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Need help with marks on my platter

Hi Lilly

This is the mark of the Hartford Sterling Co of Philadelphia PA. Despite the name they also made electroplate so if your platter does not have “sterling” on it then it is electroplate. They were in business from about 1900 to around 1931.

Phil

Hi Phil, Thank you. Can you tell me what each stamp means? The lion face, the crown and the other animal?

They have no meaning by themselves - they are together Hartford Silver Company’s trade mark and comprise a lion, crown and unicorn. Examples can be found here and here.

Ok thanks again,I appreciate the help.

One more question please. Is silver on nickel worth more then silverplate?

Neither have any particular value.