napkin ring hallmarks

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gary5370
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napkin ring hallmarks

Postby gary5370 » Sun May 19, 2013 11:51 am

does anyone know where these hallmarks are from ? i know the 1st stamp is a person on a horse. im just not sure where they are from.
thank you
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Re: napkin ring hallmarks

Postby oel » Sun May 19, 2013 12:36 pm

Hi,


Could be silver-plated.
See;
http://www.925-1000.com/a_platenumbers.html


Oel.

gary5370
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Re: napkin ring hallmarks

Postby gary5370 » Sun May 19, 2013 1:28 pm

Hi.
I don't think it's plated

The letters say stg

Thanks though. Ill look at the link properly when I get home.

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Re: napkin ring hallmarks

Postby dognose » Sun May 19, 2013 1:50 pm

Hi Gary,

It's South African and dates to the 1950's-1960's era.

The name of the maker is unknown to me, but his mark represents a lad by the name of Dick King who rode from Durban to Grahamstown to carry the message that Durban was being attacked by the Boers, he's a South African legend. The 'STG' indicates sterling and this is confirmed by the national mark of the springbok head. I'm not aware of a date letter system being used in SA, but perhaps that 'Z' mark can cast new light on this.

Now do me a favour, it would be great if you could post a clear sharp image of the mark for our records.

Trev.

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Re: napkin ring hallmarks

Postby gary5370 » Sun May 19, 2013 2:33 pm

thanks trev for the help.
ive only got iphone for taking pics on but will take it out in the day light tomorrow and get a pic

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Re: napkin ring hallmarks

Postby dognose » Sun May 19, 2013 2:41 pm

Many thanks Gary, it's appreciated.

Trev.

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Re: napkin ring hallmarks

Postby gary5370 » Tue May 21, 2013 5:12 am

hi trev
hope this ones ok. it's the best i can get with my phone camera.

thanks for the help much appreciated.

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Re: napkin ring hallmarks

Postby dognose » Tue May 21, 2013 5:26 am

Hi Gary,

Many thanks for your help. The image will be most useful.

Trev.

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Re: napkin ring hallmarks

Postby rat-tail » Tue May 21, 2013 5:51 pm

Hi guys - here's another example of the same silversmith's marks - this time with a date letter G or possibly a C- also on a set of three napkin rings. And like a lot of modern South African silver, what they lack in style or design, they make up for in weight.
regards Frank

PS hope this doesn't violate posting rules

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