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by wev
Mon Sep 16, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: Help with Id coin silver Boston Mt Washington House
Replies: 11
Views: 188

Re: Help with Id coin silver Boston Mt Washington House

sometimes taking home a hotel spoon ends up preserving history, not that I would ever. . .
by wev
Mon Sep 16, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: Help with Id coin silver Boston Mt Washington House
Replies: 11
Views: 188

Re: Help with Id coin silver Boston Mt Washington House

The most likely candidate is Henry Gooding

Compare his primary mark shown to yours
by wev
Mon Sep 16, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: Help with Id coin silver Boston Mt Washington House
Replies: 11
Views: 188

Re: Help with Id coin silver Boston Mt Washington House

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In 1838 the former hotel closed and the contents were sold at auction.
by wev
Mon Sep 16, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: Help with Id coin silver Boston Mt Washington House
Replies: 11
Views: 188

Re: Help with Id coin silver Boston Mt Washington House

Mt. Washington House in South Boston was a resident home of the Massachusetts Asylum for the Blind c 1840
by wev
Sun Jul 14, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: Platt & Brothers (All Four) New York
Replies: 5
Views: 953

Re: Platt & Brothers (All Four) New York

A clean drive of the Brothers punch
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and one showing the clipped terminal S from a broken punch
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by wev
Mon Jul 08, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: Identification Letter F in Circle mark Sterling Salt Spoon
Replies: 6
Views: 1116

Re: Identification Letter F in Circle mark Sterling Salt Spoon

silverly wrote:
wev wrote:George Washington French
If his son George Herbert French who was the informant on his death certificate is to be believed, the name was George William French.


You are right -- I shouldn't type while chewing gum at the same time -- no ability to edit a post doesn't help either.
by wev
Sun Jul 07, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: Identification Letter F in Circle mark Sterling Salt Spoon
Replies: 6
Views: 1116

Re: Identification Letter F in Circle mark Sterling Salt Spoon

Elton Ira Franklin and his brother-in-law George Washington French were the owners. Franklin died in 1899 at age 52.
by wev
Thu May 23, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: match safe
Replies: 1
Views: 1067

match safe

A little find from my recent San Francisco sojourn. It measures 2 1/4" x 1 1/14" x 1/2". http://www.americansilversmiths.org/SalonImages/Russell/MatchBox.jpg http://www.americansilversmiths.org/SalonImages/Russell/MatchBox3.jpg The initials are for Robert Howard Russell, the NYC publi...
by wev
Sat Mar 16, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: Silversmith or Not?-Round 2
Replies: 12
Views: 2439

Re: Silversmith or Not?-Round 2

There was also Thomas Phillips, working 1800-1805. There is a teaspoon in the Winterthur collection marked "TP" and "Paris"
by wev
Sat Mar 16, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: Silversmith or Not?-Round 2
Replies: 12
Views: 2439

Re: Silversmith or Not?-Round 2

It might be worth noting that Eljah Clark, later a prominent jeweler in Lexington, came to Paris from Ohio in 1850 to learn the jewelry trade. In 1854, he married Ella Louisa, Joseph Stephen's daughter, which may indicate a master/apprentice relationship or at least an employer/employee one.
by wev
Tue Mar 12, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: Unusual Small Marrow Scoop - Provincial or Colonial?
Replies: 4
Views: 3032

Re: Unusual Small Marrow Scoop - Provincial or Colonial?

a similar mark on a 4.25" spoon attributed to Syng jr by Winterthur

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by wev
Wed Feb 06, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: Help with mark
Replies: 5
Views: 1457

Re: Help with mark

Made by Whiting & Co, retailed by Janowitz.
by wev
Fri Jan 18, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: Unknown silver smith on spoon silver
Replies: 8
Views: 3160

Re: Unknown silver smith on spoon silver

I have not seen any definitive proof, but it has been attributed to Palmer & Hinsdale, NYC c 1815-1819
by wev
Thu Dec 27, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Why is McGrew's book on coin silver maker's marks so expensive??
Replies: 2
Views: 3270

Re: Why is McGrew's book on coin silver maker's marks so expensive??

I assume you are looking at the copies offered on Amazon? I believe these are to order reprints, which is becoming a common scam. I think you can still order direct from Mr. McGrew (355 Park Heights Blvd. Hanover, PA 17331-4037) at the original (and quite reasonable) price, but check to make sure.
by wev
Tue Sep 11, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: Is this an Albert Coles fruit knife?
Replies: 4
Views: 5041

Re: Is this an Albert Coles fruit knife?

1) my little project is based on a single family tree genealogy of smiths and related craftsmen. Cole's family line is not (to my knowledge) tied to it, so he, along with many other makers, is not included. It is an arbitrary caprice, but there you go. 2) Safe to assume, but it could be either. Ther...
by wev
Mon Sep 10, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: Is this an Albert Coles fruit knife?
Replies: 4
Views: 5041

Re: Is this an Albert Coles fruit knife?

You have the first image upside down -- it is a blackletter M. The mark is one of several similar attributed to Montgomery & Co and Morgan Morgans, jr, who were successors to Albert Coles.
by wev
Wed Sep 05, 2018 9:39 pm
Forum: Contributors' Notes
Topic: American Silversmiths
Replies: 1
Views: 590

American Silversmiths

Following the Ancestry/Rootsweb fiasco, I have established my own site:

American Silversmiths
by wev
Tue Jan 16, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: Can't Identify The Maker's Mark
Replies: 3
Views: 2796

Re: Can't Identify The Maker's Mark

Robert Wilson, Philadelphia c 1810-1825. I have several serving spoons with the same marks

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