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by byron mac donald
Tue Nov 17, 2009 5:23 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: help is much appreciated !!
Replies: 7
Views: 2458

I don't know what fable this may represent, but when I scrolled down the picture of the frog jumping out at me, scared the bejezus out of me! By the way, great item.
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by byron mac donald
Sat Feb 07, 2009 5:34 am
Forum: Mexican Silversmiths
Topic: Sterling and abalone ring with more than 1 eagle mark
Replies: 3
Views: 1847

Hello Ms. Dog-

Are you sure the mark is an eagle mark, and not a makers mark? really hard to tell. Either way I agree that it is a nice looking ring.

Best wishes- Byron
by byron mac donald
Sat Feb 07, 2009 5:16 am
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: International Silver Company - large platter.
Replies: 1
Views: 1372

Hello again Mr. Lumpy-

The lovely item is silverplate, see here:

http://www.925-1000.com/silverplate_I.html

Regards- Byron
by byron mac donald
Sat Feb 07, 2009 5:08 am
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Reed & Barton Pattern 1795 A - can't find photo
Replies: 3
Views: 969

Hi Lump-

Unless it is marked "Sterling" or after this great site "925-1000" or a veriation there of, the item you have is likely plated. How did you determine it was 1939? Sorry, I do not know the pattern, perhaps someone with more knowledge will let us know.

Best wishes- Byron
by byron mac donald
Thu Jan 29, 2009 5:39 am
Forum: Scandinavian Silver
Topic: Norwegian spoon. Help with maker.
Replies: 6
Views: 2397

Ahh... now I see the resemblance, thanks.
by byron mac donald
Thu Jan 29, 2009 5:21 am
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: spoon identification
Replies: 6
Views: 1630

Hello Christian-

Cool! where did you discover that it is W. Hutton and sons? looks like it might be another mystery mark found! Do you have a reference of this mark somewhere?

Regards- byron
by byron mac donald
Thu Jan 29, 2009 5:13 am
Forum: American Jewelry
Topic: Have turquoise earrings with J Sterling - what country?
Replies: 5
Views: 2461

I agree, more likely malachite, definetly not turquoise. Hopefully someone wiil recognize the maker for you.

Best wishes- Byron
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by byron mac donald
Thu Jan 29, 2009 5:05 am
Forum: Scandinavian Silver
Topic: Norwegian spoon. Help with maker.
Replies: 6
Views: 2397

Hi Hose!

Where are you leading us to? I do not see the mark in the link you provided, being an amature with old eyes what am I missing?

Regards- Byron
by byron mac donald
Mon Jan 26, 2009 5:57 am
Forum: Mystery Objects
Topic: What-is-it-question CXLIV.
Replies: 6
Views: 2528

Hi Trev- Not to argue, but cylinderical balls were called "rounds", then came the Minie' bullet (mini-ball) which was conical such as used in the Enfield rifle. A lot more could be said on the subject, except I guess this is a silver forum and unless we agree on the wolfman, we should keep...
by byron mac donald
Mon Jan 26, 2009 4:36 am
Forum: Mystery Objects
Topic: What-is-it-question CXLIV.
Replies: 6
Views: 2528

No fair answering your own question, besides it is no fun that way. Where does the bullet shape come in here?
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by byron mac donald
Mon Jan 26, 2009 4:08 am
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Need Some Help Wiyh Unknown Mark
Replies: 5
Views: 1142

Larry's picture is a lot nicer than ours, what you think Pat... should we tell Tom? :->
by byron mac donald
Thu Jan 22, 2009 4:34 am
Forum: European Jewelry
Topic: Help needed to identify a heavy silver pendant?
Replies: 6
Views: 2631

hello Trev-

I do not seem to be having the same problems that you and JAKJO are with the password protection, I wonder why?

Regards- Byron
by byron mac donald
Sat Dec 13, 2008 4:48 am
Forum: German, French, Dutch, Russian, Scandinavian or Other - Single Image
Topic: Inkstand with Etched Mythical Creatures
Replies: 3
Views: 1700

Sorry, I meant to add representing Saint George.

Regards- Byron
by byron mac donald
Sat Dec 13, 2008 4:43 am
Forum: German, French, Dutch, Russian, Scandinavian or Other - Single Image
Topic: Inkstand with Etched Mythical Creatures
Replies: 3
Views: 1700

Hi Laudare-

Nothing to add for you, just it is an intriguing piece; maybe English? can anyone here tell by the etchings?

Byron
by byron mac donald
Sat Dec 13, 2008 4:17 am
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Is this silver it has 925 PELTRO?
Replies: 3
Views: 3003

Hi Jayne-

What a great looking piece that properly sets the holiday season we are in, good timing.

Byron
by byron mac donald
Sat Dec 13, 2008 4:00 am
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: 11" Plate with C.S. & Lion or Dragon marks
Replies: 3
Views: 1061

Hello Lovin-

I agree with you, the styles of the two C.S.'s do look very different; perhaps your mark could be added next to the one that already exists? Also, I feel stupid here... but where have I seen that lickin' lion before? I just cannot remember. (anyone... anyone...)

Byron
by byron mac donald
Thu Dec 04, 2008 2:53 am
Forum: Far East
Topic: Help with mark on family heirloom sterling coffee service
Replies: 5
Views: 2713

Hi Ash- The term sterling could be from almost anywhere, interesting enough the sugar tongs could be from Mexico. Do they match the rest of the set? and are there any other marks on th items? possibly somone here can tell by the style alone... just not me. Here is where I identified the tongs as pos...
by byron mac donald
Thu Dec 04, 2008 2:38 am
Forum: German Silver
Topic: Mysterious Miniatur Tumbler - acquired in France 15Y ago
Replies: 3
Views: 2082

Hello Mac- From one Mac to another, I am sure this is not anything that you did not already know. The crescent moon and crown is German and it is 835/1000 silver. I cannot make out the makers or city mark, have you looked here to try and find a match? http://www.925-1000.com/Fgerman_marks.html" oncl...
by byron mac donald
Thu Nov 27, 2008 4:26 am
Forum: Silver Plate Trademarks - Single Image
Topic: Silver or Silverplate(strange hallmarks)
Replies: 6
Views: 2678

Hello again Louis- The box is lovely, is it plated and how big is it? I am just wondering what it might have been used for, since this information might prompt someone here to know when it was made. When posting, it is always a good idea to offer as much information as possible so members will have ...
by byron mac donald
Thu Nov 27, 2008 4:15 am
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: "silver on copper" unidentified mark teaset
Replies: 2
Views: 1687

Jowg-

I think the admins here will be happy to see another version of the unidentified mark and disappointed that there is still no answer to whom it belongs. Ohwell... perhaps your posting will help close in on the culprit that made these fine items.

Regards-

Byron

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