Silver Spoon Markings

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Silver Spoon Markings

Postby Stevemoz » Sat Sep 05, 2009 5:49 am

Despite searching the web for markings I can't find the ones related to these spoons. I would be most grateful if anyone could identify each of the stampings. My best guess was that this was Sheffield hence posting here, apologies if wrong.

http://i837.photobucket.com/albums/zz29 ... 1252144111

Many thanks,
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Postby dognose » Sat Sep 05, 2009 6:22 am

Hi Steve,

Welcome to the Forum.

They are silver platers marks used by William Page & Co. of Birmingham.

See: http://www.925-1000.com/silverplate_P.html

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Postby Stevemoz » Sat Sep 05, 2009 6:28 am

Hi Trev,

Thanks for the welcome. So it's Birmingham as against Sheffield, just shows what I know then! but is there any way to find out what each individual mark signifies at all?

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Postby dognose » Sat Sep 05, 2009 6:41 am

Hi Steve,

Plater's marks often mean very little, just an imitation of hallmarks. In this case the 'WP' would be for William Page, the 'EP' for Electro-Plate, and the 'B' is probably for Birmingham.

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Postby Stevemoz » Sat Sep 05, 2009 6:45 am

Hi Trev,

Many thanks for ultra fast response and the information, appreciated.

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Postby Stevemoz » Sat Sep 05, 2009 1:08 pm

Hi Trev,

One last thing, would any of this identify a possible year?

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Postby dognose » Sat Sep 05, 2009 6:55 pm

Hi Steve,

Your spoon probably dates to the mid-1890's. William Page & Co. were, I believe, founded in the early 1890's and the use of the 'crown' on plater's marks was prohibited as from 1896.

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Postby Stevemoz » Sun Sep 06, 2009 4:53 am

Hi Trev,

Many thanks once again, I think this puts this one to bed now and I very much appreciate your input.

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Re: Silver Spoon Markings

Postby Mi-Chelle » Sun Jan 02, 2011 3:52 pm

I only managed to find the markings of my spoon here.... we a few of these, are they common?
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Re: Silver Spoon Markings

Postby silverport » Sun Jan 02, 2011 4:54 pm

On the Globe there are Millions of marks!

Hello »Mi-Chelle«

Welcome to the Forum.

By the contents of yours short commentary it isn't "clear" enough what do you like to express or like to know, at least for me.

If you've another marks question as just this on »WP« = »William Page & Co.«, then please start an image illustrated new topic.

The mark of »WP« you could find here:

http://www.925-1000.com/silverplate__menu.html

Other maker's marks for e.g. »Sterling« you could find here:

http://www.925-1000.com/americansilver__Menu.html

http://www.925-1000.com/british_marks.html

World marks overview you could find here:

http://www.925-1000.com/enyc_Overview.html

If you hold in mind, that this Project is started now about 5 year ago, and only very few humans of the global population drive and contribute voluntarily (e.g. beside their job), then you maybe understand how long it would need to collect, prepare, register all the world's marks.

There are Million of Million who don't contribute.

Please read the »Posting Requirements« - I’m still wondering that many hundreds per year don’t read it:

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=10

There is also included a brief tutorial »How to add Images«:

http://www.925-1000.com/images.html

I personally use »tinypic« - with their offer you could also resize the files to a reasonable size.

http://www.tinypic.com/

Please let the images visible as long as ever possible – thank you there fore!

Start just now with yours contribution - thank you!

Kind regards silverport
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