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NYC Holiday To-Do List #4: Need a break from holiday shopping? Jingle all the way up to the historic Plaza hotel for a spot of afternoon tea. The hotel's elegant Palm Court serves up the most delectable delicacies as you watch Central Park's rolling landscape below. Don't forget to lift your pinkie!

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Identifying Silver Hallmarks

Identifying Silver Hallmarks: We have recently acquired a large variety of old silver. Some pieces are marked by the maker, like Tiffany, but many of the marks are just symbols like anchors and lions. We purchased a book, but the marks are not listed. Is there a way we can find out what the symbols mean? Thanks! —Melva P. The pieces marked with lions, anchors and similar symbols likely hail from England, so you would need a book on English hallmarks to help you decipher them, such as ...