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by Essexboy Fisher
Sun Mar 17, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: European Jewelry
Topic: J Birdsall, Skipton. Part one?
Replies: 7
Views: 5042

Re: J Birdsall, Skipton. Part one?

Follow on. Hello again, I had to join the Library to glean some of the information I believe I was missing. I found on the 1891 census that Samuel Birdsall was married with a 7 year old son “James Ernest Birdsall”. In 1901 James was still at the same home address as his father and although difficult...
by Essexboy Fisher
Wed Mar 06, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: “M” in Australia Sterling silver mark
Replies: 3
Views: 4184

“M” in Australia Sterling silver mark

I was just lucky enough to buy a decorative possibly “Arts & Crafts” teaspoon.The spoons finial has a small piece of “opal” in the representation of a flowering plant. I am not a botanist but I am guessing it could be a “bottlebrush” plant. I was encouraged to buy the spoon because I was intrigu...
by Essexboy Fisher
Wed Mar 06, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Copper Spoon hallmark help
Replies: 5
Views: 3007

Re: Copper Spoon hallmark help

Hello, I have thoughts I would like to add to what Impulse and AG2012 have said. Although Impulse’s pictures have gone now, my thinking about the “crab” mark on Impulse’s and other similarly marked spoons, is that a “crab shape” was the obvious shape to mimic the “lion passant“ mark that is on Engli...
by Essexboy Fisher
Sat Feb 23, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Tongs - B&A mark
Replies: 1
Views: 1318

Re: Tongs - B&A mark

Hello, "Broadhead and Atkin" have been known to use a "B&A" mark but most illustrated marks are associated with "S" pressumably for Sheffield where their "Works" was. They made plenty of holloware and the full name of the company was regularly present. For...
by Essexboy Fisher
Sat Feb 23, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: Silver Plate Trademarks - Single Image
Topic: Can anybody identify these hallmarks?
Replies: 3
Views: 7938

Re: Can anybody identify these hallmarks?

Hello, I managed to "blow" the marks the marks up a little bit and interesting they look. But obviously not hallmarks as there is no silver guarantee mark. I think we are looking for a "JS" plate manufactuter. There is a "Cog/Star" mark, possibly a elongated "crown...
by Essexboy Fisher
Thu Feb 21, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: Silver Plate Trademarks - Single Image
Topic: Spoons
Replies: 12
Views: 12757

Re: Spoons

2 – 0 to me so far. And both of you are mind readers. Well Traintime, thought transfer across the Atlantic. Is there money in it? I too had thought that the “slimmed” trademark might have been part of the “careless talk costs lives” program. However that only came to me as I walked to get my newspap...
by Essexboy Fisher
Wed Feb 20, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: Silver Plate Trademarks - Single Image
Topic: Spoons
Replies: 12
Views: 12757

Re: Spoons

Hello, I came across this old post when doing some research into companies who make War Department cutlery. The presence of a “broad arrow” mark identifies this cutlery just as same mark identifies most other British Army equipment. The cutlery also almost always carries the year of manufacture/requ...
by Essexboy Fisher
Mon Feb 18, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: Silver Plate Trademarks - Single Image
Topic: English Tea Set Hallmark
Replies: 6
Views: 6243

Re: English Tea Set Hallmark

Hello I think I have some images (and an idea) to go with this post. First we have some other examples of the cannon associated with the electroplating company of Abram Brooksbank & Co. https://www.925-1000.com/pics/Ximg.jpg https://www.925-1000.com/pics/Ximg.jpg The label is on the box that con...
by Essexboy Fisher
Sat Feb 02, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: P R Horsehead 90...Is it German or Dutch?
Replies: 3
Views: 2872

Re: P R Horsehead 90...Is it German or Dutch?

Hello, Jennifer_sita, I hope you are still looking to see if you have been replied to. This is an occasion when I do not need to answer my own post about a Dutch silverplate mark with the “horse’s head” image. It was in 2013 and 2014 that I posted similar images to jennifer_sita’s without response. ...
by Essexboy Fisher
Fri Feb 01, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: European Jewelry
Topic: J Birdsall, Skipton. Part one?
Replies: 7
Views: 5042

J Birdsall, Skipton. Part one?

Hello, this post is a bit like an auction mixed lot and I was not sure about where to post it. Sorry you got the short straw. It was to be a post concerning a jeweller based in the North of England with the name “J.Birdsall”. His jeweller’s shop was in the market town of Skipton in North West Yorksh...
by Essexboy Fisher
Mon Jan 21, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: German Silver
Topic: Early 19th Century spoon with “balloon” mark
Replies: 2
Views: 1527

Re: Early 19th Century spoon with “balloon” mark

Thank you Theoderich for your quick up date on the maker of my spoon. I had a quick look on the internet with the name. I found nothing different on line to give a more precise date for my spoon. It is obvious that "G.A.Scheel" was working at some period while “Georg Friedrich Persch” was ...
by Essexboy Fisher
Sat Jan 19, 2019 6:42 am
Forum: German Silver
Topic: I think this is German - Marked 12
Replies: 2
Views: 1656

Re: I think this is German - Marked 12

Hello, I see that Theoderich has not made any suggestions as to the maker of this spoon. Do we assume that the second mark is not a maker's mark? My first careful look at the second mark was that it looked like a Roman numeral "XII", and could be just number 12 again. Sorry to ask but I ha...
by Essexboy Fisher
Wed Jan 16, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: German Silver
Topic: Early 19th Century spoon with “balloon” mark
Replies: 2
Views: 1527

Early 19th Century spoon with “balloon” mark

Hello I just bought the serving spoon shown in the picture below as it had crisp marks and I did not recognise them. https://www.925-1000.com/pics/Ximg.jpg https://www.925-1000.com/pics/Ximg.jpg If I have posted it in the correct section on the forum I have obviously learnt a little about the spoon ...
by Essexboy Fisher
Sun Jan 06, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: W.P. Mark? William Page of Birmingham Electroplate?
Replies: 0
Views: 2003

W.P. Mark? William Page of Birmingham Electroplate?

The William Page Company trademark consisting of the “WP” inside a crown or inside a diamond, inside the crown, was about the first 19th century electroplate mark that I immediately recognised. Accompanying symbols were often in the style of “pseudo hallmarks” and although a letter “A” or an odd ”C”...
by Essexboy Fisher
Sun Jan 06, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: Silver Plate Trademarks - Single Image
Topic: Does anybody recognize this spoon mark?
Replies: 1
Views: 5533

Re: Does anybody recognize this spoon mark?

Hello, just came upon this post. Can not tell exactly where this mark is on the bowl, but wondered if it was a pre manufactured fancy "blank field" for a local jeweller to inscribe a buyer's monogram. Surely that would give the opportunity of easy personalisation of a "stock" ite...
by Essexboy Fisher
Fri Jan 04, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Spoon German Ship Line
Replies: 4
Views: 2002

Re: Spoon German Ship Line

Hello, I could have a fork from the same NDL shipping line as “Traintime”. Sadly the original images in the post have gone so no comparisons by eye are possible. https://www.925-1000.com/pics/Ximg.jpg https://www.925-1000.com/pics/Ximg.jpg I believe though mine may be a bit older than “Traintime’s” ...
by Essexboy Fisher
Mon Dec 31, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: England R&B mark
Replies: 3
Views: 1649

Re: England R&B mark

Thank you Mhmorningstar to show this both interesting looking knife and annoying set of gothic style maker’s marks. Is this a butter knife? Do the serrations go all the way along the edge of the blade and was this type of knife typical of any particular time period? Trev suggests a “marriage” of an ...
by Essexboy Fisher
Fri Dec 28, 2018 11:18 am
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Tiny Pair of Spoons
Replies: 2
Views: 1886

Re: Tiny Pair of Spoons

Hello, I just got hold of an interesting fish knife and I think the image of the finial marks could be useful to go with this oldish post. https://www.925-1000.com/pics/Ximg.jpg https://www.925-1000.com/pics/Ximg.jpg We have A&N, CS and L the fairly standard set of Army& Navy Cooperative Sto...
by Essexboy Fisher
Sat Dec 15, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: Silver Plate Trademarks - Single Image
Topic: Spoon England 1954 marks
Replies: 3
Views: 4383

Re: Spoon England 1954 marks

Hello, I can possibly give you some pointers for this spoon, but I will need to ask you a question first. Is there a "crowsfoot" or "broad arrow" mark between the "K" number and the 1954? There is not a lot of contrast with the spoon. worktop and the flash. I believe th...
by Essexboy Fisher
Wed Dec 12, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: Silver Plate Trademarks - Single Image
Topic: Dawson (Birmingham) Ltd is who?
Replies: 9
Views: 9940

Re: Dawson (Birmingham) Ltd is who?

Thank you Trev and Phil for hunting out these extra fragments of information. We definitely know Dawsons were in Sheffield to make War Dept. cutlery during WW2. I am particularly happy get the information that there was the Government directive centralising cutlery production in Sheffield. This actu...

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