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by hpidaves
Wed Nov 18, 2020 9:07 pm
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: Coin silver small spoon
Replies: 1
Views: 124

Coin silver small spoon

This small (5-3/8") coin silver spoon has a very worn maker's mark that I can't even describe. The bowl tip is very worn, so it was well-used. Any help is appreciated! Thanks, Dave https://i.postimg.cc/vHynS4ZS/IMG-2721.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/k5L6N4Hs/IMG-2722.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/g2kZm1R...
by hpidaves
Mon Nov 09, 2020 12:20 am
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: Tifft & Whiting Coin Silver Dinner Knives
Replies: 4
Views: 214

Re: Tifft & Whiting Coin Silver Dinner Knives

So the blades are solid silver -- thank you for the information!

Dave
by hpidaves
Sun Nov 08, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: Tifft & Whiting Coin Silver Dinner Knives
Replies: 4
Views: 214

Tifft & Whiting Coin Silver Dinner Knives

I have these two 8-1/8" coin silver handle Tifft & Whiting dinner knives and am curious as to the composition of the blades. I believe they are from about 1840, so could they be silver plate? They are definitely silver of some sort. Did they make blades of coin silver? I would think not, be...
by hpidaves
Sun Oct 25, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: Flatware Pattern Identification
Topic: Unknown Gorham "Lion Anchor G" Pattern
Replies: 1
Views: 214

Unknown Gorham "Lion Anchor G" Pattern

I've looked everywhere I can, but cannot find the pattern of this "Lion Anchor G" Gorham piece. The cocktail(?) fork measures 5-1/2". Thanks! https://i.postimg.cc/4xM237ns/IMG-2555.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/T1RCsnNq/IMG-2556.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/qRc1Q1wv/IMG-2557.jpg https://i.post...
by hpidaves
Sun Oct 25, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: Unmarked spoon/ladle 8-22-36
Replies: 1
Views: 159

Unmarked spoon/ladle 8-22-36

This 6-1/2" spoon/ladle appears to me to be solid silver, and the date of 8-22-36 etched on the reverse of the handle seems to point to America (date format of month-day-year). I assume it's 1836. It looks as though it began life as two pieces that were soldered together -- bowl and handle. Whe...
by hpidaves
Mon Oct 05, 2020 8:09 pm
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Small personal coffee pot USATS Train?
Replies: 4
Views: 467

Re: Small personal coffee pot USATS Train?

That seems to make sense -- it's certainly the right size.
by hpidaves
Sun Oct 04, 2020 4:19 pm
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Small personal coffee pot USATS Train?
Replies: 4
Views: 467

Small personal coffee pot USATS Train?

I believe this small 6-1/2" tall silverplate coffee pot was used on trains -- the bottom is stamped in larger letters U.S.A.T.S. -- USA Transit System? It is made by the Meriden Britannia Company and stamped 203. Does this seem right? Thanks, Dave https://i.postimg.cc/rskkT3j7/IMG-2425.jpg http...
by hpidaves
Fri Sep 25, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: Small Sterling? Creamer?
Replies: 0
Views: 297

Small Sterling? Creamer?

I recently acquired a shipment of mostly holloware pieces, possibly all silverplate. There are a couple of pieces, though, this one in particular, that make me wonder. It has the look of sterling or coin to me, but I am certainly no expert on solid silver pieces. Unfortunately, I cannot find any mar...
by hpidaves
Sat Sep 12, 2020 2:44 pm
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: 5 pointed star monogram
Replies: 2
Views: 280

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: 439

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: 439

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: 436

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: 436

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: 436

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: 436

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: 436

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: 436

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: 436

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: 1653

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: 1653

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.

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