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West and son silverware pre 1905. College street Dublin


#1

I have a beautiful silverware set with bone(?) handles. lits if engraving on silver and handles.
I am having difficulty with attaching photos. Any input on value would be appreciated. Silver marks are a lion a crown and what looks like a single lit candle. Others I cannot read.


#2

I hope that my post “How to add a picture to your post” might help you.


#3

Thanks for the help. It keeps telling me to post 500x500 pixels but I cannot determine pixels on my phone Advice?


#4

My advice (only because I don’t know anything about phones) is to use a digital camera and a computer with image editing software. I assume you should be able to find (if you don’t already have one) an image editing “app” which will show the picture size.


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#9

Thanks for persevering with the pictures. The hallmark shows that your fish knives were made by Martin, Hall & Co, a Sheffield-based company, and assayed in Sheffield in 1901. West & Son were the retailers. Unfortunately there is not much demand for fish eating implements these days and your set consists of knives only without forks. A set of 10 (5 knives and 5 forks) from a similar era sold recently on Ebay for just over £100. I would guess that 6 knives would go for £50-£80. Please note that this is a personal opinion.


#10

Thanks for the help with the Hallmarks! The set is 10 knives and 10 forks. I am surprised at the estimate but I have no reference. Great to get an idea. Thanks again


#11

Sorry, my counting is not what it should be - I should have noticed that there are more than 6 knives. 10 of each and boxed is definitely better than just 6 knives. The Ebay auction I mentioned was number 391283916703. Search for that and you’ll see that they are a bit later and not boxed so I think it’s reasonable to at least double the amount they fetched. My revised guess then is £200-£250.