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Soup spoon markings
Soup spoon markings  
6 Silver Soup Spoons
6 Silver Soup Spoons  
QUESTION: Dear Mr Stringer, I stumbled across your website when trying to find out more about some items that I have acquired over the years and with a view to ascertaining their value, if any.  The photos are the best I can take at present:

6 Silver Soup Spoons

I do hope you can assist me and I look forward to hearing from you in due course.

With kindest regards,
Louisa

ANSWER: Hello.

I cannot read the back side marks in the picture. Perhaps you could describe them for me.

Best wishes,

Jim


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QUESTION: Hi Jim,

Yes it is not easy to read but Made in Sheffield England.

The very small markings look like:          
Gss   Gss  2 cogs   large S   4 little markings in a square

Good luck,
Louisa

Answer
Sheffield was known for its silver plate goods but they also made sterling pieces. Most silver plate pieces don't have a lot of value but it would be worth trying to figure out if they are sterling or not.

Read the discussion about British sterling hallmarks at www-925-1000.com and compare the markings in the squares with what you see on that site.

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)

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

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