Need Help With Identification- Salt Spoon A1 well worn

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Rawnboling
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Need Help With Identification- Salt Spoon A1 well worn

Postby Rawnboling » Mon May 22, 2017 2:22 pm

I hope someone can make out what is happening here with this spoon. It may be too worn to tell anymore. Heres to hoping.

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Thank you,

Ron

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Re: Need Help With Identification- Salt Spoon A1 well worn

Postby AG2012 » Mon May 22, 2017 2:31 pm

Hi,
Welcome to the forum. Images are desperately small.
Please be so kind to embed close up images of the marks.
Regards

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Re: Need Help With Identification- Salt Spoon A1 well worn

Postby Rawnboling » Mon May 22, 2017 3:36 pm

Thank you. Yes I will try to upload bigger images.

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Re: Need Help With Identification- Salt Spoon A1 well worn

Postby Rawnboling » Mon May 22, 2017 3:45 pm

Rawnboling wrote:
AG2012 wrote:Hi,
Welcome to the forum. Images are desperately small.
Please be so kind to embed close up images of the marks.
Regards


Sorry here are the urls
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Re: Need Help With Identification- Salt Spoon A1 well worn

Postby silvermakersmarks » Mon May 22, 2017 4:53 pm

The letters are E P G S for electroplated German silver. "German silver" was an alternative name, not much used after 1900, for nickel silver. As it is a generic mark any further identification will not be possible.

Phil

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Re: Need Help With Identification- Salt Spoon A1 well worn

Postby Essexboy Fisher » Mon May 22, 2017 5:28 pm

Hello I managed to get a crisper image of the marks but I believe they are unhappily not maker's marks. They appear to me as written in the old English Gothic style of lettering and say EPNS but now seeing Phil's picture it does appear to be EPGS. The Gothic script is often used on 19th and early 20th century spoons and like items and it is not unusual for maker's marks to be omitted. We are all disappointed when that is the case as research then usually comes to a halt. A1 marks are usually the maker's thoughts on how good they think their electroplating is!!
Yours
Fishless

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Re: Need Help With Identification- Salt Spoon A1 well worn

Postby Rawnboling » Mon May 22, 2017 5:35 pm

Essexboy Fisher wrote:Hello I managed to get a crisper image of the marks but I believe they are unhappily not maker's marks. They appear to me as written in the old English Gothic style of lettering and say EPNS but now seeing Phil's picture it does appear to be EPGS. The Gothic script is often used on 19th and early 20th century spoons and like items and it is not unusual for maker's marks to be omitted. We are all disappointed when that is the case as research then usually comes to a halt. A1 marks are usually the maker's thoughts on how good they think their electroplating is!!
Yours
Fishless


Thank you for the information.

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