Birmingham anchor question...

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Birmingham anchor question...

Postby Jedo_03 » Fri Aug 15, 2014 9:36 am

I've been unable to find any info on the site...
Why does this Birmingham anchor mark have the two "c" marks...
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Many thanks for your help.

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Re: Birmingham anchor question...

Postby dognose » Fri Aug 15, 2014 9:58 am

Hi,

That was the special mark struck in 1973 to commemorate the bi-centenary of the Birmingham Assay Office.

Trev.

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Re: Birmingham anchor question...

Postby WarrenKundis » Fri Aug 15, 2014 10:33 am

That is very interesting Trev, the makers mark appears to be that of Garrard & Co used from 1954-1978.

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Re: Birmingham anchor question...

Postby silvermakersmarks » Fri Aug 15, 2014 2:27 pm

Warren, please be aware that the dates on my site are only dates which I have seen and are not meant to represent any sort of fixed working dates.

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Re: Birmingham anchor question...

Postby WarrenKundis » Fri Aug 15, 2014 5:41 pm

Thank you Phil, much appreciated. Would you concur on the ID on the makers mark?

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Re: Birmingham anchor question...

Postby silvermakersmarks » Sat Aug 16, 2014 1:40 am

Yes, that's definitely Garrard's mark.

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Re: Birmingham anchor question...

Postby Jedo_03 » Sat Aug 16, 2014 7:31 am

Thank you both gentlemen...

The " c c " on the anchor baffled me, though I was able to research the maker's mark as Garrard & Co.

Joe

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Re: Birmingham anchor question...

Postby CptDarling » Tue Sep 05, 2017 7:48 am

I have seen the CC mark before and it does show as the bi-centenary mark for Birmingham 1973, perversely, I have a signet ring which is almost certainly 1973 9ct gold but it doesn't have the two C's on the anchor! The (stock) ring was engraved with my initials in 1978 (my 21st). I've been told it's a BH Britton and Sons ring (who ceased trading around 73ish). The makers mark is B S in two separate circles, there is no '&' symbol inbetween. The Y letter date symbol is identical to the one in the picture.

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Re: Birmingham anchor question...

Postby oel » Tue Sep 05, 2017 8:25 am

Hi, welcome to the forum. Regarding your ring please start a new topic and images are required.
For more information see:
viewtopic.php?f=5&t=42199


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