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I have a Sheffield Teapot with markings as such and have found SOME but not ALL of the markings meanings:

H.M.C. = Homan Manufacturing Co.
E.P.N.S. = Electro Plate Nickel Silver
W.M.M'T'S = White Metal Mounts
0624

There are 3 marks/Crests(?)Which I can NOT identify.
I am looking for the date/age and value of this piece and any history.

Thanks so much,

Sandy

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Hi, Sandy.

I believe Homan Manufacturing existed under that name between 1904 and 1941; however, I'm not certain about these dates. Other names were used between 1847 and 1904.

I don't believe the shields or crests have any significant meaning. I'm guessing the name "Sheffield" and the marks were used to mimic British names and marks. The number "0624" probably is a model number.

You might consider signing up for a free 7-day membership at Worthpoint to see what this item sold for in 2008: http://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/deco-art-nouveau-homan-sheffield-silver-pl .

Here is a sale of a set: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Homan-Mfg-Co-Silver-Plated-Nickle-Silver-Coffee-Tea-Set-.

Other silver plate pots from this manufacturer have sold in the $10 to $50 range.

Sorry I could not help more.

Best wishes,

Jim

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I answer questions about sterling flatware and other sterling pieces........... I answer value questions at http://whatisitworth.lovetoknow.com/questions/categories/silver. I also author a blog at http://www.SilverChatter.com and write articles about silver at http://www.examiner.com/sterling-silver-in-national/jim-stringer ........... Thanks to nominations from questioners, I'm listed in the Top 50 Experts for 2014 and 2015.......... NOTE: Please do not give me a verbal description of a pattern and ask me to identify it. Attach a picture if you need such help..........

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