Two Similar, Silver Pitchers From The Civil War Era; Why Is One So Much More Valuable Than The Other?

While we're hunting for valuable silver, we usually keep a few things in mind: age, maker's marks, condition...and geography? It's interesting to consider that where a piece comes from affects its value. In the following clip, Bryan Abbott from 310Antiques brings up some great points about how geography can play into determining how rare your silver piece is (in relation to how old it is). Comparing two similar silver pitchers that date back to the Civil War, Bryan explains why one pitcher is more rare (and therefore more valuable) than the other. Check it out!