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§80‑42.  Marking articles of gold plate regulated.

It shall be unlawful to makefor sale, or sell, or offer to sell or dispose of, or have in possession withintent to sell or dispose of, any article of merchandise made in whole or inpart of inferior metal, having deposited or plated thereon or brazed orotherwise affixed thereto a plate, plating, covering or sheet of gold, or ofany alloy of gold, which article is known in the market as "rolled goldplate," "gold plate," "gold‑filled," or"gold electroplate," or by any similar designation, and havingstamped, branded, engraved or imprinted thereon, or upon any tag, card or labelattached thereto, or upon any box, package, cover or wrapper in which thearticle is enclosed, any word or mark usually employed to indicate the finenessof gold, unless such word be accompanied by other words plainly indicating thatsuch article or some part thereof is made of rolled gold plate, or gold plate,or gold electroplate, or is gold‑filled, as the case may be.  Violationof this section is a Class 1 misdemeanor.  (1907, c. 331, s. 3; C.S., s.4014; 1993, c. 539, s. 589; 1994, Ex. Sess., c. 24, s. 14(c).)