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Need help determining marking on obverse side


croftca

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I inherited a large, heavy hammered silver pitcher, 6 short cups and 6 tall goblets, all with the same mark on the obverse side, which is shown below. The individual who originally purchased these items lived in OK, ARK, NY., Caracus, Venezuela and the Azores, if that is of any help. They were most likely purchased between 1925-1945, but do not know from where they were purchased.

Any guidance or information concerning the mark on these items and values of items will be much appreciated.

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T A N,  crossed picks or hammers or scythes, 0,900

 

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My hunch is these are pewter. That the 0,900 is 90% tin.
You could try these people.

https://www.pewtersociety.org/identifying-and-collecting-pewter/help-identification

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Hi @croftca
It's Columbian .900 Silver. I can't find anything on the maker but this mark and the dates you mentioned match.
As to price, that will probably go off weight. If you can weigh it and establish the exact silver content (90% of it's weight) and the current silver price, that will give you it's minimum value.

Having said that, I would think the set of six goblets would sell for much more than scrap value.

Mobius.

 

 

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