On the line between coin and sterling

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On the line between coin and sterling

Postby Jag » Thu Feb 09, 2017 1:27 pm

This is a coin silver style spoon, and doesn't have a Sterling mark, so I've put it in this category, though it may better belong in the Sterling category (I won't be offended if it is moved :) Anyway, French & Puffer was a Lowell, MA retailer of silver in the mid to late 1800's. Can anyone identify the "G 925/1000" mark?
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Re: On the line between coin and sterling

Postby wev » Thu Feb 09, 2017 8:53 pm

G -- some wholesale manufacturer, Gorham perhaps
925/1000 -- sterling grade silver. The word "Sterling" was not required until after 1907.

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Re: On the line between coin and sterling

Postby dragonflywink » Mon Feb 13, 2017 12:28 pm

That mark is generally attributed to F.S. Gilbert of North Attleboro, MA, circa 1890s-1910s...

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Re: On the line between coin and sterling

Postby silverly » Mon Feb 13, 2017 3:07 pm

dragonflywink wrote:That mark is generally attributed to F.S. Gilbert of North Attleboro, MA, circa 1890s-1910s...


For what it's worth The Jeweler's Circular December 6, 1899 page 28 under the heading of Trademark Information states that F S Gilbert's trademark was Image and that they had only recently gone into the manufacture of some kinds of spoon.


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