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iconnumber posted 03-24-2003 10:26 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for labarbedor     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It seems easy to find a three letter mark, but I can't find anything right for this one.

it came with some Ohio Ky silver but I can't find anybody on my Ohio list that fits, and a good friend couldn't find anyone in Ky.


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iconnumber posted 03-25-2003 08:28 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for vathek     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Possibly not American? By the time this spoon would have been made wasn't it the norm to use a full last name? I have seen European spoons similar to this one with the initials instead of a name.

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iconnumber posted 03-25-2003 12:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for labarbedor     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
No, it is certainly American. There were no rules in America about marking, so anything you've heard with respect to that is probably bunkum. I am sure there are tons of spoons as late as 1860 marked just with initials.
If you have trouble telling the difference maybe you should think of sending me pictures of your European spoons. It could be you are mistaken about their origin. Some of the most valuable American spoons are mistaken for Eurpoean ones. I have an advantage having dealt in both for over 30 years.

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