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by Traintime
Sat Jun 30, 2018 10:21 am
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Confusing Souvenir (?) Spoon
Replies: 0
Views: 98

Confusing Souvenir (?) Spoon

Knowns: Stratford Silver Company Lylita Pattern (c.1909) Demitasse/Coffee spoon. Bowl carries crest known to be used on china (Maddock Pottery Works & Syracuse) produced for Hotel Rochester (1908-) in upstate New York. Long before it became used as an adjunct dormitory building, some people gave...
by Traintime
Thu Jun 28, 2018 11:41 pm
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: 1730's coin silver spoons?
Replies: 2
Views: 106

Re: 1730's coin silver spoons?

Sorry, that should have read "marked I.D.E.".
by Traintime
Thu Jun 28, 2018 11:39 pm
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: 1730's coin silver spoons?
Replies: 2
Views: 106

Re: 1730's coin silver spoons?

Not much help, but.....Book--"Early Connecticut Silver 1730-1840" found easily on-line (rules restrict links to commercial sites, but it starts with "GOO") has a period account of stolen items with one can "marked I.G.E." (???). Supposedly this victim got most of their ...
by Traintime
Thu Jun 28, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: MB
Replies: 1
Views: 2202

Re: MB

Mark question revived for 2018 on new sample "MB-in-Diamond" here: viewtopic.php?f=3&t=51125
by Traintime
Thu Jun 28, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: Revisited--"MB-in-Diamond"
Replies: 0
Views: 63

Revisited--"MB-in-Diamond"

Last mentioned in 2005 (photos gone)...now surfaces on tipped spoon in the West: https://s33.postimg.cc/en3z0oej3/image.jpg https://s33.postimg.cc/tvtwegnn3/image.jpg https://s33.postimg.cc/hh74e53un/image.jpg As previously entered, metal content undetermined at this point..likely either coin or pla...
by Traintime
Fri Jun 22, 2018 11:10 am
Forum: Family Crests
Topic: Colonial American Silver Family Crest
Replies: 9
Views: 793

Re: Colonial American Silver Family Crest

Apparently that didn't pick up either.
by Traintime
Fri Jun 22, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: Family Crests
Topic: Colonial American Silver Family Crest
Replies: 9
Views: 793

Re: Colonial American Silver Family Crest

Fixing the link (not picking up last parenthesis): https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quartering_(heraldry)
by Traintime
Wed Jun 20, 2018 2:25 am
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: FLATWARE UNKNOWN HALLMARK
Replies: 4
Views: 212

Re: FLATWARE UNKNOWN HALLMARK

Just for reference....Number marks on platework are covered in short article here: http://www.925-1000.com/a_platenumbers.html
by Traintime
Sat Jun 16, 2018 12:43 am
Forum: Family Crests
Topic: Colonial American Silver Family Crest
Replies: 9
Views: 793

Re: Colonial American Silver Family Crest

Since this seems to be the first appearance of the Myers mark on the site, I re-checked Wyler (1937) to confirm this...it appears accredited properly as you have noted. Hopefully, you'll get some info. on the crest soon. Could it be a for a town, organization, or something else not family based?
by Traintime
Fri Jun 15, 2018 10:01 pm
Forum: American Sterling & Coin Silver - Single Image
Topic: Coin silver identification
Replies: 3
Views: 686

Re: Coin silver identification

Thread for "Star/Lion/D" with five points and raised tail with attribution given (no photos avail): viewtopic.php?f=3&t=2604&p=4579&hilit=coin+star%2Flion%2FD#p4579
by Traintime
Fri Jun 15, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: American Sterling & Coin Silver - Single Image
Topic: Coin silver identification
Replies: 3
Views: 686

Re: Coin silver identification

Not an answer but a start--Seems to be some searchable threads related to both "star/lion/D" and "lion/star/D". In your case, I see a five point star rather than six. Here is another (different order, six point) related to a NY retailer's mark found on another site (see Pelham): ...
by Traintime
Sun Jun 10, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Binder Floreat Candle Pair
Replies: 3
Views: 361

Re: Binder Floreat Candle Pair

I'll take the 15 to be a gram mark.
by Traintime
Sun Jun 10, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Binder Floreat Candle Pair
Replies: 3
Views: 361

Binder Floreat Candle Pair

Both candles carry Wilhelm Binder's Floreat marks. Only one has additional 15-in-box (right) and unidentified mark (left). Could be intitials to sides of stick figure eagle or such??? (Hard to capture good image.) Is Floreat a plate line only? Is 15 a lot mark or year? These are pitch filled under f...
by Traintime
Fri Jun 08, 2018 1:29 am
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Union Restaurant Pittsburg Remnant
Replies: 2
Views: 288

Re: Union Restaurant Pittsburg Remnant

1913 photo view of road re-grading project outside Frick and Bakewell Buildings where restaurant was located over time: http://retrographer.org/photos/2384
by Traintime
Fri Jun 08, 2018 1:05 am
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Union Restaurant Pittsburg Remnant
Replies: 2
Views: 288

Re: Union Restaurant Pittsburg Remnant

More accurate detail of history of Union Restaurant & Cafe/Union Restaurant Company found in Frick papers files at University site (non-commercial ref.): https://digital.library.pitt.edu/island ... 94#ref5356
by Traintime
Thu Jun 07, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: Marks on Canadian? Silver Spoons - can anyone help?
Replies: 4
Views: 4281

Re: Marks on Canadian? Silver Spoons - can anyone help?

Photo lost, but see later entry on McFadden suggesting he was a watchmaker/retailer. Normally referred to as a silversmith (including Pittsburg sources of late 1800's), definitive evidence of this is not yet seen posted. It is known that at least one item was marked by a silversmith as "made fo...
by Traintime
Thu Jun 07, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: Contributors' Notes
Topic: Restaurantware Suppliers In Silverwares
Replies: 7
Views: 866

Re: Restaurantware Suppliers In Silverwares

The hammered metal flatware mentioned above would likely be the Franklin Pattern of 1919- (also made under the E.H.H. Smith company mark).
by Traintime
Thu Jun 07, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: Silver Plate Trademarks - Single Image
Topic: I need help identifying these marks
Replies: 3
Views: 1950

Re: I need help identifying these marks

11 years late, but, second mark reads like Sears Roebuck & Co. Chicago Illinois..ref. Rainwater sample #2 as follows S-in-diamond, S-in-shield, thence P-in-box. Must have thought second S looked like a horse.
by Traintime
Thu Jun 07, 2018 11:15 am
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: Two Sterling Lid Antique Vanity Powder Jars - hallmark assistance appreciated
Replies: 7
Views: 635

Re: Two Sterling Lid Antique Vanity Powder Jars - hallmark assistance appreciated

Assuming you are refering to "Woodside Sterling Co.". If not, can we see the mark and object. Here is known Woodside: http://www.925-1000.com/americansilver_W6.html

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