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G & H
G & H  

markings G and H
markings G and H  
Hello again,

We have a beautiful 3 piece silver tea service,  the earliest monogram on which states 1848.  It's very flowery with "G & H" inscribed on the bottom. I'll include a picture.  It's light enough to be sterling, but no sterling mark.  Is it "coin silver"?   If so, is it valuable?

Thanks for you help.

Ann

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Hello.

THIS IS A REVISION TO MY EARLIER ANSWER.

I was answering your question in the middle of the night and was not paying proper attention!

Yes, your set could very well be made of coin silver and, if so, would be worth hundreds, perhaps thousands. It needs a proper appraisal by a professional appraiser who deals in such items.

Sorry I was not much 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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