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Companies located outside the UK who have reproduced items, and tried to use a facsimile of the marks or numbering system have been sued, and have had sanctions imposed against them.An item with a registry mark or number could have been produced before (less likely as the design would not be protected), or after the date of the registry mark.The number listed for each year in the table is the first number issued that year. If your number is higher, but less than the number for the next year, then your item had it's design registered during that year.The Hallmarking Act 1973 changed on 1 January 1999 and allows articles of higher and lower standards of fineness to be sold. Consumers may now choose from a much wider range of goods but to continue to benefit from the same level of protection. Using a British Hallmark Guide How to quickly identify gold and Silver hallmarks that you see in car boot sales and markets.Hallmark date stamps on silver, gold, and platinum for the Offices of London, Birmingham, Sheffield, and Edinburgh from 1678 – 1974 London Dated Hallmarks from 1678 – 1974. Dating UK Hallmarks See all the main dated hallmarks from the UK since 1678 International Hallmarks How to identify the international hallmarks on gold, silver and platinum products.