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by hpidaves
Sun Dec 01, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Silverplate Pie Server Giant Girl Motif
Replies: 5
Views: 134

Re: Silverplate Pie Server Giant Girl Motif

That makes sense -- thank you for taking the time to look that closely. I have been over this piece with a magnifying glass and even a microscope -- no mark found -- disappointing. I am the inquisitive type, so I really need to know more about this. I'll keep trying :)

Thanks again,
Dave
by hpidaves
Sat Nov 30, 2019 12:44 am
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Silverplate Pie Server Giant Girl Motif
Replies: 5
Views: 134

Re: Silverplate Pie Server Giant Girl Motif

Thank you -- I believe you are correct! I will continue to look for markings on the piece.

Dave
by hpidaves
Fri Nov 29, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Silverplate Pie Server Giant Girl Motif
Replies: 5
Views: 134

Re: Silverplate Pie Server Giant Girl Motif

The more I look at this, the more it appears she might be normal size, just closer, with the trees in the distance.
by hpidaves
Fri Nov 29, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Silverplate Pie Server Giant Girl Motif
Replies: 5
Views: 134

Silverplate Pie Server Giant Girl Motif

Hello, I know the description of the motif of this hollow handle silverplate pie server sounds strange, but that's what is on the blade -- a giant girl carrying buckets and waving her hat. She is walking through a woods with very tiny trees compared to her, so I assume she is a giant. There is no ma...
by hpidaves
Sat Nov 23, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: Scandinavian Silver
Topic: Norwegian IMSLAND Silver Spoon?
Replies: 1
Views: 258

Norwegian IMSLAND Silver Spoon?

Greetings, I believe this might be a Norwegian solid silver spoon (8 3/4"), but am not sure. It is marked "H. IMSLAN", but the ending "D" might be missing, making it IMSLAND. It has the look and feel of solid silver, and is monogrammed with initials and a date on the reverse...
by hpidaves
Sun Nov 03, 2019 11:42 pm
Forum: Flatware Pattern Identification
Topic: Unknown 'Wm Rogers & Son AA' butter spreader
Replies: 0
Views: 463

Unknown 'Wm Rogers & Son AA' butter spreader

I've exhausted my resources on finding this Wm Rogers & Son AA silverplate pattern. It resembles Daisy/New Daisy, but is not the same. I have been through my Hagan book, as well as online Wm Rogers & Son silverplate patterns -- no luck. Any help is appreciated. Regards, David http://tsfebay....
by hpidaves
Sun Nov 03, 2019 11:33 pm
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Hollow handle fish(?) knife help requested
Replies: 3
Views: 366

Re: Hollow handle fish(?) knife help requested

Thank you. I believe you are correct!

David
by hpidaves
Fri Nov 01, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Hollow handle fish(?) knife help requested
Replies: 3
Views: 366

Hollow handle fish(?) knife help requested

This 7 7/8" fish(?) knife has a hollow handle with hallmarks on the blade. The far left hallmark appears to show "BB", the next I cannot make out, the next is a crown, and the far right appears to be a sideways "EP" -- electro plate I assume. The knife is very light weight, ...
by hpidaves
Sun Oct 27, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Very ornate teaspoon with unknown maker's mark
Replies: 3
Views: 300

Re: Very ornate teaspoon with unknown maker's mark

Yes, that seems to match my teaspoon exactly, right down to the registration date -- 31 May, 1880. Everything does seem to point to it being silverplate -- no hallmarks and very stiff/difficult to bend.

Thank you for all the great information.

Regards,
David
by hpidaves
Sun Oct 27, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Very ornate teaspoon with unknown maker's mark
Replies: 3
Views: 300

Very ornate teaspoon with unknown maker's mark

I've never seen a teaspoon quite like this one before. It is extremely ornate, almost to the point of being too "busy". It looks like solid silver, but is quite stiff, so I'm not sure. The maker's mark is on the underside of the bowl near the edge. It might be Eastern European, but I reall...
by hpidaves
Sun Oct 27, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: British sterling?
Replies: 7
Views: 992

Re: British sterling?

Yes, you are right -- I guess it would look odd. I will definitely not scrap it -- too old and still attractive. I know some people who might be able to help out in casting the missing fan piece. I'm a teacher and some Tech Ed teachers at my school teach casting metals. I have some scrap sterling th...
by hpidaves
Sat Oct 26, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: British sterling?
Replies: 7
Views: 992

Re: British sterling?

I have one quote for fixing the piece -- about $900 - $1200, so I think I will pass on that :) I appreciate all the information -- I did notice that there appeared to be three separate pieces connected together. That makes sense about where the passant and maker's mark are placed. I wonder how it wo...
by hpidaves
Sat Oct 26, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: British sterling?
Replies: 7
Views: 992

Re: British sterling?

Phil, Thank you so much. I wish they were in better condition. I'm very angry with myself -- the broken piece I have was broken by me. That side was bent outward so I attempted to carefully bend it back and it snapped off. The other side was missing the bottom part when I acquired the piece. In your...
by hpidaves
Fri Oct 25, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: British sterling?
Replies: 7
Views: 992

British sterling?

I have a set of tongs (5 1/2") that could be sterling -- they have what appears to be a lion passant mark and what I believe is a maker's mark (S.A -- Stephen Adams?), but no other hallmarks. The piece is in rough condition -- both ends of the tongs have broken off (I have one of the pieces). T...
by hpidaves
Tue Oct 22, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Unknown Fruit Strainer?
Replies: 2
Views: 486

Re: Unknown Fruit Strainer?

That's it exactly. Thanks again.
Dave
by hpidaves
Sun Oct 20, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: Flatware Pattern Identification
Topic: Another Unknown Fruit Strainer (?)
Replies: 0
Views: 442

Another Unknown Fruit Strainer (?)

Again, not sure if silverplate or solid silver. This one has very small, cryptic markings -- can;t even describe them. I was able to get photos through the eyepiece of my microscope. Any help is greatly appreciated. Regards. http://tsfebay.pbworks.com/w/file/fetch/136464468/IMG_3503.JPG http://tsfeb...
by hpidaves
Sun Oct 20, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Unknown Fruit Strainer?
Replies: 2
Views: 486

Unknown Fruit Strainer?

Not sure of this is silverplate or solid silver. This fruit strainer (?) is 6 3/4" in length. The reverse has several marks at the top handle on the reverse. There is the number "1927", an "N" inside a diamond, and a partial stamp of a circle and writing inside -- "...I...
by hpidaves
Sun Oct 20, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: Flatware Pattern Identification
Topic: Unknown 1847 Rogers Bros Bon Bon Spoon?
Replies: 2
Views: 606

Re: Unknown 1847 Rogers Bros Bon Bon Spoon?

Outstanding! Thank you so much!

Dave
by hpidaves
Tue Oct 15, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: Unknown Coin Silver 8.5" Spoon
Replies: 6
Views: 608

Re: Unknown Coin Silver 8.5" Spoon

Thank you so much -- how on earth did you know that? There are no markings except for "COIN".

Dave
by hpidaves
Mon Oct 14, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: Unknown Coin Silver 8.5" Spoon
Replies: 6
Views: 608

Unknown Coin Silver 8.5" Spoon

Here is an unknown coin silver 8 1/2" serving spoon, the only mark is "COIN" on the reverse behind the bowl. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks. http://tsfebay.pbworks.com/w/file/fetch/136304277/IMG_3443.JPG http://tsfebay.pbworks.com/w/file/fetch/136304280/IMG_3444.JPG http://tsfe...

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