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iconnumber posted 06-03-2005 12:05 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for silver1850     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

Please help, I recently purchased set of Gorham brite cut napkin rings from an online auction site, has the Gorham hallmark used 1852-1865, and also has what appears to be the star date mark for 1888???


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iconnumber posted 06-03-2005 01:03 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for wev     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The image is not too clear, but it does appear to be one of the various post-1865 sterling marks and appropriate with a star date mark of 1888.

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iconnumber posted 06-04-2005 10:16 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Paul Lemieux     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Also, Gorham did not begin using the sterling standard until 1868. The particular trademark you show, with the lion-anchor-G symbols not enclosed in boxes, seems to occur mostly during the 1880s, particularly on napkin rings, novelties (like scent bottles), etc.

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