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Southern Silver: Gentility, Tenacity, and Romance in the Marketplace

The words “Southern silver” can conjure the romantic image of a delicate Southern belle gathering up and burying her family’s most treasured silver heirlooms only moments before the Yankees descend upon the plantation. Perhaps the romance of such an image can be credited with the recent explosion in prices in the Southern silver collector marketplace, but this article helps us move beyond the romantic, to a better understanding of the trend. It will help those new to this collecting area by exploring what defines Southern coin silver and what determines its value.

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NEWS AND EVENTS

Next Meeting: February 1, 2013
Featuring: Chinese Export Silver

Location: The Palmetto Club, 1231 Sumter Street,
Columbia, SC
Cocktails: 6:30pm          Dinner: 7:30pm

Lark E. Mason, Jr., acclaimed author, translator, founder of iGavel.com, and Antiques Road Show regular will speak to the Society on Chinese Export Silver. Members are encouraged to bring in pieces of Chinese and other Asian silver for examination and discussion.