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by dnl
Sun Dec 24, 2017 9:41 am
Forum: Scandinavian Silver
Topic: Finnish Maker KPL (?)
Replies: 20
Views: 4205

Re: Finnish Maker KPL (?)

Enjoy the holiday! To finish this, the key here is exactly that, the old verses new. Apologies for not making that clear. I was responding to a modern website issue. No place in this forum where Assay Masters and hand punched hallmarks of old are pondered, discussed, and identified by scholars such ...
by dnl
Sun Dec 24, 2017 7:26 am
Forum: Scandinavian Silver
Topic: Finnish Maker KPL (?)
Replies: 20
Views: 4205

Re: Finnish Maker KPL (?)

Hello Again, Yes, there is some misunderstanding here. No claim is made that every assay office (AO) officially offers the public marks that are incorrect or that every instance of a published hallmark is distorted to mislead would-be forgers. The statement was only meant to offer a perspective as t...
by dnl
Sun Dec 24, 2017 1:13 am
Forum: Scandinavian Silver
Topic: Finnish Maker KPL (?)
Replies: 20
Views: 4205

Re: Finnish Maker KPL (?)

Dear Qrt.S, It is important to note that while what may appear to be illogical for an assay office to post marks that are not true to the strike, it actually can be quite intentional. Consider the potential risk for good forgeries if every assay office published publicly their exact hallmarks. Most ...
by dnl
Sat Dec 03, 2016 8:34 am
Forum: Asia & Middle East - Single Image
Topic: Has anyone seen this mark before?
Replies: 3
Views: 3423

Re: Has anyone seen this mark before?

Hi Warren, Here the only pictures have of the item, hopefully it will help. The marks are in the base of this small bowl that has no embellishments at all. It almost appears to be a tray from a balance it is so plain. The second picture is blurry but you can see it is very plan and measures only abo...
by dnl
Fri Oct 28, 2016 1:24 am
Forum: Middle East
Topic: Need help identifying this silver candlestick
Replies: 4
Views: 4416

Re: Need help identifying this silver candlestick

Hello Hjulben, The 3 hallmarks are upside down but read that the item is of 900 silver from Egypt. With the blurred image of the date mark... if it has one dot in the center than it was hallmarked sometime from late 1980 to the end of 1981. If it is with two dots then it is from mid 1992 to mid 1994...
by dnl
Thu Jul 21, 2016 10:35 pm
Forum: Middle East
Topic: Found this at an estate auction
Replies: 7
Views: 2433

Re: Found this at an estate auction

Hi all,

I concur with Larry, the date letter in this hallmark was used from Feb 1996 to Dec 1997.

Hope that helps.


dnl
by dnl
Thu Jul 21, 2016 10:25 pm
Forum: Middle East
Topic: I.d help on this middle East bangle? Signed
Replies: 4
Views: 1523

Re: I.d help on this middle East bangle? Signed

Hi Sunnyices2,

AG2012 has provided you with the main information your bangle's hallmarks convey - Cairo Assay Office, 900 silver, but the date letter in the hallmark was used from October 1989 to Sept. 1990.

Hope that fits as the last piece in your puzzle. Enjoy your dolphin bangle!
by dnl
Tue May 10, 2016 9:45 am
Forum: Asia & Middle East - Single Image
Topic: Has anyone seen this mark before?
Replies: 3
Views: 3423

Has anyone seen this mark before?

Hello. Has anyone seen this mark before? This is an oddity that continues to elude me. Any information is more than I have now. The mark on the right could be Arabic or ? It was stamped into the base of a small bowl that was not tested but made of a silver or silver like white metal. http://www.hall...
by dnl
Thu May 05, 2016 2:36 am
Forum: Middle East
Topic: Help! Identify hallmark on (old) earrings?
Replies: 6
Views: 2115

Re: Help! Identify hallmark on (old) earrings?

Hello, The hallmarks are incomplete most likely because of light nature of the design and construction. Assay offices often would err on the side of caution and strike a delicate piece with the most important mark first and then decide if another mark is safe to strike or not. Egypt did not use or e...
by dnl
Sat Jan 02, 2016 6:22 am
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: Help With South African Silver Please
Replies: 9
Views: 4950

Re: Help With South African Silver Please

Hi If I understand the outstanding question is the date letter. As we know it, the South African Mint had date letters from 1948 to what we believe is 1988. The earlier marks were stylized as in the first 2 of the set of 3 images above. The bowl appears to have a P date letter that matches to the 19...
by dnl
Sat Dec 12, 2015 5:39 am
Forum: European Jewelry
Topic: Help identify on silver brooch
Replies: 4
Views: 1311

Re: Help identify on silver brooch

Hello Kristi,

Is it possible to have you make the images of the hallmarks larger? We cannot see what hallmark is on the point, and possibly another angle of the other marks will reveal additional details that will help with their ID.

thanks,
dnl
by dnl
Mon Dec 07, 2015 5:47 pm
Forum: Gold Marks - Worldwide
Topic: Large Gold Bracelet, Need help Identifying Foreign Marks
Replies: 3
Views: 2130

Re: Large Gold Bracelet, Need help Identifying Foreign Marks

Hello raSmith, With the Portuguese trademarks, there is generally a single letter that stands out and makes it much easier to research if listed. Your image is not clear enough to know for sure what that letter is. Can you either look at it yourself and tell us the letter or reshoot the larger mark ...
by dnl
Sun Nov 29, 2015 11:00 am
Forum: Middle East
Topic: Large Repousse Silver or Silver plated?
Replies: 6
Views: 2469

Re: Large Repousse Silver or Silver plated?

Hi Sonny, The mark that you have here is Egyptian. I am told that it was used for a short time (2008-2009) for domestic sale and abroad. It was struck in the Cairo Assay Office and you are correct in that the fineness is 900 silver as per the 9 and 2 dots on the side. The left side has a stylized lo...
by dnl
Sun Nov 01, 2015 9:29 am
Forum: Gold Marks - Worldwide
Topic: Please help..Tunisian Gold Hand of Fatima Pendant
Replies: 3
Views: 2424

Re: Please help..Tunisian Gold Hand of Fatima Pendant

Hello Clarixi, If you are still wondering about the hallmark on your Gold Hand of Fatima Pendant, I can tell you that the mark is actually a maker's mark. It is Tunisian and comprised of the registered number of the maker in the center and the point have 2 Arabic letters. This style of mark began in...
by dnl
Fri Jun 12, 2015 12:49 am
Forum: Website Updates & Announcements
Topic: 10 Years of the Forum on www.925-1000.com
Replies: 11
Views: 7490

Re: 10 Years of the Forum on www.925-1000.com

While congratulations are in order, may I offer my deep felt thanks for creating and maintaining such a diverse, well managed forum that remains focused on professionalism and sharing of information. This site and forum continues to be the benchmark in its field. From one that can appreciate all tha...
by dnl
Sat Apr 18, 2015 2:54 am
Forum: European Jewelry
Topic: English hallmark date code ID needed, Thanks.
Replies: 5
Views: 2427

Re: English hallmark date code ID needed, Thanks.

Hello ejenie, I am never really sure when it has been too long to offer a reply but I am compelled to comment on this post, that just popped up in a search, because it is a bit off track. This mark is from South Africa. ET+ is the maker, STG is for sterling, the blob of a mark to the right of the ST...
by dnl
Tue Apr 14, 2015 6:54 pm
Forum: Middle East
Topic: Hallmark assistance on bracelet
Replies: 3
Views: 1460

Re: Hallmark assistance on bracelet

Hello Treasurestar30, The item is silver, as you know, and as indicated by the center hallmark of the lotus flower which is Egypt's country hallmark for silver. The mark on the left is the purity hallmark with 80 in Arabic numerals meaning that the item is 800 or 80% silver. The town of assay, the A...
by dnl
Tue Apr 14, 2015 6:37 pm
Forum: Middle East
Topic: need info on markings on pendant
Replies: 2
Views: 1079

Re: need info on markings on pendant

Hello minihall2, Yes, your image is too small for this forum but your clarity of image makes up for size in this case. Yes, this is an Egyptian hallmark. It is comprised of the fineness as noted - 925 (sterling) with the assay office mark above the 925 which is really too small to read but may be Ca...
by dnl
Tue Apr 14, 2015 4:54 pm
Forum: Middle East
Topic: Help needed
Replies: 5
Views: 1579

Re: Help needed

Hello cnaiper,

The year range that the date letter hallmark, in your image, was used is 1968-1975.

Hope that helps.

dnl
by dnl
Tue Apr 14, 2015 4:48 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Persian silver hallmark reference book?
Replies: 4
Views: 2266

Re: Persian silver hallmark reference book?

Hi Warren,

Alas no, the only language the series is in now is English. Maybe someday there will be the push for more languages. As a publication focused on imagery, the need may not be as strong.

Garo's book is in Turkish and English.

cheers,
dnl

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