The company won gold medals for its skate exhibits at the 1876 Philadelphia Centennial Exposition, the 1893 Chicago World's fair, and the 1911 Paris Exhibition. Starr also had the distinction of being proclaimed the official skate makers by King Alphonse XII for the Royal House of Spain.
I don't know exactly how old these skate blades are, but Starr stopped making skates in 1938 because of competition from foreign countries as well as from Canadian firms such as Bauer. So they are at least pre-1938. See the closeup pic of the blades below - the blades are showing signs of their age, but their manufacturer is still clear as day. I've also attached an old pic of a Starr advertisement from long ago - this pic is not included, it's just something that was found on the internet. Item #: ES-002. Price: $24.95. Shipping is estimated at $8.00 or less by Fedex Ground to US destinations.