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by samtron76df
Thu Jan 28, 2021 2:50 pm
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: Unknown mark "W.W"
Replies: 8
Views: 247

Re: Unknown mark "W.W"

Here is the mark in Flynt & Fales...

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by samtron76df
Thu Jan 28, 2021 1:20 pm
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: Unknown mark "W.W"
Replies: 8
Views: 247

Re: Unknown mark "W.W"

There is also a William Whittemore who worked up until 1775 in Kittery Maine. His mark in Flynt & Fales is very, very close to the one on this spoon.

https://www.americansilversmiths.org/ma ... /38717.htm
by samtron76df
Thu Jan 28, 2021 12:26 pm
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: Unknown mark "W.W"
Replies: 8
Views: 247

Re: Unknown mark "W.W"

Here is a pic of the shell. It is somewhat unique. There was a William Ward who worked in CT around this time and while his documented WW mark is different, his other mark has a very similar font style for the W along with pellet location. https://www.americansilversmiths.org/makers/silversmiths/578...
by samtron76df
Wed Jan 27, 2021 1:39 pm
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: Unknown mark "W.W"
Replies: 8
Views: 247

Unknown mark "W.W"

Have a colonial era spoon - possibly circa 1770's, double punched with mark of W.W that is separated by a design element. Has a shell back bowl and is approx. 8" long. Can not find this mark and would appreciate learning who it is if anyone knows... https://i.postimg.cc/jdLK0rky/ww1.jpg https:/...
by samtron76df
Tue Jan 26, 2021 4:40 pm
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: Unknown mark "BP"
Replies: 6
Views: 303

Re: Unknown mark "BP"

Yes, very similar.
by samtron76df
Mon Jan 25, 2021 1:53 pm
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: Unknown mark "BP"
Replies: 6
Views: 303

Re: Unknown mark "BP"

I was hoping it was a seldom seen mark by Benjamin Pierpont...
by samtron76df
Sun Jan 24, 2021 7:36 pm
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: Unknown mark "BP"
Replies: 6
Views: 303

Re: Unknown mark "BP"

Thank you for the info. I have seen one other spoon marked this way and it also fell within Mr. Prince's working dates. So far he is the top contender...
by samtron76df
Wed Jan 20, 2021 4:47 pm
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: Unknown mark "BP"
Replies: 6
Views: 303

Unknown mark "BP"

Mark on old spoon - est. 1770's - 1780's maybe - BP. Unable to find this exact mark and wonder if anyone might know who the maker is...

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by samtron76df
Wed Jan 13, 2021 11:16 am
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: Liberty Brown (Alternate Mark)?
Replies: 18
Views: 660

Re: Liberty Brown (Alternate Mark)?

I personally don't think the L is exact. They may have used the same font but it is slightly different, especially at the top of the L for Browne.
by samtron76df
Tue Jan 12, 2021 9:38 pm
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: Liberty Brown (Alternate Mark)?
Replies: 18
Views: 660

Re: Liberty Brown (Alternate Mark)?

This sounds like a question for WEV...
by samtron76df
Tue Jan 12, 2021 10:36 am
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: Liberty Brown (Alternate Mark)?
Replies: 18
Views: 660

Re: Liberty Brown (Alternate Mark)?

Just based on the sheer number of unknown and undocumented silver marks - I am inclined to think this is probably someone else. Close only counts in horseshoes.
by samtron76df
Sat Jan 02, 2021 6:19 pm
Forum: Family Crests
Topic: ID of armorial on coin silver spoon
Replies: 1
Views: 357

Re: ID of armorial on coin silver spoon

Someone told me this is a "Wolfs Head Erased" and that since there is no family info or motto attached that it is likely impossible to determine what family it was made for - unless there are others from the set previously tied to a specific family.
by samtron76df
Thu Dec 24, 2020 6:55 pm
Forum: Family Crests
Topic: ID of armorial on coin silver spoon
Replies: 1
Views: 357

ID of armorial on coin silver spoon

I have an American coin silver spoon from about 1795 that has this armorial on it. How do you go about identifying what this is (wolf? dog? other?) and potentially what family it belongs to? To me it looks like this is maybe a howling wolf. Tks https://i.postimg.cc/d0x6ss5J/armorial.jpg
by samtron76df
Fri Dec 18, 2020 6:13 pm
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: Unknown mark SC
Replies: 2
Views: 226

Re: Unknown mark SC

I thought it might be American - but not sure.
by samtron76df
Fri Dec 18, 2020 2:43 pm
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: Unknown mark SC
Replies: 2
Views: 226

Unknown mark SC

Another unknown mark on a 8.25" serving spoon - SC. Looks like there might be a pellet between the two letters along with one above also - or maybe that is a flaw in the die. https://i.postimg.cc/gJscqhrw/sc2.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/G2dhyK3w/sc3.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/7hLHBLTK/sc1.jpg
by samtron76df
Fri Dec 18, 2020 1:56 pm
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: Unknown mark IR or LR
Replies: 0
Views: 401

Unknown mark IR or LR

Trying to track down the maker of this serving spoon. It looks like either IR or LR. Guessing it dates from late 1700's.

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by samtron76df
Fri Dec 18, 2020 1:33 pm
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: Unknown mark "JR"
Replies: 1
Views: 172

Re: Unknown mark "JR"

Trying to figure out this image posting... apologies..

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by samtron76df
Fri Dec 18, 2020 1:18 pm
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: Unknown mark "JR"
Replies: 1
Views: 172

Unknown mark "JR"

Wonder if anyone would know who "JR" is. On a 9" serving spoon. Tks.

https://imgur.com/a/8BaYIor
https://imgur.com/a/gamVQrH
by samtron76df
Mon Nov 23, 2020 11:13 am
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: Coin silver small spoon
Replies: 1
Views: 291

Re: Coin silver small spoon

That's a tough one. My guess is that it might be continental based on the style of the drop and it's overall form. It looks foreign -- or foreign influenced -- based on what I have come across in the past. French /German maybe? Just a guess.
by samtron76df
Sat Sep 12, 2020 5:28 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Book on early American engravers ?
Replies: 0
Views: 833

Book on early American engravers ?

Would anyone know if there is a book on early American engravers (pre 1850) and who they did work for?

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