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AVB

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iconnumber posted 07-23-2004 02:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for AVB     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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This is my first post. I inherited some silver flatware and would like to identify who made it. It was appraised by a jeweler who said it was sterling silver but they couldn't identify the manufacturer. The main identifying mark is an Indian head with the word sterling set in a rectangle. However, the knives say on the blade, international stainless.

Can anyone help?

Many thanks.

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wev
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iconnumber posted 07-23-2004 03:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for wev     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The Indian head is one of many marks used by Intternational Silver. I don't know that there was aparticular name for the line of silver it was used on.

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AVB

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iconnumber posted 07-27-2004 09:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for AVB     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks so much for the info. That's what I needed to know.

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T-Bird-Art

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iconnumber posted 07-31-2004 06:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for T-Bird-Art     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Click here for a web page showing (2) Trademarks with Indian Head / Meriden Britannia used by International Silver Company in early 1900's . International Silver Company also used a winged M in same time period to designate sterling pieces [gone from the internet - souvenirspoons.com - silver.html](click here)

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T-Bird-Art

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iconnumber posted 01-21-2006 10:53 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for T-Bird-Art     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Here is an image of the winged M used by International Silver Co used to also denote Sterling w/ Meriden Britannia stamped pieces till 1930's :

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Dale

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iconnumber posted 01-21-2006 01:57 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dale     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A photo of a piece would help us very much to identify your silver. The Indian head mark was used by the Meriden Brittania Company and its successor International Silver in a number of ways. Some of which make no sense. The pattern is of interest, and we can only identify when we see it. This sounds very interesting.

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