Challenging Hallmarks

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  1. Stacking4SAM

    Stacking4SAM New Member

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    Hi, im an old member who is just getting back into things after a few years awol.

    These hallmarks have me bewildered, at first I thought it may have been silver plate but as far as i can test it seems to be solid silver.

    Any help would be appreciated
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  2. ozcopper

    ozcopper Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    The first 2 letters give it away. E.P = Electro Plated. It is not solid silver just plated.
     
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    Stacking4SAM New Member

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    Thanks Oz, thats what my first thought was. Guess my tests need refining :)

    The item is a small sugar spoon from an antique cruet set. I noticed it was not original to the set.
    Now i can turf it and find a sterling one that matches the set.

    Cheers
     
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    Cind3r Active Member Silver Stacker

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    Hummmmm...... that looks like the manufacturer stamp to me. The EP ones i have seen have the EP in their own stamp.

    Reference:
    https://www.silver-collector.com/t/spoon-hallmarks/11860

    but i have no idea, i just came across the other website and remembered this post

    Cut it open!!!!! hehehehe
     
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