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by AGHEAD
Mon Sep 07, 2015 4:50 pm
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: Jensen USA Sugar Bowl
Replies: 9
Views: 2656

Re: Jensen USA Sugar Bowl

No matter what anyone might tell you....the USA Jensen products are NOT Jensen products, they are third tier American impostors at best. Value wise we are not supposed to discuss....but really it is like comparing a beautiful Tiffany piece from the 1870s to a Tiffany piece from Italy circa 1980....t...
by AGHEAD
Fri Sep 04, 2015 5:00 pm
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: Jensen USA Sugar Bowl
Replies: 9
Views: 2656

Re: Jensen USA Sugar Bowl

Well there is zero comparison between GJ Denmark and GJ USA, the USA stuff is mostly borderline garbage in terms of value and respectability.
by AGHEAD
Wed Aug 05, 2015 4:09 pm
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: JC -- unknown maker
Replies: 11
Views: 4665

Re: JC -- unknown maker

The mark for Joesph Cook is in my version of Ensko.
by AGHEAD
Sat May 23, 2015 5:25 pm
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: JC -- unknown maker
Replies: 11
Views: 4665

Re: JC -- unknown maker

Look at Joseph Cook's mark, it seems to be a good match, circa 1785.
by AGHEAD
Mon May 04, 2015 5:36 pm
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Salt Maker
Replies: 3
Views: 1515

Re: Salt Maker

Okay, so who might the maker be? I have had dozens of 1700 century British items this is the first with the makers mark in between the hallmarks, is this a phantasy piece or real????
by AGHEAD
Mon May 04, 2015 4:37 pm
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Salt Maker
Replies: 3
Views: 1515

Salt Maker

Here is what I have, marks don't look normal, with the makers mark within the hallmarks....I suppose the maker mark could have been struck and then the item could have been hallmarked???

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by AGHEAD
Fri Feb 13, 2015 12:54 pm
Forum: Native American Silver
Topic: Help Identifying Mexican or Native American Silver Mark
Replies: 2
Views: 1790

Re: Help Identifying Mexican or Native American Silver Mark

Looks very similar to the mark of Andy Thomas.
by AGHEAD
Sat Jan 10, 2015 12:47 am
Forum: Middle East
Topic: Unknown mark
Replies: 4
Views: 2549

Re: Unknown mark

Looks like Egyptian hallmarks to me. Folks here will be in the know for sure. My guess is post 1946 (lotus vs cat in middle mark) and 800 grade silver (left mark), the date is the right mark.
by AGHEAD
Thu Jan 08, 2015 12:43 pm
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Marks on "French" strainer
Replies: 2
Views: 1531

Re: Marks on "French" strainer

Okay, thanks. There is a clear pellet between the N and V, N.V.
by AGHEAD
Wed Jan 07, 2015 9:09 pm
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: I Need Help Indentifying Hallmark on my Silver Salt Shaker
Replies: 2
Views: 1596

Re: I Need Help Indentifying Hallmark on my Silver Salt Shak

Could be several different makers hard to tell by the picture. Definitely looks to be a mostly deplated low quality silver plated item.
by AGHEAD
Wed Jan 07, 2015 4:20 pm
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Marks on "French" strainer
Replies: 2
Views: 1531

Marks on "French" strainer

I know the pictures are poor but the marks are microscopic and worn. The first picture appears to be the makers mark star N.V. star. The next mark is what appears to be a Minerva (800 grade). It is hard to tell for sure bought it has a counter strike (picture 3). Interested if anyone might know the ...
by AGHEAD
Wed Nov 19, 2014 5:24 pm
Forum: European Jewelry
Topic: Are These Marks on my plique-a-jour brooch?
Replies: 2
Views: 1065

Re: Are These Marks on my plique-a-jour brooch?

Try to take a clear close up picture of the marks. What you have provided so far are not sufficient.
by AGHEAD
Mon Nov 17, 2014 12:21 am
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: Tiffany mark mystery-- Help appreciated
Replies: 6
Views: 2405

Re: Tiffany mark mystery-- Help appreciated

Interesting. You have a pattern from approximately 1872-1873, you have makers marks that not used until at least 1943, which could be possible. But the director's mark of an A...that seems impossible, as that is an unknown mark, also an unknown makers mark for that period. Looks highly suspicious.
by AGHEAD
Thu Sep 04, 2014 12:11 pm
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: your assistance please
Replies: 2
Views: 1367

Re: your assistance please

So there is no maker mark, no retailer mark? What makes you think it is coin silver...is there monograms or date inscribed on the item? I don't think the numbers in your pictures refer the year of manufacture. The pictures are not that clear but my guess is silver plate, 1960s.
by AGHEAD
Thu Aug 21, 2014 7:16 pm
Forum: European Jewelry
Topic: Need Help With a Pocket Watch Please URGENT
Replies: 7
Views: 9124

Re: Need Help With a Pocket Watch Please URGENT

Or they had that part of the watch assayed in Birmingham, as there mark was registered there as well.
by AGHEAD
Wed Aug 20, 2014 10:32 pm
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Unidentified tea set
Replies: 5
Views: 1778

Re: Unidentified tea set

It could be sterling, but it could also be just marked sterling. Interesting that it took 5 or 6 attempts to get the stamp set to mark it sterling...never really seen that on actual sterling. In addition nothing about it says anything outstanding and it has a look of silver plated white metal.
by AGHEAD
Wed Aug 20, 2014 9:47 pm
Forum: Far East
Topic: Help with Chinese item? What is it?
Replies: 14
Views: 7571

Re: Help with Chinese item? What is it?

I no longer have the item in my position but it is about 12" long, by 2.5" wide, by about 2" tall. Definitely never had legs or anything as such. Pure and clean bottom. It was designed to burn incense in a substrate. My father in law knew what it was right when he saw it.
by AGHEAD
Wed Aug 20, 2014 9:42 pm
Forum: German Silver
Topic: Dutch 935 silver compote initials "RG" in shield, pre-1814
Replies: 3
Views: 2116

Re: Dutch 935 silver compote initials "RG" in shield, pre-18

Looks German and newer. Hanau... with pseudo marks, maybe look at George Roth
by AGHEAD
Mon Jun 23, 2014 3:40 pm
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: i think this is American, dont know who the maker is
Replies: 2
Views: 1152

Re: i think this is American, dont know who the maker is

Look at Unger Brothers. Your picture is not that sharp but based on the picture that is my guess.

See: http://www.925-1000.com/americansilver_U.html
by AGHEAD
Sat Jun 21, 2014 10:53 pm
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: early american or colonial spoon
Replies: 4
Views: 2643

Re: early american or colonial spoon

Really, you want to know the maker based on these terrible pictures?

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