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Have a silver tray that has Colonial Wallace  EPNS, 23 and some mark after that , that I can't read. Anything you can tell me about it would be appreciated

Hi, Beverly.

About the only thing I feel certain about is that the tray is made of silver plate. "EPNS" clearly identifies it as such. I assume "23" is a model or catalog number. It's a bit unusual to have only a two-digit model number but there is no rule against it. The Wallace name in silver has been around for about 175 years but I have no knowledge of a pattern or line called "Colonial Wallace".

If you would like to take a picture of the mark and ask a follow up question, feel free. Even if the mark is not clear, perhaps there is enough detail to recognize the general shape.

Sorry I could not help more.

Best wishes,


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