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Old 10th November 2009, 11:34 AM   #1
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Default **URGENT *** WHAT WOULD THIS BE?

Any help would be so much apreciated ... the soonner the better .
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Could the marks be (British)silver ?
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Old 10th November 2009, 11:49 AM   #2
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Paper knife/letter opener. If you show a close-up of the hallmarks it quite possibly is English (I see them regularly here).
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Old 10th November 2009, 12:30 PM   #3
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Hi Gene, thank you for your promptness .

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Paper knife/letter opener. If you show a close-up of the hallmarks it quite possibly is English (I see them regularly here).


I too thought was a letter opener, but the blade seems rather long for it.
The thing is not in my possession, reason why i can't check or picture the marks; i would recognize British hallmarks right away.

Thank you so much for the hint, anyway.
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Hi Gene, thank you for your promptness .



I too thought was a letter opener, but the blade seems rather long for it.
The thing is not in my possession, reason why i can't check or picture the marks; i would recognize British hallmarks right away.

Thank you so much for the hint, anyway.
Fernando



Thinking about it, I've seen them described as meat skewers too.... I have a feeling that they are actually meat skewers (sorry) but that they are often described as paper knives now as it makes them a little more saleable. They are almost always solid sterling silver though!
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Gene, i've sent you a PM.
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Old 10th November 2009, 09:03 PM   #6
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Thinking about it, I've seen them described as meat skewers too.... I have a feeling that they are actually meat skewers (sorry) but that they are often described as paper knives now as it makes them a little more saleable. They are almost always solid sterling silver though!


Correct, I too have seen many good auction house list these as Meat Skewers and they always carrying English hallmarks when I have viewed them.

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Correct, I too have seen many good auction house list these as Meat Skewers and they always carrying English hallmarks when I have viewed them.

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And i see now that some are very expensive ... like from George III period.
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