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What does a set of Oneida Tudor Plate silverware include?

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The Oneida Tudor Plate Queen Bess set contains 9-1/2 inch hollow handled knives with stainless blades, 7-1/2 inch dinner forks, 6-1/2 inch salad or dessert forks, 7-1/2 inch place or oval soup spoons and 6-inch teaspoons. The pattern includes a total of 20 pieces and is designed to service four.

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A complete set of silverware, serving 16, is also available. Each set, found on Ruby Lane, a seller of vintage goods, contains five pieces for every one person it serves; for instance, the 20-piece set would contain four copies of each piece of silverware. Extra sets can be purchased if the customer needs to provide silverware for more than four people.

Each item contains a floral pattern, chosen in 1946 after a survey of 16,000 women determined it to be the best of 24 patterns presented by the company. Women thought the pattern was simple enough to go with modern or traditional decor. The set was originally offered through General Mills to homemakers and obtained by redeeming Betty Crocker coupons. All pieces, with the exception of the knives, are marked "Tudor Plate Oneida Community," ensuring authenticity and guaranteeing added protection from an extra layer of solid silver. The knives are instead marked "stainless" on the blades.

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