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by Traintime
Wed May 25, 2022 1:10 am
Forum: Silver Plate Trademarks - Single Image
Topic: Strange English hallmark on a spoon
Replies: 10
Views: 3308

Re: Strange English hallmark on a spoon

Bump. Note this post regarding 980 Jerusalem with additional Jordan marking: https://www.925-1000.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=29&t=20369&p=47187&hilit=spoon+980&sid=acbc76967cfaf71658b50f40f2bc8967#p47187 In addition I have the remains of a souvenir type spoon (top half of handle is go...
by Traintime
Mon May 16, 2022 10:51 pm
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: J. Stephens coin silver spoon
Replies: 9
Views: 226

Re: J. Stephens coin silver spoon

A transcribed obit dating 1885 for Joseph Stephens claiming he went to work for Phillips in 1810, thence replacing his employer upon his death (??!!), and only entering his next venture in about 1835: https://kentuckykindredgenealogy.com/20 ... -obituary/
by Traintime
Mon May 16, 2022 10:02 pm
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: J. Stephens coin silver spoon
Replies: 9
Views: 226

Re: J. Stephens coin silver spoon

Answer to earlier question....AMERICAN COIN (by definition approximating 0.900 fine silver alloy). Silverplate unlikely as no researcher has ever indicated these marks connect to anything of base-metal coated nor pewter. Conjecture part...Phillips can be linked to Presbyterians. Stephens family is u...
by Traintime
Mon May 16, 2022 6:38 pm
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: J. Stephens coin silver spoon
Replies: 9
Views: 226

Re: J. Stephens coin silver spoon

Sketches of Paris (1876) reveals a connection of the Presbyterian Church in Runnels Mills with that of Paris from the 1790's into the early 1800's. Also one Thomas Phillips is accounted for on the local firefighting squad in 1810. Entire book available on the internet archives: https://archive.org/d...
by Traintime
Mon May 16, 2022 5:51 pm
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: J. Stephens coin silver spoon
Replies: 9
Views: 226

Re: J. Stephens coin silver spoon

A long examination relating to Thomas Phillips (and partners) and some of the where & when [a lot of it further in]: https://southernfoodandmaterialculture. ... r.html?m=1
by Traintime
Mon May 16, 2022 3:35 pm
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: J. Stephens coin silver spoon
Replies: 9
Views: 226

Re: J. Stephens coin silver spoon

If you follow the trail in links, Joseph Stephens (#29) was around 21 years old when he moved to Paris and built a house. He reportedly opened a short lived Jewelry business, but that leaves a big unexplained gap between his arrival and the dates of c. 1827-32 cited for the mark. There is no mention...
by Traintime
Thu May 12, 2022 11:14 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Comment on exporter not maker mark? Baher.
Replies: 7
Views: 225

Re: Comment on exporter not maker mark? Baher.

The entry following Bahner's adjusted the information a bit. Just for surviving photo reference, a sample of the short lived earlier Austrian Export Mark (Mercury cap/Caduceus) is imaged here: viewtopic.php?f=38&t=35107&p=121793&hilit=export#p121793
by Traintime
Tue Apr 26, 2022 11:35 pm
Forum: Silver Plate Trademarks - Single Image
Topic: silver or not help !
Replies: 3
Views: 394

Re: silver or not help !

Somewhat doubtful that it could be an American mark, but, R/F 4th indicates one John Burgess (with no known mark) plating in Baltimore in 1864, related to Caleb H. Burgess (no mark) with both together from 1865-1883, then Caleb alone 1884-89. Here's an 1880's electrical source directory listing Amer...
by Traintime
Mon Apr 18, 2022 8:59 am
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Mark on silver platter please help identify
Replies: 16
Views: 465

Re: Mark on silver platter please help identify

If you follow the linked chain of pseudo-marks, like a mixture of fingerprint sets from one person, Trev is suggesting that this may have previously been an incorrect attribution for your mark to the Continental (Sheffield) Silver Company which should have more appropriately gone to the Crown Silver...
by Traintime
Sat Apr 16, 2022 9:35 pm
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Mark on silver platter please help identify
Replies: 16
Views: 465

Re: Mark on silver platter please help identify

Oh boy, are you in for it now! Hope you enjoy reading this search for the true identity of the silverplate maker Continental Sheffield: viewtopic.php?f=38&t=41910&hilit=continental+sheffield

The BBC couldn't come up with a mystery plot this convoluted.
by Traintime
Sat Apr 16, 2022 5:41 pm
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: Henry Will c.1774 (New York)
Replies: 10
Views: 429

Re: Henry Will c.1774 (New York)

Some on him as pewterer (exhibition related material): https://exhibitions.nysm.nysed.gov/albany/bios/w/hewill1497.html If Thorn was right, no mark was readily available as of 1949, but someone found a reference before that pinning the name to silver. Perhaps within Henry Wills' "Accounts"...
by Traintime
Sat Apr 16, 2022 1:48 pm
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: S & S Sterling mark
Replies: 6
Views: 297

Re: S & S Sterling mark

Rainwater/Redfield (4th) has this form of mark down for Smith & Smith of Attleboro Mass., later part of Wallace Silversmiths. Sterling cigar boxes and novelties were known products. Do you have measurements?
by Traintime
Sat Apr 16, 2022 9:56 am
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: Henry Will c.1774 (New York)
Replies: 10
Views: 429

Re: Henry Will c.1774 (New York)

Thorn's Silver & Pewter (1949):

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by Traintime
Wed Apr 13, 2022 11:51 pm
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: Wichman Honolulu Marks - Sample small tongs
Replies: 12
Views: 549

Re: Wichman Honolulu Marks - Sample small tongs

Many thanks for the solution Cheryl!
by Traintime
Wed Apr 13, 2022 11:45 pm
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Sample spoon-SALINA-unknown maker
Replies: 1
Views: 171

Re: Sample spoon-SALINA-unknown maker

Salina Coffee House (Salina Kansas) was started circa 1947 as an equipment and furnishings provisioner in commercial sector, eventually evolving into the full line supplier Sunflower Restaurant Supply. It could be a possible branding name, but the date seems late as much of this product was moving i...
by Traintime
Mon Apr 11, 2022 12:39 pm
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Sample spoon-SALINA-unknown maker
Replies: 1
Views: 171

Sample spoon-SALINA-unknown maker

This makes two of these well-worn Windsor style soda/ice tea spoons surfacing on opposite coasts (the other is a current listing) bearing this unidentified mark and no more. There's a Salina Street in Syracuse where some jewelry firms were located, and the town of Salina Kansas. The City of Salina w...
by Traintime
Sun Apr 10, 2022 11:07 pm
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: Wichman Honolulu Marks - Sample small tongs
Replies: 12
Views: 549

Re: Wichman Honolulu Marks - Sample small tongs

Biographies under Johnson, Merle M. (JC has him as firm manager on buying trip to NY) states "manufacturing jewelers". (Also notes business as H. F. Wichman & Co. when he enters field, but as H. F. Wichman & Co., Ltd. at the later era. Probably would not affect the marks on metals ...

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