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ariane

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iconnumber posted 11-27-1999 01:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ariane     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Can anyone identify the pattern of a Gorham sterling flatware service (circa 1940s?) which I inherited? It is contemporary in design, very heavy, totally plain except for an 18karat gold "bullet" (?) on the end. The mark is "Gorham Sterling", the in separate boxes "&" and "18k".

On another topic, what do the letters "E.P.N.S." stand for? Does this mean plated? (It appears on a number of other inherited items, all with varied markings)

Thank you!
Ariane

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Scott Martin
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iconnumber posted 11-27-1999 05:56 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Scott Martin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Ariane,

With plain patterns it is very difficult to identify a pattern based solely on a description. It would be much more helpful if you would post a photo or a detailed drawing. Also helpful is a photo of the marks.

As it regards your other question about "E.P.N.S.", it means Electro Plated Nickel Silver. In other words, it means silver plate.

Scott

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Paul Lemieux

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iconnumber posted 04-16-2000 08:09 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Paul Lemieux     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Ariane,
Your flatware is in Gorham's pattern "Gold Tip," introduced in 1952. I hope this helps you.

Best,
Paul

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