Hopefully you can help me. I found this, what appears to be a, cigarette box among my (deceased) grandfathers things. I used some Gorham silver polish on the tarnish and it polished up quite nicely! Inside, on the main body, the large lid and the little (match compartment) lid there are two marks - one that seems to be the letters “ATV” inside a flattened rhombus, and a second which is really hard to distinguish as it is a tiny oval with seemingly something inside. I am assuming the first (with the letters) is the makers mark and the second identifies the box as silver of some purity?
Has anybody ever run across these? I’ve scoured the web and cannot find this anywhere.
OOPS - no idea how to add photos.