tie pin hallmarks

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tie pin hallmarks

Postby riaz » Tue Nov 03, 2009 4:03 pm

any info on identifying these hallmarks will be highly appreciated
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Postby dognose » Tue Nov 03, 2009 5:43 pm

Hi Riaz,

Welcome to the Forum.

I don't think this tie pin has travelled very far, unless I'm very much mistaken, it is a South African piece.

The two marks on the right of your lower photo appear to be 'STG' (upside down) for Sterling, and the other the springbok head, both known marks used on South African silver.

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Postby riaz » Tue Nov 03, 2009 6:09 pm

thanks Trev,the last mark which js partly cut out of pic is of a man on horse back,i was once told that is a mark of durban,where i hail from,never the less ,thanks for your input.

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Postby dognose » Wed Nov 04, 2009 12:43 am

How does the 'man on horseback' mark compare with the one in this post?

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Postby riaz » Wed Nov 04, 2009 2:49 am

it is one of the hallmarks on the tie pin
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Postby riaz » Wed Nov 04, 2009 2:52 am

My apologies,i misunderstood you, the mark is exactly the same.

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Postby dognose » Thu Nov 05, 2009 6:49 am

Just making a comprasion of the marks here.

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If the 'Dick King' mark is indicative of a particular Durban silversmith, could the third mark be the one illustrated below, and the fourth a dateletter. Tardy suggests that some form of date letter system was in use.

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