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by GABatGH
Sat Sep 19, 2020 7:42 pm
Forum: European Jewelry
Topic: Catholic Relic in 800 silver reliquary
Replies: 8
Views: 849

Re: Catholic Relic in 800 silver reliquary

Ex Oss. Jo. Neumann is for Saint John Neumann. St. John Neumann was the fourth bishop of Philadelphia, (from 1852 to 1860). He was the first male canonized saint from the United States. St. John lived from 1811 to 1860 . The frame is Italian. Regards The National Shrine of St. John Neumann is about...
by GABatGH
Fri Sep 18, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: European Jewelry
Topic: Catholic Relic in 800 silver reliquary
Replies: 8
Views: 849

Re: Catholic Relic in 800 silver reliquary

That page also states "silver standards were .800 and .925 marked within an oval cartouche".

The 800 on this piece is not within any shape.
by GABatGH
Fri Sep 18, 2020 2:00 pm
Forum: European Jewelry
Topic: Catholic Relic in 800 silver reliquary
Replies: 8
Views: 849

Re: Catholic Relic in 800 silver reliquary

Traintime wrote:Just to star, here are Italian mark types (look down): https://www.925-1000.com/Fitalian_marks_01.html


Neumann lived in Philadelphia at the time of his death, and had been in the US for decades. Wouldn't that suggest that the case was made in the US?
by GABatGH
Fri Sep 18, 2020 1:33 pm
Forum: European Jewelry
Topic: Catholic Relic in 800 silver reliquary
Replies: 8
Views: 849

Catholic Relic in 800 silver reliquary

The hallmark is on the rim of a Catholic first class relic, with the back being 23mm in diameter, the front being 35mm (about 1.25inches). I'm hoping to decipher the hallmark to date the relic. The hallmark is worn, 3mm wide, and shiny. A 10x loupe, 20x loupe, digital camera and usb camera and we st...
by GABatGH
Sun Sep 22, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: Birmingham Hallmarks
Topic: Trying to id the sterling of an encased 1887 Gilded Shilling
Replies: 4
Views: 4098

Re: Trying to id the sterling of an encased 1887 Gilded Shilling

I've also been wondering if there is yet another mark to the right of the anchor to the left of that ball. There's something there but it may not be a hallmark.
by GABatGH
Sun Sep 22, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: Birmingham Hallmarks
Topic: Trying to id the sterling of an encased 1887 Gilded Shilling
Replies: 4
Views: 4098

Re: Trying to id the sterling of an encased 1887 Gilded Shilling

I can confirm that the hallmark is definitely Birmingham 1900. However your guess at HH is going to be wide of the mark. Hannah Howard was working as a watch case maker in the first part of the 19th century so HH cannot be her on the basis of both date and the fact that case makers seldom made anyt...
by GABatGH
Sun Sep 22, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: Birmingham Hallmarks
Topic: Trying to id the sterling of an encased 1887 Gilded Shilling
Replies: 4
Views: 4098

Trying to id the sterling of an encased 1887 Gilded Shilling

This thing has me baffled. This is a beautiful item. It is a 1887 Shilling, the Queen Victoria “jubilee” head type, that was gilded, then enameled, then encased in sterling and glass. At the top there's a hole that suggests there might have been a bail making this a pendant. At the very bottom there...
by GABatGH
Fri Apr 12, 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: Mystery Objects
Topic: Blackinton boot but not a corkscrew. No idea what it is!
Replies: 6
Views: 7971

Re: Blackinton boot but not a corkscrew. No idea what it is!

Could you call this a "Vesta Case" as a general category for this item? ::: I was thinking this could be a match safe to protect matches from moisture, but it looked a little too different to be considered for that function ::: The interior of the boot seems too narrow for wooden match st...
by GABatGH
Fri Apr 12, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Wilcox Silver Plate Co oval tray with wood insert, hoping for more info about it
Replies: 0
Views: 1683

Wilcox Silver Plate Co oval tray with wood insert, hoping for more info about it

This tray is 9.5" long, just over 6" wide, 1.5" high at the center of the edging, but 2.25" tall at the tallest point of the handle. The four feet unscrew, and I can say that the wood is plywood. However, plywood was introduced into the US in 1865, so that's not particularly help...
by GABatGH
Thu Apr 11, 2019 11:04 pm
Forum: Mystery Objects
Topic: Blackinton boot but not a corkscrew. No idea what it is!
Replies: 6
Views: 7971

Blackinton boot but not a corkscrew. No idea what it is!

Hiya! Wow, it's been a while since I've had to make my own post here... I just came across a R Blackinton Co boot. However, almost all of them that I'm seeing pics of have a corkscrew/bottle opener in them. Mine does not. Mine has something in it alright, but I haven't a clue as to what it is or why...
by GABatGH
Tue Apr 02, 2019 11:04 pm
Forum: American Jewelry
Topic: Pin, maybe of Britannia and the Dragon
Replies: 2
Views: 6874

Pin, maybe of Britannia and the Dragon

A friend of mine owns this pin and asked me to help identify the hallmark. I couldn't find anything with it / on it / about it.

Thanks!!!!

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by GABatGH
Wed Mar 01, 2017 12:56 pm
Forum: Sheffield Hallmarks
Topic: Picture Frame, can't identify
Replies: 8
Views: 4020

Re: Picture Frame, can't identify

It's not that I can't believe you, not that's not it at all. The collection that this is from is filled with items that are quite old and quite varied. We have dozens of tea balls, spoons, trays, and all sorts of stuff from the 1800's, some earlier. For us to find an item from 1987 is just so odd. H...
by GABatGH
Wed Mar 01, 2017 11:55 am
Forum: Sheffield Hallmarks
Topic: Picture Frame, can't identify
Replies: 8
Views: 4020

Re: Picture Frame, can't identify

I sort of see the RC mark. They've only been around since 1976.

They seem pretty current on social media, so I emailed them directly and asked.
by GABatGH
Wed Mar 01, 2017 11:45 am
Forum: Sheffield Hallmarks
Topic: Picture Frame, can't identify
Replies: 8
Views: 4020

Re: Picture Frame, can't identify

juantotree wrote:Hi,

It is Carr's of Sheffield 1987.

Martin


After using the microscope I see that it's not a W at all, but 1987? No, it can't be.
by GABatGH
Wed Mar 01, 2017 11:13 am
Forum: Sheffield Hallmarks
Topic: Picture Frame, can't identify
Replies: 8
Views: 4020

Re: Picture Frame, can't identify

...and by "dig out" I mean my wife reminded me that we had one...
by GABatGH
Wed Mar 01, 2017 11:11 am
Forum: Sheffield Hallmarks
Topic: Picture Frame, can't identify
Replies: 8
Views: 4020

Re: Picture Frame, can't identify

I decided to dig out my digital microscope. Here's what I got with that

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by GABatGH
Wed Mar 01, 2017 11:02 am
Forum: Sheffield Hallmarks
Topic: Picture Frame, can't identify
Replies: 8
Views: 4020

Picture Frame, can't identify

I can't make heads or tails out of this thing. I've used a loupe. I've taken pictures of them and played with them digitally, altering colors and lighting and shadows and every other setting I can think of to try and see the hallmarks better. More than likely it's just that I'm just not knowledgeabl...
by GABatGH
Tue Feb 28, 2017 8:22 am
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: Odd Gorham container...?
Replies: 25
Views: 7593

Re: Odd Gorham container...?

...and as for being off topic, I'm guessing you'll eventually move the photo editing part to its own thread for people to see.
by GABatGH
Tue Feb 28, 2017 8:22 am
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: Odd Gorham container...?
Replies: 25
Views: 7593

Re: Odd Gorham container...?

So I went digging online for a pixel to inch calculator. It took a while but I did eventually find one here. http://tiporama.com/tools/pixels_inches.html Here is your problem, which is what I explained earlier. On a 75dpi display, 525x525 pixels is a seven inch square picture. On a 120dpi display, 6...
by GABatGH
Mon Feb 27, 2017 5:08 pm
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: Odd Gorham container...?
Replies: 25
Views: 7593

Re: Odd Gorham container...?

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