Dating english sterling silver
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These hallmarks tell buyers something about the purity of the silver, when the piece was manufactured and who manufactured it.
It is now illegal in most countries to sell commercial silver without the appropriate hallmarks.
What follows here is a brief overview of silver hallmarks in England, Scotland, and Ireland.
It should be used as a guide only, and we recommend using the Bradbury's Book of Hallmarks (ISBN # 0953174123).
To the untrained eye, the hallmarks look like nothing more than artistic enhancements. The trained silver trader can instantly tell the value of a piece simply by observing its hallmarks.
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