Dating wallace silver marks

Wallace & Sons Lucerne 1896 pattern [gone from the internet - i1206.photobucket.com/albums/bb449/PTStager/DSCF4030.jpg] [gone from the internet - i1206.photobucket.com/albums/bb449/PTStager/DSCF4033.jpg] [gone from the internet - i1206.photobucket.com/albums/bb449/PTStager/DSCF4024-1.jpg] This is the maker’s mark on the spoon: [gone from the internet - i1206.photobucket.com/albums/bb449/PTStager/DSCF4029-1.jpg] I have seen the mark that is very similar to this, however, on the mark that is on this spoon the “stag” is flipped 90° to the left (on it’s side). I'm not well versed in Wallace's marks, but I have noticed that on old International flatware pieces of the same period, the trademark is sometimes sideways from the sterling mark, I suppose to make it fit the space while leaving it big enough to easily see.

I've identified at least 5 different marks used by Wallace on souvenir spoons and all but one of them involve some version of the stags head.

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Piece description: Small tea spoon (Engraved as a souvenir spoon – “Los Angeles”), gold wash bowl, Approx. I'm not well versed in Wallace's marks, but I have noticed that on old International flatware pieces of the same period, the trademark is sometimes sideways from the sterling mark, I suppose to make it fit the space while leaving it big enough to easily see.

5” tall and 1” (at bowl) wide Pattern matches the R. Originally posted by taloncrest: I have sugar tongs and a sugar spoon in Lucerne, and they are marked in the same way.

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We don't provide valuation information -- even to well-intentioned non-commercial visitors. dates used, history, stories, etc.) that I can learn about from this? In your opinion, is this considered to be a “rare” or unusual piece?

If you think your question might cross the line, please read our I am trying to identify a maker’s mark on a spoon and here is one that I can’t figure out. Thank you in advance for your help, PStager I have sugar tongs and a sugar spoon in Lucerne, and they are marked in the same way.

I wholeheartedly agree with you about the pattern and the spoon. A town historian had passed my information and pictures to a gentleman who just happened to happened to have an identical spoon displayed on his office desk.

I have to add, however, that whoever did the engraving did a very good job. He called me and said that in the late 1800’s there was a “drifter entrepreneur” who came into town, set up a table and was engraving them on “everyday spoons” and selling them for about “six bits” apiece.

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