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My name is ***** *****. I have found an old spoon while metal

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My name is ***** *****. I have found an old spoon while metal detecting on my family homestead (circa 1869) I do not think it is silver as it has a brown patina all over. However it appears to have a "Hallmark" none of the symbols of which I can find.
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Customer: Would the "hallmark" be of use?
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Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Antiques
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Hallmark is as follows a Capital D in a shaded recessed field. Followed by a Crown .Next is a stylised box or star within something that looks like brackets .Next is a round object with a bunch of horizontal lines and lastly a sideway shield with the letters NS and a crown over the letters within the shield,
Expert:  rarewares replied 7 months ago.
Hello,My name isCustomerand I would love to help.The next step would be for me to see pictures of the item and these marks you have described.Use the Add Files feature on your screen to add pictures (one at a time) and I will be able to complete my answer, thank you!