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Hallmarks - Silver or Silverplate?


#1

These are some examples of flatware pieces from the British side of our family. We have others which have an “EP” marked on them, so I am assuming those are plated.

The two pieces in the upper section of the picture are light in color with no tarnishing. The one on the bottom is tarnished - maybe more likely to be silver, but no sterling label on it. Looks like the letters on the bottom one read “E&Co.”

Any help you can give would be appreciated.
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#2

Those are all 19th century British silverplate marks.

  1. William Page & Co., Birmingham.
  2. James Deakin & Sons, Sheffield.
  3. Elkington & Co., Birmingham.

#3

Thank you for your prompt reply.

Do pieces like these have any value for collectors?


#4

The Elkington fork has Elkington’s date code for 1860.