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Help to Identify Pattern, Mark, Date

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rollinson60




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Posted: 29/05/2009 
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Hello,
If anyone can help identify the pattern and date for this basket, I would appreciate it. This basket is stamped Alvin Sterling but I cannot identify the mark that is pictured. It is not the makerís mark associated with Alvin Sterling that I have found in my research. Can you tell me about the mark that looks like a pineapple ??
It is also stamped with the number 5796.
Thanks so much.
Jill

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silvermakersmarks
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Posted: 29/05/2009 
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I can't tell you anything useful as it is not my area, but the mark looked at the other way up is a sword with a laurel wreath.
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uncle vic
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Posted: 29/05/2009 
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Its Alvin Corporation, Providence, Rhode Island, USA. The "pineapple" mark is probably a retailer's mark. The words "Alvin Sterling" is one of the many marks that was used by Alvin, probably after 1928 when Alvin Siiver Co. became Alvin Corporation. The number is a pattern number.

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Uncle Vic
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rollinson60




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Thank you for this information .........
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