'Lion W Lion' Hallmark

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biztekpc
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'Lion W Lion' Hallmark

Postby biztekpc » Thu Apr 04, 2019 2:07 pm

Last weekend I bought a box of sterling flatware at an estate sale. I am going through the box and trying to identify the pieces. Here I have a serving piece manufactured by Brunner Bros Co. There is another Brunner Bros in the box with the Birmingham hallmark on the back so I assume this one also is Birmingham. Anyway there is a W between two inward facing lions. Is this some type of date code? BTW: What is this piece?

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Re: 'Lion W Lion' Hallmark

Postby silverly » Thu Apr 04, 2019 2:24 pm

Welcome to the forum. The trademark is Wendell Manufacturing Co. Brunner Bros were Cleveland, OH jewelers. Check here for the mark: https://www.925-1000.com/americansilver_W2.html

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Re: 'Lion W Lion' Hallmark

Postby biztekpc » Thu Apr 04, 2019 2:33 pm

Thanks for the quick reply but now I am more confused than ever. The other Brunner piece that I have has the lion, an anchor, and a date letter. The anchor is Birmingham right?

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Re: 'Lion W Lion' Hallmark

Postby silverly » Thu Apr 04, 2019 2:42 pm

I think I can which trademark you are referring to, but Brunner was the retailer. That's the way it used to be done.

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Re: 'Lion W Lion' Hallmark

Postby silverly » Thu Apr 04, 2019 3:01 pm

silverly wrote:I think I can which trademark you are referring to, but Brunner was the retailer. That's the way it used to be done.

Left out tell you.

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Re: 'Lion W Lion' Hallmark

Postby biztekpc » Thu Apr 04, 2019 3:05 pm

Got it! Thanks.

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Re: 'Lion W Lion' Hallmark

Postby Traintime » Thu Apr 04, 2019 9:22 pm

A guide to help identify service pieces (top bar) with sizing ranges: https://www.sterlingflatwarefashions.co ... nsils.html


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