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Mystery Stamp

Posted: Tue Sep 18, 2018 3:37 pm
by cejordi
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800 Silver Tray I acquired in Cincinnati, OH.

Stamp is a bit messy. As far as I can tell, it reads "COBBARD." Other variations could be "COSSARD," "GOBBARD," or "GOSSARD."

None of these spellings have produced any information helping me to determine the origin of this item. Any information the forum could offer would be greatly appreciated.

Re: Mystery Stamp

Posted: Tue Sep 18, 2018 3:52 pm
by dognose
Hi,

Welcome to the Forum.

Please embed your images.

Trev.

Re: Mystery Stamp

Posted: Tue Sep 18, 2018 4:22 pm
by Joerg
Dies it was BOSSARD? Your image is blurry. Can you post a sharp picture?
Regards, Jörg

Re: Mystery Stamp

Posted: Tue Sep 18, 2018 4:24 pm
by Joerg
Stupid autocorrect, I wrote "does it say BOSSARD?"

Re: Mystery Stamp

Posted: Tue Sep 18, 2018 6:13 pm
by Traintime
Need better photos of left side marks. Thread search suggests Decimal type mark 0.800 may be Swiss useage (mainly watches, but larger possible). Please confirm "0.800" or "0,800".

Re: Mystery Stamp

Posted: Tue Sep 18, 2018 6:20 pm
by Traintime
Probably not related, but Bossard is a name of Swiss origins and there was a Bossard Jewelry Company in 1800's Ohio documented here: http://iagenweb.org/story/FamHist/Gossard/Gossard.htm

Re: Mystery Stamp

Posted: Tue Sep 18, 2018 6:20 pm
by Traintime
Sorry, should read Gossard!

Re: Mystery Stamp

Posted: Tue Sep 18, 2018 6:23 pm
by Traintime
Huh, just noticed you got it in Cincci. Maybe it is from Gossard Jewelry?

Re: Mystery Stamp

Posted: Tue Sep 18, 2018 9:50 pm
by Traintime
C.A Gossard Company, 1249 Countryside Drive, Washington Court House, Fayette County, Ohio 43160. In business since 1848. Traces origin to immigrant German lockmaker Dionysius Furtwangler who opened a small jewelry store. (History in 1976 ad. from local newspaper on a commercial site...could not read all.) Still shown as operating today. [This would be a retailer...still need photos of maker marks.]

Re: Mystery Stamp

Posted: Sat Oct 06, 2018 10:33 am
by cejordi
dognose wrote:Hi,

Welcome to the Forum.

Please embed your images.

Trev.


For the life of me, I could not figure out how to accomplish this.

Re: Mystery Stamp

Posted: Sat Oct 06, 2018 10:38 am
by cejordi
Joerg wrote:Stupid autocorrect, I wrote "does it say BOSSARD?"


The stamp is rather small and not very defined. I'm fairly certain the first letter is "C" or "G".

Re: Mystery Stamp

Posted: Sat Oct 06, 2018 10:40 am
by dognose
The below should help you:

How to Add Images

Posting Requirements

https://postimages.org (copy the 'Hotlink for forums' code) is recommended.

Remember to use the 'Preview' button before submitting your post.

For more information see:

viewtopic.php?f=61&t=37974&p=103282#p103282

Trev.

Re: Mystery Stamp

Posted: Sat Oct 06, 2018 1:32 pm
by cejordi
Image

Image

It's "BOSSARD".

Is this not working for me b/c I am on a Mac?

Re: Mystery Stamp

Posted: Sat Oct 06, 2018 1:34 pm
by cejordi
Image

Image

Finally figured it out!

Re: Mystery Stamp

Posted: Sat Oct 06, 2018 1:56 pm
by Joerg
Hi
Solved, it is Bossard from Switzerland, Luceren.
There are other related postsin the forum. But allow me to copy a quote from memeber blackstone from 2008:

Blackstone wrote:
Absolutely. Bossard was an important Swiss firm located in Luzern/Lucerne, founded by Johann Balthasar Bossard (1809-1869) and continued by his son Johann Karl Bossard (1846-1914) and then his grandson Karl Thomas Bossard (1876-1934). They won numerous awards, including a gold medal at the 1889 Exposition Universelle in Paris. The cross flanked by the two stars was the company's mark: the family arms of Bossard of Hochdorf.

http://www.925-1000.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=42205&p=119026&hilit=bossard#p119013

Re: Mystery Stamp

Posted: Sat Oct 06, 2018 2:00 pm
by cejordi
Joerg wrote:Hi
Solved, it is Bossard from Switzerland, Luceren.
There are other related postsin the forum. But allow me to copy a quote from memeber blackstone from 2008:

Blackstone wrote:
Absolutely. Bossard was an important Swiss firm located in Luzern/Lucerne, founded by Johann Balthasar Bossard (1809-1869) and continued by his son Johann Karl Bossard (1846-1914) and then his grandson Karl Thomas Bossard (1876-1934). They won numerous awards, including a gold medal at the 1889 Exposition Universelle in Paris. The cross flanked by the two stars was the company's mark: the family arms of Bossard of Hochdorf.

http://www.925-1000.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=42205&p=119026&hilit=bossard#p119013

Well their stamp isn't winning any awards with me.