More Information About Colorado Silver Flatware

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RelicFinder
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More Information About Colorado Silver Flatware

Postby RelicFinder » Sun Jul 08, 2012 5:30 pm

I recently acquired an assortment of flatware items with the marking "Colorado Silver - Solid" on the back of each one. The mark appears the same on all of them except some without the hyphen between Silver and Solid. Both examples are included in the pictures provided.

After a lot of research, I have found very little information and was hoping someone here could further enlighten me on what I have exactly. I did find out that these are likely made in American Coin Silver but I could not find their purity (I think around the .800 mark). The only resource that I found that explicitly gave me information on these is here: http://www.ehow.com/info_12189588_color ... tware.html

What I really want to know is what purity this set contains and any further history that I failed to find in my search for their origins. If anyone could help me out or provide their expertise, I would greatly appreciate it. I hope someone knows something or, if not, a way to find out the percentage of silver.

The link to a picture album of the items and their markings can be found here: http://imgur.com/a/jAjDG

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Re: More Information About Colorado Silver Flatware

Postby RelicFinder » Sun Jul 08, 2012 5:39 pm

I apologize, I forgot to format the images correctly.

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Re: More Information About Colorado Silver Flatware

Postby salmoned » Mon Jul 09, 2012 6:00 am

'Colorado Silver' is a euphemism for 'contains no real silver at all'. So your pieces contain no silver whatsoever, since they are solid Colorado silver.

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Re: More Information About Colorado Silver Flatware

Postby Traintime » Wed Jun 19, 2019 2:59 am

Perhaps we can revive this with a conclusion as to sources of information? I'll try to take and post photos later, but I have an elaborate souvenir full teaspoon with twist handle, "Denver" in the bowl, and horse riding cowpokes with steer herd detail for the paddle top. Maker is A.B.F.M'F'C'.CO. stamped above COLORADO SILVER (both straight line). To the left is a wide shield mark containing some lines crossed in X-form. The word solid is not used.


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