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by yorkish
Mon Dec 07, 2020 8:08 am
Forum: European Jewelry
Topic: Silver Coin Holder
Replies: 1
Views: 119

Silver Coin Holder

I have a silver coin holder. The hallmarks are quite clear on the inside cover. Sterling Silver, Year letter "X", Birmingham Assay, L & Co Sponser. So 1897, by Lucas & Co, Hylton Street, Birmingham, I believe. What puzzles me is the actual coin holder itself (which can hold modern ...
by yorkish
Sat Nov 21, 2020 11:16 am
Forum: Gold Marks - Worldwide
Topic: Birmingham Platinum Hallmark
Replies: 3
Views: 248

Re: Birmingham Platinum Hallmark

Thank you, much appreciated.
by yorkish
Sat Nov 21, 2020 11:14 am
Forum: Gold Marks - Worldwide
Topic: Import Mark London Office 1918
Replies: 3
Views: 452

Re: Import Mark London Office 1918

Thanks for your comments Phil.
Enlightening.
Research is interesting, but sometimes ends up a bit wide of the mark.
A little bit of knowledge can be a dangerous thing !!
by yorkish
Sat Nov 21, 2020 10:17 am
Forum: Gold Marks - Worldwide
Topic: Birmingham Platinum Hallmark
Replies: 3
Views: 248

Birmingham Platinum Hallmark

I have a platinum wedding ring clearly hallmarked as Platinum Birmingham 1975 However there is no standard mark. Does the Orb tell me it is 950 or 999 standard? Or is the (rather large) 64P stamp indicative of the standard? If it's not, what is it? I'm a bit confused with it and would appreciate som...
by yorkish
Sat Nov 21, 2020 9:41 am
Forum: Gold Marks - Worldwide
Topic: Import Mark London Office 1918
Replies: 3
Views: 452

Import Mark London Office 1918

The hallmarks on this ring are very small, but i can identify 9 carat gold stamped at London in 1918. The ring has a slight "rose" hue (which isn't really evident in the photos), so i think this must be 9 carat rose gold. What puzzles me is the number 9 in the 9 375 fineness mark. It's lyi...
by yorkish
Mon Nov 16, 2020 10:35 am
Forum: Gold Marks - Worldwide
Topic: Year Letter 'v' Birmingham
Replies: 3
Views: 141

Re: Year Letter 'v' Birmingham

Wow, you guys are really quick with your responses. Thanks Trev, the information you have provided is really helpful for me. The 1945 date does actually make more sense than 1920 date, when tied in with the known history of the ring. I'd not been able to find any information about the utility mark m...
by yorkish
Mon Nov 16, 2020 7:02 am
Forum: Gold Marks - Worldwide
Topic: Year Letter 'v' Birmingham
Replies: 3
Views: 141

Year Letter 'v' Birmingham

I have a simple gold wedding band. The marks are reasonably clear, indicating 9 carat gold from the Birmingham office Year letter v (lower or upper case?) I can't differentiate between 1920 and 1945 from the font style of the v and also, why is the shield rectangular with chamfers, when the tables s...
by yorkish
Mon Nov 16, 2020 6:37 am
Forum: European Jewelry
Topic: Duty Mark 1880s Birmingham
Replies: 5
Views: 404

Re: Duty Mark 1880s Birmingham

Thanks for this information.
Comprehensive, informative and very useful for a novice like me.
by yorkish
Fri Nov 13, 2020 2:52 pm
Forum: European Jewelry
Topic: Duty Mark 1880s Birmingham
Replies: 5
Views: 404

Re: Duty Mark 1880s Birmingham

Many thanks for such a prompt reply. Pardon my ignorance, but are you saying that no duty was payable because the ring is lightweight in terms of grammes (as opposed to, for example, the weight of a teaspoon?) and not lightweight in terms of silver content. So the ring is still 925 sterling silver (...
by yorkish
Fri Nov 13, 2020 11:30 am
Forum: European Jewelry
Topic: Duty Mark 1880s Birmingham
Replies: 5
Views: 404

Re: Duty Mark 1880s Birmingham

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by yorkish
Fri Nov 13, 2020 11:00 am
Forum: European Jewelry
Topic: Duty Mark 1880s Birmingham
Replies: 5
Views: 404

Duty Mark 1880s Birmingham

The year letter on this ring isn't very clear but seems to be 'h' and the font indicates 1882 i think. The duty mark was abolished in 1890, but it isn't present on the ring. Does this mean the ring is "fake" or have i mis-read the year letter? Any thoughts about the sponsor's mark L F N (o...

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