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by blackice1981
Sun Nov 09, 2008 5:05 am
Forum: American Sterling & Coin Silver - Single Image
Topic: Crown, Right Facing Lion, "Sterling" Hallmark (NOT
Replies: 4
Views: 6681

Hi Pat,

THANKS! I thought it was probably Canadian (with the British like marks).

Best Regards,
Paul
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by blackice1981
Fri Nov 07, 2008 3:49 am
Forum: American Sterling & Coin Silver - Single Image
Topic: Crown, Right Facing Lion, "Sterling" Hallmark (NOT
Replies: 4
Views: 6681

Crown, Right Facing Lion, "Sterling" Hallmark (NOT

Hi Everyone!

Does anyone recognize this hallmark? I've had a look on this site & checked my books & can't find it. I suspect it's probably American or Canadian.

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Thanks!
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by blackice1981
Mon Feb 25, 2008 7:06 pm
Forum: Silver Care / Techniques
Topic: Ways of Testing Silver Content?
Replies: 11
Views: 37628

Good Afternoon,

Thanks for reply.

I'm going to pick myself up a new scale & give this a try.

Best Regards,
Paul
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by blackice1981
Mon Feb 25, 2008 6:31 am
Forum: Silver Care / Techniques
Topic: Ways of Testing Silver Content?
Replies: 11
Views: 37628

Hello Everyone, Thank you for all the posts. "salmoned", I am going to give the Specific Gravity test a try, since I don't wish to damage the items I'm testing. The test seems easy enough to do, although I'm going to need to pick myself up a new scale. I have a specific question regarding ...
by blackice1981
Thu Feb 21, 2008 6:55 am
Forum: Silver Care / Techniques
Topic: Ways of Testing Silver Content?
Replies: 11
Views: 37628

Ways of Testing Silver Content?

Hi! Was wondering what methods I can use to test silver content on silver flatware. Sometimes I get the odd piece that is hard to tell if it's silver or not when the hallmarks are questionable (having a test that can id silver vs plate would be good). If there is a method of determining silver conte...
by blackice1981
Thu Feb 07, 2008 8:44 pm
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: OLD British Sterling Hallmark, Simply Lion Passant & TW
Replies: 1
Views: 1937

OLD British Sterling Hallmark, Simply Lion Passant & TW

Hi Everyone, Any ideas as to maker & age of these? http://www.mapleridgeauction.com/images/2008-02/sterlingflatware34a.jpg http://www.mapleridgeauction.com/images/2008-02/sterlingflatware34d.jpg They came with some George III Sterling Flatware. Any opinions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks &...
by blackice1981
Thu Feb 07, 2008 5:41 am
Forum: British Hallmarks - Single Image
Topic: Please help ID this Georgian Sterling Spoon Hallmark?
Replies: 2
Views: 3369

Please help ID this Georgian Sterling Spoon Hallmark?

Hi again! Posted too soon. Found another one! http://www.mapleridgeauction.com/images/2008-02/sterlingflatware15c.jpg Again, no city mark! This one has Lion Passant, "R" (Date?), King George III Bust Duty Mark, & Maker Mark (first letter too faint) "*G" over "EW". T...
by blackice1981
Thu Feb 07, 2008 5:30 am
Forum: British Hallmarks - Single Image
Topic: Please help ID this Georgian Sterling Spoon Hallmark?
Replies: 2
Views: 3369

Please help ID this Georgian Sterling Spoon Hallmark?

Hi Everyone! Going through some Sterling I've acquired recently & came across a Georgian Sterling Spoon. "Old English" Pattern, approx. 4-3/4" in length. http://www.mapleridgeauction.com/images/2008-02/sterlingflatware14c.jpg In case the photo isn't clear, hallmarks include: Lion ...
by blackice1981
Thu Jul 20, 2006 2:36 am
Forum: German Silver
Topic: Sterling Jewelry Box. 1800's Hanau, Germany Fantasy Hallmark
Replies: 4
Views: 3921

Hi! Thanks for the replies (& double thanks to you Dragonflywink, for both here & the other board). Here's a photo of the import hallmarks, sorry they are a little blurry, but they are fairly simple & easy to recognize. http://www.mapleridgeauction.com/images/2006-07/gsterlingbox1p.jpg h...
by blackice1981
Fri Jul 14, 2006 8:41 pm
Forum: German Silver
Topic: Sterling Jewelry Box. 1800's Hanau, Germany Fantasy Hallmark
Replies: 4
Views: 3921

Sterling Jewelry Box. 1800's Hanau, Germany Fantasy Hallmark

Hello everyone! I have an interesting Sterling Jewelry box. There are British Foreign (Import) Hallmarks which Indicate it was hallmarked in London is Sterling marked in the year 1896. There is a second set of hallmarks, which I have pictured below. I'm under the impression these are late 1800's (18...
by blackice1981
Sat Jun 24, 2006 10:08 am
Forum: German, French, Dutch, Russian, Scandinavian or Other - Single Image
Topic: Best Reference Book(s) on British Sterling Makers Marks?
Replies: 4
Views: 2526

Best Reference Book(s) on British Sterling Makers Marks?

Hello everyone! Does anyone have any favorite reference books on British Sterling Makers Marks? I want to bulk up my reference library a little. Looking for references on Antique (Georgian, etc) up to Modern. I have good references on dating & assay marks, just need references for makers marks. ...
by blackice1981
Sat Jun 24, 2006 10:03 am
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Maker? "TD" Gergian Sterling Silver 1813 London Cr
Replies: 3
Views: 3099

Hi Niles & Nigel! Thanks. My initial thoughts were that it was Thomas Dicks as well. Yes, the two hallmarks are slightly different. The one hallmark (no dot) is on the bottom of the cruet holder. There is also as "TD" on the handle. The "T.D" is on the spoon, that is part of ...
by blackice1981
Thu Jun 22, 2006 10:45 am
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Maker? "TD" Gergian Sterling Silver 1813 London Cr
Replies: 3
Views: 3099

Maker? "TD" Gergian Sterling Silver 1813 London Cr

Hello everyone! Thank you for checking out this thread. I have this beautiful Georgian Sterling Silver Cruet set, which I am trying to identify the maker on. It is hallmarked Sterling, London, 1813, & "TD". Possibly makers that have been suggested to me are: Thomas Dicks, Thomas Dealtr...

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