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I have a 5 piece teaset, from the early 1950s. The anagram

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I have a 5 piece teaset, from the early 1950s. The anagram is AIOC, (Anglo Iranian Oil Company). On the bottom are various markings, and the number 53312. My parents died in 1976, and 1996, and the teaset was bequeathed to me. My father worked for the above company, and was forcibly removed by the Persian government, back to the UK. He was advised by the company to take whatever he could carry, and left Persia on the ship Mauritius. Other than a photograph of the ship departing Abadan, I have no further information. Please can you help?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Antiques
Expert:  Nora replied 2 years ago.
Hi There~
My name is ***** ***** I am here to help with your question.
At your convenience, please send photos. A full image with the design and a clear, in-focus close-up of the mark would be ideal.
When taking a clear close-up try using the macro function on your camera. It looks like a small flower icon. This will allow sharper focus at a closer-range.
When evaluating an item, photos are essential to helping me come to a correct assessment.
There may be an +Add Files button or if there is a toolbar with a paperclip icon showing above the box where you type in responses, then follow the steps on this link for sharing photos:
I look forward to seeing the images. If you are unable to send photos right away, that is fine – there is not a time limit here.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.


Thanks so far! Now lets see if In can complete the rest to your satisfaction?

Additional factsPhoto of 5 item silver setBase Maker Stamp.

Tea Pot Coffee pot Water Jug Sugar bowel Milk Jug

Height(inches) 5.5" 7" 5.5" 3.5" 3.75"

Capacity 2 Pts 2 Pts 1 Pt 17 Ozs 9 Ozs

Numbers also stamped below the above information.

32 119 80 44 85

also 22 7 7