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I have approximately 20 pieces of dinnerware,knives forks spoons, marked "Solid Egyptian Silver" with a pyramid on each side of this mark. No other markings or hallmarks.  It looks a little duller than the silver I usually see. Is this real silver and what is the percentage of silver to other alloys. Any help you can give would be greatly appreciated. I have searched for hours on-line and can not find anything definite.  Thanks in advance.

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Hi, Phillip.

I am not familiar with this mark. It's not standard in the in industry. I can say that I have seen marks like this with similar wording like "Solid Nevada Silver". In all cases I've come across, little or no actual silver was involved.

Again, I can't say in your case but your are correct to be skeptical until you find something definitive.

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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