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Old 02-11-2017, 03:42 PM
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Looks great.
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Great job! What does the trophy commemorate?
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Great job! Way to see the beauty through the dirt and grime.
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Old 02-11-2017, 05:10 PM
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Beautiful
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Thanks for the kind words guys. There were several areas of the trophy, most notably directly under the baseball on the base, that I didnt think would shine up very well because I thought the silver was missing.

As Mike pointed out there would be areas of missing silver so it wouldn't look new even if cleaned. Silver loss was actually minimal but enough to tell that it's still old. The end result is exactly the look I was after.

The trophy is for Ashtabula County League Sons of Italy #1169 Champions of 1931. Ashtabula county is located in Ohio.

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Terrific result!!
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Wow- amazing results! I have the same exact trophy I believe. Its made by Goldsmith Sporting Goods. I have a black base on mine.. dated 1931
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Genuinely curious: would someone explain why cleaning the tarnish off this trophy not be considered that cardinal sin of removing the patina from any other antique, thereby reducing its value?! (It's beautiful by the way!) Thanks!
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Genuinely curious: would someone explain why cleaning the tarnish off this trophy not be considered that cardinal sin of removing the patina from any other antique, thereby reducing its value?! (It's beautiful by the way!) Thanks!
All you ever hear on Antiques Roadshow is "don't clean, don't clean, don't clean"....except when it comes to silver. I have no idea why. Come to think of it, I think the experts are OK with cleaning brass, too.
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My latest trophy project. This one was a bit more challenging in the sense that I had to approach this one completely differently. Instead of being able to gently clean this one with silver cleaner like I did the first one, this was more of a science experiment. Perhaps the silver plating was too thin on this trophy but I couldn't even "gentle clean" without losing plating and luster. My other approach, God Bless the internet , involved aluminum foil, baking soda, salt, and near boiling water
http://www.doityourself.com/stry/how...r-plated-items
The darkened areas that are still present in the after picture arent tarnish but rather missing silver plating.
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