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§80‑43.  Marking articles of silver 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 silver or ofany alloy of silver, which article is known in the market as "silverplate" or "silver electroplate," or by any similar designation,and having stamped, branded, engraved or imprinted thereon, or upon any tag,card or label attached thereto, or upon any box, package, cover or wrapper inwhich the article is enclosed, the word "sterling" or the word"coin," either alone or in conjunction with any other words ormarks.  Violation of this section is a Class 1 misdemeanor. (1907, c. 331, s.4; C.S., s. 4015; 1993, c. 539, s. 590; 1994, Ex. Sess., c. 24, s. 14 (c)