HE hallmark for same citrus spoon as a Gorham?

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SnoodinOrange
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HE hallmark for same citrus spoon as a Gorham?

Postby SnoodinOrange » Tue Apr 10, 2018 1:27 pm

Hello and thank you in advance for your time. I use this site constantly as I have been collecting sterling the last few years. Can anyone help me identify this sterling hallmark? Along with the name of this spoon (if it has one?). I like to keep a record of my items so I have their age and provenance. I've only seen this pattern in this style so it is not a full flatware line, it is just a figural citrus spoon as far as I know. I have found similar spoons online marked with this HE hallmark, along with the Gorham hallmarks, but Mine is not marked Gorham. I thought perhaps it was Holmes and Edwards but all the sites I checked have hallmarks that don't look like this. Also wondering why spoons would be marked HE and Gorham - was Gorham the maker and the HE retailer? If so, why doesn't mine have the Gorham hallmarks? Thanks for any assist!
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Re: HE hallmark for same citrus spoon as a Gorham?

Postby Traintime » Wed Apr 11, 2018 1:07 am

Mark is shown in International Silver's company history plate XXXIX...technical glitches keeping me from uploading an image right now. Definitely one of Holmes & Edwards.

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Re: HE hallmark for same citrus spoon as a Gorham?

Postby SnoodinOrange » Wed Apr 11, 2018 7:31 pm

Thank you so much Traintime! Do you have any ideas why an identical spoon would have the HE hallmark and Gorhams as well? As I mentioned mine does not, but wondered what the relationship was and whose design it is.
Thanks so much for your time!

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Re: HE hallmark for same citrus spoon as a Gorham?

Postby Traintime » Thu Apr 12, 2018 5:34 pm

Here the marks page (hosting site back up):

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Re: HE hallmark for same citrus spoon as a Gorham?

Postby SnoodinOrange » Fri Apr 13, 2018 6:17 pm

Thank you so much! Can you tell me the name of that book so I can try to find one for future reference? Does it have other makers or just International? Appreciate you sharing!

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Re: HE hallmark for same citrus spoon as a Gorham?

Postby Traintime » Fri Apr 13, 2018 11:29 pm

Century of Silver 1847-1947 Connecticut Yankees and a Noble Metal by Earl Chapin May, Robert M. McBride & Company New York First Edition Illustrated 1947 (Advance copies were sent out by International Silver Company on a complimentary basis.)

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Re: HE hallmark for same citrus spoon as a Gorham?

Postby Traintime » Fri Apr 13, 2018 11:36 pm

It is all just Int. Silver Co. and predecessor firms. Rainwater's encyclopedia covers marks and histories of other firms producing for the American markets (some are foreign)...edition 4 is the one to get if you can locate it. (There's a resources section on this site too.)

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Re: HE hallmark for same citrus spoon as a Gorham?

Postby SnoodinOrange » Thu May 10, 2018 11:33 pm

Thanks so much for the info and recommendation! I am building my reference library. Really appreciate your time and expertise!


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