So in looking at the mark, what does it tell us? I ask, as the seller has conveyed in the auction write up, that this is a coin silver item (yet shows no such mark for 'coin'). Here's the mark:
I always thought that the "oz." mark was for stating how much/many oz. of silver per dozen of silver plated items. I actually have a modern mark/stamp on a Kirk Steiff piece at home that I'm thinking is plate, and it has a "10 oz." mark out beside it and no "sterling" mark anywhere on the piece.
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