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144: Towle "Georgian" Potato Fork
Sold for: $60|Estimate: $100 - $200|Sell a Similar Item
Sterling silver baked potato fork, double struck with "Georgian" pattern, hallmarked. 7 1/4"L. Condition: excellent.
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