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by tzarevich
Thu Oct 18, 2018 8:50 am
Forum: Far East
Topic: Silver Enamel Match Holder / Snuff Box
Replies: 3
Views: 2138

Re: Silver Enamel Match Holder / Snuff Box

Just following up, is there anyone who can decipher this hallmark?
by tzarevich
Thu Oct 11, 2018 11:17 am
Forum: Far East
Topic: Silver Enamel Match Holder / Snuff Box
Replies: 3
Views: 2138

Silver Enamel Match Holder / Snuff Box

Hello, I have a small 4.4 cm tal and 3.9 cm wide match holder / snuff box which is made of silver with an intricate enamel design. There is one hallmark on the bottom, any ideas as to origin and meaning? http://i66.tinypic.com/2ym7p7d.jpg http://i68.tinypic.com/20sdrau.jpg http://i65.tinypic.com/10o...
by tzarevich
Mon Sep 19, 2016 3:29 pm
Forum: Scandinavian Silver
Topic: Stamp Holder ?? Silver Plate Hallmarks
Replies: 3
Views: 1498

Stamp Holder ?? Silver Plate Hallmarks

This is a small book shaped article that measures 1 1/2" x 2", I am thinking maybe stamp holder. I have no idea what the marks mean?? I am assuming KGM is the maker's mark, the u is the date, the next mark shows three crowns (two on top and one on the bottom), and finally X6 Can you help e...
by tzarevich
Fri Aug 26, 2016 9:39 am
Forum: Dutch Silver
Topic: Cigarette Case - Mystery Hallmark
Replies: 6
Views: 2402

Re: Cigarette Case - Mystery Hallmark

Oel, of course! You are correct and I have overlooked them, here is a picture of the marks on the side of the cigarette case.

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by tzarevich
Fri Aug 26, 2016 8:43 am
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: Sterling Spoon - Silversmith??
Replies: 2
Views: 919

Re: Sterling Spoon - Silversmith??

Thank you Trev.
by tzarevich
Fri Aug 26, 2016 8:42 am
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: London Date Mark?
Replies: 7
Views: 3057

Re: London Date Mark?

Thank you for all for your wisdom and knowledge, cheers!
by tzarevich
Thu Aug 25, 2016 3:10 pm
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: Sterling Spoon - Silversmith??
Replies: 2
Views: 919

Sterling Spoon - Silversmith??

I looked at the various patterns and the closest I get is Unger Bros, the only markings I see are "Sterling" and a letter to the left of the word sterling, perhaps a "G" ?? Please note the slight curvature in the transition portion of the spoon. Can you help identify the maker an...
by tzarevich
Thu Aug 25, 2016 11:24 am
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: London Date Mark?
Replies: 7
Views: 3057

Re: London Date Mark?

AG2012 wrote:Hi,
There is NO full set of marks for London silver. Spoons are most likely silver-plated.
Further search is needed to identify the maker.
Regards

The spoons are made of thin gauge silver which leads me to believe they are not plated, perhaps they are not British?
by tzarevich
Thu Aug 25, 2016 11:22 am
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: London Date Mark?
Replies: 7
Views: 3057

Re: London Date Mark?

Thanks Trev, any idea what the shield with the "S" stands for? Approximate date??
by tzarevich
Thu Aug 25, 2016 10:05 am
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: London Date Mark?
Replies: 7
Views: 3057

London Date Mark?

I am having a tough time understanding the marking on these spoons, is the shield with an "s" inside the date mark for London 1896 or is it something else? In addition the silversmith marks are puzzling, if you turn the marks 180 degrees it looks like it spell RICO?? Any ideas as to date a...
by tzarevich
Wed Aug 24, 2016 2:24 pm
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: Pair of Spoons Marked C. Cook
Replies: 3
Views: 2221

Pair of Spoons Marked C. Cook

Did the spoons belong to Capt. Cook ?? Just a joke. Actually I have no idea who they belonged to, the pattern is 1820's correct? The C. Cook is a silversmith? or Individual?

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by tzarevich
Tue Aug 23, 2016 2:30 pm
Forum: Dutch Silver
Topic: Cigarette Case - Mystery Hallmark
Replies: 6
Views: 2402

Re: Cigarette Case - Mystery Hallmark

Thank you Trev, you are correct, just verified it, cheers!
by tzarevich
Tue Aug 23, 2016 2:26 pm
Forum: Mystery Objects
Topic: Gorham Sterling - What is it?
Replies: 5
Views: 2117

Re: Gorham Sterling - What is it?

The piece measures approximately 6 cm

Here are the marks.

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by tzarevich
Tue Aug 23, 2016 12:44 pm
Forum: Mystery Objects
Topic: Gorham Sterling - What is it?
Replies: 5
Views: 2117

Gorham Sterling - What is it?

I have this unusual sterling Gorham clam shell case with a compass inside, has a loop on top for attaching to a chain perhaps? The hallmark dates the piece to 1886. My question to you is.................what is it? What purpose did it serve? http://i66.tinypic.com/2946t5s.jpg http://i68.tinypic.com/...
by tzarevich
Tue Aug 23, 2016 12:13 pm
Forum: Dutch Silver
Topic: Cigarette Case - Mystery Hallmark
Replies: 6
Views: 2402

Cigarette Case - Mystery Hallmark

I have no idea where to start to solve the mystery, what country? Well made cigarette case with sapphire cabochon and single hallmark. Any ideas?

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by tzarevich
Tue Aug 23, 2016 9:44 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Karl Weiden Sterling Lighter & Cigarette Case
Replies: 7
Views: 1765

Re: Karl Weiden Sterling Lighter & Cigarette Case - Part II

Thank you for your speedy and informative response, it is a fantastic learning experience for me, such knowledgeable and gracious people on this forum.

(Admin edit - Please start a new topic with your next item)
by tzarevich
Mon Aug 22, 2016 3:22 pm
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Karl Weiden Sterling Lighter & Cigarette Case
Replies: 7
Views: 1765

Re: Karl Weiden Sterling Lighter & Cigarette Case

Thank you for taking time to reply to my questions. Would you know where I can locate an example of the Johann Franz hallmark?
by tzarevich
Mon Aug 22, 2016 8:51 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Karl Weiden Sterling Lighter & Cigarette Case
Replies: 7
Views: 1765

Re: Karl Weiden Sterling Lighter & Cigarette Case

If Johann Franz was a German silversmith why are the hallmarks different from the typical German hallmarks?
by tzarevich
Mon Aug 22, 2016 8:28 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Karl Weiden Sterling Lighter & Cigarette Case
Replies: 7
Views: 1765

Re: Karl Weiden Sterling Lighter & Cigarette Case

From what I can gather Johann Franz was active until 1899, this cigarette case and lighter are from the 1940's. Was there another Johann Franz??
by tzarevich
Sat Aug 20, 2016 2:01 pm
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Karl Weiden Sterling Lighter & Cigarette Case
Replies: 7
Views: 1765

Karl Weiden Sterling Lighter & Cigarette Case

I have looked and looked, the best I could find is that Karl Weiden used a Czech silversmith on some of his pieces. I could not find information on the hallmark anywhere therefore here I am seeking your help. The mark looks like a conjoined JF http://i66.tinypic.com/fdd2rt.jpg http://i66.tinypic.com...

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