Anyone seen this before?

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mk209
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Anyone seen this before?

Postby mk209 » Fri Aug 11, 2017 3:11 pm

First time I've seen a bottom marked 1795 spoon....

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Any thoughts?

Matt

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Re: Anyone seen this before?

Postby dognose » Fri Aug 11, 2017 3:54 pm

Hi Matt,

From memory, I have a Newcastle teaspoon similarly marked. I've always presumed it was marked as such as it may have been a replacement spoon made to replace one missing from a set of bottom-marked ones and a special request made to the assay office for the position with the marking.

Trev.

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Re: Anyone seen this before?

Postby mk209 » Fri Aug 11, 2017 4:22 pm

Yes that would make perfect sense it never crossed my mind that would be the reason I just thought it was very odd and maybe the assayer was remembering the good 'ol days of bottom marking! Thanks Trev for the thoughts on this.


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