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by dognose
Fri Aug 31, 2007 1:20 pm
Forum: Gold - Single Image
Topic: Three unusual hallmarks found on a gold ring
Replies: 1
Views: 4074

Hi Bob,

Is there any chance you could try posting some more photographs? hopefully someone can recognize your marks.

Regards Trev.
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by dognose
Fri Aug 31, 2007 1:07 pm
Forum: Gold - Single Image
Topic: Can anyone help?
Replies: 1
Views: 3490

Hi Cale,

I don't think the 26 or the 5 have any significance as far as the Hallmarks are concerned.
I think the only way anyone can help is with the benefit of a photograph.

Regards Trev.
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by dognose
Fri Aug 31, 2007 12:55 pm
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Wine ewer
Replies: 4
Views: 2854

Hi Miles, I think it has to be Thomas and Edward Cox, Belize Road, Lambeth. Although, whether they actually made it is a different matter, they seem to be a general ecclesiastical supplier, so they might have employed silversmiths or maybe overstamped the work of others. In 1870 they took over the s...
by dognose
Thu Aug 23, 2007 5:49 pm
Forum: Birmingham Hallmarks
Topic: Help with marks please
Replies: 5
Views: 4203

Hi David, Your cane top is Sterling silver, it is imported and fairly modern. The KC would be the importers mark, the 925 the Sterling standard mark, the anchor would be for Birmingham. I am confused as to why it is marked with an anchor, rather than the delta mark used by the Birmingham office for ...
by dognose
Thu Aug 23, 2007 4:04 pm
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: GL Lozenge Mark on Tablespoons
Replies: 4
Views: 2870

Hi, Having thought some more about these spoons, I wonder about two possibilites. Bearing in mind that the makers marks are very much in the French style, and the lack of official hallmarks, could they be French Colonial? Or another possibility, does anyone know if there was any disruption to the Fr...
by dognose
Thu Aug 23, 2007 3:08 pm
Forum: Silver Plate Trademarks - Single Image
Topic: Can anyone identify the spoon type and year of production
Replies: 1
Views: 1421

Hi Oggy,
I have always known these spoons as invalid or infant feeding spoons, but they could also do just as well for medicine.
Regards Trev.
by dognose
Thu Aug 23, 2007 12:46 pm
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: A Most Unusual Spoon
Replies: 2
Views: 2173

A Most Unusual Spoon

Hi, Does anyone recognise the unusual marks on this spoon? The spoon itself is well made, with good proportions, is just under 6" in length and is in the Old English pattern. The marks are LH, a right facing Lion Passant and a rather large O. It could well be Colonial and I would date it around...
by dognose
Mon Aug 20, 2007 10:15 am
Forum: European Jewelry
Topic: Silver earings
Replies: 2
Views: 2439

Hi Ela,
The first part of your mark is 925, this refers to the Sterling silver standard 925/1000. The second part appears to be AP, this would the maker, sorry I can't help with that one.
Regards Trev.
by dognose
Mon Aug 20, 2007 10:06 am
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Need Help With This Scotland (?) Mark
Replies: 2
Views: 1221

Hi Robert,
It's silverplate, James Dixon and Sons of Sheffield, the trumpet is their trade mark.
Regards Trev.

http://www.925-1000.com/silverplate_D.html
by dognose
Fri Aug 17, 2007 1:45 pm
Forum: York Hallmarks
Topic: Provincial seal-top spoon
Replies: 3
Views: 9535

Hi Miles,

By what method is the finial connected to the stem, V-joint or Lap joint?

Trev.
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by dognose
Thu Aug 16, 2007 8:41 am
Forum: Contributors' Notes
Topic: Duty Dodging
Replies: 7
Views: 8311

Hi Colin, Many apologies, I somehow missed your post and have just found it. The accepted term "Duty Dodging" is when an item, say a spoon, instead of having the official hallmarks on the back, is stamped two or four times with the makers mark, in a position so as to resemble the official ...
by dognose
Thu Aug 16, 2007 8:06 am
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: American Spoonmaker J.L
Replies: 6
Views: 5169

Hi Pat, It is interesting to note that with both Leslie's having Scottish origins, the Lion Rampant was the choice of mark, but the original set of J.L spoons is marked with the Lion Passant suggesting English origin. Any thoughts on the engraving on the one spoon? or the lozenge mark? Regards Trev. .
by dognose
Thu Aug 16, 2007 7:37 am
Forum: Mystery Objects
Topic: Mystery Dublin Token
Replies: 1
Views: 2084

Mystery Dublin Token

Hi, Georgian tokens of the early 1800's are not uncommon, this due to the severe shortage of coins of the realm at this period of time. Silver sixpences and shillings are somewhat rarer, but this token issued by Johnson, Jeweller, Dublin is for Five Hundred Pounds! The token is encircled by a sequen...
by dognose
Wed Aug 15, 2007 11:19 am
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: American Spoonmaker J.L
Replies: 6
Views: 5169

Hi Pat,
On rereading our posts there were two obvious points I failed to notice,
firstly the different spelling of Leslie on my spoon, another silversmith? maybe, also I did not notice the birth date, so maybe the grandson of the Aberdeen silversmith John Leslie?

Regards Trev.
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by dognose
Wed Aug 15, 2007 10:43 am
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: American Spoonmaker J.L
Replies: 6
Views: 5169

Hi Pat, Many thanks for the excellent information. I do have a Leslie spoon, which I think may be a little later than this set, but it seems he had quite a long working life. From my limited knowledge of American spoons, I would have thought this set to be 1820's, but I stand to be corrected. The in...
by dognose
Tue Aug 14, 2007 3:09 pm
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Info Required on Swiss Spoons (1)
Replies: 2
Views: 1721

Hi Bahner,
Thanks again, I'd be lost without you!

Regards Trev.
by dognose
Tue Aug 14, 2007 3:07 pm
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Info required on Swiss Spoons (2)
Replies: 2
Views: 1765

Hi Bahner,
Thank you very much for the detailed information, it is greatly appreciated.

Regards Trev.
by dognose
Tue Aug 14, 2007 2:08 pm
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: need help with year and maker's mark-can anyone identify?
Replies: 5
Views: 3078

Hi Collectorvt,
These are not English marks, I'm unsure of their origin but possibly early German.
I'm sure You will not have to wait long for the answer.

Regards Trev.
by dognose
Tue Aug 14, 2007 1:35 pm
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: I cannot identify year mak. can anyone tell me what to make
Replies: 2
Views: 2298

Hi Collectorvt,
The marks are for Asprey and Co., London, 1910.

Regards Trev.
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by dognose
Tue Aug 14, 2007 1:30 pm
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: American Spoonmaker J.L
Replies: 6
Views: 5169

American Spoonmaker J.L

Hi, I'm looking for some information on these American spoons. The makers mark J.L is similar to Joseph Loring's mark as found on Wev's excellent site, but these are probably a little later. The engraved initials S.C.Mc.H. are surrounded by a swirling pattern on one spoon only, the rest just having ...

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