help with identifying these spoons plz

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help with identifying these spoons plz

Postby majik73 » Wed Dec 29, 2010 5:16 pm

I bought these 2 spoons at a resale shop and for the life of me I can't find anything on them. I says WH with the name F.S. Blackman on it. Any help to identify them would be greatly appreciated. thanks in advance.


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Re: help with identifying these spoons plz

Postby wev » Wed Dec 29, 2010 5:36 pm

The second is Frederick Starr Blackman (retailer) and Wood & Hughes (wholesaler).

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Re: help with identifying these spoons plz

Postby silverly » Thu Dec 30, 2010 12:26 am

The set of pseudo marks on the Bemiss spoon are similar to marks often seen on silver items made in Canada,
but that is not to say that it could not have been made in the United States.

Frederick S Blackman was listed as late as 1892 in Croffut's Danbury City Directory as a jeweler at 63 Main.

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Re: help with identifying these spoons plz

Postby dognose » Wed Nov 30, 2016 5:09 am

Death of an Old Time Silversmith

Danbury, Conn., Aug. 19.—Fred. K. S. Blackman, one of the oldest residents of this town and who was many years the prominent silversmith and jeweler in this town, is dead. He melted up the old Spanish silver dollars and made spoons for the brides in days of yore, many of these household treasures remaining to this day.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular - 24th August 1898


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