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I have five old silver tablespoons handed down in the family

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I have five old silver tablespoons handed down in the family that have initials engraved. They are stamped SMast and also W Stoops on the back. Any idea where they were made or how old they might be.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Antiques
Expert:  rusufdavi replied 1 year ago.


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Could you provide a picture of one spoon and a picture of the marks of the spoon?


Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I Can take pictures on my I phone. How would I send them to you from my phone?
Expert:  rusufdavi replied 1 year ago.

Please, send the picture to the following email address:

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They will forward the pictures to me. Please, remember to include the question link showed below in the email:


Expert:  rusufdavi replied 1 year ago.

Thanks for the pics

After carefully seeing the pics, you have a set of spoons that we made by a local manufacturer, stamp the initial WStoops and SMast. If the spoons where made of silver, there should be an additional mark indicating the silver purity used-this a legal requirement, so if the mark is not present, they are not made of silver.

Could you please recheck the spoon and see if there is any additional mark? Any mark-like numbers-if enough to deduct silver purity.