Can't find correct 'G' Walking stick date letter G makers mark WAS

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Can't find correct 'G' Walking stick date letter G makers mark WAS

Postby spydon007 » Thu Apr 07, 2016 8:59 am

Hi, this is my first post. I have a nobbled wood (branch) walking stick which appears to have a bone handle and a silver collar. The marks are the English lion followed by a sideways Chester mark. The 'G' date letter is different to any of the 'G's' I have seen and am at a loss as to the exact year. Also the makers mark is WAS which I cannot find either. If someone could help I would really appreciate it. Many thanks.

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Re: Can't find correct 'G' Walking stick date letter G makers mark WAS

Postby spydon007 » Thu Apr 07, 2016 9:00 am

Won't let me upload photo's :(

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Re: Can't find correct 'G' Walking stick date letter G makers mark WAS

Postby dognose » Thu Apr 07, 2016 10:08 am

Hi,

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Re: Can't find correct 'G' Walking stick date letter G makers mark WAS

Postby spydon007 » Fri Apr 08, 2016 8:57 am

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Re: Can't find correct 'G' Walking stick date letter G makers mark WAS

Postby spydon007 » Fri Apr 08, 2016 8:59 am

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Re: Can't find correct 'G' Walking stick date letter G makers mark WAS

Postby spydon007 » Fri Apr 08, 2016 9:03 am

This is a better one - the G is different to the ones I have researched - it goes up at the top - Image

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Re: Can't find correct 'G' Walking stick date letter G makers mark WAS

Postby dognose » Fri Apr 08, 2016 12:19 pm

Hi,

Well done with the images.

The date letter is that of 1890. See: http://www.925-1000.com/dlc_chester.html

The maker is a problem as the register that was in use at the Chester Assay Office from 1886 to 1894 is missing, the mark is recorded, but no information to go with it. Period advertisements, catalogues, registrations at other assay offices, etc. may offer a clue.

Trev.

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Re: Can't find correct 'G' Walking stick date letter G makers mark WAS

Postby spydon007 » Sun Apr 10, 2016 6:01 am

Thank you Trevor. I'm still not convinced of the date though. Could it possibly be earlier? http://silvermakersmarks.co.uk/Dates/Ch ... s%20G.html

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Re: Can't find correct 'G' Walking stick date letter G makers mark WAS

Postby agphile » Sun Apr 10, 2016 7:53 am

You do need to look at all the marks, not just the date letter. Earlier Gs are accompanied by the monarch's head duty mark or if still earlier by a different town mark, for example.


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