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  1. Hp1173

    Hp1173 Active Member Silver Stacker

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    Hey Guys,

    Just need some help figuring more out about this piece. So far i know that it is from sheffield. Is it also safe to assume that the third stamp is a lion, meaning sterling silver? Screen Shot 2017-07-11 at 7.20.22 pm.png

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    ozcopper Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    Yes, its made in Sheffield which is a more collectable hallmark.
     
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    ozcopper Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    Maker is: James Swann & Son
     
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    Not 100% sure if the 3rd stamp is a lion as there is Sheffield plate out there so it would need to be tested to be sure.
     
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    Hp1173 Active Member Silver Stacker

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    Any idea what the date is? I cant seem to match it up with the chart i have
     
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    serial Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    Sorry mate its silver plated , not a lion but a mutilated beaver, that electroplate mark was used by John Sherwood & Sons until about 1897 when the crown in a cartouche was banned on British silverplate
    John Sherwood and sons
    http://www.bexfield.co.uk/thefinial/v13-06/pg16.htm

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    Hp1173 Active Member Silver Stacker

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    Cheers Guys! Its a pretty nice piece without the silver anyway and i still think i got a score :)
     
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    Sure it's not a platypus?

    Where's SpacePete when you need him, he'd be able to mock up a pretty convincing monotreme from that stamp :)
     

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