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Mikes Nickname@aol
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iconnumber posted 02-21-2002 06:00 PM           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Searching for information; Set of 12 small,(6 1/4") handmade silver spoons, hollow handles w/ symmetrical designs & finial caps. The handles "pinch" onto the bowl. There are very,VERY small markings on the bowl where the handle attaches.(I cannot make them out) Each spoon is very light in weight & varies slightly in size & design. Scans,(pictures) available upon request. Any assistance will be greatly appreciated. Thank you, Mike,


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iconnumber posted 02-21-2002 10:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Scott Martin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Mike please provide a closeup photo of the marks?

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iconnumber posted 02-23-2002 10:00 AM           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Spoon mark #1

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iconnumber posted 02-23-2002 10:07 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Scott Martin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Mike,

The images help but are just not clear (closeup) enough. A good description of the marks might help.

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iconnumber posted 02-23-2002 11:09 PM           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I must be trying too hard to see something there, I can see a horse head, a duck shape, or perhaps 5's or 8's, is it the embossed area (background), or the center (raised) marks?.. I've looked at silver marks in books & I can't seem to find anything that even matches (unless I squint, then they all match)

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iconnumber posted 02-26-2002 05:28 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Scott Martin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I am sorry, I still can't tell what it looks like. Anyone else?

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iconnumber posted 03-01-2002 10:57 PM           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Scott, Thanks for trying to help me with this. Mike

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iconnumber posted 03-02-2002 07:28 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for t-man-nc     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Have you tried candleing the marks and then compare the different results, different spoons ware at different rates, and each spoon may reveal more of one mark than the other. I would candle all of them and see if comparing maight add additional detail...?

Candleing - Hold sil marks over a lit candle until blackened (not long), apply Scotch Tape and lift a reverse/ negitive image of the marks, then compare to each other...

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iconnumber posted 03-02-2002 11:48 PM           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
T-Man, I tried that candle method, & here are the results.

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iconnumber posted 03-03-2002 07:42 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for t-man-nc     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That didn't Help much did it. In the past, it has worked on other occations for me( old with bad eye sight) when I would lay the tape down on White paper.

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iconnumber posted 03-16-2002 04:20 AM           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hi guys, I had a "tip" mailed to me, these spoons are probably from IRAN. I think I see a new windchime in my future. Thanks for all your help, Mike

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