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Jim, Please look at the images of these items.They are a bit blurred so allow me to illustrate. The ladle is Irish in orgin,I believe, and is stamped D & A. The silent butler is stamp 286.I hope this is enough information to ascertain the value. -Randy

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Hi, Randy.

The pictures did not come through.

The piece marked, "D & A", may be from Daniel & Arter Globe Nevada Silver Works of Birmingham, England. A reference book I have states that most of their pieces contained little, if any, silver. http://www.silvercollection.it/SILVERPLATEHALLMARKSD.html

Of course, other companies could have used the same initials; I just don't have any listed in my references.

The "286" probably is a model number but without some sort of manufacturer's mark, it will be difficult to identify.

Since these pieces are not marked in a way to indicate being made of sterling, it's likely the values are low.

Sorry I could not be of more help.

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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Buyer and seller of sterling pieces for over ten years. Author of the blog, www.SilverChatter.com. Sterling silver writer for www.Examiner.com.

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Examiner.com; SilverChatter.com; "Selling_Your_Silver: A Guide to Finding a Buyer and Getting a Good Price (www.lulu.com/spotlight/georgiasilver)

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BS, University of Alabama; MS, University of Maryland

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