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by Traintime
Thu Jan 16, 2020 10:27 pm
Forum: German Silver
Topic: Help with Cigar Cutter
Replies: 3
Views: 74

Re: Help with Cigar Cutter

Is there something under the bird's wing like a 10 in a circle upside down?
by Traintime
Thu Jan 16, 2020 10:23 pm
Forum: German Silver
Topic: Help with Cigar Cutter
Replies: 3
Views: 74

Re: Help with Cigar Cutter

What mark would you be refering to...the lower right area is entirely blanked out.
by Traintime
Thu Jan 16, 2020 9:50 pm
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Shell Dish 900 with YM in Shield
Replies: 2
Views: 69

Re: Shell Dish 900 with YM in Shield

Another view of the marks. On the opposite side appear two crescent shape impressions that appear nowhere else in the detail work. The shell may have been gold washed originally...some color spots retained in deep details was cleaned to establish this was not silverplate over brass with faked marks....
by Traintime
Wed Jan 15, 2020 10:11 pm
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Shell Dish 900 with YM in Shield
Replies: 2
Views: 69

Shell Dish 900 with YM in Shield

Got double vaccines and can barely focus now. The "Y" is odd and reversed, and hooks backwards, so maybe a faulty "P", if even a letter at all. Tray/bowl/dish is tri-footed. No other marks could be located. https://i.postimg.cc/YS5PCBrP/image.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/j5yFW3CS/ima...
by Traintime
Tue Jan 14, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: IM maker mark
Replies: 6
Views: 4004

Re: IM maker mark

That host used to allow you to set an expiration limit..maybe they did that? Or was this when they got booted by their carrier and had to re-start, loosing all the old images?
by Traintime
Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:41 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Advertisements, American, Jewelers.
Replies: 0
Views: 86

Advertisements, American, Jewelers.

Probably too big of a topic for one place in contributors notes...any logical way to break it up, states, zones, etc.?
by Traintime
Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:30 pm
Forum: Contributors' Notes
Topic: Images of the Silverware and Jewellery Trade
Replies: 236
Views: 69998

Re: Images of the Silverware and Jewellery Trade

SHREVE & CO. FACTORY:

From 1923 Blue & Gold.

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by Traintime
Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:27 pm
Forum: Contributors' Notes
Topic: Images of the Silverware and Jewellery Trade
Replies: 236
Views: 69998

Re: Images of the Silverware and Jewellery Trade

SHREVE & CO STORE:

From 1923 Blue & Gold Yearbook, Univ. of Ca. Berkeley.

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by Traintime
Tue Jan 14, 2020 1:41 pm
Forum: Mystery Objects
Topic: Silverplate Brush Types
Replies: 0
Views: 62

Silverplate Brush Types

From the category of "Don't trust what you read in listings" comes this item with no maker marks visible. Deconstructed to show components. Small hole at top of handle for unknown reasons. Very large brushes held in to wood by wires and the handle seems off for barber work...a bit weak for...
by Traintime
Tue Jan 14, 2020 11:35 am
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Canada Commercial "C-over-M" in Shield
Replies: 3
Views: 89

Re: Canada Commercial "C-over-M" in Shield

Thanks again Trev! Free access Oak Bay Encyclopedia here: http://www.webturf.com/oakbay/history/encyclopedia/index30.html I wondered about the order of words as the establishment is always referred to as the "Oak Bay Beach Hotel", not "Beach Hotel" (at) Oak Bay. There was an exis...
by Traintime
Tue Jan 14, 2020 2:09 am
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Canada Commercial "C-over-M" in Shield
Replies: 3
Views: 89

Canada Commercial "C-over-M" in Shield

Confirmed as logo of Beach Hotel Oak Bay, Victoria (suburbs), B.C. from Neumann Collection site. 1st Hotel 1927-29 burned. 2nd Hotel 1930-closed. Not sure which this came from. This mark seems familiar, but I'm as blank as a dummy round on it. TIA https://i.postimg.cc/d3SF8mft/image.jpg https://i.po...
by Traintime
Sun Jan 12, 2020 12:46 am
Forum: Mexican Silversmiths
Topic: Silver Box/chest need help with identification ("GPR")
Replies: 2
Views: 157

Re: Silver Box/chest need help with identification ("GPR")

DF puts the maker in the Federal District of Mexico City.
by Traintime
Sun Jan 12, 2020 12:25 am
Forum: Contributors' Notes
Topic: Commercial Crests and Logos
Replies: 68
Views: 19247

Re: Commercial Crests and Logos

The known flatware pattern for Oregon & Washington is Westfield, topmarked O and W RR. This is the same pattern identified a few entries back for Southern Pacific Company in that era.
by Traintime
Sat Jan 11, 2020 11:51 pm
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Help with identity
Replies: 1
Views: 281

Re: Help with identity

We'll start with the (primary) list of countries by silver standards having .800 grade (here): https://www.925-1000.com/a_Standards.html Maybe another shot of that mark in close-up if possible? (Use a magnifying lens/loupe of 10x if you can). Cleaning out a mark sometimes reveals more...cottton swab...
by Traintime
Sat Jan 11, 2020 11:38 pm
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Towle Mfg Co with Towle "T" and Bird/Bat?
Replies: 3
Views: 1106

Re: Towle Mfg Co with Towle "T" and Bird/Bat?

All of which raises a question...Touwl or Toll? For name origins: https://www.surnamedb.com/Surname/Towle

So if [T + Owl] is Touwl, then is T with Roaring Lion the equivalent of [T + Yowl], resulting in an even more improbable pronunciation?
by Traintime
Sat Jan 11, 2020 1:45 am
Forum: Contributors' Notes
Topic: Commercial Crests and Logos
Replies: 68
Views: 19247

Re: Commercial Crests and Logos

OREGON & WASHINGTON RAILROAD COMPANY A "Sold" listing on RubyLane for an 1847 Rogers Brothers handled pitcher bears the wording OREGON AND WASHINGTON over RAILROAD COMPANY. We can't pull those photos, but in lieu are three images. The second and third are both the same shot of an Orego...

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