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by samtron76df
Fri Nov 08, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Best book for Provincial & Colonial Marks ?
Replies: 0
Views: 277

Best book for Provincial & Colonial Marks ?

If you had to have one book for Provincial & Colonial marks - what would you suggest someone obtain ? Tks
by samtron76df
Fri Nov 01, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: Teaspoon marked IW + 3 trees?
Replies: 5
Views: 639

Re: Teaspoon marked IW + 3 trees?

kiwi birds ?
by samtron76df
Sat Oct 26, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: Help with mark - I Cook
Replies: 0
Views: 600

Help with mark - I Cook

This mark is on a serving spoon and is very unique but I have not been able to find him... I Cook is what I think it says... Any info appreciated...

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by samtron76df
Fri Jul 19, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Is this book on English silver worth having ?
Replies: 2
Views: 2085

Re: Is this book on English silver worth having ?

just bought it. tks.
by samtron76df
Fri Jul 19, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Is this book on English silver worth having ?
Replies: 2
Views: 2085

Is this book on English silver worth having ?

Is this book on English silver worth having ?

Marks of the London Goldsmiths and Silversmiths (c1697-1837) by Fallon
by samtron76df
Mon Jul 15, 2019 8:19 am
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: Platt & Brothers (All Four) New York
Replies: 5
Views: 2464

Re: Platt & Brothers (All Four) New York

Thanks for the link and info. Did they do one style before the other ?
by samtron76df
Sun Jul 14, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: Platt & Brothers (All Four) New York
Replies: 5
Views: 2464

Re: Platt & Brothers (All Four) New York

I think what you mean by "front tipped" & "back tipped" is that the end of the handle turns either up in front or down in back. Is that right? Does that signify anything dating wise? Did they do one style earlier than the other ? I've seen this on other spoons by other makers...
by samtron76df
Thu Jul 11, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: Coin Silver Spoon - mark "E pellet J"
Replies: 7
Views: 3859

Re: Coin Silver Spoon - mark "E pellet J"

There is an Elisha Johnson of Greensboro, NC working around circa 1840 who "repaired clocks and watches and made silver spoons to order". Also an E. Jones from Baltimore, MD., circa 1820. Both don't have marks listed. An Eliza Jones of NY, circa 1827-1833, but his mark is listed differentl...
by samtron76df
Sat Jun 29, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: Coin Silver Spoon - mark "E pellet J"
Replies: 7
Views: 3859

Re: Coin Silver Spoon - mark "E pellet J"

The spoon has a coin silver "feel" to it with some springiness in the handle. I am hoping it is American and have been trying to find makers whose initials are EJ. Have found a couple so far that fit into the time frame of 1815-1845 which I think this falls into. Came across the website op...
by samtron76df
Sun Jun 23, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: Coin Silver Spoon - mark "E pellet J"
Replies: 7
Views: 3859

Re: Coin Silver Spoon - mark "E pellet J"

thanks for trying. i'll have to research that general area. the info is (likely) out there somewhere...
by samtron76df
Sun Jun 23, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: Coin Silver Spoon - mark "E pellet J"
Replies: 7
Views: 3859

Re: Coin Silver Spoon - mark "E pellet J"

this spoon xrf tested 91.8% silver... the plot thickens...
by samtron76df
Tue Jun 18, 2019 9:27 am
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: Coin Silver Spoon - mark "E pellet J"
Replies: 7
Views: 3859

Coin Silver Spoon - mark "E pellet J"

Trying to locate the maker of this spoon which has the mark "E pellet J". 9" coin silver serving spoon. Would anyone know who this is? Any info. appreciated.

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by samtron76df
Sun Jun 09, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: mark of anchor, ship, C and something else
Replies: 2
Views: 5159

Re: mark of anchor, ship, C and something else

Thank you very much. I was way off. Searched Greencock on the web and it looks like a beautiful place. Appreciate the help identifying this piece.
by samtron76df
Sat Jun 08, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: mark of anchor, ship, C and something else
Replies: 2
Views: 5159

mark of anchor, ship, C and something else

Not sure if this is the right section but posting here. This is on a serving spoon that looks to be from the late 1700's. There is actually another mark before the anchor but it is very faded. Can anyone identify? Tks. https://www.925-1000.com/pics/Ximg.jpg https://www.925-1000.com/pics/Ximg.jpg
by samtron76df
Wed May 22, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: Spoon "I Warner" Boxed w/Bird Back Bowl
Replies: 13
Views: 4210

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

I don't think the R Parker spoon is an Eagle back. Someone described that design as a "pea foul".
by samtron76df
Tue Apr 30, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: American Sterling & Coin Silver - Single Image
Topic: Maker ID Please Coin Silver ladle L. C*****
Replies: 8
Views: 7496

Re: Maker ID Please Coin Silver ladle L. C*****

Thank you. Hiding in plain sight the whole time. Explains the price realized at recent auction and the stylistic elements of French influence.
by samtron76df
Mon Apr 29, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Melting down damaged coin silver spoons
Replies: 4
Views: 3222

Re: Melting down damaged coin silver spoons

the items that might see an early grave are damaged beyond what anyone could want them for other than melting them down for silver value or reused for new projects. primarily later machine made coin silver and not early hand made silver. can't keep everything and i'd rather move onto other items in ...
by samtron76df
Mon Apr 29, 2019 7:44 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Melting down damaged coin silver spoons
Replies: 4
Views: 3222

Re: Melting down damaged coin silver spoons

Thank you.

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