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These were in the family bank safety deposit box. Two left most are dated December 25, 1895 which I assume might have been Christmas presents. The one on the right, and a different style, is dated June 1, 1898 and likely a birthday memento. The names engraved on them I don't recognize, but may have been purchased by my mother at a long-ago garage sale. Despite their coppery appearance, they are actually tarnished silver. Is there a way to tell if they are solid silver or plated. They are very light for their size. Any other comments appreciated. Thanks.

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Hi Lillian, All sterling silver in marked. At those dates you might have the word "sterling" or hallmarks. Do you see markings anywhere?

You're right! I didn't think to look inside, but difficult for me to see with my old eyes, but enlarged with camera I can see they are sterling.


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