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Identifying hallmarks

We have recently inherited some silverware but I have no idea how to read the hallmarks. Was looking for some help? There is a lot of silver cutlery and what we think is a silver teapot. Any help would be great. :slight_smile:

These are both electroplaters’ marks so unfortunately your silverware is not solid silver.

D&A are Daniel & Arter of Birmingham. Their mark comprises a B for Birmingham, then E and P in a Gothic or Old English script for ElectroPlate and then D&A’s trademark.

We do not have comprehensive records for electroplaters but A&CoLtd are almost certainly Arthur & Co Ltd of Glasgow (hence the G).

Phil