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by Traintime
Sat Mar 28, 2020 3:42 am
Forum: German, French, Dutch, Russian, Scandinavian or Other - Single Image
Topic: Which country?
Replies: 7
Views: 120

Re: Which country?

Much better match up. And in here is Peter's photo of a clean stamp sample for the "N" of '48: viewtopic.php?f=5&t=28590&p=71003&hilit=dutch+letter+1948#p71003
by Traintime
Fri Mar 27, 2020 8:04 pm
Forum: German, French, Dutch, Russian, Scandinavian or Other - Single Image
Topic: Which country?
Replies: 7
Views: 120

Re: Which country?

Minerva letter "M" is Schoonhoven. With that, search for 1845 only gets this "T" sample a few years later: https://www.925-1000.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=29330&p=72184&hilit=schoonhoven+1845#p72184 Your "L" certaintly looks about right for the 1845 code....
by Traintime
Fri Mar 27, 2020 2:35 am
Forum: American Jewelry
Topic: Mark on Sterling & 14K owl ring
Replies: 1
Views: 78

Re: Mark on Sterling & 14K owl ring

"W.G." may simply be a reference to White Gold as part to a standards mark without a maker shown. Where did "Sterling" come into play here...just an assumption?
by Traintime
Wed Mar 25, 2020 11:09 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: The Future of Silversmithing
Replies: 1
Views: 88

Re: The Future of Silversmithing

In the mail (carrier wears gloves now): https://i.postimg.cc/Wpd9S9Vr/image.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/RZBXS4HQ/image.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/fbWCdC5V/image.jpg There goes the flatware industry. I missed the part about remove and clean all jewelry. He forgot this: Do..try to hold your breath for the ...
by Traintime
Wed Mar 25, 2020 10:38 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: The Future of Silversmithing
Replies: 1
Views: 88

The Future of Silversmithing

This is not to make any light of the current planetary problem, but we all know there is one "...ocracy" or another that is always pulling some strings. Some time ago the Aristocracy used all their power to crush the Luddites in their rebellion against technological changes. On a hunch, I ...
by Traintime
Wed Mar 25, 2020 12:58 am
Forum: Other Jewelry
Topic: Canadian silversmith - Reeves?
Replies: 3
Views: 101

Re: Canadian silversmith - Reeves?

"Work Conquers All"...found on everything from WWI German war medals to military corps (the "C"?), unions, brotherhoods, day schools, European clock towers, and so on. Carpenters and Joiners....Maybe B-IDC might be an Industrial Design College.
by Traintime
Wed Mar 25, 2020 12:40 am
Forum: Other Jewelry
Topic: Canadian silversmith - Reeves?
Replies: 3
Views: 101

Re: Canadian silversmith - Reeves?

Have you tried to match that "C"-plus to marks from Birks or Caron Brothers? (Try World Marks page 1 Canadian or old threads in search function.)
by Traintime
Tue Mar 24, 2020 4:13 am
Forum: British Hallmarks - Single Image
Topic: Need help identifying this mark
Replies: 10
Views: 13871

Re: Need help identifying this mark

A reference from 1922 (in part) concerning the desire to see National Stamping Act revisions to require maker mark along with Sterling marks...note they point out that .927 was common grade for articles marked for the .925 minimum target: https://books.google.com/books?id=8UEcAQAAMAAJ&pg=RA2-PA1...
by Traintime
Sun Mar 22, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: Flatware Pattern Identification
Topic: Watson Co. - Lamerie Pattern
Replies: 1
Views: 1986

Re: Watson Co. - Lamerie Pattern

As seen in advert. above....

OLD COLONY by The Watson Company (1922-):

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by Traintime
Sun Mar 22, 2020 11:49 am
Forum: American Sterling & Coin Silver - Single Image
Topic: Art deco Candle sticks mark help
Replies: 7
Views: 258

Re: Art deco Candle sticks mark help

The Otto Reichardt Company N.Y., N.Y.....circa 1925-60's. Noted to be in Brooklyn in 1961. Gone prior to 1973. Makers of "Sterling wares"....Rainwater, Encyclopedia of American Silver Manufacturers.
by Traintime
Sat Mar 21, 2020 9:43 pm
Forum: Mexican Silversmiths
Topic: Texaco Triangle Pendant with donkey hallmark
Replies: 1
Views: 157

Re: Texaco Triangle Pendant with donkey hallmark

Okay..first, not an oil company but rather Taxco in Mexico. So..it reads around TAXCO MEXICO 925, with the 925 facing outward along the bottom. Inside are the maker's three initials. Try to read those. A match may be possible, but generally it is very difficult due to the lack of documentation of mo...
by Traintime
Sat Mar 21, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: LDA Souvenir Spoons
Replies: 3
Views: 70

Re: LDA Souvenir Spoons

--American Spoons Souvenir and Historical (Rainwater Felger 1968)...three samples for Reading PA and/or Klapperthal Pavillion, all circa 1891. No references to L.D.A. for spoon samples or anything else. --Encyclopedia of American Silver (Rainwater)...had as existing circa 1910. Listed directories 19...
by Traintime
Sat Mar 21, 2020 1:59 pm
Forum: French Silver
Topic: Coffee spoon perhaps Alsace or Lorraine
Replies: 3
Views: 123

Re: Coffee spoon perhaps Alsace or Lorraine

What was your source on the identification for this one? [Went looking for it anywhere and got so distracted that I ended up with US Army diesel engines in Kaiserslautern...that's 3 hours I'll never recover.]
by Traintime
Sat Mar 21, 2020 1:08 am
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: Simple set from Jordan Marsh Mid-Century
Replies: 6
Views: 86

Re: Simple set from Jordan Marsh Mid-Century

Link for FM Whiting's Adams (1944): https://www.sterlingflatwarefashions.co ... ting1.html

Warman's SS Flatware (2003, page 69) gives sample list with sizes of about 15-20 pieces.
by Traintime
Fri Mar 20, 2020 6:13 pm
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: Simple set from Jordan Marsh Mid-Century
Replies: 6
Views: 86

Re: Simple set from Jordan Marsh Mid-Century

All the absorbed companies are listed here (pattern origins might start with one of 'em): https://www.925-1000.com/americansilver_E.html
by Traintime
Fri Mar 20, 2020 6:07 pm
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: Simple set from Jordan Marsh Mid-Century
Replies: 6
Views: 86

Re: Simple set from Jordan Marsh Mid-Century

Ellmore Silver Co.: https://www.sterlingflatwarefashions.co ... /SSE2.html

No pattern links there, but give it a bit to see what pops up here.
by Traintime
Fri Mar 20, 2020 4:50 pm
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: Nova Scotia Pseudos for "GB" or "GR" ??
Replies: 4
Views: 202

Re: Nova Scotia Pseudos for "GB" or "GR" ??

May have to leave the NySilver question open on this one because of this description (photos loss) of marks: viewtopic.php?f=18&t=3484&hilit=swedish+nickel+silver

At the same time it still seems to fit with some of the Nova Scotia knowns.
by Traintime
Thu Mar 19, 2020 10:16 pm
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: Nova Scotia Pseudos for "GB" or "GR" ??
Replies: 4
Views: 202

Re: Nova Scotia Pseudos for "GB" or "GR" ??

More shots in daylight. We can see the handle is attached a bit off center, which would be consistent with potential flaws of hand worked items. The second pseudo (mark IV) is tricky...having that crown-over-ball shape of the center bud of a thistle but without the outer leaves found in real hallmar...
by Traintime
Thu Mar 19, 2020 1:02 am
Forum: Scandinavian Silver
Topic: French silver?
Replies: 5
Views: 285

Re: French silver?

Anyone see a (possible) anchor mark remnant in there?

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