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I have a biscuit box circ 1865 with 4 markings. the first is an A, and third is an & sign. Can't make out the second second and fourth.

Expert's Assistant: I always love having an appraiser look at my stuff. Sometimes its turned out to be surprisingly valuable. Tell us what else you do know and the Antiques Appraiser will be able to better assist you.

I have a vintage SS Biscuit Box. Round straight-side body with hand-chased fluting and floral decoration, hinged lid, sitting on attached base plate and 3 cast feet.

Expert's Assistant: Don't you just love the idea of finding something valuable in your attic? I do, but I think all I have up there is junk my brothers abandoned before they left home. Always a good idea to check things with the Antiques Appraiser, though. Is there anything else important you think the Antiques Appraiser should know?

I have a SS Biscuit Box with round straight body with fluting and floral decoration, a hinged lid and sitting on an attached base plate and 3 feet. there re 3 symbols on the bottom. The first is an A, third the & sign and can't make out the second and fourth. the letters WM are scratched on the bottom. The box measures 7" dia X 7-1/2"

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Antique Expert: Rarewares, Antiques and Collectibles Researcher replied 8 months ago
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Posted by JustAnswer at customer's request) Hello. I would like to request the following Expert Service(s) from you: Live Phone Call. Let me know if you need more information, or send me the service offer(s) so we can proceed.
Antique Expert: Rarewares, Antiques and Collectibles Researcher replied 8 months ago

I do not participate in the phone service. Do add pictures at your convenience.

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Antique Expert: Rarewares, Antiques and Collectibles Researcher replied 8 months ago

I specialize in silver so I could tell you what you have by seeing the item and the marks.

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Antique Expert: Rarewares, Antiques and Collectibles Researcher replied 8 months ago

I got the photo of the piece, but there was not a picture of the marks.

I need to see that in order to tell you age, maker and value.

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Did not know photos were required when I started all this. Is there any way I can cancel all this and not be charged?
Antique Expert: Rarewares, Antiques and Collectibles Researcher replied 8 months ago

It does not cost anything to add a picture and you were successful with the first photo.

The marks tell the whole story, though. I can give an answer without that photo if you would like,

but it would not be as accurate. Let me know.

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