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by Jazzman111
Wed Sep 05, 2018 6:28 am
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: Questions re: remarkable Gorham design
Replies: 3
Views: 1048

Re: Questions re: remarkable Gorham design

Fascinating. Looks like the "wolves" on my knife scale have been repurposed as sled dogs on your spoon. Thanks very much for your insights.
by Jazzman111
Tue Sep 04, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: Questions re: remarkable Gorham design
Replies: 3
Views: 1048

Questions re: remarkable Gorham design

I recently picked up this fruit knife with an amazingly detailed--and dramatic--design. Since I'm relatively new to collecting these knives, I wonder if someone could educate me on some things about it. It shows what seems to be a bearded man aboard a one horse open sleigh apparently being followed ...
by Jazzman111
Wed Aug 15, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: Birmingham hallmark, but reversed Victoria duty stamp
Replies: 11
Views: 2988

Re: Birmingham hallmark, but reversed Victoria duty stamp

Thanks, gentlemen, for your helpful insights. Could you let me know the title of the book by McGrew? Thanks.
by Jazzman111
Wed Aug 15, 2018 7:32 am
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: Birmingham hallmark, but reversed Victoria duty stamp
Replies: 11
Views: 2988

Re: Birmingham hallmark, but reversed Victoria duty stamp

Thank you, silvermakersmarks. It seems as though my suspicion might be correct. My apologies for the poor quality of the photo; my camera is pretty old and its macro capabilities leave something to be desired. May I ask why you doubt the anchor hallmark is not a true Birmingham one? Also, to the oth...
by Jazzman111
Tue Aug 14, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: Birmingham hallmark, but reversed Victoria duty stamp
Replies: 11
Views: 2988

Re: Birmingham hallmark, but reversed Victoria duty stamp

Sorry, had some trouble figuring out how to post the images. Hope these are helpful.
by Jazzman111
Tue Aug 14, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: Birmingham hallmark, but reversed Victoria duty stamp
Replies: 11
Views: 2988

Birmingham hallmark, but reversed Victoria duty stamp

I'm in the early stages of collecting silver folding fruit knives. Recently I acquired a silver folding fruit knife with three hallmarks. The middle one seems clearly to be the Birmingham anchor assay symbol. The first hallmark at first glance seems to be the duty mark of Queen Victoria--except, the...
by Jazzman111
Sun Jul 15, 2018 7:27 am
Forum: Sheffield Hallmarks
Topic: Baffling, inconsistent hallmarks?
Replies: 4
Views: 1298

Re: Baffling, inconsistent hallmarks?

Thanks very much for clearing up the mysteries.
by Jazzman111
Wed Jul 11, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: Sheffield Hallmarks
Topic: Baffling, inconsistent hallmarks?
Replies: 4
Views: 1298

Baffling, inconsistent hallmarks?

I've just recently begun collecting sterling silver fruit knives. So far, I've had no problem deciphering the hallmarks, using the abundance of online sites with that information. Until this knife. I've even checked it in Sir Charles J Jackson's _English Goldsmiths and their Marks_. No luck! Here is...

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