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spoonfed12

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iconnumber posted 02-26-2005 01:13 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for spoonfed12     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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I inherited a silver cigarette case from my dad. With difficulty I think I have deciphered the markings with the help of a jewelers eye glass.

The marks appear to be as follows:

    K&W with a small crown above it (in the form of a symbol) followed by 900 K&W 15459.

    This number and symbol is repeated on the catch of the case and also on both sides.

I have found R&W but that is not it, it is definitely K&W. Also 900 silver?

I thought it had to be 925 silver?

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tmockait

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iconnumber posted 02-26-2005 01:29 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for tmockait     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
925 is the standard for "sterling." Solid silver can be 800, 900, or whatever percent pure silver. However, the marks you describe do not appear to be British.

Tom

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spoonfed12

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iconnumber posted 02-26-2005 02:01 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for spoonfed12     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Well Tom, that is strange. My dad's name was Tom. Are you trying to tell me something? wink

Dad was British and so am I, so I wrongly assumed that the cigarette case was British.

The cigarette case definitely has some kind of hallmark but it is so small. It is an irregular shaped indentation mark and looks like a thistle with a handle coming out of the right side rather than a crown, and the minuscule letters K and W at the bottom on either side.

With all the trouble that someone has gone to to stamp this piece three times, where do you think it might have come from? Any suggestions as to where to look?

It takes the old small ciggies that they don't sell anymore.

And what about the number on it?

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tmockait

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iconnumber posted 02-26-2005 06:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for tmockait     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Lot's of great people are named Tom. The Thistle was a Scottish hallmark, but we really need a picture. If you have a digital camera, posting photos is not difficult.

Good luck,
Tom

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