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by hpidaves
Sat Sep 12, 2020 2:44 pm
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: 5 pointed star monogram
Replies: 1
Views: 170

5 pointed star monogram

I have a silverplate pie server with a 5 pointed star monogram. Upon close inspection, I see small line engravings inside each point of the star. I though at first it could be a Freemason or Mason star, but the line engravings made me wonder. Not sure on the pattern of the piece. Any ideas? Thanks, ...
by hpidaves
Thu Sep 10, 2020 5:57 pm
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: Sterling Teaspoon Wm Kendrick's Sons - Maker?
Replies: 4
Views: 280

Re: Sterling Teaspoon Wm Kendrick's Sons - Maker?

You are spot on -- Whiting, Antique Lily Engraved pattern, 1882.

Thanks so much!

Dave
by hpidaves
Wed Sep 09, 2020 9:52 pm
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: Sterling Teaspoon Wm Kendrick's Sons - Maker?
Replies: 4
Views: 280

Sterling Teaspoon Wm Kendrick's Sons - Maker?

I have a couple of bright cut sterling teaspoons with an unknown sterling mark, "STERLING", and "Wm Kendrick's Sons" on the reverse of the handle. I assume Wm Kendrick's Sons was the retailer and I am curious as to the maker. I have attached photos, some under 10x magnification. ...
by hpidaves
Wed Aug 26, 2020 10:45 pm
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Mappin & Webb Cruiseline Spoon?
Replies: 8
Views: 243

Re: Mappin & Webb Cruiseline Spoon?

Still not sure about the PRINCESS PLATE, though. Could be a mistake.
by hpidaves
Wed Aug 26, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Mappin & Webb Cruiseline Spoon?
Replies: 8
Views: 243

Re: Mappin & Webb Cruiseline Spoon?

My math was off -- 1931, not 1932.
by hpidaves
Wed Aug 26, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Mappin & Webb Cruiseline Spoon?
Replies: 8
Views: 243

Re: Mappin & Webb Cruiseline Spoon?

From the post referenced above: "Government mark: 1957 - Mappin & Webb date mark: Upper case 'K' within an heraldic shield." My spoon appears to have a lower case "k" with heraldic shield as a date mark. If we assume the upper case "K" represents 1957, and all 26 le...
by hpidaves
Tue Aug 25, 2020 6:39 am
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Mappin & Webb Cruiseline Spoon?
Replies: 8
Views: 243

Re: Mappin & Webb Cruiseline Spoon?

Closer examination of the last shape appears to be a script "K" or "R" date code.

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by hpidaves
Tue Aug 25, 2020 6:30 am
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Mappin & Webb Cruiseline Spoon?
Replies: 8
Views: 243

Re: Mappin & Webb Cruiseline Spoon?

I took a few photos of the maker's mark under 10x magnification. I have seen multiple references to PRINCES PLATE, but this spoon clearly shows PRINCESS PLATE (an extra "S"). Also, there is some sort of mark after the PRINCESS PLATE mark, but I can't make out what it is. https://i.postimg....
by hpidaves
Thu Aug 20, 2020 4:48 pm
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Mappin & Webb Cruiseline Spoon?
Replies: 8
Views: 243

Re: Mappin & Webb Cruiseline Spoon?

OK, so I'm not quite sure why I didn't think of this before, but if I orient the spoon so the crown and letters are upright (bowl pointing up), they appear to begin with "EM" and end with "SS". After a little research, I discovered that Mappin & Webb made serve-ware for the R...
by hpidaves
Wed Aug 19, 2020 12:30 pm
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Mappin & Webb Cruiseline Spoon?
Replies: 8
Views: 243

Mappin & Webb Cruiseline Spoon?

I have a Mappin & Webb Princess Plate teaspoon (5-3/4") that I believe is from a cruise ship. The pattern is somewhat similar to a Kings pattern, but instead of the shell motif at the tip of the handle, there is a crown (looking at it with the bowl pointing up). I can just barely make out t...
by hpidaves
Tue Aug 18, 2020 2:07 pm
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: Chicago World's Fair 1893 Souvenir Spoon - Sterling?
Replies: 17
Views: 1301

Re: Chicago World's Fair 1893 Souvenir Spoon - Sterling?

Agitating the spoon is a good idea -- I will try that. I used a minimal amount of thread to suspend the spoon.
by hpidaves
Mon Aug 17, 2020 10:23 pm
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: Chicago World's Fair 1893 Souvenir Spoon - Sterling?
Replies: 17
Views: 1301

Re: Chicago World's Fair 1893 Souvenir Spoon - Sterling?

I did repeat the test a few times with some variance, but nothing major. The spoon was suspended upright, so no worries about air.
by hpidaves
Mon Aug 17, 2020 5:37 pm
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: Chicago World's Fair 1893 Souvenir Spoon - Sterling?
Replies: 17
Views: 1301

Re: Chicago World's Fair 1893 Souvenir Spoon - Sterling?

I purchased an Ohaus triple beam scale and did a specific gravity test. The density came out to 8.67. Any guesses as to composition?
by hpidaves
Sun Aug 02, 2020 6:05 pm
Forum: Mystery Objects
Topic: Nassau 1899 H&E Piece - Not sure what it is
Replies: 2
Views: 840

Re: Nassau 1899 H&E Piece - Not sure what it is

The photos for this post have been dropped by the host, so I thought I would post new ones, along with a new guess as to the piece type: https://i.postimg.cc/bN3MDd9F/IMG-0448.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/pLS6C77f/IMG-0449.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/3xNqg7Lr/IMG-0450.jpg Anyone think it might be a julep s...
by hpidaves
Wed Jul 29, 2020 11:38 am
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: ID Help - W inside Diamond & SILVER PLATE
Replies: 4
Views: 176

Re: ID Help - W inside Diamond & SILVER PLATE

Outstanding! I had never heard of Weinberg before.

Thanks so much,
Dave
by hpidaves
Tue Jul 28, 2020 10:24 pm
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: ID Help -- "K" inside circle maker's mark
Replies: 0
Views: 191

ID Help -- "K" inside circle maker's mark

Yet another silverplate piece -- sugar spoon with "K" inside a circle. Thanks! https://i.postimg.cc/MHGH0Zbs/IMG-0009.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/1tm3PRT9/IMG-0010.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/G2Xhpwwv/IMG-0011.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/QMkdRKf4/IMG-0013.jpg
by hpidaves
Tue Jul 28, 2020 10:20 pm
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: ID Help - W inside Diamond & SILVER PLATE
Replies: 4
Views: 176

ID Help - W inside Diamond & SILVER PLATE

Another piece -- a fruit spoon with the following on the reverse: "W" inside a diamond and then "SILVER PLATE" Any help is again appreciated. Regards, Dave https://i.postimg.cc/tC5DCBYp/IMG-0014.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/SKXGdqVx/IMG-0015.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/x115kLzH/IMG-0016...
by hpidaves
Tue Jul 28, 2020 10:08 pm
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: ID Help - W.B. MFG. CO.
Replies: 0
Views: 183

ID Help - W.B. MFG. CO.

I have what I believe is a silverplate sugar spoon (no sterling mark) with the following maker's mark: W.B. MFG. CO. I have looked at patterns from Weidlich Brothers and Williams Brothers with no luck. Any ideas? Thanks. https://i.postimg.cc/NFv21vCS/IMG-0004.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/cC7ghkVH/IMG-00...
by hpidaves
Tue Jul 21, 2020 1:20 pm
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Another Unknown Monogram - Hilton?
Replies: 1
Views: 339

Re: Another Unknown Monogram - Hilton?

Not sure if this helps, but the pattern is Hutton, International Silver, 1960.
by hpidaves
Fri Jul 17, 2020 7:29 pm
Forum: Scottish Hallmarks
Topic: Sterling Hallmarked Souvenir Spoon?
Replies: 4
Views: 1092

Sterling Hallmarked Souvenir Spoon?

I was able to identify this small spoon (4-1/4") from the hallmarks as being made in Edinburgh, Scotland in either 1912 or 1913, depending on which letter code chart I use. The code is a capital "G" inside a shield. This site's chart shows it as 1913: https://www.925-1000.com/dlc_edin...

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