|Title:||Napier Hip Flask|
|Description:||Hip Flask marked Napier Sterling 7 oz.|
|Condition:||a few dings in the back side of the flask|
|Origin:||From the estate of an older lady who had many items left from her parents estate|
|Appraised By:||Marilyn Visakay|
|Appraiser Comments:||Hello, The original Napier Company began it's operations in 1875 by E. A. Bliss and J. E. Carpenter. In 1890, the company moved to Meriden, Connecticut and produced jewelry, novelties and staple goods. In 1893, they added sterling silver novelties. When Bliss died in 1911, his son William became the head of the company. In 1915, James Napier became part of the company as a general manager. During WWI, they devoted much time to the war effort. In 1920, the company changed it's name to Napier-Bliss Company, with Napier as the president. In 1922, the name Napier Company was adopted. Flasks similar to yours sell at auctions in the range of $150.00 to $300.00. The higher value is for flasks in perfect condition with no dings. Flasks similar to yours retail in antique stores in the range of $300.00 to $550.00. Again, the higher value is for flasks in perfect condition. As you can see, the dents in your flask do reduce the value some. To insure your flask you might need a certified appraisal because many insurance companies require this type of documentation to insure an item. Make sure you research the appraiser you choose because they are not all alike. Good Luck! M|
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