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FromMyDad

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iconnumber posted 06-07-2004 10:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for FromMyDad     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Hi everyone!

I just inherited a couple of sterling silver forks from my father. The round part has a picture of the Eiffel tower on it and the word "headquarters" over it, under the tower is the words "U.S. EUCOM".

My understanding is that it was from the Headquarters of the European Command in Paris from the early to mid 1950's....maybe S.H.A.P.E. Anyway, on the back of the fork is the maker mark ....it's a symbol OKA encircled in an oblong shape, with the numbers 90-45 and then an asterisk.

Can anyone please help me identify the maker on this, I haven't been successful in my internet searches.

Thanks so very much !
Trish

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Arg(um)entum

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iconnumber posted 06-08-2004 12:10 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Arg(um)entum     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Your forks were made by 'Otto Kaltenbach' in a place called Altenstein (Germany), a large flatware manufacturer. They are silverplated; the '90' is the mark for standard quality.

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iconnumber posted 06-08-2004 07:35 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for FromMyDad     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thank you so very much! I really appreciate this.

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