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by bstaunto
Mon Sep 02, 2019 7:34 am
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: Colonial Canadian Spoon?
Replies: 5
Views: 249

Re: Colonial Canadian Spoon?

Hi Martin,

It sure is Canadian. It is the marks for Richard Kestell Oliver (Toronto, circa 1843-1860).

Cheers,
Ben
by bstaunto
Mon Aug 05, 2019 3:44 am
Forum: Newcastle Hallmarks
Topic: An example of the Incuse Duty mark on Newcastle silver
Replies: 1
Views: 926

An example of the Incuse Duty mark on Newcastle silver

Hi team, Picked up this tablespoon in a little job lot the other day. The incuse duty mark was used from 1st Dec 1784 until 28 May 1786. According to Gill, it seems there were seven silversmiths who sent silver in for assay to Newcastle in that period. Samuel Thompson II (a small amount) James Crawf...
by bstaunto
Tue Jul 23, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: French Silver
Topic: French or French Colonial?
Replies: 1
Views: 2071

French or French Colonial?

Hi team, I picked up six spoons and forks, one of the has the French marks for 1818-1838, but the others have the marks below. Any thoughts?? (There was also a set of six teaspoons that had all sorts of marks and overstamping with the same crest) As always, any help/opinion welcome! Thanks, Ben http...
by bstaunto
Tue Dec 25, 2018 6:57 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Unknown European Tablespoons - P.G GC and Lion Passant
Replies: 19
Views: 3481

Unknown European Tablespoons - P.G GC and Lion Passant

Hi all, Just wondering if anyone had any idea about these spoons? I thought maybe Dutch? But have no real idea! Any thoughts appreciated. Ben http://i67.tinypic.com/xdhxzs.jpg http://i64.tinypic.com/20h12fk.jpg http://i63.tinypic.com/2iurdvr.jpg
by bstaunto
Tue Dec 18, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: German Silver
Topic: European Box - German?
Replies: 3
Views: 1358

Re: European Box - German?

Wow! Thanks Theoderich...would never have found that!
Ben
by bstaunto
Wed Dec 12, 2018 3:21 am
Forum: German Silver
Topic: European Box - German?
Replies: 3
Views: 1358

European Box - German?

Hey team, Found this little box in a thrift shop today. Had to put of elbow grease into cleaning it up, but it's a nice little box. But I can't quite work out the hallmarks. It seems to be a key, 13 and a maker's mark CX. I think it's probably German? From the first half of the nineteenth century? B...
by bstaunto
Mon Oct 29, 2018 8:25 am
Forum: Exeter Hallmarks
Topic: Exeter Trefid Spoon - 16
Replies: 2
Views: 2394

Re: Exeter Trefid Spoon - 16

Thanks Trev! I wasn't sure how many of these early Exeter marks had attributions. Will see how I go!
Ben
by bstaunto
Sat Oct 27, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: Exeter Hallmarks
Topic: Exeter Trefid Spoon - 16
Replies: 2
Views: 2394

Exeter Trefid Spoon - 16

Hi all, I don't have the book on early West Country spoons, so was just wondering if there is a maker attached to this mark? It is on a trefid spoon, struck once in the bowl and three times along the stem. It has a pricked date of 1679. Thanks, Ben http://i65.tinypic.com/bj791.jpg http://i63.tinypic...
by bstaunto
Sat Oct 27, 2018 9:35 am
Forum: British Hallmarks - Single Image
Topic: Maker's Mark on Mote spoon.
Replies: 2
Views: 2130

Maker's Mark on Mote spoon.

Hi guys,

Do any of you recognise this maker's mark? It is struck twice on a rat-tail mote spoon.

Can't quite make out the first initial.

Thanks,
Ben

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by bstaunto
Sun Oct 07, 2018 6:41 am
Forum: Irish Hallmarks
Topic: Limerick Maker - Samuel Purdon
Replies: 4
Views: 2615

Limerick Maker - Samuel Purdon

Hi all, Picked up this little teaspoon with a matching Dublin one. Marks are obviously a bit rubbed, but could tell from the fleur-de-lis that is was probably Limerick. Getting a closer look, it appears to be S*P for Samuel Purdon who was working 1830s-1840s. I haven't tracked down the crest yet, it...
by bstaunto
Sat Sep 29, 2018 8:35 am
Forum: Website Updates & Announcements
Topic: 50,000 Posts!
Replies: 11
Views: 28482

Re: 50,000 Posts!

Woo! Great job!
by bstaunto
Sat Sep 29, 2018 8:34 am
Forum: Newcastle Hallmarks
Topic: Newcastle Maker - Hugh Breckenridge
Replies: 1
Views: 2367

Newcastle Maker - Hugh Breckenridge

Hey team, Picked up these teaspoons the other day and it was a maker I hadn't seen before, and hadn't been seen here (from what I could find!), so I thought I would post his mark. Hugh Breckenridge (with various other spellings) only sent items in for assay from 1805 til 1811. He ramped up productio...
by bstaunto
Sat Jul 28, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: Family Crests
Topic: Crest with Greek Motto on Scottish Spoons
Replies: 3
Views: 2340

Crest with Greek Motto on Scottish Spoons

Hi team, I picked these spoons up the other day, mainly for the crest. The spoons are Scottish, made in Edinburgh in 1820s or so. The motto is in classical Greek. I think it means Good Tamer of Horses? But my Greek is a little rusty. The crest is a man waving his hat on a horse. Does anyone have any...
by bstaunto
Thu Jul 26, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: Family Crests
Topic: Help with Family Crests on Early Colonial Australian Silver - I?
Replies: 6
Views: 2774

Re: Help with Family Crests on Early Colonial Australian Silver - I?

Hi there, A nice piece of Australian silver. From my anecdotal evidence, I think this WP maker was the most prolific maker in Sydney in the 1840s. It is hard to know who it was, William Park is the identification offered by Houstone in his book, but even he is unsure, it is based one record of Park ...
by bstaunto
Wed Jul 25, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: R.W and pseudo marks - Canadian? American?
Replies: 1
Views: 2709

Re: R.W and pseudo marks - Canadian? American?

One potential seems to be Robert Wilson - New York, NY 1803-1810 and Philadelphia, PA 1812-1824
by bstaunto
Sun Jul 22, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: Pseudo marks and GS&.S
Replies: 3
Views: 2147

Re: Pseudo marks and GS&.S

No worries Matt!

I'm away at the moment so can't check, but I'm pretty sure the mark is in Langdon's book. Can confirm when I'm back in a few weeks.

Ben
by bstaunto
Sun Jul 22, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: Pseudo marks and GS&.S
Replies: 3
Views: 2147

Re: Pseudo marks and GS&.S

Hi Matt,

It is Canadian - George Savage and Son, Montreal. circa 1840-50.

Cheers,
Ben
by bstaunto
Thu May 31, 2018 7:36 am
Forum: Sheffield Hallmarks
Topic: W&Co Maker - circa 1800
Replies: 5
Views: 4588

Re: W&Co Maker - circa 1800

Got this back from the Sheffield Assay Office: This is the mark of William Wild & Co who registered with the Sheffield Assay Office on the 23rd December 1784. The mark registered normally has two W.W & Co but often you see it as W&Co as with your example. The company were based on Trinit...
by bstaunto
Tue May 29, 2018 5:23 am
Forum: Scottish Hallmarks
Topic: Unidentified Sponsors/Makers mark
Replies: 5
Views: 2803

Re: Unidentified Sponsors/Makers mark

Great spoon! :)
by bstaunto
Tue May 29, 2018 5:22 am
Forum: Sheffield Hallmarks
Topic: W&Co Maker - circa 1800
Replies: 5
Views: 4588

Re: W&Co Maker - circa 1800

Thanks Phil. I'll try and get a copy online.

Feel free to use the mark for your website if you like...it is a great resource I'm very thankful for!

Ben

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