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Forbes Silver Company

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Carol B




Joined: 20 Nov 2009
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Posted: 20/11/2009 
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I have been clearing out cupboards, and found a coffee set (urn, creamer and sugar bowl) which is Forbes Silver Company. I have read the other posts on this website, but my set does not say 'quadruple' on it. Although, it does have 4 marks. These marks are exactly as listed on this website: http://www.925-1000.com/silverplate_F.html , with the 3 shields and the bird. It also states 'Acanthus' and 2458 as its code.

I cannot seem to find anything anywhere on the web which matches this. Does anyone know of this?

Thanks!

Carol
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uncle vic
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Joined: 25 Sep 2006
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Location: Baton Rouge, LA USA

Posted: 20/11/2009 
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Hi there Carol and thanks for joining us. The Forbes Silver Co. was formed in 1894 in Meriden, Conn. as a division of the Meriden Britannia Co. for the manufacture of silver plated holloware. It used three marks, the two shown on the 925-1000 site and a third, a "football" shaped mark with "FORBES" across the top and "S.P.Co." across the bottom. The mark with the 3 sheilds and the bird head sometimes had the words "Sheffield Reporduction" underneath.

Forbes/Meriden was one of the original companies that combined with others to form the International Silver Co. in 1898.

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Uncle Vic
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