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iconnumber posted 11-22-2004 10:18 PM           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'm brand new here and hoping someone can help me identify the origin of a very large, very heavy silver tray I recently inherited. It was in my grandmother's possession when she died but we have no way of knowing if it was originally her's or if it had been passed down from her own family. Anyway, the only markings are on the back and very small. There are 3 in a row: a little "man" facing to the right who appears to have some sort of goatee; then a crown, then a very stylized "S" that has a line through it.

I know that this isn't much to go on, I don't even know for sure if it is sterling or silverplate. I've just assumed it is sterling due to it's weight but after surfing the auction tonight I realize that some silverplate can be heavy too.

Hopefully the cues I provided will spark a light bulb in one of you experts and someone can answer me. Thanks a lot, I'm enjoying my research on your site!

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iconnumber posted 11-22-2004 10:26 PM           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
OK, I wanted to mention also that the letters "e" "p" and "c" appear above the symbols and are enclosed in individual squares. Also, 7/273 is below the symbols. Hope this helps!
Thanks again~

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iconnumber posted 11-23-2004 10:21 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for dragonflywink     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hi Betsy,

Sounds like your Grandmother's silver plate tray was made by the Sheffield Silver Co. of Brooklyn, NY. Rainwater shows the mark as in use 1908-50. EPC indicates that it's electroplate on copper.

Cheryl ;o)

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