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iconnumber posted 06-28-2005 08:54 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for rossharrison     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

I found a napkin ring in a job lot I bought at an auction. I can't seem to identify the marks and hope someone can help. The wording is H Sterling 198 - There looks like some kind of bird sitting on a branch with the letter M on top.

I have tried to find these marks on line at the various sites that show marks without any luck and tried searching on " H Sterling 198 ". The problem as a newcomer is knowing what country to search in. I have recently retired and am now to looking at various silver items. If someone can help with a way to search for marks on line it would be appreciated. I have added a picture of the napkin ring to this post. The napkin ring is engraved George - would a picture of the engraving help ?
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Thank you for any help.

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iconnumber posted 06-29-2005 05:21 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for tmullins     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Trademark for Meriden Britannia Company, Meriden, Connecticut; later taken over by International Silver Company.

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