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by Traintime
Sun Oct 21, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Sugar Nips - Purportedly c.1760 - English or Continental?
Replies: 3
Views: 751

Re: Sugar Nips - Purportedly c.1760 - English or Continental?

Aah, much better...I can see the metal to the left was not displaced by stamping. However, I think this might be cast-in (original hand work, then added into the mold)...notice first the irregularities or bubbles in the outer edges. Then we see continuous and matching striations down both arms to th...
by Traintime
Sun Oct 21, 2018 10:42 am
Forum: Family Crests
Topic: Duel Crest on Spoon
Replies: 2
Views: 460

Re: Duel Crest on Spoon

There is currently a listing for a Gorham flatware item bearing a stamped topmark of Stag Head over Torse standing plain. Only because they added the user's name on the reverse can the seller identify the origin as an early 1900's Minneapolis establishment. Obviously, what may appear to be personali...
by Traintime
Sun Oct 21, 2018 10:20 am
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Sugar Nips - Purportedly c.1760 - English or Continental?
Replies: 3
Views: 751

Re: Sugar Nips - Purportedly c.1760 - English or Continental?

I hate to ignore marks, but I would ask you this...does the Stag Head emblem appear to be stamped? To me, it does not match the primary design elements and seems to be applied offset on what may have been a blank reserve...therefore personalization or customized for a particular buyer? And if it is ...
by Traintime
Sat Oct 20, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Alpaca Compote Oval Maker Seal w/ "AK"?
Replies: 2
Views: 49

Re: Alpaca Compote Oval Maker Seal w/ "AK"?

Horrible images! My best guess was some form of tower design in the center of the oval shield.
by Traintime
Sat Oct 20, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Flask with R inside a keystone- looking to id
Replies: 8
Views: 1964

Re: Flask with R inside a keystone- looking to id

Thanks, Trev! So I think this was a PA railroad flask but the leather is gone. Thanks!! The Pennsylvania Railroad was not alone in using the keystone...many firms employed the "Keystone State" emblem to show where they were based. PRR did employ a keystone without any letters at times, bu...
by Traintime
Sat Oct 20, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Help Identifying Coffee Pot
Replies: 3
Views: 77

Re: Help Identifying Coffee Pot

Maybe..... "(W) (?) (B) (&) (P) (Co.)".
by Traintime
Fri Oct 19, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: Flatware Pattern Identification
Topic: Fine Arts Sterling Southern Colonial Pattern (1945-)
Replies: 0
Views: 97

Fine Arts Sterling Southern Colonial Pattern (1945-)

Produced by International Silver for direct to consumer marketing by Fine Arts Sterling Silver Company. Samples of spoon, forks, & butter spreaders: https://i.postimg.cc/gjD5C88q/image.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/kMFkR3z6/image.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/qMJW8DHm/image.jpg
by Traintime
Fri Oct 19, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: Flatware Pattern Identification
Topic: Gorham Cavalier Pattern 1937 (Silverplate)
Replies: 0
Views: 64

Gorham Cavalier Pattern 1937 (Silverplate)

Example of Cavalier (front & back) Pattern:

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by Traintime
Fri Oct 19, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: Contributors' Notes
Topic: Commercial Crests and Logos
Replies: 44
Views: 5074

Re: Commercial Crests and Logos

The Village Green Cottage Grove Oregon Constructed by the Woodard timber family in 1959 as The Village Green Motor Hotel. Situated east of the city center on the northside of the Knox Hill neighborhood, this mid-century destination was the answer to the opening of Interstate 5 along the urban edge a...
by Traintime
Fri Oct 19, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: Middle East
Topic: Israel Zadok Kiddush Mem #13
Replies: 5
Views: 919

Re: Israel Zadok Kiddush Mem #13

Added " Zadok Arts" mark on Jerusalem art ball (paperweight or desk ornament). "925" stamp visible right of gate in wall. https://i.postimg.cc/NG23NNGg/image.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/BQxd3X1k/image.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/FRdBBR4P/image.jpg
by Traintime
Fri Oct 19, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Alpaca Compote Oval Maker Seal w/ "AK"?
Replies: 2
Views: 49

Alpaca Compote Oval Maker Seal w/ "AK"?

Bowl topmarked by maker next to "ALPACA". Applied border work. Base appears to be silver plating over copper. Possibly German origin (?), but word Alpaca was also used occasionally by North American makers in the long past. Mark is an ovalesque seal with letters stamped over lower portion ...
by Traintime
Wed Oct 10, 2018 11:40 am
Forum: French Silver
Topic: That "other" Christofle solid silver mark
Replies: 17
Views: 2166

Re: That "other" Christofle solid silver mark

Given that we have seen a problem in the mark drawings (star orientation), I hate to trust them but we do see a similar change in the silverplate mark around 1862-3. This would be consistent with Dendriet's belief of alterations occuring sometime close to the death of Charles (or just afterwards. Ph...
by Traintime
Wed Oct 10, 2018 4:41 am
Forum: Family Crests
Topic: lion seal
Replies: 2
Views: 171

Re: lion seal

If you haven't used a mirror yet, the letter "g" is what would appear.
by Traintime
Wed Oct 10, 2018 4:19 am
Forum: Silver Plate Trademarks - Single Image
Topic: Crown Plate.
Replies: 13
Views: 461

Re: Crown Plate.

An Octagonal tray (located with seller in Australia) shows this round "Crown Plate A1" mark accompanied by straight line wording "Silverplate" underneath...no item/line number seems to be included.
by Traintime
Wed Oct 10, 2018 3:46 am
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: WMF patent 90 <18> Garmisch Spoon
Replies: 7
Views: 1191

Re: WMF patent 90 <18> Garmisch Spoon

Luggage label, undated (c. late 1940's-mid 1950's?) w/printer's mark, for Armed Forces "Garmisch Recreational Center" with flower & mountain logo: https://i.postimg.cc/Y0gpnsS9/image.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/RCnVZNTB/image.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/9F5XRCxq/image.jpg [Possibly datable b...
by Traintime
Tue Oct 09, 2018 1:24 am
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Danish Silver Hallmark Confusion
Replies: 2
Views: 176

Re: Danish Silver Hallmark Confusion

More than likely a damaged (2) two tower mark for silverplate wares. Full info. on Gero history and example of two tower (round, not oval) mark on Gero plet: http://www.925-1000.com/forum/viewtopic ... 590#p70278
by Traintime
Sat Oct 06, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: Contributors' Notes
Topic: Commercial Crests and Logos
Replies: 44
Views: 5074

Re: Commercial Crests and Logos

Holland House Hotel 5th Avenue New York City 1891-1920: Tracing its' roots to famous Chicago restaurateur's Herbert M. Kinsley (*) and son-in-law Gustav Baumann, this once most fashionable of Manhattan hotels closed the doors shortly after the start of Prohibition and was then converted to an office...
by Traintime
Mon Oct 01, 2018 12:58 am
Forum: Silver of the Americas - Single Image
Topic: F. Guzman
Replies: 13
Views: 1476

Re: F. Guzman

GoogleBooks...searching Silversmith F. Guzman brought up the documents there, even though he was not one of the silversmiths listed but rather a retail businessman. As far as the eagle stamp associated with the original F. Guzman entry, we are not yet sure what that means but it might link his name ...
by Traintime
Fri Sep 28, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: Scandinavian Silver
Topic: Help needed, German (?) tankard.
Replies: 20
Views: 2432

Re: Help needed, German (?) tankard.

For search ref.: A.K.A. Derpt, Tartu, etc. Please leave photos and let us know what you found including sources. While there were Baltic Germans in Dorpat, it was largely shuffled between Sweden & Russia as far as official political control. Prussia is, of course, before a unified German State.....

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