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Rarewares, Antiques and Collectibles Researcher
Category: Antiques
Satisfied Customers: 89626
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 silver penknife with a mother of pearl handle. The

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I have a silver penknife with a mother of pearl handle. The knife both sides is decorated and the it has 4 markings on the knife. The first looks like the top of a crown, 2nd letter either R or B, 3rd lion facing left, 4th letters HA?
JA: What would you like to learn about the knife?
Customer: How old it is and whether it has any value.
JA: The Antiques Appraiser can help. You can also send photos once I've connected you. What condition is the knife in?
Customer: Very good condition although the silver needs cleaning.
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Antiques Appraiser should know?
Customer: It was passed down to me by my parents.


My name is Rarewares.
I'm happy to help you today, I need to see a picture
of the item and any
signatures or stamps on bottom or back so
that I can give you an accurate appraisal.
Please add at your convenience.

I will answer back on the website not in the text messages.


Customer: replied 7 months ago.
How do I send the photos to you?

COMPUTER- use the blue paper with arrow symbol by the SEND
to load one photo at a time by browsing your device. Write a word for each one in the writing
area before you hit send, something like front, side or bottom so I know what the picture is.

MOBILE/TABLET- you should be able to text them here.
Write a word in the comment box, attach photo then hit send and do the next.

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
I think the photos are self explanatory

This is a late 1800s English sterling silver pen knife with mother of pearl handle made by Atkin Brothers of Sheffield, England valued at 100GBP resale.

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