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Hi Jim!  I have acquired a flatware set that I would like to know if you know of any more information.  Its still in it original box but it doesn't say the year or who exactly made it.  I will attach photos for you to see.  The box says 26-piece set Wellesley Made in the USA.  The back of them are marked S.E.B. E.P.N.S.  If you have any more info on these I'd love it!  Thank you for your time.

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Hello.

The "E.P.N.S." means electroplated nickel silver. This is a common description found on silver plate pieces. The "S.E.B." mark was used by National Silver Co. of New York. However, I cannot find an example of a "Wellesley" pattern name for National Silver.

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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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