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by Essexboy Fisher
Fri Apr 03, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: Contributors' Notes
Topic: The Liverpool, Manchester and Chester Trade - Adverts and Information
Replies: 141
Views: 66358

Re: The Liverpool, Manchester and Chester Trade - Adverts and Information

JOHN R. BUSS & SONS LIMITED 45 Deansgate and Exchange Arcade , 64 & 66 King Street Manchester Hello, a little while ago, in a mixed auction lot, I saw some electroplated spoons with a good set of marks on. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49725653202_36c8e0f4ee_m.jpg “Buss” was a manufact...
by Essexboy Fisher
Tue Mar 31, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: Contributors' Notes
Topic: Firms Working in Wales in the 19th and 20th Centuries
Replies: 149
Views: 50931

Re: Firms Working in Wales in the 19th and 20th Centuries

L.Beha & Co Watchmaker & Jeweller. 28 Dunraven Place, Bridgend and 12A Station Road Port Talbot This spoon box seen on line intrigued me. I thought "Beha" was an Interesting surname for a jeweller in Bridgend. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49702431147_771bd059fc_n.jpg I soon ...
by Essexboy Fisher
Thu Feb 20, 2020 6:49 pm
Forum: Contributors' Notes
Topic: The Newcastle and North of England Trade - Information, Advertisements, Examples
Replies: 100
Views: 31528

Re: The Newcastle and North of England Trade - Information, Advertisements, Examples

G Wilson Middlegate Penrith – George Wilson watchmaker Appleby The information about this small jeweller and watchmaker concern came mainly from an article from a 1999 edition of the "Cumberland & Westmoreland Herald" George Wilson founded his Penrith business in 1850, but had origina...
by Essexboy Fisher
Thu Jan 30, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: Silver Plate Trademarks - Single Image
Topic: British Retailers mark Walsall
Replies: 11
Views: 6053

Re: British Retailers mark Walsall

H.H.Gibson Retailer Pontypridd. I saw this retailers mark shown below recently on line. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49462130107_b1b60e2f3c_n.jpg I thought it could be of interest here or equally in the "Firms Working in Wales in the 19th and 20th Centuries" section as Pontypridd is...
by Essexboy Fisher
Sun Jan 26, 2020 11:54 am
Forum: German, French, Dutch, Russian, Scandinavian or Other - Single Image
Topic: “Gottschalk” Silversmith Germany?
Replies: 4
Views: 435

Re: “Gottschalk” Silversmith Germany?

Thank you Traintime, Blakstone and Theodorich for your input to my questions. I have clearer ideas about my spoon now. There is always a problem when there is no indication of first names in the makers marks and particularly so if it is a “common” family name as in this case. I thought that this cou...
by Essexboy Fisher
Mon Jan 20, 2020 6:04 pm
Forum: German, French, Dutch, Russian, Scandinavian or Other - Single Image
Topic: “Gottschalk” Silversmith Germany?
Replies: 4
Views: 435

“Gottschalk” Silversmith Germany?

Hello, I just got hold of a teaspoon that appears to be of 12 loth standard. The spoon has the surname “Gottschalk” stamped on it next to the number 12, but also there is extra personalisation featuring the date 1874. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49416476932_f9a27bb113_z.jpg I had a good look...
by Essexboy Fisher
Wed Jan 08, 2020 5:35 pm
Forum: York Hallmarks
Topic: HP&C example Lion Passant Facing Right
Replies: 2
Views: 7535

Re: HP&C example Lion Passant Facing Right

Hello, happy new year. It might be a new year but I going for this old subject. Below is a photo of a teaspoon I just got hold of. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49353205017_525d3c3f48_z.jpg It is not a Hampston, Prince and Cattles, but I think it is a Prince and Cattles from 1805. I have added...
by Essexboy Fisher
Sat Dec 14, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: “M” in Australia Sterling silver mark
Replies: 3
Views: 3562

Re: “M” in Australia Sterling silver mark

Hello, I recently saw on line, a boxed set of 6 Arts&Crafts styled spoons, with spoon bowls identical to the bowl of my spoon. I have an image of the box’s silk below and following that are more images of my original spoon. I read the lower left mark as "Hand Work". https://live.static...
by Essexboy Fisher
Mon Dec 09, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: Silver Plate Trademarks - Single Image
Topic: Sheffield (?) Pseudos..Crown & More
Replies: 1
Views: 590

Re: Sheffield (?) Pseudos..Crown & More

Hello, these have got to be pre 1896 British marks. You can find examples at every other auction, where you look at mixed lots of antique cutlery, as I regularly do. The "Americans" would have much less need to display the "crab" like mark that I feel was a pseudo mark designed t...
by Essexboy Fisher
Sun Dec 08, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: French Silver
Topic: French silversmith Maker Mark ID needed
Replies: 4
Views: 3463

Re: French silversmith Maker Mark ID needed

Hello again, I’ve been brought back to our “French Quarter” by a little spoon I just bought. When I say small I mean small as it is less than 7 centimeters long and I think my images could go with this post. I assume my spoon is a salt spoon and it carries a Minerva mark with a 1 for 950 silver. htt...
by Essexboy Fisher
Fri Nov 29, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: Silver Plate Trademarks - Single Image
Topic: Unknown maker
Replies: 2
Views: 354

Re: Unknown maker

Hello “polman” I think you are not on a winner here. “EPNS” the commonest indication of electroplated manufacture and those figural marks, a “cross” and a “cog” are not a lot to go on. Even the 2 figural marks are regularly seen on electroplated wares. Joseph Rodgers of Sheffield used a 6 pointed st...
by Essexboy Fisher
Mon Nov 25, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: Silver Plate Trademarks - Single Image
Topic: British Retailers mark Walsall
Replies: 11
Views: 6053

Re: British Retailers mark Walsall

Hello, I am sorry that the “Tinypics” change of conditions has stripped the “Gilbert’s of Coventry&Barrow” bit of this post of its images. I have here an image pertaining to a teaspoon from “Gilbert’s” later history. I have also uploaded the original image from the set of tongs that first sparke...
by Essexboy Fisher
Thu Nov 14, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: Silver Plate Trademarks - Single Image
Topic: Anwar & Co 1940 E.P.N.S cruet set
Replies: 3
Views: 4498

Re: Anwar & Co 1940 E.P.N.S cruet set

Hello “Magicbradford”, you are not the only forum member wondering who were “Anwar & Co”. Info is in short supply. “Cagne” asked about an “Anwar” mark on a spoon in 2016, and the reference for the images is below. https://www.925-1000.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=45978&hilit=anwar The ...
by Essexboy Fisher
Mon Nov 11, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Phoenix From The Ashes mark EPNS
Replies: 2
Views: 734

Re: Phoenix From The Ashes mark EPNS

Hello this is like buses, it seems “Phoenix” marks come along one after the other. I was trawling eBay as I very often do and I found an interesting set of marks stamped on what looks like a salad server. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49050740762_6871084992_z.jpg https://live.staticflickr.com/...
by Essexboy Fisher
Sun Nov 03, 2019 6:20 am
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Hollow handle fish(?) knife help requested
Replies: 3
Views: 512

Re: Hollow handle fish(?) knife help requested

Hello again "Hpidaves", I thought I should try to find a bit of evidence for my observation. Below is a type of mark associated to "M.Baum".

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by Essexboy Fisher
Sat Nov 02, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Hollow handle fish(?) knife help requested
Replies: 3
Views: 512

Re: Hollow handle fish(?) knife help requested

Hello, marks like those on your knife blade have been suggested for Sheffield's early 20th century "Baum Brothers". The significant mark seems to be the "shield" like mark next to the "BB". It mimics the mark confidently believed to be that of the father "Maurice B...
by Essexboy Fisher
Thu Oct 31, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Duchess Plate - is this a process or brand
Replies: 5
Views: 3523

Re: Duchess Plate - is this a process or brand

I recently saw a “Duchess Plate” spoon on my local market bric-a-brac stall. I did not buy it, thinking, it was a well-identified trademark and kept burrowing through the box for something more interesting. When I got back home I had a quick check on line to confirm my thoughts on “Duchess Plate”. I...
by Essexboy Fisher
Fri Oct 25, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: Silver Plate Trademarks - Single Image
Topic: Dawson (Birmingham) Ltd is who?
Replies: 9
Views: 8774

Re: Dawson (Birmingham) Ltd is who?

Hello again, sorry for the previous image losses. I have still been keeping a folder of "broad arrow" makers and have some more images pertaining to Dawson (Birmingham) Ltd. I have recently bought a 1950 Dawson Electroplated item and the images show 3 versions of their maker's mark on Army...
by Essexboy Fisher
Mon Oct 14, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Phoenix From The Ashes mark EPNS
Replies: 2
Views: 734

Phoenix From The Ashes mark EPNS

Hello, I just go hold of a small, possible, hors d’oeuvres fork made in EPNS material. It is less than 9 centimeters long and no doubt was an Australia “souvenir” item as its finial carries an embossed image of the island of Tasmania. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48891340083_4c4e2b79de_z.jpg ...
by Essexboy Fisher
Wed Oct 09, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: Far East
Topic: Zeewo mark, Zee Wo Goblet?
Replies: 0
Views: 1623

Zeewo mark, Zee Wo Goblet?

Hello, it seems I have to ask question on a section of the Forum I have not tried before. A few weekends ago I was picking around on one of the bric a brac stalls at my local market and I came across the mini “goblet” pictured below. I turned it over to look at its base fully expecting to read “EPNS...

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