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by marklittler
Tue Aug 08, 2017 1:16 am
Forum: York Hallmarks
Topic: Barber & Whitwell Forks
Replies: 2
Views: 2995

Re: Barber & Whitwell Forks

What a wonderful set of forks - is there any significance to the date?
by marklittler
Thu Jun 09, 2016 1:38 pm
Forum: German, French, Dutch, Russian, Scandinavian or Other - Single Image
Topic: Mark on Erotic Walking Stick Handle
Replies: 2
Views: 1744

Re: Mark on Erotic Walking Stick Handle

Thanks,

This is the lady I am trying to help! Looks like she has already found you!
by marklittler
Thu Jun 09, 2016 12:36 pm
Forum: German, French, Dutch, Russian, Scandinavian or Other - Single Image
Topic: Mark on Erotic Walking Stick Handle
Replies: 2
Views: 1744

Mark on Erotic Walking Stick Handle

Hi,

I am trying to trace the mark on the very erotic handle of a walking cane (no full image to keep this site decent). My thoughts are it could be Dutch or Spanish...anyone know?

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by marklittler
Thu Jun 09, 2016 3:29 am
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: Unknown Provincial Mark B&L
Replies: 3
Views: 2839

Re: Unknown Provincial Mark B&L

100 views and still no answer...must be a tricky one! I have never seen 925 so quiet...I am glad it is not just me struggling with this one!

Anyone?!
by marklittler
Tue May 10, 2016 1:01 pm
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: Unknown Provincial Mark B&L
Replies: 3
Views: 2839

Unknown Provincial Mark B&L

Hi everyone, This one really has me stuck. B&L. The & is upside down and inverted too. Initial thoughts were Indian but this has got me nowhere. Tried all my typical references but still drawing blanks! It is on a table spoon. Does anyone recognise it? http://i68.tinypic.com/2cxukj8.jpg http...
by marklittler
Wed Jun 10, 2015 4:42 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Reference Books - What do you use?
Replies: 6
Views: 1846

Re: Reference Books - What do you use?

Good reference work for Portuguese silver:

Manuel Goncalves Vidal & Fernando Moitinho de Almeida
by marklittler
Wed May 20, 2015 8:36 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Reference Books - What do you use?
Replies: 6
Views: 1846

Re: Reference Books - What do you use?

Another good book (but rare as hens teeth it seems):
"Australian Jewellers, Gold and Silversmiths Makers and Marks" by Cavill, Cocks and Grace

Trying to find a copy now....
by marklittler
Mon May 18, 2015 7:42 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Reference Books - What do you use?
Replies: 6
Views: 1846

Re: Reference Books - What do you use?

Hi,

Thanks for this information. Like you say it is an expensive book to get hold of!

Another one I have found is Stephan Welz Cape Silver & Silversmiths. I will update with any others I find.
by marklittler
Fri Apr 24, 2015 6:38 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Reference Books - What do you use?
Replies: 6
Views: 1846

Reference Books - What do you use?

Hi, I have a good collection of UK reference works but my 'world collection' is in need of some help! Can anyone recommend any purchases? Currently I have: Jan Divis - Silver Marks of the World Tardy - International Hallmarks Hallmark Research Institute - World Hallmarks (although the marks are much...
by marklittler
Wed Apr 15, 2015 11:35 am
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: Makers Mark Miss Struck Mark 7 Times
Replies: 2
Views: 1319

Makers Mark Miss Struck Mark 7 Times

Hi, Just found this mark on a ladle I was cataloging. Not researched the maker yet but thought you might like to see his attempt at marking his ladle...I count 7 bad strikes: three overstriking, another that reads IC as it was stamped wrong and then three more overstriking! Bad day at the office eh....
by marklittler
Sat Feb 14, 2015 10:49 am
Forum: Contributors' Notes
Topic: Castles and Subjects Found on Castle Top Card Cases etc
Replies: 1
Views: 613

Castles and Subjects Found on Castle Top Card Cases etc

Hi there, I have just updated my website with a table illustrating many of the subjects found on "Castle Top" items of silver such as vinaigrettes, card cases, snuff boxes etc. http://marklittler.com/subjects-found-castle-top-card-cases/ I am missing some images and no doubt some subjects ...
by marklittler
Wed Dec 24, 2014 7:34 am
Forum: Contributors' Notes
Topic: How to Read a Hallmark - Video
Replies: 1
Views: 638

How to Read a Hallmark - Video

Hi everyone, I am an ex lurker and new contributor! I admit this video is very basic, but it is intended for those who want to understand what constitutes a hallmark and how to read a hallmark. I will be sharing more videos in the new year (future videos will also be in HD), and hopefully add a few ...

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