1847 Rogers Brothers IS Silver Value

I Have a set of – 1847 Rogers Brothers Silverware with The Letters “IS” and “Eternally Yours” printed on each piece. What is the value of this set? From Patsy in Richmond, Virginia.


I have 4 pounds of 1847 Roger Brothers IS. I was just wondering what it was worth. I would like to know more about it before I decide whether or not to sell it? From Tim in Pacific, Missouri.



Hi Patsy and Tim,

Since you both have 1847 Rogers Brothers IS Silver, I wanted to address your questions together. There are a few main points that we try to address when talking about Rogers Brothers:

“1847” and “IS” Marking on Rogers Brother Silver
The first thing we tell people about 1847 Rogers Brothers Silver is that the 1847 is NOT the manufacturer date. This is the founding date of Rogers Brothers that they include in the hallmark of all their silverware.

The “IS” stands for International Silver who has owned Rogers since 1898.

The point is that neither of these markings gives any indication about the purity or value of the silver.

Rogers Brothers is NOT all Sterling
Make sure that you are aware that NOT all sets and pieces by Rogers Brothers are sterling. Some pieces are silver plate. Sometimes people automatically assume that old silver pieces are sterling, but silver plating techniques have been around since the 1800s.

Selling Rogers Brothers Silver
The most important item to know is whether or not your silver is sterling. No matter who you sell to, usually sterling silver is more valuable than silver plate, stainless steel, copper or some other non-precious metal.

If you have sterling, check to see if you have a complete set and if any pieces are broken or damaged. If you have odd and end pieces Arch Enterprises, precious metal refiner will pay for the silver.

Otherwise for non-sterling, check to see what items are going for on eBay to get an idea about the value. The prices on eBay we found for “Eternally Yours Rogers Brothers Silverware” range from $235 -$295. But also keep in mind that these are large 52 piece to 72 piece sets in good condition, and some of them in their original boxes which makes a difference in their resale value.

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43 Responses to “1847 Rogers Brothers IS Silver Value”

  1. tim curtis says:

    I have a broken up set; one is a three pronged fork, and all pieces when rubbed with cloth leave a black residue….in fact, by just touching these and holding them a little, I now have black all over mostly, the tips of my fingers…..could these be worth anything? I would like to donate them to a charity….thank you.

  2. gboleen says:

    We have two sets of Rogers Bros, one very old we think from 40s maybe older looks sterling. Newer set nice box. Curius on value and would like to sell

  3. JANICE says:


  4. Karl vanderwyk says:

    How do I know if my set is sterling?
    Thank you. Karl

  5. carolyngorman says:

    price on 72 pieces of sterling silver please

  6. admin says:

    Hi @carolyngorman! We do not estimate based on the number of pieces you have. We estimate based on the weight of sterling silver content. We would recommend weighing the pieces you know are sterling silver and plug into our calculator here: http://www.archenterprises.com/silver-gold-calculator.html. Then weigh pieces that may be weighted or filled with other material or have stainless steel blades, like many knives. You can refer to this blog post for more info: http://www.precious-metal-refining.info/where-to-sell-sterling-silver-flatware-set/. Hope that helps!

  7. Brenda Soto says:

    How much does the silverware set “1847 Rogers Bros E.P. KOREA” cost or is worth?

  8. Conya Cage says:

    How much is my gold plated Rogers Bros Korea 49 pcs set worth?

  9. Linda says:

    I have this exact set as pictured and described above. How does one tell if this is actually “silver” or not? I have 12 place settings + most serving pieces in the original box.

  10. Rob says:

    I have read all of the above or below, searched high and low on the internet, and think I have something different. At least, or so, I would like to believe. I could not find this anywhere on Bing or Google – search or image. I have a Rogers Bros Teapot, ornately engraved on the top and on the bottom, an engraving which has – 1847 Rogers Bros E.P. on Copper WMMTS 8/150 16. Please help me and my little lost Teapot…

  11. Cameron says:

    I have a 5 piece set marked 1847 rogers bros E.P on copper wmmts 2/49 ??? Some one can help me with this?

  12. June McCormick says:

    I have a 1847 Wm Rogers IS baby spoon and fork. They are in excellent condition. Just wondering
    just how much they are worth.

  13. Jennifer Brown says:

    How can you tell if your Rogers Bros IS Rembrance set is silver plated or sterling silver?

  14. Linda Robertson says:

    I had a 52 piece 1847 Rogers Bros silverplated set that was stolen from my grandmother’s house. It was in good condition. They left only the woooded box. I need to file a police report of the value. How much is it worth?

  15. Charles Kent says:

    # 9. Your Teapot is Electroplated. Keep it and enjoy. Value is minimal at this time.

  16. Daylene says:

    I have a 1847 Rogers Bros silverware set in a wooden display case, I’m wondering what the value of this set would be? It’s a 48 piece, I also have some serving spoons etc that match. There are some markings on them: stainless and IS.

  17. admin says:

    Hi Daylene. Thank you for your question. Because you see a marking that says \”stainless\” makes us think that not all of your pieces are sterling silver. If some are just plated silver than you should NOT take to a refiner. We would recommend trying to separate out the sterling from plated pieces you have. Here are a few posts that may help:



  18. Robert says:

    I have a large Table spoon with markings Rogers Brothers 1864 whats the worth ? Thank you very much

  19. Meg says:

    We recently went to a yard sale and got a whole box of silverware stating the 1847 Rogers and some have an anchor symbol on them. I do not know to tell if it is silver plated of sterling silver. I do know that some has ware on them and a golden look is now showing. Does this mean anything?

  20. Wendy Roy says:

    I have a complete 10 piece flatware set of rogers 1847 flatware IS, in original box. What would be the value of this?

  21. mary rogers says:

    rogers&bro.exquisite 4670 cake plate what is its value?

  22. mayflor says:

    i found it at our backyard yesterday. its an 1847 Rogers bros IS FLAIR…. is this a real silver? do you know the worth?

  23. bill says:

    all silver or gold with a fractional marking means its plated or coated..8/150 or 2/149, 5/120

  24. Chad peters says:

    I have a 44 piece silverware set from 1847 Rogers bros. I/S reflection. I was wondering what it is worth?

  25. Cindy Weisheit says:

    Would like to sell odd & end pieces of Wm Roger silver plated silverware. Have 4 serving pieces. 3 spoons and 1 spoon pronged. No case – just loose pieces. How can I find value?

  26. Brandi boltz says:

    I would love to have the 3 prong fork to complete my set.
    Tim Curtis

  27. admin says:

    Hi Chad —

    The IS on your silver stands for “International Silver” (company). This company was a silver plate company and known for and specialize in silver plated tableware. That being said, what you have is most likely plated silver and not sterling. Since your pieces are current enough to be marked with “IS” then they should also be marked to indicate sterling with something like a 925 or SS marking. So the value would not be in the silver content but instead as the silverware as a set. Thanks for the question!

  28. admin says:

    Hi Cindy —

    Arch Enterprises is NOT an antique dealer, researcher or retail seller of silver. We only take into account the weight of your items and the amount of silver available for recovery. We CANNOT give estimates based on the make, manufacture date, rarity, or collectability of items.

    Since your items are silver plated, we cannot give a value based on the silver content.

    Thanks for your question, you would be better off working with an antique dealer or reseller of silverware.

  29. Linda Yajima says:

    Rodgers & Bro. reinforced plate IS. The note in the box says Daybreak.
    I would like some information on this set.

  30. Jackie says:

    I have some rogers bros silver ware but it doesnt have the IS on it, just a monogramed A is this a different company?

  31. brittney miller says:

    i have a 3 prong fork excellent condition it is roger bros and it is 1847 I S I am trying to sell it brittney

  32. jim p says:

    I have a full set of “Forever Yours” silver ware
    1947 rogers bros IS. Is this worth anything?

  33. admin says:

    Hi Jim —

    Please see the answer we left above for Chad:

    The IS on your silver stands for “International Silver” (company). This company was a silver plate company and known for and specialize in silver plated tableware. That being said, what you have is most likely plated silver and not sterling. Since your pieces are current enough to be marked with “IS” then they should also be marked to indicate sterling with something like a 925 or SS marking. So the value would not be in the silver content but instead as the silverware as a set. Thanks for the question!

  34. penny says:

    i have 1847 rodgers bros A1 or AI what is this or is it sterling

  35. Orly says:

    I have 67 pieces mixed of the 1847 Rogers Bros. Remembrance.
    What is the value?

    Thank you

  36. kristii hendricks says:

    I have a teapot Marked Rogers silver 1883 and the number 24 62. Would this be sterling or plated? Thank you.

  37. admin says:

    Dear Penny, Orly and Kristi —

    Since we are not antique dealers or experts in serving wear, we cannot say for certain if your items are sterling or not. Besides doing a few at home tests, you would really need your items looked at by a professional to know. Some local jewelers can do this for you. Or even reseller shops may have the materials needed to find out. If you have a LARGE lot of items you could contact us to see if we could do an assay on your items by sending in just one or two pieces. http://www.archenterprises.com/contact-us.html

  38. clestine Smith says:

    I have a 42 piece set,in the box, with IS next to the name. I also have a 3 piece carving set with what looks like deer horn handles.Can you tell me the value?

  39. admin says:

    Hi Clestine — Unfortunately without some more information we cannot give you an estimate on your items. For your 42 piece set, we would need to verify that what you have is sterling or not. Just the marking of “IS” does not tell us if it is sterling as indicated in the blog post. For the carving set, because the handles are not made of precious metal we would not be able to provide a return on the deer horn handles that you describe. In our experience, most of the blades on these sets are made of a different, harder metal such as stainless steel. Please contact us if you find that your pieces are in fact sterling: http://www.archenterprises.com/contact-us.html. Thanks!

  40. Demico Hopson says:

    I have 52 prices of rogers set with is on it what is it worth

  41. admin says:

    Hi Demico,

    Please fill out our Request Estimate form here http://www.archenterprises.com/contact-us.html and indicate if what you have is sterling.


  42. E.A. says:


  43. admin says:

    HI EA — We are not an antiques dealer nor do we specialize in sterling silver pieces. As a precious metal refiner, we only give estimates based on the weight of items and the amount of precious metal available for recovery. If you had a whole set of flatware and serving pieces, it may be worth sending in so that we can run a test on one piece. However, with just the one piece it probably would not be worth it. We would recommend consulting an antique dealer or someone that has a specialty in sterling silver. Thank you for your question.

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