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iconnumber posted 12-28-2004 09:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Caroline13     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

I have a four-piece silver set that my Grandmother gave me as a wedding gift. I would like to learn more about them. She says they are from the late 1800's.

The marks on the bottom of the tea pot are:

    L.B.S. CO.
    a cross, a crown, a shield with a square inside
The marks on the bottom of the other 3 pieces creamer, sugar bowl and another bowl are the same except they have the number 1485

I think the company is Lawrence B. Smith?
What year are they from?

Any information would be helpful.
Thank you

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iconnumber posted 12-29-2004 12:38 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Caroline13     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Can anyone tell me what year this tea set was made? Does NS mean nickel silver?

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iconnumber posted 12-29-2004 02:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for wev     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It is Lawrence B. Smith, founded in 1887 and out of business by 1958. They made some sterling goods, but mostly plated wares, such as yours.

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