🔎 UNIDENTIFIED Sterling Spoon Hallmark Help Please

Indian Steve

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Can anyone on here ID these hallmarks on this serving spoon. It weighs 43 grams. Thanks
 

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crashbandicoot

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That,s a pretty spoon!I don,t know diddly about hallmarks,but I like the spoon,real good shape too.RedCoat,s the man you want to ID the Hallmarks.
 
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Red-Coat, you can probably answer a question I've been asking various antiques-dealers for years without getting a specific answer. I realize the answer most likely cannot be nailed down to a single specific year... so, approximately what year did the (usually raised) marking saying "STERLING" in plain block letters (like we see on Indian Steve's spoon) first appear on eating utensils, jewelry, etc.?
 
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Red-Coat

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Red-Coat, you can probably answer a question I've been asking various antiques-dealers for years without getting a specific answer. I realize the answer most likely cannot be nailed down to a single specific year... so, approximately what year did the (usually raised) marking saying "STERLING" in plain block letters (like we see on Indian Steve's spoon) first appear on eating utensils, jewelry, etc.?

As a general rule, you can be pretty confident that the piece was made after the Civil War, and usually not before 1868, when America began to embrace the Sterling standard.
 
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