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by Hallibag
Wed Mar 25, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: Other Jewelry
Topic: Canadian silversmith - Reeves?
Replies: 4
Views: 607

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. Thank you, Traintime! You’ve given...
by Hallibag
Tue Mar 24, 2020 1:55 pm
Forum: Other Jewelry
Topic: Canadian silversmith - Reeves?
Replies: 4
Views: 607

Canadian silversmith - Reeves?

I have a simple little ring that's driving me nuts, because I can't identify the silversmith who made it or the organization that it's for. As you'll see in the attached photo, it looks to be a school ring, with a shield bearing the letters BDIC (or BIDC?) over the motto "Labor Omnia Vincit&quo...
by Hallibag
Mon Oct 21, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: Silver Jewelry - Single Image
Topic: Does anyone recognize this maker’s mark?
Replies: 0
Views: 1048

Does anyone recognize this maker’s mark?

I’m trying to identify the maker of a silver gilt Air Observer’s badge, from the First or Second World War. Does anyone recognize this maker’s mark?

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by Hallibag
Mon Jul 15, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: Silver Jewelry - Single Image
Topic: William James Holmes brooch?
Replies: 2
Views: 7465

Re: William James Holmes brooch?

Wonderful - thank you, Phil!
by Hallibag
Sun Jul 14, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: Silver Jewelry - Single Image
Topic: William James Holmes brooch?
Replies: 2
Views: 7465

William James Holmes brooch?

This silver brooch appears to be marked for maker William James Holmes, assayed in Birmingham in 1893. Yet, according to the research I’ve done, this silversmith didn’t register his seriphed WJH mark until 1897, four years later. Can anyone help me out? https://i.imgur.com/ZlkHdyg.jpg
by Hallibag
Sun Jul 14, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Silver snuff box?
Replies: 2
Views: 3580

Re: Silver snuff box?

Thank you, Phil! As the box has (unless I’m mistaken) a date letter for 1814, William Edwards makes perfect sense.
by Hallibag
Sat Jul 13, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Silver snuff box?
Replies: 2
Views: 3580

Silver snuff box?

Does anyone recognize the maker’s mark on this (I believe!) snuff box? As you’ll see, it is incompletely stamped, but looks to me like WE of VE, assuming there are only two letters in the mark. https://i.imgur.com/whmHvw0.jpg https://i.imgur.com/u1bKTkE.jpg https://i.imgur.com/TjdUyij.jpg https://i....
by Hallibag
Tue May 21, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Marks on silver spectacles frames
Replies: 6
Views: 8410

Re: Marks on silver spectacles frames

Nice find, I love the old spectacles, especially folding arms, like you have. Thanks! They’re marked “Pebbles” on the right arm which, I believe, refers to their being magnifying reading glasses. Amazingly, they just happen to be the same strength as the modern reading glasses I wear so, sometimes,...
by Hallibag
Mon May 20, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Marks on silver spectacles frames
Replies: 6
Views: 8410

Re: Marks on silver spectacles frames

Thank you, Phil and Trev. Mystery solved!
by Hallibag
Sun May 19, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Marks on silver spectacles frames
Replies: 6
Views: 8410

Marks on silver spectacles frames

Hi everyone, This is my first posting on this forum, so please be gentle with me! I have a pair of antique eyeglasses with confusing marks. The front part that holds the lenses is marked with the date letter "o" on one side of the nose piece, and a duty mark - King George III? - on the oth...

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