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iconnumber posted 12-27-2004 12:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for martinden     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have a serving or soup spoon that I assume is silver plated. It has what I think is a shrew on the inside of the handle with DB&S in a round cornered rectangle, a crown in a round cornered square and a shield with NS inside at the top and A1 inside at the bottom.

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iconnumber posted 12-27-2004 02:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for tmockait     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The crown suggests that it was made in Sheffield, and, yes, the A1 idnicates that it is silver plate. I cannot help with the maker.

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iconnumber posted 12-27-2004 08:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for deben     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Could be Daniel Bingham & Son who were Sheffield electroplaters between 1923 and 1934 -- but I have not seen their mark at all. NS is Nickel Silver (which has no silver in it - being an alloy of copper, zinc and nickel) and is pretty much the best base metal for electroplating with silver. Some plated wares are marked EPNS, some EP, some EPS, some NS etc. A1 is a (sometimes spurious) mark used intended to indicate high quality - but not always doing so!

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