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Rarewares
Rarewares, Antiques and Collectibles Researcher
Category: Antiques
Satisfied Customers: 21141
Experience:  Antiques dealer for 12+ years and collector for 30+ years specializing in American and European porcelain, glass, art, furniture, coins, watches, sterling silver, pocket watches, and jewelry.
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I have a set of 12 fish knives and forks (1 knife is

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I have a set of 12 fish knives and forks (1 knife is missing) which appear to have a silver mark on them, but I cannot find it anywhere online. I have taken a picture, not sure if can send you a picture but it starts with:
Assistant: I always love having an appraiser look at my stuff. Sometimes its turned out to be surprisingly valuable. Is there anything else the Antiques Appraiser should be aware of?
Customer: F H (what looks like a mountain) S and then in what is a square a letter P on its side an anchor and MB on its side
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Antiques
Expert:  Rarewares replied 1 month ago.

Hello,
My name is***** next step would be to add some photos.
Use the small blue camera icon next to the red SEND button.

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Just sending the picture of the marks.
Expert:  Rarewares replied 1 month ago.

This is the mark of Francis Howard, Ltd of Edinburgh, Scotland,and the Uk; fine silversmiths and retailers in business from 1870 to 1940. The symbol in the middle is a target with and arrow in the bullseye. The other mark means that the set is plated silver and not sterling. A set of 12 fish knives and forks in silver plate in a pattern that looks to be from the 1870 to 1890's, also when the fish sets were most popular, is valued at $175 to $225 resale.

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Expert:  Rarewares replied 30 days ago.

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