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by salmoned
Fri Sep 02, 2011 5:40 am
Forum: British Hallmarks - Single Image
Topic: Is this an Andrew Archer mark?
Replies: 10
Views: 3697

Re: Is this an Andrew Archer mark?

When I see those marks side by side, I see no resemblance whatsoever.
by salmoned
Mon Aug 29, 2011 3:02 pm
Forum: American Sterling & Coin Silver - Single Image
Topic: Sterling Coffee/tea set, unknown mark
Replies: 4
Views: 2038

Re: Sterling Coffee/tea set, unknown mark

Might I suggest that 'U.S. Sterling' is the name of the company and perhaps these items are plated? Seems a remote possibility, but not unique. ;)
by salmoned
Sun Aug 28, 2011 5:17 am
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: I haven't got a clue...
Replies: 2
Views: 1606

Re: I haven't got a clue...

Yes, the final mark indicates 'ep' for electroplated. That's something.
by salmoned
Sun Aug 28, 2011 4:47 am
Forum: Silver Plate Trademarks - Single Image
Topic: Need some help with this coffee server
Replies: 1
Views: 737

Re: Need some help with this coffee server

I'd just like to point out that this post and your previous post both belong in the silverplated forum, not here in sterling.
by salmoned
Mon Aug 22, 2011 3:00 pm
Forum: British Hallmarks - Single Image
Topic: Help With This Mark
Replies: 4
Views: 2561

Re: Help With This Mark

Chester, 1894/5, sterling
by salmoned
Thu Aug 11, 2011 5:15 am
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: STERLING 11 - no makers mark - rock crystal claret jug
Replies: 4
Views: 2259

Re: STERLING 11 - no makers mark - rock crystal claret jug

Ah, thanks. I never understand why fallacious terms are used, especially when there are decanters and vases actually carved from real rock crystal.
by salmoned
Wed Aug 10, 2011 10:19 pm
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: STERLING 11 - no makers mark - rock crystal claret jug
Replies: 4
Views: 2259

Re: STERLING 11 - no makers mark - rock crystal claret jug

I'm wondering why you believe this to be rock crystal and not glass or fused quartz.
by salmoned
Mon Jul 18, 2011 2:22 am
Forum: Birmingham Hallmarks
Topic: Double marked match safe looking for maker
Replies: 2
Views: 1162

Re: Double marked match safe looking for maker

Polish 2nd standard (.875) after 1920, according to World Marks here.
by salmoned
Fri Jul 08, 2011 4:38 am
Forum: European Jewelry
Topic: Alexander Ritchie -Additional Information Required
Replies: 4
Views: 5537

Re: Alexander Ritchie -Additional Information Required

Darn, I'm used to editing my remarks, but can't figure out how to here. I see you've got it figured out and can't understand why you might believe this to have been made by AR since there is clearly a bona fide sponsor mark to match the assay mark.
by salmoned
Fri Jul 08, 2011 4:27 am
Forum: European Jewelry
Topic: Alexander Ritchie -Additional Information Required
Replies: 4
Views: 5537

Re: Alexander Ritchie -Additional Information Required

Oops. you do show those marks (but not clearly) and also the sponsor mark, which is not AR.
by salmoned
Fri Jul 08, 2011 4:25 am
Forum: European Jewelry
Topic: Alexander Ritchie -Additional Information Required
Replies: 4
Views: 5537

Re: Alexander Ritchie -Additional Information Required

The mark is obviously just a part of the casting and has not been struck on this piece. Since you don't show the assay marks, perhaps they are also cast.
by salmoned
Mon Jul 04, 2011 3:18 pm
Forum: Dutch Silver
Topic: Dutch Tea Coffee Set
Replies: 3
Views: 3656

Re: Dutch Tea Coffee Set

Art Deco is not a date, it's a style. Any style previously established can be continued into later periods, including the present and future.
by salmoned
Fri Jun 24, 2011 5:25 am
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: sterling flatware (?)
Replies: 10
Views: 3683

Re: sterling flatware (?)

No, it's Canadian. P.W. Ellis & Co., Toronto, Ontario, CA [Anchor, E on maple leaf, Lion]
by salmoned
Wed Jun 22, 2011 6:15 am
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: london mark?
Replies: 4
Views: 1415

Re: london mark?

Stab in the dark - George Ridout 1743 (noted in Jackson's for a double-handled double-spouted sauce ladle)
by salmoned
Tue Jun 21, 2011 12:06 am
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: D.P 1837 - David Phillips?
Replies: 9
Views: 2880

Re: D.P 1837 - David Phillips?

Embezzler's suicide? Story's almost good enough to make a movie. Thanks again.
by salmoned
Fri Jun 17, 2011 3:20 am
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: D.P 1837 - David Phillips?
Replies: 9
Views: 2880

Re: D.P 1837 - David Phillips?

Much appreciated, I haven't been able to gain access to that reference yet.
by salmoned
Wed Jun 15, 2011 7:07 pm
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: D.P 1837 - David Phillips?
Replies: 9
Views: 2880

Re: D.P 1837 - David Phillips?

Yes, interesting discussion about his father and his brother Joel and descendants, too. I wish I could find something more about his longevity in the business. I love new acquisitions.
by salmoned
Wed Jun 15, 2011 7:01 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Trying to Identify WW1 Soldier
Replies: 8
Views: 2222

Re: Trying to Identify WW1 Soldier

Okay, a little more research result here. The engraving is called an imposed cipher. The Letters are 'F', 'E' and 'J'. Still working on the order indicated by the shading.
by salmoned
Wed Jun 15, 2011 6:20 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Trying to Identify WW1 Soldier
Replies: 8
Views: 2222

Re: Trying to Identify WW1 Soldier

I would guess the last name letter to be "I", since that letter is the tallest of the group (and has classical primary shading). 'FEI' appears the most likely combination.

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