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Re: Crest or Coat of Arms ?
« Reply #9 on: Thursday 22 February 18 20:18 GMT (UK) »
Is this a communion thingy?

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Re: Crest or Coat of Arms ?
« Reply #10 on: Thursday 22 February 18 20:30 GMT (UK) »
The Worthpoint website I mentioned earlier will have a valuation, but you need to register to see it!

Described as a commemorative plate?
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Re: Crest or Coat of Arms ?
« Reply #11 on: Thursday 22 February 18 21:55 GMT (UK) »
It's a piece of history and it looks nice - don't scrap it!

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Re: Crest or Coat of Arms ?
« Reply #12 on: Friday 23 February 18 12:51 GMT (UK) »
Thanks again for the info on the souvenir plate. I took down all the info and now am more interested in the piece. The one that you sent the article on appears to be a copy of the one I won? It is 10.5" in diameter and is obviously machine stamped where the one I bought is 12.5" and is hand made. The one sold on Ebay had no makers mark or silver content stamping which has been required in Europe for hundreds of years. The one I won has the .950 silver stamp that was used in Austria/Hungary from 1875-1922.

Alhough I may have not used the correct forum, you all were very helpful.
Thank you again for your time,
Karl.

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Re: Crest or Coat of Arms ?
« Reply #13 on: Friday 02 March 18 15:12 GMT (UK) »
If anyone was curious, I found the markings and they were partially missing/poorly stamped. It shows ?USTRIA and ?UANA. Someone told me that is INDUSTRIA PURANA a Peruvian silversmith.

I thought I was really onto something as  the Kingdom of Yugoslavia was part of Austria. There is one other mark that was removed and at one time. For some reason, it was cut in 2 pieces. Someone cut it so fine so it could be put back together by a good silversmith.

I still have these treasure hunter type thoughts that it may be a real piece that was cut to to hide from the Germans or Russians or to smuggle out pre-occupation to S. America, put back together in Peru post WWII and the original markings were removed and INDUSTRIA PERUANA added?

Oh well, thanks again,
Karl.