Southern Suburbs Horticultural Society Medal

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Southern Suburbs Horticultural Society Medal

Postby JanGroen » Mon Mar 05, 2018 1:08 pm

Good evening

I have this beautiful sterling medal. I think the date is 1911. It was given out for the winning Carnations by the Southern Suburbs Horticultural Society. Will this be in Cape Town or another place? I am not sure of the maker SM & Co.
Any ideas?

Jannie

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Re: Southern Suburbs Horticultural Society Medal

Postby silvermakersmarks » Mon Mar 05, 2018 3:36 pm

This mark is not shown in any of the published references so the Birmingham Assay Office may be your only hope of finding the maker. I have seen it previously on a 1913 spoon and until seeing your medal I couldn't decide whether it was 1913 or 1938 ("o" or "O").

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Re: Southern Suburbs Horticultural Society Medal

Postby Cuznerfan » Fri Jul 06, 2018 6:11 am

Sponsor mark for Sampson Marks & Co. listed as 'Shipping merchants' first registered with Birmingham Assay Office 28th May 1907 and finally 30 August 1939. Business address- 28A Frederick Street, Birmingham. Private address given as Johannesburg, South Africa.
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Re: Southern Suburbs Horticultural Society Medal

Postby dognose » Fri Jul 06, 2018 6:35 am

Some small detail of the firm of Sampson Marks & Co. can be found here:

viewtopic.php?f=38&t=15236&p=158326&hilit=sampson#p158326

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Re: Southern Suburbs Horticultural Society Medal

Postby joho » Mon Jul 09, 2018 4:25 pm

Both Capetown and Johannesburg have suburban areas colloquially known as the 'southern suburbs'. I don't know much about horticulture, but some of the plants on the medal look like protea, in which case Capetown would be most likely. Regards John


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