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by Traintime
Thu Jun 20, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: The "COLORADO SILVER" Mark Again
Replies: 4
Views: 36

Re: The "COLORADO SILVER" Mark Again

An absolutely minor investment, so no hopes to get up. What's important is that the spoon firmly establishes the three elements of marks associated with this company. If it can help to identify pieces with only one or two of the marks, it has served its' purpose. But it also allows for more investig...
by Traintime
Thu Jun 20, 2019 4:37 am
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: The "COLORADO SILVER" Mark Again
Replies: 4
Views: 36

Re: The "COLORADO SILVER" Mark Again

In looking at silver railroad passes on the Coloradoartifactual site (see Otto Mears passes), they apparently included a card promoting that the pass was made from Colorado silver by native workmen. The passes themselves seem to be marked with a (native) maker in Santa Fe but have no quality indicat...
by Traintime
Thu Jun 20, 2019 3:22 am
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: The "COLORADO SILVER" Mark Again
Replies: 4
Views: 36

Re: The "COLORADO SILVER" Mark Again

A check of listed souvenir spoons finds a like form as this with a Leadville Holy Cross theme. The shield mark and word mark are present, but the A.B.F. name was left out. Given such a situation, it seems possible that other flatwares marked Colorado Silver could have come from A.B.F., whomever they...
by Traintime
Wed Jun 19, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: The "COLORADO SILVER" Mark Again
Replies: 4
Views: 36

The "COLORADO SILVER" Mark Again

From The National Corporation Reporter Volume 3 1892--Page 390 Column 2 under COLORADO....."The A. B. F. Manufacturing Co., Denver: $25,000. Jewelry and Silversmith business; Jan.16." Sounds to good to be true..Is "COLORADO SILVER" a word mark for a real silver-based metal, or ju...
by Traintime
Wed Jun 19, 2019 4:13 am
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Holmes & Edwards Other Mark Again??
Replies: 1
Views: 28

Re: Holmes & Edwards Other Mark Again??

Sorry, should read "Ellsworth Statler"...tried to edit the entry preview, but like Fay Wray and King Kong I got caught in a cellular jam and had to back out.
by Traintime
Wed Jun 19, 2019 4:02 am
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Holmes & Edwards Other Mark Again??
Replies: 1
Views: 28

Holmes & Edwards Other Mark Again??

We've had this B.S.Co. mark arise before with the conclusion that it was the H&E other mark (maybe Bridgeport Silver Company abbreviated) used until just after the turn-of-the-century (i.e. 19th to 20th) by successsor International Silver. Why it is important here to be certain is that it could ...
by Traintime
Wed Jun 19, 2019 3:17 am
Forum: Contributors' Notes
Topic: Great Pieces of Silver - V
Replies: 4
Views: 1290

Re: Great Pieces of Silver - V

What means you by "Colorado Silver"? Unless this is an actual word mark on the piece, how would anyone know the source of where the ore was mined? (Ref. the revived entry on Colorado Silver-Solid word mark for a stamped spoon with a maker name & shield mark.)
by Traintime
Wed Jun 19, 2019 2:59 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: More Information About Colorado Silver Flatware
Replies: 3
Views: 2393

Re: More Information About Colorado Silver Flatware

Perhaps we can revive this with a conclusion as to sources of information? I'll try to take and post photos later, but I have an elaborate souvenir full teaspoon with twist handle, "Denver" in the bowl, and horse riding cowpokes with steer herd detail for the paddle top. Maker is A.B.F.M'F...
by Traintime
Wed Jun 19, 2019 2:37 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Dohrmann Companies--Maker or not?
Replies: 6
Views: 1657

Re: Dohrmann Companies--Maker or not?

Sorry, a clarification...I was refering to Yosemite National Park, not Yellowstone. I see you have grouped the Y.P.Co. pieces with the Northern Pacific N.P. Ry. item as a conclusion that this is Yellowstone Park Company? Are you sure it is not Yosemite Parks Company? Did you find a resource that has...
by Traintime
Wed Jun 19, 2019 1:56 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Dohrmann Companies--Maker or not?
Replies: 6
Views: 1657

Re: Dohrmann Companies--Maker or not?

Perhaps you can clarify something...what do you mean by "early" camps? I recently came across a book about a particlar guy associated with the older era hotels and camps in YNP which would definitely qualify as "early". But Dohrmann only becomes involved (along with other Califor...
by Traintime
Thu May 30, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: Mystery Objects
Topic: Salt cellar from Africa or Asia??? Or???
Replies: 7
Views: 667

Re: Salt cellar from Africa or Asia??? Or???

How about the Komodo Dragon, an Indonesian monitor lizard?
by Traintime
Thu May 23, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: Spoon "I Warner" Boxed w/Bird Back Bowl
Replies: 13
Views: 872

Re: Spoon "I Warner" Boxed w/Bird Back Bowl

I'm not so sure about "Eagles" myself. Would be nice if they were proto-Eagles leading toward the psuedo-hallmark designs of Eagle Head boxed and thence full-bird encircled, but that would be tough to prove. Tried some more shots to pick up details: https://i.postimg.cc/XNwtx5B2/image.jpg ...
by Traintime
Wed May 22, 2019 5:01 am
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: ??AYRES PITTSBURGH Berry Spoon
Replies: 11
Views: 2463

Re: ??AYRES PITTSBURGH Berry Spoon

For reference, some information on the use of right facing (tufted?) eagle head bearing in mind late-Colonial New York source: viewtopic.php?f=38&t=27979&p=68375&hilit=eagle+colonial#p68375
by Traintime
Wed May 22, 2019 1:04 am
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: Spoon "I Warner" Boxed w/Bird Back Bowl
Replies: 13
Views: 872

Re: Spoon "I Warner" Boxed w/Bird Back Bowl

And the recent "R. Parker Eagle Back": viewtopic.php?f=3&t=52996
by Traintime
Wed May 22, 2019 12:17 am
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: Spoon "I Warner" Boxed w/Bird Back Bowl
Replies: 13
Views: 872

Re: Spoon "I Warner" Boxed w/Bird Back Bowl

Good question! I took it to be something fairly innocuous, but upon reflection it might relate to events surrounding the revolution or the Federalist movement. It's highly reflective so I'll try to re-shoot the bird in better light. The head has a trailing comb that swoops back and upward...like a g...
by Traintime
Mon May 20, 2019 3:35 am
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: Spoon "I Warner" Boxed w/Bird Back Bowl
Replies: 13
Views: 872

Re: Spoon "I Warner" Boxed w/Bird Back Bowl

More Warner family bio (at page 15) notes Joseph and his sons as boat operators and commercial traders, with not one word of silversmithing mentioned: http://freepages.rootsweb.com/~wynkoop/genealogy/webdocs/warnerfn.htm There are also dentistry industry references for John Warner gold & silvers...
by Traintime
Mon May 20, 2019 2:32 am
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: Spoon "I Warner" Boxed w/Bird Back Bowl
Replies: 13
Views: 872

Re: Spoon "I Warner" Boxed w/Bird Back Bowl

Photos of Joseph Warner marks showing variations with dual (over-under) pellets: http://freepages.rootsweb.com/~silversm ... /53223.htm

WEV placed additional bio material on SilverSalon Forums.
by Traintime
Mon May 20, 2019 2:09 am
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: Spoon "I Warner" Boxed w/Bird Back Bowl
Replies: 13
Views: 872

Re: Spoon "I Warner" Boxed w/Bird Back Bowl

Fits the written description. Pellet is present, appears to sit slightly above centered here. I'm seeing working period of 1768-1792.

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