Commemorative serving platter

Sep 19, 2022. 14:41 UTC
Commemorative serving platter
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Sterling silver

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Was handed down my family to me.Belonged to my grandfather who was in the British army in Africa in the 1940,s.He was a Lt Col of the Kings African Rifles 4th Uganda Battalion.It is engraved and has decorative feet on it.It is circular with hallmarks to the back of it.


10 inches x 10 inches


It belonged to my grandfather Lt Col William Vicrose Digby Dickinson.Upon his death my Aunt in Australia looked after it until it was given to my father who was the only son.His name was Jeremy Vicrose Digby Dickinson.Upon my fathers death in 2012 it was given to me.My maiden name was Vanessa Heather Dickinson.I am now known by the surname of Bingham.

Answered within 10 minutes
Sep 19, 14:51 UTC
By Delia

Fair Market Value

$600 - $900 USD

Suggested Asking Price

$1,000 USD
What does this mean?

Hi Vanessa,

Thank you for contacting Mearto with your appraisal inquiry.
This is a very nice salver; the presentation inscription will mean more to you and your family than it will to an unassociated market but I've priced it to what it would likely sell for at auction.
Based on the photos and information provided, and subject to examination, this is:

An antique Barker Brothers sterling silver footed salver
Bearing the date marks for Birmingham, England, 1913-1914
With molded serpentine edge with small feet to the underside, later engraved to the front "PRESENTED TO SKI BY THE OFFICERS & B.N.COs OF THE BN, February 1942, THE KINGS AFRICAN RIFLES, 4TH (UGANDA) BN." Marked to the reverse
10 inches by 10 inches
CONDITION: appears to be in good condition
PROVENANCE: presented to client's grandfather, Lt Col William Vicrose Digby Dickinson.
Upon his death my Aunt in Australia looked after it until it was given to the client's father who was the only son. His name was Jeremy Vicrose Digby Dickinson.
Upon Jeremy's death in 2012 it was given to the client.
*represents a fair-market value for auction purposes; retail or asking price may vary.

Please let us know if you have additional items to appraise, and thank you again for using Mearto.

Delia Sep 21, 22:39 UTC

Thanks for the additional photos, Vanessa, you're all set.

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