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What's the year of my Elkington coffee pot?


#1

My father has recently given me a silver coffee pot made by Elkington & Co.
It has the numbers 18697 above the hallmark and a 1 in a circle.
There are five seperate hallmarks and as it isn’t very visable on the picture I took on my camera, I have attempted to draw it out. I’m unsure if the 18697 is part of the date or just another number.
Any help would be really appreciated as I wish to sell this item.
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#2

Your coffee pot is of course electroplate rather than solid silver as it does not have any hallmarks. Normally electroplate is extremely difficult to date, but Elkington very kindly used a date code. The date code M which you have drawn is 1898. 18697 is most likely the pattern number.


#3

Thanks for replying. I thought the marking on the pot were hallmarks, my mistake sorry.
Thanks for your help in dating it. Don’t think it’s going to make me a fortune as I had hoped, oh well :frowning: