Unidentified Stamp On Old Tobacco Pipe

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ClassicMan
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Unidentified Stamp On Old Tobacco Pipe

Postby ClassicMan » Thu Aug 17, 2017 8:20 pm

I am posting this here because the first of the three marks is an anchor which led me to believe it is a Birmingham piece. what confuses me is the the third mark which looks to be russian. I have poured over the maker mark and hallmark sites for days and have found absolutely nothing. i know very little about silver or silverplate marks and would greatly appreciate any help on this.[img]http://imgur.com/m5jdx7a
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ClassicMan
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Re: Unidentified Stamp On Old Tobacco Pipe

Postby ClassicMan » Thu Aug 17, 2017 8:24 pm

Sorry the third picture didn't come out in the post. I am new at this. [img] http://imgur.com/m5jdx7a
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Re: Unidentified Stamp On Old Tobacco Pipe

Postby silvermakersmarks » Fri Aug 18, 2017 1:38 am

Hi and welcome to the forum.

The mark you show is definitely not Birmingham. When reading hallmarks it is necessary to take into account the full set as a whole, so for a Birmingham silver hallmark we would expect not just an anchor but also a lion passant, a date letter, possibly a duty mark and a sponsor's mark. That said, I have no idea about these marks, but for a better response from our members you would do better to embed your images as some people do not like to click on links.

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Re: Unidentified Stamp On Old Tobacco Pipe

Postby dragonflywink » Fri Aug 18, 2017 8:17 am

Those 'anchor/star/eagle' pseudo-marks appear on the ferrules of pipes from different American makers, those with wear reveal brass base metal under what is likely nickel plating - more information might be found on pipe forums...

~Cheryl

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Re: Unidentified Stamp On Old Tobacco Pipe

Postby ClassicMan » Fri Aug 18, 2017 1:47 pm

Thank you so much for your help everyone! Based on the suggestion that it may be nickel plated brass and also American, i finally found my answer. it is a feaux stamped nickel plated brass pipe made by C.P.F. or Colossus Pipe Factory which dates it between 1896 and 1920 based in New York.

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Re: Unidentified Stamp On Old Tobacco Pipe

Postby dragonflywink » Fri Aug 18, 2017 4:34 pm

Suspect the ferrules bearing these marks were manufacturered by a jobber - they appear on pipes by different companies...

~Cheryl


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