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Old 02-11-2017, 04:42 PM
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Looks great.
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Old 02-11-2017, 05:00 PM
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Great job! What does the trophy commemorate?
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Old 02-11-2017, 05:15 PM
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Great job! Way to see the beauty through the dirt and grime.
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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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