Silver Plate Mark Help - NS In Shield

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guito13
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Silver Plate Mark Help - NS In Shield

Postby guito13 » Wed Oct 07, 2015 4:17 pm

Hi All,

I just finished going over the Silver Plate marks with no luck so I am turning here. If anyone knows anything about this mark it would be appreciated.

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Thanks!

dognose
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Re: Silver Plate Mark Help - NS In Shield

Postby dognose » Thu Oct 08, 2015 1:38 pm

Hi,

The mark, or variations of it, we have seen several times on the forum. I think it probably one of the meaningless ones, used by a manufacturer in supplying the wholesale trade where the customer does not want the origin to be known, thus ensuring that the repeat business goes via themselves and not directly to the manufacturer.

Plater's would mark items with anything the customer requested if the order was large enough.

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In your case the 'NS' likely stands for 'Nickel Silver'.

Trev.

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Re: Silver Plate Mark Help - NS In Shield

Postby Traintime » Tue Oct 13, 2015 4:51 am

Agree about Nickel Silver, but there may be another explanation for these marks. That is, an internal code where each symbol corresponds to an alpha-numeric table and is used internally by the manufacturer to identify a client or order. A similar system, used in conducter's ticket punches, allowed for the identification of the particular person with that mark. On tableware, you might find the one mark stamped four times in a row and this looks less like an attempt to decieve than a coding system. ENIGMA all over again.

Valeria.giudici
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Re: Silver Plate Mark Help - NS In Shield

Postby Valeria.giudici » Mon Nov 23, 2020 6:45 am

dognose wrote:Hi,

The mark, or variations of it, we have seen several times on the forum. I think it probably one of the meaningless ones, used by a manufacturer in supplying the wholesale trade where the customer does not want the origin to be known, thus ensuring that the repeat business goes via themselves and not directly to the manufacturer.

Plater's would mark items with anything the customer requested if the order was large enough.

Image

In your case the 'NS' likely stands for 'Nickel Silver'.

Trev.

Hi, i have a similar Mark and i Just want to date It. Is It possibile. Ns in shield a crown, a star, a Moon and a 6 pointed star.

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Re: Silver Plate Mark Help - NS In Shield

Postby dognose » Mon Nov 23, 2020 6:50 am

Hi,

Welcome to the Forum.

Please start a new topic with images of your item and the marks.

Trev.


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