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iconnumber posted 06-30-2000 05:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for WGS     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I occasionally buy pieces of Pointed Antique by Dominick & Haff for my nieces. Recently, I bought two Broad Antique teaspoons on eBay so I could see what the difference might be. It turned out that these two teaspoons are practically identical to those I had considered to be Pointed Antique. They all have the pointed stem running the full length of the back of the handle and a raised V drop joining the handle to the bowl. The handles all have a slight down turn toward the bottom of the bowl.

In my Jewelers' Sterling Flatware Pattern Index, these two patterns are both similar to 1776, and Pointed Antique really looks more like 1776 than it does Broad Antique.

Can anyone explain to me how to me how I should discriminate among these patterns?

The quality marks on my D&H teaspoons are "H", "R", "M" and "S". I imagine Hotel or Heavy, Regular, Massive and Standard as used by International Silver Company. Any comments?

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iconnumber posted 07-01-2000 09:28 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for WGS     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I just noticed that I have a D&H luncheon fork in one of the three patterns. The handle does appear broader compared to that of my teaspoons. Also, there is no drop at all on the back. Is the lack of the drop the clue to Broad Antique?

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