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Rarewares, Antiques and Collectibles Researcher
Category: Antiques
Satisfied Customers: 12902
Experience:  Antiques dealer for over 10 years specializing in porcelain, glass, art, furniture, coins, watches, sterling silver, pocket watches, and jewelry.
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Silver hallmark: letters W N on a shield shape; crown; lion

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Silver hallmark : letters W N on a shield shape; crown; lion rampant then possibly a lower case f. These marks are on a pair of small silver dishes that were passed on to me. I am interested in any information about the marks. Thanks, Melanie
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Antiques
Expert:  Rarewares replied 6 months ago.


My name isCustomerand I look forward to working with you.

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Expert:  Rarewares replied 6 months ago.

This is the mark of William Neale and Sons of Sheffield, England

and the lower case f indicates the year code for 1923 if it

is also in a shield type shape. I will add a photo. These dishes

are sterling silver and would have a value of $60USD each.

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