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by silvermakersmarks
Tue Dec 01, 2020 6:03 pm
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Maker's mark J star S
Replies: 1
Views: 14

Re: Maker's mark J star S

Hi and welcome to the Forum. The following should help you to post your images: How to Add Images Posting Requirements https://postimages.org is recommended (click 'Share', then copy and paste the 'Hotlink for forums' code to embed your images). Do not use Photobucket or Dropbox. Please embed your i...
by silvermakersmarks
Sun Nov 29, 2020 3:35 am
Forum: Birmingham Hallmarks
Topic: button Birmingham Date ?
Replies: 11
Views: 151

Re: button Birmingham Date ?

Reference books for hallmarks do not show exact representations of all sets of marks, although they don't tell you that; there can even be variations within a single year. The orientation of the Birmingham anchor does not seem to have been specified anywhere but has been derived from observation. I ...
by silvermakersmarks
Fri Nov 27, 2020 3:49 am
Forum: Birmingham Hallmarks
Topic: button Birmingham Date ?
Replies: 11
Views: 151

Re: button Birmingham Date ?

The other aid to dating Birmingham is that the anchor is on its side 1859-1899. If 1924 the anchor would be upright.

Phil
by silvermakersmarks
Tue Nov 24, 2020 3:10 am
Forum: European Jewelry
Topic: 925 Hallmarks Help - Virgin Post!
Replies: 1
Views: 150

Re: 925 Hallmarks Help - Virgin Post!

Hi and welcome to the forum.

The date letter Z in your Birmingham hallmark is for 1999. Unfortunately I cannot identify SJ as the assay offices do not publish information of this sort. We have to glean small details as we go along and add knowledge piece by piece.

Phil
by silvermakersmarks
Sat Nov 21, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: Gold Marks - Worldwide
Topic: Birmingham Platinum Hallmark
Replies: 3
Views: 130

Re: Birmingham Platinum Hallmark

Modern platinum marking includes a millesimal fineness number but when platinum hallmarking was introduced in 1975 there was a single standard of 950.

Phil
by silvermakersmarks
Sat Nov 21, 2020 10:37 am
Forum: Gold Marks - Worldwide
Topic: Import Mark London Office 1918
Replies: 3
Views: 227

Re: Import Mark London Office 1918

9 and .375 both indicate 9 carat gold: 9/24 = 0.375. The punch shape is normal and does not indicate an import; this shown by the London uncrowned leopard's head being replaced with the same import mark as used for silver.

Phil
by silvermakersmarks
Fri Nov 20, 2020 3:53 am
Forum: British Hallmarks - Single Image
Topic: George Hape Sterling Date Mark
Replies: 8
Views: 256

Re: George Hape Sterling Date Mark

I have never been convinced that such a person as George Hape actually existed. I note that this site attributes a GH mark to him but, in my opinion, this is almost certainly the mark of Harrison Brothers & Howson with GH being the initials of the company's principal, George Howson. Hape does no...
by silvermakersmarks
Fri Nov 20, 2020 3:16 am
Forum: British Hallmarks - Single Image
Topic: George Hape Sterling Date Mark
Replies: 8
Views: 256

Re: George Hape Sterling Date Mark

Assay year 1935/36 - and the maker is Harrison Brothers & Howson.

Phil
by silvermakersmarks
Fri Nov 20, 2020 3:12 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Italian cornucopia & bag
Replies: 4
Views: 133

Re: Italian cornucopia & bag

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by silvermakersmarks
Tue Nov 17, 2020 6:22 pm
Forum: Middle East
Topic: Need help identifying marks
Replies: 6
Views: 175

Re: Need help identifying marks

The first mark is a combination of the assay office (the mark at the top), which in this case is Cairo, and the silver content expressed in Arabic numerals: ۸۰۰ is 800.

Phil
by silvermakersmarks
Fri Nov 13, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: European Jewelry
Topic: Duty Mark 1880s Birmingham
Replies: 5
Views: 288

Re: Duty Mark 1880s Birmingham

Hi and welcome to the forum. The maker's mark is LEN for Lewis Edwin Neale of Northampton Street, Birmingham, variously described as a jeweller and "ring manufacturer". Birmingham Assay Office had a particular form of their hallmark for use from around 1882 on items which were below the du...
by silvermakersmarks
Fri Nov 13, 2020 12:40 pm
Forum: Contributors' Notes
Topic: 2021 Platinum Jubilee Hallmark
Replies: 5
Views: 53

Re: 2021 Platinum Jubilee Hallmark

I think that "For sale abroad" should probably be read as a quote and "additional mark" just refers to the coronation mark; i.e. there was no special "For sale abroad" mark. In passing I note that the 1977, 2002 and 2012 jubilee marks were all used for one year only in ...
by silvermakersmarks
Fri Nov 13, 2020 7:43 am
Forum: Contributors' Notes
Topic: 2021 Platinum Jubilee Hallmark
Replies: 5
Views: 53

Re: 2021 Platinum Jubilee Hallmark

I note that the BHC are running a poll via the National Association of Jewellers (NAJ) web site. My comment would be "Why 2021 when the anniversary is not until 2022?"

Phil
by silvermakersmarks
Fri Nov 13, 2020 3:40 am
Forum: Gold Marks - Worldwide
Topic: White gold ring makers mark identification
Replies: 1
Views: 49

Re: White gold ring makers mark identification

Hi and welcome to the Forum. Images of marks and the items they are on are essential for questions to be answered properly. The following should help you: How to Add Images Posting Requirements https://postimages.org is recommended (click 'Share', then copy and paste the 'Hotlink for forums' code to...
by silvermakersmarks
Thu Nov 05, 2020 10:58 am
Forum: European Jewelry
Topic: Makers mark help on old brooch
Replies: 9
Views: 719

Re: Makers mark help on old brooch

You ask what is it made of and then you identify the sterling (lion passant) mark - that gives the answer. Note that the enamelled part may not be silver as it is attached to the hallmarked backing piece, but made separately. The other 2 marks are the anchor mark for the Birmingham Assay Office and ...
by silvermakersmarks
Tue Nov 03, 2020 3:56 pm
Forum: Flatware Pattern Identification
Topic: Need help to ID knife and fork
Replies: 1
Views: 273

Re: Need help to ID knife and fork

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by silvermakersmarks
Mon Nov 02, 2020 10:38 am
Forum: British Hallmarks - Single Image
Topic: Who is the maker?
Replies: 2
Views: 94

Re: Who is the maker?

Almost certainly John Aldwinckle & Thomas Slater:

Image

Phil
by silvermakersmarks
Thu Oct 29, 2020 2:50 am
Forum: Gold Marks - Worldwide
Topic: Help identifying maker's mark
Replies: 4
Views: 263

Re: Help identifying maker's mark

Hi and welcome to the forum.

Yes, it's Sheffield 1997. The Assay Offices do not publish details of makers'/sponsors' marks so your only course of action would be to contact the Sheffield Assay Office directly. Their web site has a "Contact Us" link.

Phil
by silvermakersmarks
Wed Oct 28, 2020 2:43 am
Forum: European Jewelry
Topic: Please help with the pocket watch markings
Replies: 3
Views: 122

Re: Please help with the pocket watch markings

It's 1857, but the case maker, LH, is not listed so I cannot give you a name.

Phil

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