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iconnumber posted 09-03-2001 10:36 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for WGS     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I like to collect miscellaneous, inexpensive silverplate teaspoons marked with the name of a school, store, business, etc. I have a teaspoon with "Liggetts" on the front in cursive, and on the back the manufacturer is identified as "NATIONAL SECTIONAL 5 OZ." Also on the back of the spoon, I see a playing card club within a diamond.

(As I recall, Liggetts is or was a chain of drug stores.)

Is this a mark which was used by the National Silver Company? I don't find the words or the mark in my sources.

By the way, what is the meaning of "Sectional"? I presume it has something to do with silverplate.


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iconnumber posted 09-03-2001 02:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Paul Lemieux     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
"Sectional" refers to flatware that is plated more heavily in sections where more wear would occur, such as on the heel of the bowl or on the back of the handle where it would rest on the table.

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iconnumber posted 09-03-2001 10:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Brent     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Paul is right about the Sectional. As for the 5 oz., that probably refers to the amount of silver per dozen pieces. So, 12 of your sectional teaspoons would contain 5 ounces of silver total.


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