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Silver Lid???

I am going through various things handed down by family. this and other silver items have been in a box for years. It doesn’t look to healthy, but i was wondering if anyone could give me an idea of what it is and if It is before it all ends up being sold in a lot at a local auction.

Many thanks and apologies for the lack of knowledge. :confused:

Sorry but can’t upload file. I am choosing file then clicking attach, but it just disappears. Can you advise me on what I am doing wrong.

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Thanks for reply. Hopefully attached now
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2nd image. Sorry can only seem to upload one at a time.
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Yes, it’s a lid - for a serving dish or plate.

The marks show that it is electroplated, not silver, and made by Walker & Hall of Sheffield. The letter O below the flag is a date code proprietary to Walker & Hall. I cannot tell you what the date is, but one of our contributors has published a book of these date codes and may be able to identify it for you.

Many thanks for quick response. I have been using not sure if this is a good site or not. Maybe the contributor might be able to enlighten me on the date if that’s allowed. but none the less thank you so much. :smiley:

sorry, one more question. Should I clean the silver pieces i am finding or leave them as they are. I have to silver foxes in a presentation box from John Morton of Dublin (closed down now I think). I cleaned one which is now bright and shiny but wish I hadn’t as I prefer the look of the other one that has been left alone (see attachment). I just don’t want to do any damage.
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Silver should always be cleaned - my opinion. The black stuff is oxidisation and dirt. But use a good quality polish and don’t overdo it.