The tray is a reproduction but it is A1 silver plate and nice and heavy. I liked the leaf scroll pattern around the edges and figured if I wasn't able to remove the tarnish I could always paint it. It was $10 but when I went to the counter the lady said "It's 50% off bric-a-brac so that will be $5". Bargain!
Armed with my trusty Autosol car polish, I did a test patch on the back to see how it would turn out. This car polish is amazing. It does a much better job that silver or brass polish. I used it to restore my antique brass bed, and the result was almost too new and shiny.
Yes I think it will come up beautifully, and it did.
I also bought 3 lovely old tourist pictures of Rome for $1 each.
There's the Colosseum, Trevi Fountain, and The Piazza Navona.
This is stamped onto the back of each framed picture. I figure if somebody went to the trouble of packing these in their suitcase and bringing them half way around the world back to Australia, then they are special. I wonder who owned them and when they bought them? I am going to hang them in the guest bedroom.