Online Encyclopedia of Silver Marks, Hallmarks & Makers' Marks
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Silver Marks ~ Germany ~ After 1886

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In 1884 a law was enacted making .800 the minimum national standard for silver in Germany. In 1886 the use of individual city marks was abolished and replaced by the national mark (reichsmark) of a crescent moon & crown mark (Halbmond und Krone) representing the entire German state. These marks became compulsory by 1888.
The crown & crescent moon are used in conjunction with a maker's mark and a decimal silver standard mark.

Common silver standards are .800 & .835 __ .830, .900, .925 and .935 purities are also used.

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German Makers' Marks ~ After 1886

A - B     B - F     F - H     H - K     K - K     L - M     M - R     R - S     S - W     W - Z     Unidentified
German
Hallmarks

Pre-1886


Hermann Spliedt
Itzehoe
founded 1857


Storck & Sinsheimer Maker's Mark
Storck & Sinsheimer
Hanau
1874 - ca.1930
Carl Julius Theodor Strube Strube & Söhn
Leipzig
founded mid-19th C., active until c.1940s
primarily retailers but did have a small workshop
A.Truxa & Co.
Berlin
active c.1905-c.1930
primarily jewelry
Vereinigte Silberwarenfabriken
Düsseldorf
founded 1899
Friedrich Oswald Vetterlein Fr. Vetterlein
Dobeln
founded 1861
E. L. Vietor
Darmstadt
Active ca.1890-1910
Hilde Vollers
Hamburg
active from the 1930's, handwrought jewelry and holloware.


D. Vollgold & Söhne
Berlin
founded c1850
second mark used before 1886
vintage advertisement


Hermann Walter
Halle
Information needed
Wilhelm Weinranck
Hanau
Founded ca.1890
August Wellner & Söhne
Aue
founded in 1854
This mark used ca.1928-1938
Christoph Widmann
Pforzheim
founded 1919






M. H. Wilkens & Söhne
Bremen-Hemelingen
founded 1810
still active

note: last mark is an early transitional dating c.1860s/70s/80s, the Crescent Moon symbol is the Wilkens trademark
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German Hallmarks before-1886
Hanau Pseudo-Marks
Hamburg Makers' Marks
World Hallmarks
British Hallmarks Explained
Dutch Hallmarks
French Hallmarks
Austrian Hallmarks
Swedish Hallmarks
Finnish Hallmarks
Norwegian Makers
David-Andersen Marks
Georg Jensen Marks
Mexican Silver Marks
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