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by georgiansilver
Sun Oct 19, 2008 10:43 am
Forum: Birmingham Hallmarks
Topic: Info on Albert Carter
Replies: 3
Views: 3096

Hi Miles, Although registered in 1917... it appears that his work covers much later dates... I think 192? to 195?.

Best wishes, Mike.
by georgiansilver
Mon Oct 06, 2008 4:02 pm
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Who's WHO?
Replies: 12
Views: 6550

I think it is too neat to be an overpunch... But I cannot think for the life of me of anyone except William Holmes... who was working in the late 18thc as having anything like those initials. Might be worth exploring. Best wishes, Mike.
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by georgiansilver
Mon Oct 06, 2008 3:47 pm
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Georgian Coffee Pot
Replies: 2
Views: 2170

Makers are William Shaw and William Priest.. and that mark shown is the makers mark. Best wishes, Mike.
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by georgiansilver
Tue Sep 30, 2008 9:19 am
Forum: British Hallmarks - Single Image
Topic: Help with British Marks (old sterling box)
Replies: 4
Views: 3120

The SMS is the owners initials... the makers mark is as larkfield says.. to the left of the anchor. Best wishes, Mike.
by georgiansilver
Mon Sep 29, 2008 10:02 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Large English Sterling Piece
Replies: 19
Views: 9393

I still maintain that the curators at the British Museum should be asked to research this piece, whatever the outcome. Best wishes, Mike.
by georgiansilver
Thu Sep 25, 2008 11:20 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Large English Sterling Piece
Replies: 19
Views: 9393

I believe that what you have here could be an important piece of Royal and religious history... depicted in scenes of what appear to be British activity. The figure at the top, on one side, appears to be Charles II. I do not believe the marks are pseudo at all.. I believe the lion is representative ...
by georgiansilver
Thu Sep 25, 2008 11:04 am
Forum: Birmingham Hallmarks
Topic: Confusing silver cigarette case
Replies: 7
Views: 4705

The dimensions would concur with it being a card case rather than a cigarette case .... Best wishes, Mike.

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by georgiansilver
Thu Sep 25, 2008 9:19 am
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: Britisch provincial?
Replies: 11
Views: 7825

The blackjack is almost certainly 18thc and the silver rim... which I suggest is by Joseph Preedy of London is almost certainly a later addition. Have seen a few of these with similar silver mounts...none of which appear to fit well. I believe this is because the wear at the top of the blackjack thr...
by georgiansilver
Mon Sep 15, 2008 11:29 am
Forum: British Hallmarks - Single Image
Topic: Sheffield Maker
Replies: 6
Views: 3458

Although the "R"s are similar... the boxes they are in are a different shape, hence the misunderstanding of the date.
Best wishes, Mike.
by georgiansilver
Tue Aug 19, 2008 4:57 pm
Forum: Sheffield Hallmarks
Topic: Unidentified chatelaine purse
Replies: 2
Views: 2502

Looks like a 'P' and in that style I would concur... it is 1910
by georgiansilver
Sun Aug 03, 2008 3:33 pm
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Maker of this pair of Queen Anne casters ?
Replies: 9
Views: 5013

Christopher Canner was a prolific caster maker of the period but I believe (from memory) that his mark was a large 'C' with an 'a' within it and no dots. Perhaps it is the photograph.... but the marks look somewhat contrived and not as crisp as they should be. Not saying that it is fake but I would ...
by georgiansilver
Fri Jul 25, 2008 2:31 pm
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Georgian Tankard or Mug London 1733 Maker? TM
Replies: 6
Views: 3501

I would suggest you hang on to this lovely mug, as 'unclobbered' pieces like this are scarce....and if in good condition are increasing in value at around 15 to 20% per year......much better than any bank investment. Best wishes, Mike
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by georgiansilver
Wed Jul 16, 2008 6:36 am
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Unusual tea tongs
Replies: 2
Views: 1530

Hi Miles......I reckon if silver they are c1750-60 and if plate, late Victorian copy. If silver and of the period....lovely....great pattern and design.
Take care, Best wishes, Mike.
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by georgiansilver
Wed Jul 16, 2008 6:30 am
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Picture-back Trefid Spoon: Genuine?
Replies: 6
Views: 3897

Hi Miles. Can I suggest that the handle and the picture back bowl are probably a later marriage. I have seen the squirrel before on spoons of a later time.......I too love mysteries.........may pay to check the proportions of the bowl to the handle.....the bowl looks slightly too large for the handl...
by georgiansilver
Wed Jul 16, 2008 6:25 am
Forum: Sheffield Hallmarks
Topic: Sheffield silver
Replies: 2
Views: 3053

Hi there.
The mark is for 1808-9, Sheffield and it is indeed John Roberts and Company.
Best wishes, Mike.
by georgiansilver
Tue Jun 10, 2008 7:15 am
Forum: Birmingham Hallmarks
Topic: Help with date and Makers Mark!
Replies: 6
Views: 3649

Ooops, mind wandering obviously...
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by georgiansilver
Sun Jun 08, 2008 8:24 am
Forum: Birmingham Hallmarks
Topic: Help with date and Makers Mark!
Replies: 6
Views: 3649

Don't recognise the mark as a Mappin and Webb retail mark and as it was made in Birmingham..possibly by Yapp and Woodward it may well be a Birmingham retailers mark. However...there are so many anomalies in the silver world that it could be Mappin and Webb!!!! Further research eh?
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by georgiansilver
Sun Jun 08, 2008 8:19 am
Forum: Sheffield Hallmarks
Topic: Help with Sheffield tray
Replies: 1
Views: 3845

I do not think it is English as the Crown is different to the Sheffield one in style. Will do some research.
Best wishes, Mike.
by georgiansilver
Sun Jun 08, 2008 8:08 am
Forum: Irish Hallmarks
Topic: Michael Keating Spoon or fake????
Replies: 5
Views: 7512

Sorry if this is bad news for you and please check with a reputable auction house to verify...don't take my word for it.... I think by the quality of the stamps and the lack of duty mark, that your spoon is probably from 1949 rather than earlier.
As I said..do get it checked. Best wishes, Mike.
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by georgiansilver
Thu Mar 13, 2008 2:25 pm
Forum: Gold Marks - Worldwide
Topic: Help need!
Replies: 3
Views: 3711

The ring is likely to be a specially commissioned one and is very likely to be gold if it came from Africa. The mark would therefore be the initials of the maker. The stone appears to me to be a 'Beryl'...but please don't take my word for that as my monitor shows things much darker than they are and...

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