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Old 5th September 2017, 06:37 PM   #7
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Originally Posted by chiefheadknocker
hi there, I cant see any hallmarks , but I thinks they are solid silver because there is no sign of silver plate wearing through , maybe its is silver plated that hasn't worn through yet ,would silver plate have any marks ?
thanks for your input

real solid english 'sterling' silver will have hallmarks. plate may, but is not required. they do appear on most tho, as it implies a higher quality manufacture.

how to read english silver plate marks:

of course if it doesn't have any, you can't use that. might be silver plate, might not. might be 'german' silver, or alpaca, with no 'Ag' at all.

if it's silver, a drop of egg yolk on it will leave a black spot fairly quickly, the more silver purity, the quicker the spot develops.
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