Police have launched an appeal for information to help track down the owner of a mystery collection of silverware.
The items were sold as scrap to a jewellers in Newcastle on September 28.
The seller was a woman who told the shop she was from the Durham area.
Shop staff suspicious about the transaction then alerted police.
There are no reports of the items having been stolen from anywhere in the Northumbria Police area and enquiries are ongoing to identify the owner of the items.
Anyone who recognises the items, or who has any information about them, is asked to contact police on 101 ext 69191 for the attention of PC1302.