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    Posted 2 years ago

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    I've had this napkin or mail holder a few years and somewhat understand some of the marks. But they are in my humble opinion CONFUSING! Maybe I'm misunderstanding but I can plainly read the word PEWTER. And then there is a lion stamp and a stamp I know means pewter. So someone please help me make heads or tails of this?
    My best guess is it was made of scraps at the end of the day by an employee and they just used all the stamps.
    If I recall correctly I paid a whole 1.99 or .99 so no matter what it is I did ok.
    Thanks for stopping and looking!
    Can't wait to get your feedback.
    Happy Sunday!

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    1. Karenoke Karenoke, 2 years ago
      Thanks Brunswick!
      No guesses huh?
      Thanks for stopping by :~>
    2. Karenoke Karenoke, 2 years ago
      Thanks Thomas, I agree, napkin holder. But all them marks are confusing.
    3. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
      Pewter ... Zinn is the German word for 'tin'.
    4. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
      Étain is a French for tin.
    5. IVAN49 IVAN49, 2 years ago
      Most probably German (Fein Zinn meaning ``fine tin``). Number 95 indicates 95% of tin in the alloy. The French would not mark Fein Zinn on top.
      I think it`s not made from scraps.
    6. Karenoke Karenoke, 2 years ago
      Oh ok. Thanks Vetraio50,
      I have other pieces with that zinn mark so that is common to me. But what about the lion stamp, I've been under the impression it almost always means silver?
      So hand forged, but not a scrap piece. So fairly old I'd take it?
      Thanks so much for taking your time on me, I appreciate you both!
    7. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 2 years ago
      pewter marks with lion
      I'm not sure if this link will help, the lion is similar in shape to the one on your Pewter napkin older.
    8. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 2 years ago
      Oops I hope the link works this time. I mean't to say holder not older, lol.
    9. Karenoke Karenoke, 2 years ago
      Thank you PeaseJean55!
      I've honestly never thought to google pewter with lion mark.
      And it may be an older napkin
      Much appreciated!

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