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Eddie E
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A point of curiosity. I have a pair of sugar tongs by George Baker with the word "fine" stamped with a separate punch. I was wondering what the purpose of stamping "fine" would be? Thanks in advance for any information.

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I suspect the word FINE was stamped on the tongs as a mark of excellence. Perhaps to differenciate from the mark STANDARD or COIN.
I doubt if the tongs are made from FINE or .999 quality silver.

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