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Newbie trying to ID hallmarks

Can someone please help me ID these Hallmarks. Both a plated. One I am sure is before 1896 as the crown was not allowed to be stamped on plated silver after that.
Thank you.
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The first one is unidentifiable as it just says “A1” (plating quality) and “EPNS” (electroplated nickel silver). The second one is R Hodd & Son of London. You are right about the crown giving a latest possible date.

Strictly speaking these are trademarks, not hallmarks, as they are not silver - only silver assayed by the relevant goldsmith’s guild in their hall has a hallmark.