Teaspoons from Melbourne

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AngusAardvark
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Teaspoons from Melbourne

Postby AngusAardvark » Tue Feb 10, 2015 5:54 pm

This set of spoons was bought in Melbourne, Australia. Sadly the sugar tongs are missing.

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from this shop

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which was perhaps a branch of the English firm. The shop was taken over in 1930

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Using the info on this site I guess the spoons to be made in Sheffield in 1899 from sterling silver by W.R. Humphries & Co. However I've only just started going throough some silver that I have inherited and don't know anything about the topic. Can anyone confirm if I am I correct with the guess or correct me otherwise?

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Re: Teaspoons from Melbourne

Postby silvermakersmarks » Tue Feb 10, 2015 6:10 pm

You are correct. WRH is W R Humphries & Co, a Sheffield company, and the spoons were assayed in Sheffield during the 1899-1900 assay year.

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Re: Teaspoons from Melbourne

Postby AngusAardvark » Tue Feb 10, 2015 7:14 pm

Thanks Phil I will label them as such in my database. Figured I might as well sort through this stuff systematically.

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Re: Teaspoons from Melbourne

Postby dognose » Wed Feb 11, 2015 8:13 am

The retailer appears to be the Stourbridge, Staffordshire glass-maker, Thomas Webb & Sons, who were noted as having retail outlets in Little Collins Street, Melbourne, King William Street, Adelaide, and George Street, Sydney.

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Thomas Webb & Sons - Melbourne - 1883

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Thomas Webb & Sons - Melbourne - 1883

Interesting to see that they also sold silver.

Trev.

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Re: Teaspoons from Melbourne

Postby dognose » Fri Mar 10, 2017 9:49 am

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Thomas Webb & Sons - Melbourne - 1882

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