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by paulh
Sun Jan 31, 2021 7:01 am
Forum: Mystery Objects
Topic: Stick from England
Replies: 5
Views: 198

Re: Stick from England

Conclusive proof. The case in your picture shows that this is a set by Walker & Hall. This is an extract from a Walker & Hall catalogue from 1901.

Paul.
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by paulh
Fri Jan 29, 2021 7:40 pm
Forum: Scandinavian Silver
Topic: 17th century spoon markings.
Replies: 7
Views: 247

Re: 17th century spoon markings.

Thank you for your opinion Qrt.S
by paulh
Fri Jan 29, 2021 11:08 am
Forum: Scandinavian Silver
Topic: 17th century spoon markings.
Replies: 7
Views: 247

Re: 17th century spoon markings.

Thanks Sasropakis . I have seem bumerke before. that seems to make sense.
by paulh
Fri Jan 29, 2021 6:30 am
Forum: Scandinavian Silver
Topic: 17th century spoon markings.
Replies: 7
Views: 247

Re: 17th century spoon markings.

Thanks for your ideas. I did think about runes. Some of the other marks are more “runic” if that makes sense. That will be my next path to follow. I have seen these straight line devices on other Scandinavian and Baltic silver, but never been able to trace them.
by paulh
Thu Jan 28, 2021 11:56 am
Forum: Scandinavian Silver
Topic: 17th century spoon markings.
Replies: 7
Views: 247

17th century spoon markings.

I have a number of 17th century Norwegian spoons which do not have a punched maker’s mark. They do however have distinctive scratched marks. They are all in a similar place on the spoons and seem to be some kind of identifying device. They are too regular to be marks of usage. They are difficult to ...
by paulh
Tue Jan 12, 2021 10:49 am
Forum: Mystery Objects
Topic: Atkin Brothers halfpenny
Replies: 3
Views: 289

Re: Atkin Brothers halfpenny

Working on the apprentice theory; how about this Walker & Hall example as a "freedom" piece?

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by paulh
Tue Jan 12, 2021 8:33 am
Forum: Mystery Objects
Topic: Atkin Brothers halfpenny
Replies: 3
Views: 289

Atkin Brothers halfpenny

Here is an oddity. It is a Victorian halfpenny which has been silver plated and stamped with the Atkin Brothers maker’s mark. It also has the initials FG. It has a hole, which appears to have been punched rather that drilled. So what might it be? Maybe one of the workers who made himself a fob or po...
by paulh
Wed Aug 12, 2020 6:00 am
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Walker & Hall Date Code
Replies: 2
Views: 327

Re: Walker & Hall Date Code

Hello Traintime.

That is 1916.

Paul.
by paulh
Wed Jul 08, 2020 4:12 pm
Forum: Dutch Silver
Topic: Mediterranean Bowl?
Replies: 4
Views: 924

Re: Mediterranean Bowl?

Thanks Peter.
by paulh
Wed Jul 08, 2020 12:42 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Hanau Silver
Replies: 3
Views: 1003

Re: Hanau Silver

Thank you gentlemen.
by paulh
Wed Jul 08, 2020 12:42 pm
Forum: Dutch Silver
Topic: Mediterranean Bowl?
Replies: 4
Views: 924

Re: Mediterranean Bowl?

Thanks Trev. I can't decide whether that is a horse bit or a pair of spectacles. The quest continues!

Paul.
by paulh
Wed Jul 08, 2020 10:48 am
Forum: Dutch Silver
Topic: Mediterranean Bowl?
Replies: 4
Views: 924

Mediterranean Bowl?

Can any one help me with the marks on this Mediterranean looking bowl? I have searched in vain.

Paul.

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by paulh
Wed Jul 01, 2020 6:09 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Hanau Silver
Replies: 3
Views: 1003

Hanau Silver

Does anyone know if a reference book has ever been published about Hanau silver?
by paulh
Mon May 11, 2020 7:25 am
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: Trefid spoon marks.
Replies: 0
Views: 830

Trefid spoon marks.

I spotted this trefid spoon in a recent auction. I didn’t buy, it but I am intrigued by the marks, which I cannot find anywhere. Any suggestions?

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by paulh
Sun Mar 15, 2020 9:17 am
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: Maltese tablespoon marks help
Replies: 2
Views: 612

Re: Maltese tablespoon marks help

Geraldo Pace was the Consul for Silversmiths between 1857-1863. His mark was a bird. This might explain the last mark. with a bit of distortion in the stamping. From 1857 a number was struck to indicate the year, starting not with a 57 but a 1. So the 6 would be for 1862.

Paul.
by paulh
Sun Mar 08, 2020 9:22 am
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: Russian spoon.
Replies: 3
Views: 534

Re: Russian spoon.

Thanks Qrt.S. Moscow was my first thought, but the town mark, rubbed as it is, does appear to be symmetrical, whereas Moscow’ George and Dragon is asymmetrical.
by paulh
Sat Mar 07, 2020 10:58 am
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: Russian spoon.
Replies: 3
Views: 534

Russian spoon.

I am hoping someone can work out what these rather rubbed and skwewed marks are on a large Russian spoon. Its date is 1864, measuring 185mm in length and is of a good gauge silver at 62 grams. https://i.postimg.cc/CBqYqdpD/IMG-0673.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/1V1ScPyd/IMG-0674.jpg
by paulh
Sat Mar 07, 2020 10:52 am
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Walker & Hall Creamer: Ellerman Lines early
Replies: 4
Views: 424

Re: Walker & Hall Creamer: Ellerman Lines early

That was close Phil. The Y is actually 1951.
by paulh
Mon Jan 20, 2020 11:35 am
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: AVC Malta.
Replies: 2
Views: 619

Re: AVC Malta.

Thank you. Another mystery solved. I really must get a copy of that book.
Paul.
by paulh
Mon Jan 20, 2020 11:27 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Maltese rampant rabbit?
Replies: 2
Views: 1888

Re: Maltese rampant rabbit?

I just found it. It is Francesco French.

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