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wev
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iconnumber posted 06-28-2016 06:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for wev     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
what this mark may be. It is on a 2 1/4" long shovel form salt spoon with a coffin handle and surprising weight. The mark is very small and I have no idea of its top or bottom. Assuming the striated background is intended to run vertically, here it is both ways

Any ideas?

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iconnumber posted 06-28-2016 06:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for wev     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The spoon


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Scott Martin
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iconnumber posted 06-28-2016 07:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Scott Martin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I also haven't a clue.

With lots of imagination ...adding a horizon line, I kind of see a mountain and a reflection.

Or

Perhaps a prehistoric bird.

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dragonflywink

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iconnumber posted 06-29-2016 12:15 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for dragonflywink     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Looks like an early WMF ostrich mark to me (would also explain the 'surprising weight')...

~Cheryl

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iconnumber posted 06-29-2016 09:18 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for wev     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I think you are right -- thank you

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iconnumber posted 06-29-2016 09:41 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Scott Martin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Excellent!

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iconnumber posted 06-29-2016 11:08 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Scott Martin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I went looking of more examples of the mark.....some appear cast other not.

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iconnumber posted 06-29-2016 02:28 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for wev     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I am presuming that the piece is silverplate.

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Polly

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iconnumber posted 06-29-2016 09:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Polly     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Wow, the human brain--as represented here by Cheryl--is ASTONISHING. How you could look at that bunch of blobs and correctly recognize the mark is beyond understanding.

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iconnumber posted 06-30-2016 07:59 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for ahwt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Cheryl that is amazing. Great call..

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iconnumber posted 06-30-2016 11:24 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for ahwt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Cheryl that is amazing. Great call..

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iconnumber posted 08-14-2016 03:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hose_dk     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yes it is plate. There shoud be other marks telling what kind of basemetal

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