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    does anyone know how old this is?

    Found the bottom one week and the top the next week! Wondering about the age and maybe the value.
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    Re: does anyone know how old this is?

    Hi,This lid appears to be the most common English Pot Lid found in the U S and is also very common in the U K. It would date to around 1905 as it has the Kings Crown in the trade mark which dates it post 1901 when Queen Victoria diedhttp://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Vintage-Vi...item35e65aaeda Hopes this helpsDavid

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    Re: does anyone know how old this is?

    Hey Dave, would having "Chemists" help date it or tell whether it was an export?

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    Re: does anyone know how old this is?

    Hello; Lid is pre-1891, after that, country of origin would have to be marked, in this case, ''England''. One of the most common potlids, found throughout the English- speaking world, quite common in Canada, where ANY lids are hard to find. Still nice find, though, have dug a few marked with & without " England'' in Ottawa, Canada , from c 1910 dumps. Dave

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    Just dug a bottom to one of these. Am hoping the top is nearby.

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    Good luck with your search and hope you are looking in a privy as will be much easier to find both pieces as I have found that usually if you dig in a dump the chances tend to be for maybe 2 lids complete with bases for every 50 lids or 100 bases.

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    Any dug lid is worth at least 25.00.



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