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iconnumber posted 07-01-2003 09:58 AM           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Hi there,

I recently acquired a letter opener made of solid silver.

On the base it reads "Sterling Silver 925" then what looks like "Tax Co". This writing is around a weight with a "3" in the middle. On the blade is another mark.

Please see attached photo.

Any info welcome.

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Patrick Vyvyan

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iconnumber posted 07-01-2003 12:15 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Patrick Vyvyan     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A first thought, nothing more:

Tax Co" may be Taxco, an important silver town in Mexico. The "weight mark" is probably the stylised Mexican eagle used from the 1940s through to 1979 (I think).

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iconnumber posted 07-01-2003 02:30 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for dragonflywink     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The other marks show that it was assayed in London as a foreign import in 1973.

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