I won two very nice trophies last year (warning, much showing-off to follow as they are very nice). Unfortunately the two trophies in qusetion have to be returned soon to be given to the winners of this year's events. I was wndering if it was possible to have copies made, in order to be able to continue showing-off for years to come. I can't afford to have real silver replicas made, but a shiney lesser metal would do nicely. Can anyone recomend somewhere I could have copies made? Preferably either in the south Lincolnshire or Birmingham areas?
The first is an engraved double-handled silver cup, around 15 inches high and 5 inches diameter. It dates form the early 1950s and is real silver, or at least silver plate (it's got a hallmark, which means very little to me, that says RPYL and then a little picture) and has a bakerlite base.
The second is 12 X 8 inch wooden plaque with a silver (again real silver) relief picture of some cyclists around 8 X 4 inches and an inch high. This dates from the late 1960s, the wood is showing it's age but the silver is still perfect.