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Whilst looking for the date letter, you need to bear in mind that the font, it’s capitalisation and the shape of the background, known as the shield, are varied in each cycle of letters.
So, although, only 20 letters are used, it is possible to know exactly which year that particular combination of font, and shield is referring to.
Fortunately, with the use of a single reference book, it is possible for even a complete novice to decipher the vast majority.
Although there are many books on the market which can be used to help read hallmarks, the standard book of reference, used by dealers and collectors world wide is Bradbury's Book of Hallmarks.
Bradbury's book of hallmarks was last updated in 2014 by the Sheffield Assay office.
It can be purchased directly from there or from any major book seller.
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In that year and the following year, the head faced left and was debossed rather than embossed.
If you can't see any of these 5 marks, the chances are that the item is either not British or is silverplated.
If you can find one of these marks, then you know that the item is British silver and you can move onto stage 2.
You don’t need to memorise these marks because they are in Bradburys book of hallmarks.
Simply flick through the book, looking at the top of the tables of marks to remind yourself if you forget.
This pocket sized reference contains all of the marks that one is likely to encounter on a regular basis.