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by silverly
Thu Dec 17, 2020 11:39 am
Forum: Grimwade's Biographies ~ Updates
Topic: HARCOURT, Abram & BACKHOUS, John (Grimwade p.392)
Replies: 0
Views: 374

HARCOURT, Abram & BACKHOUS, John (Grimwade p.392)

The substance of this post is purely conjecture which I generally try to avoid altogether, but here goes: 25 January 1806 John Backhous of Grays Inn Road in the County of Middlesex Brass Founder will proved at London. John Backhous's will had substantial bequests to John Backhous otherwise Harcourt ...
by silverly
Wed Dec 16, 2020 11:52 am
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: English, but where?
Replies: 14
Views: 697

Re: English, but where?

Found in Philadelphia and Its Manufactures, A Hand-book 1858. http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL1589/6430983/12454042/414495678.jpg I don't suppose anyone would ever look into this, but so far as I can tell J C Booth (James Curtis Booth) was not the Chief Assayer at the U S Mint in Philadelphia. He ...
by silverly
Sun Dec 13, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: English, but where?
Replies: 14
Views: 697

Re: English, but where?

I had the same thought. But me for it's good to see the verified facts from contemporary publications.
by silverly
Sun Dec 13, 2020 2:35 am
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: English, but where?
Replies: 14
Views: 697

Re: English, but where?

I would expect these marks to be George Sharp as the manufacturer and Bailey & Co as the retailer. This post is to correct my last post in this thread. From the The Presbyterian Historical Almanac and Annual Remembrancer ... Joseph M. Wilson · 1859 pg 6 http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL1589/643...
by silverly
Sun Dec 13, 2020 2:17 am
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: English, but where?
Replies: 14
Views: 697

Re: English, but where?

Found in Philadelphia and Its Manufactures, A Hand-book 1858.Image
by silverly
Sat Dec 12, 2020 11:42 pm
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: Encircled "W" w/extensions
Replies: 2
Views: 319

Re: Encircled "W" w/extensions

I think they're both Frank M Whiting Co trademarks, https://www.925-1000.com/americansilver_W4.html
by silverly
Sat Dec 12, 2020 8:50 am
Forum: European Jewelry
Topic: Help w/ French Bracelet maker's mark
Replies: 3
Views: 299

Re: Help w/ French Bracelet maker's mark

A lot of people have pretty good success at taking an image of the mark through a magnifying glass, so you might try that. Great looking bracelet.
by silverly
Thu Dec 10, 2020 10:03 pm
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: English, but where?
Replies: 14
Views: 697

Re: English, but where?

I would expect these marks to be George Sharp as the manufacturer and Bailey & Co as the retailer.
by silverly
Wed Dec 09, 2020 3:53 pm
Forum: Grimwade's Biographies ~ Updates
Topic: CHAWNER, William I (Grimwade p.463, 741)
Replies: 1
Views: 926

Re: CHAWNER, William I (Grimwade p.463, 741)

A family tree recorded on websites suggests he died in Welbeck Street, London in 1783. The Athenaeum: A Magazine of Literary and Miscellaneous ..., Volume 4, July to December 1808 on page 265 mentions Sarah Chawner the youngest daughter of William Chawner Esquire of Welbeck Street in regard to her ...
by silverly
Mon Dec 07, 2020 4:05 pm
Forum: Grimwade's Biographies ~ Updates
Topic: WHITFORD, Cattern (Grimwade p.388)
Replies: 1
Views: 1054

Re: WHITFORD, Cattern (Grimwade p.388)

24 January 1786 Catherine Whitford Widow of Sugar Loaf Court Salisbury Court Fleet Street London will proved at London. There is a bequest in her will to a sister named Hannah Hodges Spinster. A mark was used to sign her will. Reference London Metropolitan Archives and Guildhall Library Manuscripts ...
by silverly
Sun Dec 06, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: Grimwade's Biographies ~ Updates
Topic: WALKER, Brook (Grimwade p.388, 401)
Replies: 5
Views: 3092

Re: WALKER, Brook (Grimwade p.388, 401)

21 October 1779 Brook Walker of the Parish of Saint Bridget otherwise Saint Bride aged 31 years and upwards Batchelor and Silver Buckle Maker alleged his intention to marry Elizabeth Higgs of the Parish of Saint Leonard Shoreditch in the County of Middlesex Spinster aged 21 years and upwards.
by silverly
Fri Dec 04, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: Grimwade's Biographies ~ Updates
Topic: ANGE, Benjamin (Grimwade p.387)
Replies: 0
Views: 274

ANGE, Benjamin (Grimwade p.387)

9 May 1768 John Baker (Grimwade p.391) Goldsmith of London paid apprentice indenture duty for Benjamin Ainge.
by silverly
Wed Dec 02, 2020 10:03 pm
Forum: Mystery Objects
Topic: Mystery sterling
Replies: 10
Views: 435

Re: Mystery sterling

Welcome to the forum. If you're interested the trademark looks like Frank W Smith Silver Co. https://www.925-1000.com/americansilver_S5.html
by silverly
Tue Dec 01, 2020 11:49 pm
Forum: Flatware Pattern Identification
Topic: Help Identify Gorham Greek Design on spoon
Replies: 1
Views: 170

Re: Help Identify Gorham Greek Design on spoon

Welcome to the forum. It is Etruscan Engraved. I personally haven't seen it all, so it seems it would be nice to have.
by silverly
Sun Nov 29, 2020 6:35 pm
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: Silver Smith?
Replies: 7
Views: 354

Re: Silver Smith?

C.F. Hurd shown deceased in 1921 Jewelers Circular: https://books.google.com/books?id=dFUcAQAAMAAJ&pg=RA1-PA113&lpg=RA1-PA113&dq=jewelers+circular+c.f.+hurd&source=bl&ots=6DCOO0SNe5&sig=ACfU3U0AYf6qtY6NITSzDqoo3ubzea3ujg&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwihtM3zlqjtAhUDr54KHb...
by silverly
Sat Nov 28, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: Fountain Pen Canadian?
Replies: 3
Views: 429

Re: Fountain Pen Canadian?

Well, thanks for trying. In time who knows what may come up.
by silverly
Sat Nov 28, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: Fountain Pen Canadian?
Replies: 3
Views: 429

Re: Fountain Pen Canadian?

After doing some looking of my own into this pen, I am beginning to believe that Zachariah Dederick could be its retailer. He is listed as a watchmaker in New York in the 1850 U S Federal Census. In New York City Directories in the mid nineteenth century he is listed as a Pencil Case Maker. Later ce...
by silverly
Fri Nov 27, 2020 2:41 pm
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: Fountain Pen Canadian?
Replies: 3
Views: 429

Fountain Pen Canadian?

Looking for any information at all about this pen and pencil combination. Canada maybe? Inscribed from BIW on the very end.
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by silverly
Fri Nov 27, 2020 10:55 am
Forum: Contributors' Notes
Topic: William Snelling Hadaway - Jean Louise Hadaway
Replies: 8
Views: 3074

Re: William Snelling Hadaway - Jean Louise Hadaway

1901 U K Census William S Hadaway aged 28 years listed as an enameler on copper/copper worker working on own account at home in Bushey, England. Wife Jean C aged 36 years is listed as an artist (followed by what looks like the word black? and then undecipherable) working on own account at home. 30 O...
by silverly
Fri Nov 20, 2020 2:09 pm
Forum: British Hallmarks - Single Image
Topic: George Hape Sterling Date Mark
Replies: 8
Views: 641

Re: George Hape Sterling Date Mark

dognose wrote:Do any members know anything more?
Trev.


If a George Hape exists that was in the silver trade, he has done a superb job of alluding record keepers.

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