sells as it is in a very popular pattern.
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