Need some help with hallmarks. Any pros out there?

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    fartsniffer0_0 Jr. Member

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    I recently picked up these 2 spoons at a great price but I'm a little unsure about the stamps. I know the lion means it's sterling, that's why I picked these out of the pile of plated flatware. After some research I believe the duty stamp is GeorgeIII which puts these in the late 1700's-early 1800's. The date stamps "S" and "T" might be 1813-14 and the Maker's mark "GW" for George Wintle. Can anybody confirm this for me? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
     

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    George III is correct but more like 1786-1821
    It's England sterling of 92.5 as it has a Lion passant
    The initials of the silversmith began to replace symbols in the 17th century, although the practice of including a symbol amongst the letters continued well into the next century. You're correct about the makers mark. It is from George Wintle, London 1819 hallmark. So there ya go, that's what I found. Congrats on the addition, nice pieces.
     
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    Thanks Rigo. Heck of a deal for $5.
     
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    (pssst,George 111 died in 1920) just saying!!!!!!!!
     
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