I need help with these hallmarks. I have tried to identify these hallmarks myself and have even had an online appraisal done. My research does not match the appraisers so I hope someone can help me. I have tried to take a clear picture but my digital camera (and my inexperience) will not allow it. I have used Picasa to try to help.
The appraiser and I agree that the set is sterling silver and the maker is William Aitken but that is all we agree on. She says the set was made in Birmingham but the mark looks to me like Chester because of the sword and sheaves. I am also unsure of the date. I would also like to know is there are any accurate online appraisers out there. Any and all help is appreciated.
Thanks in advance,