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"FB Rogers trademarks/insignia on Vases, Crumb Catchers, etc."



Current question:

May 16, 2021

Q. Hello,

I'm an estate/yard/garage sale and thrift/antique shop addict in New Jersey, and I am hoping to benefit from the forum members' expertise.

I found a rather tarnished F.B. Rogers crumb catcher at an estate sale and I am trying to find out its age. I'm not concerned about its financial value; I just like being surrounded by things that have a bit of history.

In my online research, I've seen others selling very similar items from the same company, only those have an etching of a lion on top of them. Mine does not.

On the bottom is the trademark of a crown set in the middle of the year 1883, company name, and the number 188. If I can find out what years the lion etching was used on top, I hope that will help me identify when mine was made.

Grateful for any guidance anyone can provide.

Lisa Hollingsworth
- Southampton New Jersey
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Ed. note --
Gentle Readers: There are many "antique appraisal services" on line, but as you probably know, they're not free, which presents the problem that you will pay an appraisal fee perhaps only to find it was of no value :-(
An alternative is to discuss stuff in this forum where we have hundreds upon hundreds of questions about FB Rogers ... but then you have only each other, so if this is to be anything other than an endless list of unanswered questions, you must try to help your fellow enthusiasts with theirs :-)
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Closely related historical postings, oldest first:

2001

Q. I have a small silver bud vase, about 6 inches high, base is about 2 inches by 2 inches, the holder itself is tapered; on the bottom it has H.S, then under that E.P.Brass; could you tell me, is it silver coated brass? Where could I find more information?

Thank you,

Joan Palmer
- Fort St.John, B.C., Canada
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similarly

"All About Antique Silver with International Hallmarks"
by Diana Sanders Cinamon
from Abe Books
or

(affil. link)

2001

Q. I too have similar markings on a set of what look like candy dishes in the form of a leaf, about 11" X 6-1/2" and about an inch-and-a-half deep. The marking underside is "EP Brass Germany", in uppercase letters. Is this silver plated brass? Any information will be appreciated. Thanks.

Krishna Pillalamarri
- Bel Air, Maryland, USA
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2003

Q. I response to Krishna's letter regarding E.P.Brass Germany, leaf shaped serving dishes, I too have one and would like to know more about it. Manufacturer? Age? Metal?

Thank You,

Barbara Reber
- Proctor, Montana, USA
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2004

A. EP Brass= electroplated brass, sometimes EPNS (electroplated nickel silver) and EPBM (electroplated britania metal/tin alloy/), for details contact nearest museum or antiques dealer.

Goran Budija
- Zagreb, Croatia
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2006

Q. HI THERE, WE DO A LOT OF RENOVATIONS, AND FROM TIME TO TIME WE COME ACROSS ARTICLES PEOPLE HAVE LEFT BEHIND. AND IT'S UP TO OUR DISCRETION IF WE WANT THEM OR DISCARD THEM. SO NOW I'M ASKING YOU YOUR PROFESSIONAL OPINION ON E.P. BRASS MADE IN CANADA? IS IT REAL SILVER? IS IT WORTH ANYTHING ON THE MARKET VALUE?
THE WHOLE SET COMES WITH: COFFEE SERVER; TEA SERVER; WATER PITCHER; FIVE DIFFERENT TRAYS (SERVING) ONE WITH FEET; CREAM AND SUGAR BOWLS; AND TWO GOBLETS; AND ANOTHER TRAY WITH FIVE SLENDER LIKE GOBLETS? ON THE PARTICULAR CREAMER THOUGH, IT SAYS DIFFERENT;THE TOTAL INSCRIPTION SAYS, (AND THIS WOULD BE ON THE CREAMER):
F.B.R.
E.P.BRASS LEAD AND ZINC HTS. USA
F.B.ROGERS
ANY INFORMATION YOU MAY BE WILLING TO SHARE WITH ME WOULD BE GRATEFULLY ACKNOWLEDGED. THANK YOU LIZ. THANK YOU AGAIN.

ELIZABETH ANN STROPNICKA
RENOVATIONS - Scarborough, TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA
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May 2021

A. Hi Elizabeth. Unfortunately you can't get a 'professional opinion' for free, you get only passing thoughts :-)

But such stuff is very out of fashion today while also being in every second or third attic or garage. So in general it's worthless; please watch this youtube video:

9147-youtube

But anything marked "Sterling" or "925" (which means the same thing), has intrinsic silver metal value and the "We Buy Gold" stores you see everywhere will probably make you an offer.

Luck & Regards,

Ted Mooney, finishing.com
Ted Mooney, P.E.
Striving to live Aloha
finishing.com - Pine Beach, New Jersey
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2007

Q. Hi, I am Sharon and I would like to know if anyone has come across this type or stamp before? I am inquisitive in nature and things that I come across that I don't understand just bugs the hell out of me until I find the answer. I am not in the industry so please humour me.
I have a silver vase 4" in height (or what appears to be silver), it has a fluted top and has markings under the base EP (not a problem, EPNS not a problem) but then smaller in a square EPDR and a number up the stem of the vase Ro591369 can anyone shed some light about - EPNR and Ro 591369 number Please?

Sharon Bowes
hobbyist - Central Coast NSW Australia
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July 14, 2008

Q. I have recently acquired a silver tea set with the name EP Brass stamped on it. I am wondering if anyone can recommend a site in english where l can check out it's value. The only ones l have seen are in german.
Thanks
Mitsy

Jerry Music
jer-m designs - Modes, California USA
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October 30, 2008

A. EP stands for Electro Plated

Myles Khatib
- Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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March 10, 2011

Q. I have an EP brass HBC Made in China stamped on the bottom of an ornate tall Silver tea pot. Any information on this would be appreciated.
I acquired this item from family heritage.

w. Prystay
hobbyist - Penticton, B.C., Canada
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September 13, 2011

A. Hi there, you can always go on Judith Millers' antique blog. You will find there a useful A to Z dictionary that has a lot on entries about silver and brass. Also, if you don't mind paying to register you could try Kovel's website that offers an extensive mark guide for silver and other metals. Good luck!

Valerie Dufort
- Laval, Quebec, Canada
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