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    Spoon Hallmarks that I can't Identify

    I found these two fragmented brass spoons at a homesite and unlike most brass spoons I find; they seem to have full stamped hallmarks like you would see in silver-smithed items. I don't know much about hallmarks though so I'm not sure how to decipher them.

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    Both appear to be the same set of hallmarks and the site was inhabited from the 1810's to the 1860's, but I do find the odd late 1700's artifact that the family seems to have had with them when the house was built and then discarded later. If I could figure out the maker and date range that would be excellent!
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    Someone on the forum will help. Nice find.
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    Its not a hallmark as such as its not silver. It may have been plated at one point & was given this look to fool people. So a kind of makers mark in the form of a faux hallmark.
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    I'm with Crusader as it being a deceptive genuine hall mark look-a-like. The mark could be information of some maker, but who that is may be difficult to pin down, unless you can find a match on the internet or in a reference book? My guess is, it was made no later than the mid 19th century?.. Could be a good indicator to keep searching the area it was found for more old stuff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tamrock View Post
    I'm with Crusader as it being a deceptive genuine hall mark look-a-like. The mark could be information of some maker, but who that is may be difficult to pin down, unless you can find a match on the internet or in a reference book? My guess is, it was made no later than the mid 19th century?.. Could be a good indicator to keep searching the area it was found for more old stuff.
    I would agree, a 19th C silver plate type.
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