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by Waylander
Sat May 14, 2005 11:56 pm
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: Help with Gorham coin mark.
Replies: 10
Views: 10604

While I agree that the date is right, I am very puzzled by, if it was Sterling, why was it not marked "Sterling" (or "Coin" for that matter). In my experience, a pretty good rule of thumb is if doesn't have the Lion Passant, or it doesn't say sterling or have a silver purity mark...
by Waylander
Sat May 14, 2005 11:41 pm
Forum: Sheffield Hallmarks
Topic: Makers mark and date letter on wallet
Replies: 1
Views: 3087

Hi The photo isn't that helpful, but it looks to be a Chester assayed piece, probably 1897, and probably Sterling Silver. The maker's mark looks suspiciously like that of Joseph Rodgers & Sons - please see a brief history below; *********************** Joseph Rodgers & Sons Ltd. Marks used:-...
by Waylander
Wed May 11, 2005 6:09 am
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: silver or silverplate ? tea caddy
Replies: 2
Views: 3562

Hi From examining the marks, I believe that the pice is Silverplate. A pretty good rule of thumb is if doesn't have the Lion Passant, or it doesn't say sterling or have a silver purity mark such as 925, 835 or 800, or if it doesn't have appropriate hallmarks then it is not likely going to be silver,...
by Waylander
Wed May 11, 2005 6:04 am
Forum: Irish Hallmarks
Topic: Dublin [?] Makers Mark
Replies: 10
Views: 8337

Try contacting the Dublin Assay Office - they may be able to provide more information. I can provide a little; Thomas Bolton was "freed" from his apprenticeship in 1686. He died in 1736,. The 10:18 marking is baffling.

Waylander
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by Waylander
Tue May 10, 2005 4:34 am
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Silver Mark Help Needed - Gothic Toast Rack - Is it English?
Replies: 1
Views: 3132

This might help.....(borrrowed from http://www.antiquesilverspoons.co.uk/canteenmakers.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;) """James Dixon & Sons Marks used:- JD&S, JWD Trademark:- trumpet & banner James Dixon established his company in 1806, becoming "& Sons" in 1835....
by Waylander
Tue May 10, 2005 4:27 am
Forum: Gold Marks - Worldwide
Topic: Silver? Spoons w/Dog's Head & 750 marks ~Anyone???
Replies: 12
Views: 12166

I hasten to add, and this is something that I am a little embaressed about forgetting, that the markings seem to be similar to those of the Australian Gold and Silversmithing Guild. This is their website. http://www.apecs.com.au/guild/index.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; The 750 ...
by Waylander
Tue May 10, 2005 4:09 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Thimble makers mark?
Replies: 4
Views: 3208

Very unusual mark. Would expect to find the other usual suspects (ie Lion Passant etc) on a Thimble. Clearly they are not present (nice photos btw). I'll have to confess that I'm stuck (I still think it's no English though.....)

Waylander
by Waylander
Tue May 10, 2005 4:07 am
Forum: Irish Hallmarks
Topic: Dublin [?] Makers Mark
Replies: 10
Views: 8337

What I forgot to say is that Dublin is correct as the Assay town, and the markings on the top seem to be a (very well known) heraldic crest

Waylander
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by Waylander
Tue May 10, 2005 4:06 am
Forum: Irish Hallmarks
Topic: Dublin [?] Makers Mark
Replies: 10
Views: 8337

1728 is the correct date - there is no Hibernia mark you see. If it had been the later date then Hibernia would also have been present. Maker is Thomas Bolton (see Jacksons edition 3 page 629).

Waylander
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by Waylander
Tue May 10, 2005 3:54 am
Forum: Gold Marks - Worldwide
Topic: Silver? Spoons w/Dog's Head & 750 marks ~Anyone???
Replies: 12
Views: 12166

You are in the wrong forum my friend. They look like Continental (Europe) marks, but I don't recognise them. They certainly are not English. Try reposting in a more appropriate forum.

Waylander
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by Waylander
Thu May 05, 2005 9:04 am
Forum: Birmingham Hallmarks
Topic: antique sterling english tweezers - need help with markings
Replies: 11
Views: 11311

Ah, your eyes are better than mine io.....I didn't notice it.....

Waylander
by Waylander
Thu May 05, 2005 5:08 am
Forum: Birmingham Hallmarks
Topic: antique sterling english tweezers - need help with markings
Replies: 11
Views: 11311

Lisa

H. Mathews' mark is definately HM. Very puzzling. If you can't find the answer on this forum, try www.smpub.com.

Waylander
by Waylander
Tue May 03, 2005 9:34 am
Forum: Birmingham Hallmarks
Topic: antique sterling english tweezers - need help with markings
Replies: 11
Views: 11311

Hi Lisa I'm not sure that "H" is the maker's mark; you see, single letter maker's marks are almost always very early (as in the 1600's) - the rise of many different makers meant that marks became 2 letters (or more). My monitor is not the best - is there any other mark near it? Personally, given the...

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