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Fri Dec 07, 2012 11:22 am
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: FS Maker
Replies: 3
Views: 2375

Re: FS Maker

Hi Miles,
Think that's Francois Sasseville of Quebec. Let's hope that someone more knowledgeable about Canadian silver can confirm or refute it.

Regards, Tom
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Wed Dec 05, 2012 7:26 pm
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: No city mark, possibly F import mark, age help please
Replies: 3
Views: 1995

Re: No city mark, possibly F import mark, age help please

Hi,
Can't be sure, but I suspect the maker is Francis Bohle of Montreal, Canada. It would be nice to see the piece.

Regards, Tom
by admin
Sat Nov 17, 2012 1:16 pm
Forum: Arts & Crafts Smiths ~ American Handwrought after-1900
Topic: Tezcuco Plantation House in Fine Silver....help!
Replies: 4
Views: 5857

Re: Tezcuco Plantation House in Fine Silver....help!

Hi Mindy, The silversmith is H. Alvin Sharpe (American/New Orleans, 1910-1982). Tezcuco was an historic plantation house in Darrow, Louisiana that was destroyed by fire in 2002: http://www.nps.gov/nr/travel/louisiana/tez.htm A number of Sharpe's silver pieces, including some of his famous Mardi Gras...
by admin
Sun May 13, 2012 11:13 am
Forum: Website Updates & Announcements
Topic: Pat Strominger - 2209patrick - In Memoriam
Replies: 13
Views: 14826

Pat Strominger - 2209patrick - In Memoriam

It is with great sadness that I report the passing of longtime forum member and co-administrator D. Patrick Strominger, known here simply by his member name 2209patrick. Almost since our silver forum's inception in 2005, Pat generously volunteered his time as a forum administrator and moderator. His...
by admin
Thu Nov 17, 2011 10:01 pm
Forum: European Jewelry
Topic: Scandinavian Fish Mark? Really Need Advice Please
Replies: 2
Views: 3585

Re: Scandinavian Fish Mark? Really Need Advice Please

Hi,
See the G. Kramer entry in the German section:
http://www.925-1000.com/Fgerman_marks_a1884_3.html
Believe this is the Fischlandschmuck mark and the piece would date to the 3rd quarter 20th century.

Regards, Tom
by admin
Thu Nov 17, 2011 9:22 pm
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: Small sterling spoon, can not ID maker
Replies: 4
Views: 1614

Re: Small sterling spoon, can not ID maker

Hi,
Is there a possibility that the letters are JOR?
by admin
Fri Mar 18, 2011 9:37 pm
Forum: Russian Silver
Topic: I need help identifying these spoons
Replies: 26
Views: 8027

Re: I need help identifying these spoons

By admin I am not allowed to post pictures Nonsense, post as many pictures as you like, just use a public account as noted in my previous message to you. see post-> http://www.925-1000.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=47&t=23669&p=56956" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Here's a link ...
by admin
Sun Mar 13, 2011 10:08 pm
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Need Advice on Marks for a Salt Holder ???
Replies: 7
Views: 1985

Re: Need Advice on Marks for a Salt Holder ???

Looks a little tar-like, I'd try cotton with a solvent such as naptha, benzene or acetone - in a ventilated area.
by admin
Sat Mar 05, 2011 8:37 pm
Forum: Scandinavian Silver
Topic: Need help with the marks
Replies: 1
Views: 1066

Re: Need help with the marks

Dear Zolotnik,
You are welcome to post here, but if you'd like to add images to any posts, we will only accept them if use a public account at tinypic.com. That will provide us with some assurance that your images will remain, whether you choose to stay or depart.

Regards, Tom
by admin
Wed Feb 23, 2011 6:04 pm
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: T Evans & Co retailer stamps id
Replies: 1
Views: 1236

Re: T Evans & Co retailer stamps id

Hi,
Brown & Anderson were retailers active in North Carolina during the third quarter of the 19th C.
I believe they were in the city of Wilmington, my copy of Cutten is packed away at the moment, but I'm sure other members will give a bit more info.

Regards, Tom
by admin
Tue Feb 22, 2011 11:37 am
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: unidentified mark compote with hibiscus flowers
Replies: 5
Views: 1820

Re: unidentified mark compote with hibiscus flowers

Aw shucks, now that I've flipped it, you can see what it is for sure. Silverly is correct, not Redlich, clearly the mark of Whiting.
Image
by admin
Tue Feb 22, 2011 11:27 am
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: unidentified mark compote with hibiscus flowers
Replies: 5
Views: 1820

Re: unidentified mark compote with hibiscus flowers

Hello,
I think it might be the mark of Redlich & Co., if so you're image shows it upside down.
http://www.925-1000.com/americansilver_R.html

Regards, Tom
by admin
Wed Feb 16, 2011 6:02 pm
Forum: German Silver
Topic: place card holder
Replies: 3
Views: 966

Re: place card holder

Hello,
Please post a full size image of the marks.
Thanks, Tom
by admin
Sun Feb 13, 2011 11:34 am
Forum: European Jewelry
Topic: Silver Viola da Gamba charm
Replies: 4
Views: 2163

Re: Silver Viola da Gamba charm

The photo of the maker's mark does not really allow for an identification.
by admin
Sat Feb 12, 2011 6:25 pm
Forum: European Jewelry
Topic: Silver Viola da Gamba charm
Replies: 4
Views: 2163

Re: Silver Viola da Gamba charm

Yep, bte. is for brevete, the item is a keychain and the mechanism is copyrighted or patented. Not sure how to explain how it works, but the chain will fit into the + on the disk to form a sort of lariat - know that's clear as mud - just play around with it.

Regards, Tom
by admin
Thu Feb 10, 2011 3:27 pm
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: Gordon & Co. or Another?
Replies: 4
Views: 1828

Re: Gordon & Co. or Another?

Hi Trev, Wilkinson illustrates the top mark for Grostate, as well as two others that are similar, none of the illustrated marks have that very distinctive, almost horizontal, ampersand shown in the second example. At a guess, I think the second mark is likely to be an unrecorded Grostate, bears far ...
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Wed Feb 09, 2011 2:10 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Hallmarks matching
Replies: 10
Views: 3434

Re: Hallmarks matching

Annie,
Why not post photos of the piece and marks in the British section?

Regards, Tom
by admin
Tue Feb 08, 2011 11:32 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Hallmarks matching
Replies: 10
Views: 3434

Re: Hallmarks matching

The lid would be marked, but incompletely, it should have a lion passant and matching date letter.
Regards, Tom
by admin
Mon Feb 07, 2011 7:20 pm
Forum: Family Crests
Topic: Unknown family crest of leopard/lion with crown
Replies: 5
Views: 2593

Re: Unknown family crest of leopard/lion with crown

You're welcome. Forgot to mention, great family motto, more or less - 'happiness surpasses wealth'.
by admin
Mon Feb 07, 2011 5:23 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Silver set
Replies: 1
Views: 867

Re: Silver set

Hi, A set is made up of place settings. There is no standard rule as to the number of pieces in a place setting, but it is generally accepted that the minimum number is four. Here are some examples: http://www.925-1000.com/settings.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; The whether silv...

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