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Bottom of coffee pot
Bottom of coffee pot  

QA 4290
QA 4290  
While going through my fathers house after his passing I came across a box full of very tarnished serving pieces.  I have looked around on the web and I am almost sure its silver plated but I am curious what the markings mean.  It has Goldsmiths and Silversmiths Company Ltd., 112 Regent Street. W. It also has a "3" and a reverse square looking "C" or a left side open square.  I have used silver polish and cleaned it 2/3 of the way looking for stamps. I did find an engraving that is QA 4290 and a cursive J or G (for Goldmiths?) I have the teapot, coffee pot, cream pitcher and sugar bowl. I attached pictures and the redish color is from the reflection, not the metal.  Other pieces in the box are silver due to the stamps.  thanks very much.
cj

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Hello.

The pictures did not come through for some reason.

I don't recognize the marks you describe. You might contact the company directly: http://goldsmithsmystic.com/ . They probably have someone on staff who answers inquiries like this. Or, they can direct you somewhere.

Sorry I could not 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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