Makes mark identification help please.

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Levikender
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Makes mark identification help please.

Postby Levikender » Sun Feb 17, 2019 7:42 pm

Hello, I’m new to silver as of yesterday and was wondering if someone would assist me with the makers mark on this cigarette box? I found the box at a thrift store for $3.99 usd and found the original owner on ancestry.com who is now dead. Any idea who “JR” is?

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Re: Makes mark identification help please.

Postby silvermakersmarks » Mon Feb 18, 2019 3:19 am

Hi and welcome to the forum.

JR is John Rose, manufacturing silversmith of Hockley Street, Birmingham, and V is the date code of the assay year 1945/46. Your box would benefit from a clean with a good quality silver polish.

Phil

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Re: Makes mark identification help please.

Postby dognose » Mon Feb 18, 2019 4:01 am

Hi,

Welcome to the Forum.

See also: viewtopic.php?f=38&t=14729&p=117693&hilit=rose#p117693

Trev.


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