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Posted 5 years ago


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I believe this to be an old silver letter opener, but I am not sure of the story of it I need you help if you know anything about the marking on it and /or anything you can tell me about. Thanks.

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  1. Dizzydave Dizzydave, 5 years ago
    The three marks B, Gero, 90, indicates silver plate made by Gero. Made between 1925 -1970.
  2. Dizzydave Dizzydave, 5 years ago
    Gero -- Gerofabriek brand name.
    90 -- a quality mark indicating that 90 grams of silver has been used to plate 12 spoons and 12 forks.
    1909 -- founded as M. J. Gerritsen & Co.

    1912 -- known as the "first Dutch factory of new silverware, formerly M.J. Gerritsen & Co."

    1925 -- although the name Gerofabriek had been used for some time, it became the official name of the company. NV is an acromym for Naamloze Vennootschap, a legal entity similar to our corporation.

    1986 -- Gerofabriek became part of Van Kempen & Begeer of Zoetermeer, Holland.

    2003 -- still in business.
    hope this helps! Dizzy
  3. musikchoo musikchoo, 5 years ago
    Thanks Dizzydave. You solved the mystery for me!!

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