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Can anyone identify the hallmarks from this set of 6 knives

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ecadogan




Joined: 08 Feb 2007
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Location: Stevenage

Posted: 23/06/2007 
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Hello
Can anyone identify the hallmarks from this set of 6 knives and forks?

Much appreciated if anyone has any suggestions.

Regards

Elena

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Ellis34




Joined: 04 Jul 2007
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Location: USA

Posted: 07/07/2007 
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Hello Elena,
I saw your post and started looking through some sites just to see if I could find anything. I found one mark that might be a match for the second mark on your pieces. I'm not very sure about it but take a look at the "Heilbronn" City mark (German silver). The picture I found is at http://www.925-1000.com/Fgerman_marks_b1884.html.

I think yours looks similar to this city mark, especially considering that yours might be slightly worn.

Also take a look at the silverplate marks on the same site. There were a few makers' marks that had one symbol in the sequence that resembled yours. Those makers were British (example is Deykin & Sons, the first mark). I don't know if this helps or not.
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Daniel Franks
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Joined: 14 Sep 2006
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Location: London

Posted: 10/07/2007 
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Hi Elena and Ellis
Sorry I haven't replied before this but I must have missed this string.
The mark is actually a Close Plate mark for J Gilbert, who was based in Birmingham, around 1812.
Close plate was the method of silverplating steel (the PS mark at the end of the line of marks standing for Plated Steel).

Hope that helps
Regards
Daniel
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Graylion




Joined: 08 May 2008
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Posted: 08/05/2008 
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If you have a magnet handy you can easily check if it's plated steel - it will respond to the magnet.
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