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paskow

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iconnumber posted 09-04-2000 11:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for paskow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A month or so ago I saw some Chantilly all sterling flat handled butter spreaders with a patent date of 1905 on them. I then came across an all sterling flat handled soup ladle with 1905 on it. I am confused. Every other old mark piece has had 1895 or 95 on it. The rest of the mark looks legitimate. Are these copies or fakes? Or did Gorham produce some pieces with the 1905 date on them? Please enlighten me. Thanks.

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Scott Martin
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iconnumber posted 09-05-2000 10:51 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Scott Martin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
See my response to your Buttercup question: Buttercup patent date marks

I know there are many Chantilly collectors that visit these forums every week. Maybe one of these Chantilly collectors will share with us their experiences.

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Paul Lemieux

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I really can't explain why some Chantilly pieces seem to say "1905," but one idea that occurred to me was that perhaps those dates were ill-struck, and they looked like 1905 instead of 1895. I can see how an 8 & 9 and a 0 & 8 could be confused if the mark was poorly struck. I have seen a number of pieces whose patent dates are hard to discern, and are easily confused or misidentified.

Just a thought.

Paul

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