William Adams

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William Adams

Postby fb22 » Fri Aug 04, 2017 11:49 am

Hi
First post
Is WA, William Adams a Birmingham silversmith ?
Thanks

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Re: William Adams

Postby dognose » Fri Aug 04, 2017 11:51 am

Hi,

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Re: William Adams

Postby fb22 » Fri Aug 04, 2017 12:27 pm

Hi
I don't own the piece but I'm thinking of buying it.
I just need to confirm the WA mark is William Adams.
Thanks

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Re: William Adams

Postby dognose » Fri Aug 04, 2017 1:11 pm

I'm afraid things are just not that easy. Just to put things in perspective, during the period 1890-1920 alone, there were over 4,500 makers registered with the Birmingham Assay Office, who entered over 15,000 marks during that period. Any set of marks beginning with the letter 'W' being amongst the most commonest.

Trev.

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Re: William Adams

Postby fb22 » Sat Aug 05, 2017 11:10 am

Hi Trev
Thanks for your reply.
I've made an offer on the piece and if I get it I'll put up pics.
Again many thanks
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Re: William Adams

Postby fb22 » Fri Nov 24, 2017 11:52 am

Image
Image
Hi
Can you see the marks and help me identify them please.

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Re: William Adams

Postby AG2012 » Fri Nov 24, 2017 12:16 pm

Hi,
If that`s W dot A in an oval I opt for William Aitken. Birmingham1905.
Search and compare; the dot is in the middle between two letters. On condition the first letter is really W. Cannot tell for sure; marks are too small.

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Re: William Adams

Postby AG2012 » Fri Nov 24, 2017 12:48 pm

Open this link and compare

viewtopic.php?t=32830

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Re: William Adams

Postby fb22 » Fri Nov 24, 2017 2:31 pm

Thank you very much AG2012 for your helpful reply.
It looks like you have pretty much nailed this one.
I will post a better image next week just to be sure.
Again many thanks.

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Re: William Adams

Postby fb22 » Wed Nov 29, 2017 10:03 am

Hi
Hope this pic is clearer.
Is the date letter for 1905.
Many thanks in advance.Image

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Re: William Adams

Postby user701 » Thu Nov 30, 2017 4:04 am

Yes, that is 1905

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Re: William Adams

Postby fb22 » Thu Nov 30, 2017 8:00 am

Many thanks to everyone for all your help.


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