And now, some maths. One area of higher maths is called set theory, and a subset of that is cutlery set theory.
Cutlery set theory says that what people want is a complete set of matching cutlery, from butter knife to gravy ladle. If you look at what people on ebay charge for individual pieces of silverware, this is the logic they abide by. If you lack a single gorham butter knife (which is hardly a knife at all) be prepared to shell out upwards of $10 for it.
I prefer Gödel’s cutlery incompleteness theorem. You really don’t want the full set of things, do you? Will you ever use all 12 varieties of fork that exist? Probably not. If you don’t want things to be all matchy-matchy, you get to have fun. Put an eclectic mix of knives and forks on your table and focus on the food instead.
That’s what this is: 18 pieces of silverplated cutlery, various eras, various makers. All silverplated and looking for a table. $1.00 a piece, or the lot of 18 for $15.