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Sat May 07, 2005 5:59 pm
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: Silver makers mark on Ewer! S&F sterling ,Thanks
Replies: 8
Views: 9122

Hi,
I haven't been able to find the mark in any reference source. The mark does look American,
but the piece really looks like it's of Italian origin. Are there any other marks tucked away on it?.
Tom
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Sat May 07, 2005 4:43 pm
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: HELP TO RECOGNISE EUROPEAN HALLMARKS ON MY CAKE SERVER
Replies: 7
Views: 6828

Hello Andrei,

There is a slight resemblance to the Stuttgart city mark, but only a resemblance, it is not the same mark. Have another look German Hallmarks, the legs are facing in the wrong direction.

Tom
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Sat May 07, 2005 4:12 pm
Forum: Mexican Silversmiths
Topic: Help - Silver & Amethyst Comb
Replies: 4
Views: 5654

Hi All,
Pretty comb and the mark is ELNA. Like so many Mexican makers, at present, nothing is known about her(?). I've seen five or six pieces with the mark and they were all pretty well made and early in vintage, late 30's and 40's.
Tom
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Sat May 07, 2005 1:05 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Art Deco Bagues? with 159 over B, Star and woman at well
Replies: 3
Views: 4271

Hi, Welcome to the forum. Wow! beautiful set, but not deco. Modernist, 70's or 80's I'd guess, and Spanish made, see Foreign Hallmarks . Since 1934, the pentagram has been the Spanish silver standard mark (.910 purity) and Spanish maker's marks are stamped in the hexagonal format. Tardy's Internatio...
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Thu May 05, 2005 8:29 am
Forum: Mexican Silversmiths
Topic: Can anyone identify the Artist - AEM overlay pin
Replies: 6
Views: 10607

Hi Dan,
Good question, good answer, it would be nice to have it up as long as you possibly can handle it. Coupla years should do it.
Best, Tom
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Wed May 04, 2005 12:27 pm
Forum: American Jewelry
Topic: Is 921 a Sterling Mark?
Replies: 1
Views: 6596

Hi, I think it is just a poorly struck 925 mark. When stamping a piece, it is very difficult to hold the stamp perfectly straight, if off just a bit, one side or another will bite in deeply and the other faintly. Here's an exaggerated example from a French costume piece. http://www.925-1000.com//pic...
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Tue May 03, 2005 7:01 pm
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: General date mark question
Replies: 3
Views: 3725

Hi Yuki, Thanks for posting. The date marks for London only apply to London made articles. Most of the larger English cities had their own assay offices, with their own sets of date mark letters. However, the Online Encyclopedia of Silver Marks, Hallmarks & Maker's Marks (OES for short) does hav...
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Mon May 02, 2005 4:04 pm
Forum: Birmingham Hallmarks
Topic: Why Photos are NECESSARY
Replies: 0
Views: 12733

Why Photos are NECESSARY

Dear Forum Members, It is very, very difficult to identify silver marks and hallmarks based solely on verbal descriptions. There are only 26 letters in the alphabet and thousands upon thousands of silver marks using these few letters. The same applies to symbols as there are thousands of marks with ...
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Mon May 02, 2005 5:26 am
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Unknown hallmark
Replies: 5
Views: 7508

Hi RF,
Is this it?
Image
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Mon May 02, 2005 4:39 am
Forum: Native American Silver
Topic: Information Request - PN Sterling
Replies: 6
Views: 8309

Hi Baubles,
It looks like an example of Contemporary Navajo jewelry. A book you might check is Hallmarks of the Southwest by Barton Wright. The script lettered "Sterling" mark is often seen on modern southwest jewelry.
Tom
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Sun May 01, 2005 5:33 am
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Help with silver ID?
Replies: 3
Views: 4404

Yes, it is definitely plated.
Tom
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Sat Apr 30, 2005 4:34 pm
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: HELP TO RECOGNISE EUROPEAN HALLMARKS ON MY CAKE SERVER
Replies: 7
Views: 6828

Hello Andrei,

Welcome, to the forum. Yes, I think we'll need pictures for this. Please read both;

Forum Guidelines
&
How to Post Images

Thanks for joining us.
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Fri Apr 29, 2005 5:13 pm
Forum: Posting Requirements
Topic: Read before posting *Important & How to embedded images
Replies: 0
Views: 149736

Read before posting *Important & How to embedded images

Welcome Our focus is on the hallmarks and maker's marks found on antique and vintage silver. Please read on and agree to honor the following guidelines before posting in the forum. Time for forum maintenance is very limited, so if your post is not constructed with an eye to the guidelines it will s...

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