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I have 2 candleholders, that are made of silver and ivory with a special marking on the bottom of both candelholders.  I think they're English, handed down to my wife.  Any help identifying what we have would be greatly appreciated.....

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Hello.

Unfortunately, the marks on the bottom do not match standard American or British marks. The British standard is rather rigorous and can be seen at www.925-1000.com. American marks do not conform to such a defined standard. However, most sterling pieces made in America are marked "Sterling" or "925".

There is a forum at www.925-1000.com where you can post your question and pictures. Several experts participate and maybe one will recognize what you have.

Sorry I could not help.

Best wishes,

Jim

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Jim Stringer

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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)

Education/Credentials
BS, University of Alabama; MS, University of Maryland

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