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by Cuznerfan
Fri Jul 06, 2018 6:11 am
Forum: Birmingham Hallmarks
Topic: Southern Suburbs Horticultural Society Medal
Replies: 4
Views: 503

Re: Southern Suburbs Horticultural Society Medal

Sponsor mark for Sampson Marks & Co. listed as 'Shipping merchants' first registered with Birmingham Assay Office 28th May 1907 and finally 30 August 1939. Business address- 28A Frederick Street, Birmingham. Private address given as Johannesburg, South Africa.
Hope this helps.
by Cuznerfan
Fri Sep 22, 2017 5:06 pm
Forum: Gold Marks - Worldwide
Topic: Gold Ring Discrepancy
Replies: 6
Views: 1729

Re: Gold Ring Discrepancy

Hello CaptDarling The special town mark of the anchor flanked by 2 'c's denoting the bi-centenery of the Birmingham Assay Office was only used on certain punches and were used at the request of the maker, the other punches just had the usual anchor symbol. Your ring is dated 1973-4. As for the maker...
by Cuznerfan
Tue Aug 29, 2017 8:34 am
Forum: European Jewelry
Topic: Help with silver locket
Replies: 6
Views: 1544

Re: Help with silver locket

Hello jonesjnr, Sorry to add another possibility but the date letter is 'h' for 1882-3. Maker is Edwin Page 1st registered with Birmingham Assay Office in 1879 first as a jeweller then as a chain maker, first address given as 25 Hylton Street and then 33 Hylton Street, Birmingham. The lack of a duty...
by Cuznerfan
Sun Dec 11, 2016 8:42 pm
Forum: Birmingham Hallmarks
Topic: Birmingham Tray - Help Needed
Replies: 9
Views: 2714

Re: Birmingham Tray - Help Needed

Hello Emmajayne1 It was not unusual for the manufacturer to stamp the maker's mark onto a piece prior to sending the item in for hallmarking which is why we often see poorly marked maker's marks next to crisp hallmarks. Also (ref the previous reply) duty was not collected by the Assay offices on sil...
by Cuznerfan
Thu Jul 14, 2016 5:03 am
Forum: Gold Marks - Worldwide
Topic: Dating gold ring
Replies: 1
Views: 1859

Re: Dating gold ring

Hello Pavel,
Afraid you are correct in thinking it's 'not very old' date letter is for 1992- no decimal point before the 375 indicates that it has to be later than 1975. I hope this helps.
Kind regards
Craig
by Cuznerfan
Wed Jul 06, 2016 6:19 am
Forum: Birmingham Hallmarks
Topic: Birmingham Maker's Mark "R.J" in oval? Cig case
Replies: 4
Views: 1702

Re: Birmingham Maker's Mark "R.J" in oval? Cig case

Hello Teslagirl,
Mark is for R.Jordan registered as a Silversmith, 42 Southwark Park Road, London. first registered at Birmingham 14th May 1902 and last registered 23 May 1916.
Hope this helps
Craig
by Cuznerfan
Thu May 19, 2016 6:51 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: General Question on Birmingham Hallmarks
Replies: 7
Views: 2357

Re: General Question on Birmingham Hallmarks

Hello KJ, Back to your original question as to why the duty mark and date letter were marked when you quite rightlly state that it is more usual to have the part mark of lion passant ant date letter. Due to the heavily textured nature of your piece the usual punch (which would have been in the form ...
by Cuznerfan
Tue Mar 29, 2016 6:49 am
Forum: Birmingham Hallmarks
Topic: S.T.S Unknown Maker. Cream Jug, 1902
Replies: 4
Views: 1124

Re: S.T.S Unknown Maker. Cream Jug, 1902

Sponsor mark Sydney Thomas Steel, retail jeweller, Cheltenham 1st registered 27th October 1897. Jug definitely an example of a 'change of usage' christening mug to cream jug.
hope this helps, kind regards
Craig
by Cuznerfan
Thu Mar 17, 2016 6:42 pm
Forum: Birmingham Hallmarks
Topic: William Hutton & Sons?
Replies: 4
Views: 1352

Re: William Hutton & Sons?

Hello AG2012, A bad marking day by the manufacturer. Many manufacturers held their own maker's punches and marked them prior to hallmarking, the item would then be tested and the rest of the hallmark would be applied which is why we see so many poorly marked maker's marks (marked by silversmiths) ne...
by Cuznerfan
Thu Mar 17, 2016 6:26 pm
Forum: European Jewelry
Topic: HELP ME! with identification brooch
Replies: 9
Views: 2867

Re: HELP ME! with identification brooch

Hello Oerizet, Maker's mark poorly struck is A.J.S for Arthur John Smith, jewellery manufacturer 46 Frederick Street, Birmingham. Chester at this period had a forwarding office in Birmingham it was sometimes (because Birmingham Assay Office was so busy) quicker to send items to Chester for marking t...
by Cuznerfan
Wed May 20, 2015 9:46 am
Forum: European Jewelry
Topic: Unknown makers mark on sterling silver locket
Replies: 4
Views: 1312

Re: Unknown makers mark on sterling silver locket

Hello Thistle, seller was correct date is 1887-8 (no duty mark because lockets were exempt from hallmarking and therefore exempt from duty), the maker possibly JF for James Fenton- 74 Great Hampton Street, Birmingham. With the thistle, shamrock and rose motif may have been a 50th jubilee commemorati...
by Cuznerfan
Mon Feb 23, 2015 1:44 pm
Forum: British Hallmarks - Single Image
Topic: S L & S Ld Hallmark
Replies: 2
Views: 1639

Re: S L & S Ld Hallmark

Hello,
Maker's mark is for S. Lesser and Sons Limited of Houndsditch, London. Registered as 'merchants' registered at Birmingham Assay Office 20th August 1902 (as Samuel Lesser) and 5th June 19013 (as S. Lesser and Sons Limited). Date letter for 1932-33. I hope this helps.
by Cuznerfan
Sat Nov 22, 2014 12:37 pm
Forum: European Jewelry
Topic: 1882 bangles no duty marks
Replies: 12
Views: 2830

Re: 1882 bangles no duty marks

Thank you Trev for correcting my date this one is indeed 'h' for 1882-3, it was the bangle in the other thread I was confusing it with! Of course William Westwood would have been on the side of the Birmingham trade he was at this time presiding over the largest Assay Office in the World but it is a ...
by Cuznerfan
Fri Nov 21, 2014 11:26 am
Forum: European Jewelry
Topic: 1882 bangles no duty marks
Replies: 12
Views: 2830

Re: 1882 bangles no duty marks

Hello Steve, Just to put to rest any thoughts anyone has about Birmingham Assay Office not stamping and collecting duty on precious metals in this period (they would have until duty was abolished in May 1890) The bangles in question (similar to the large oval lockets of the period) were exempt from ...
by Cuznerfan
Tue May 13, 2014 5:18 pm
Forum: European Jewelry
Topic: Unknown maker's mark (silver ring with unknown stone)
Replies: 4
Views: 2525

Re: Unknown maker's mark (silver ring with unknown stone)

Hello SasaPK,
Your mark is not Chester but London for 1976, if you contact the London Assay Office they may be able to help with the sponsor mark.
Kind regards
Craig
by Cuznerfan
Wed Apr 09, 2014 6:44 am
Forum: Birmingham Hallmarks
Topic: T&Co unknown mark
Replies: 12
Views: 3020

Re: T&Co unknown mark

I've looked up the maker- Terry and Co.; registered as 'Diamond merchants, gold and silversmiths' ;Manchester 1st registered with Birmingham Assay Office on 9th July 1964. I hope this clears up any doubts.
Kind regards
Craig
by Cuznerfan
Wed Apr 09, 2014 3:44 am
Forum: Birmingham Hallmarks
Topic: T&Co unknown mark
Replies: 12
Views: 3020

Re: T&Co unknown mark

Hello Shwar,
Your date letter is actually for 1967-8- I hope this helps.
kind regards
Craig
by Cuznerfan
Mon Jan 06, 2014 5:58 am
Forum: Birmingham Hallmarks
Topic: Edward Sawyer Spoon 1777
Replies: 1
Views: 1247

Re: Edward Sawyer Spoon 1777

Hello Rhodri, I can't tell you much but he registered with the birmingham Assay Office in 1773/1774 (the Manufacturers' Register was not dated before 1801) the address given was No 19 Great Charles Street, Birmingham. His trade was given as 'spoon maker' interesting to note the only person to give t...
by Cuznerfan
Fri Jan 03, 2014 9:47 am
Forum: Birmingham Hallmarks
Topic: Silver Pencil Date & Maker
Replies: 7
Views: 1582

Re: Silver Pencil Date & Maker

Hello both, Date letter looks to be the gothic 'x' instead of gothic 'r' I think the date is for 1897/98 and the makers mark is Arthur Downing registered as a Goldsmith and Jewellers at 25 Upper Hockley St, Birmingham. 1st registered 12 October 1883. Unusual to see both a hyphen and pellet in the sa...
by Cuznerfan
Tue Aug 27, 2013 9:31 am
Forum: Silver Jewelry - Single Image
Topic: Silver Ingot pendant by P & RB who?
Replies: 1
Views: 3298

Re: Silver Ingot pendant by P & RB who?

Hello Kevalie,
Your pendant was made by P & R Bushell, Manufacturing jeweller, Regent Place, Birmingham, first registered with the Assay Office February 1976. P.s. nice Silver Jubilee mark- original mark designed by famous silversmith Leslie Durbin. I hope this helps.
Kind regards

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