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Posted: 27/03/2013 
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I picked up 2 butter knives today and was wondering if anyone could help me identify them.
I researched some and only found that the lion was the british mark for sterling .925 for Glasgow, but there is only a shield and name with it. both sides say "The stevens" so I am thinking they were made special for them. ? Any information anyone has would be appreciataed. there are no other marks. thank you.[/img]

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Posted: 27/03/2013 
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The lion is part of the armorial and has no connection with a Scottish hallmark. As there are no other marks such as a fineness indication ("925", "sterling", etc) they must be considered to be, at best, electroplated. The lack of identifying marks makes identification impossible.
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Thank you very much, Just starting to collect, so Im not that good at this, I did find a spoon that clearly stated STERLING with a makers name which is what it claims to be, one out of 12 isnt bad, had hoped it was real.
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