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by silvermakersmarks
Thu Mar 12, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Jewelry in gold
Replies: 4
Views: 469

Re: Jewelry in gold

Your question is too general. Requirements vary throughout the world. Some countries require gold items to be hallmarked; other countries have no hallmarking system whatsoever. If you have a question about a specific item please post it with relevant pictures.

Phil
by silvermakersmarks
Thu Mar 12, 2020 12:27 pm
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Thomas Wallis II makers mark?
Replies: 2
Views: 237

Re: Thomas Wallis II makers mark?

The lion passant seems to be of the pattern in use from 1739 until 1755. If so, this is too early for Thomas Wallis II, whose first mark was registered in 1778 and who didn't become free until 1779 (I don't know how that came about), and it may therefore be an unrecorded mark of Thomas Whipham, prob...
by silvermakersmarks
Thu Mar 12, 2020 5:35 am
Forum: German, French, Dutch, Russian, Scandinavian or Other - Single Image
Topic: Unknown 18th century marks
Replies: 9
Views: 419

Re: Unknown 18th century marks

If you want to continue with your imgur pictures all you need to do, for a single picture, is to add ".jpg" to the address and then enclose the result in IMG tags. We could do it for you but if you do it yourself you will know how for another time: [img]https://imgur.com/rONkY9R.jpg[/img] ...
by silvermakersmarks
Tue Mar 10, 2020 3:52 pm
Forum: European Jewelry
Topic: Claddagh Pendant
Replies: 2
Views: 1219

Re: Claddagh Pendant

It's 1935 but I don't know the maker.

The Dublin Assay Office runs a hallmark identification service which can be accessed here. If you contact them and get an answer we would appreciate an update in this topic.

Phil
by silvermakersmarks
Mon Mar 09, 2020 1:44 pm
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: British Hallmark Question - Sugar spoon
Replies: 11
Views: 514

Re: British Hallmark Question - Sugar spoon

Why not give us a try? Just remember to start a new topic for each item.

Phil
by silvermakersmarks
Sun Mar 08, 2020 6:12 pm
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: British Hallmark Question - Sugar spoon
Replies: 11
Views: 514

Re: British Hallmark Question - Sugar spoon

Your tongs are not silver so the marks are not a hallmark. Although I don't recognise the maker from their initials (either A L, with the second L signifying London, or A L L). The BP mark shows that the tongs' composition is Britannia Plate, i.e. electroplated Britannia metal, the latter being a pe...
by silvermakersmarks
Sat Mar 07, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: Scottish Hallmarks
Topic: sgian dubh maker's mark question
Replies: 2
Views: 609

Re: sgian dubh maker's mark question

Hi and welcome to the forum. Although the hallmark looks peculiar I think that it is a genuine Edinburgh mark which has been poorly struck and/or damaged in some way with the mark at the top in an oval punch being, originally, the date letter. I cannot work out what it might have been but this punch...
by silvermakersmarks
Thu Mar 05, 2020 5:25 pm
Forum: German Silver
Topic: Hanau?
Replies: 5
Views: 375

Re: Hanau?

I have deleted your links as my anti-virus program reported an infection present on them.

For photo hosting https://postimages.org (copy the 'Hotlink for forums code) is recommended.

Phil
by silvermakersmarks
Thu Mar 05, 2020 3:18 am
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Walker & Hall Creamer: Ellerman Lines early
Replies: 4
Views: 207

Re: Walker & Hall Creamer: Ellerman Lines early

The "Y" is W&H's private date code for, I believe, 1952.

Phil
by silvermakersmarks
Sun Mar 01, 2020 1:54 pm
Forum: European Jewelry
Topic: Sterling Mark
Replies: 2
Views: 379

Re: Sterling Mark

Hi and welcome to the Forum. Your images are not showing. The following should help you: How to Add Images Posting Requirements https://postimages.org (copy the 'Hotlink for forums code) is recommended. Do not use Photobucket or Dropbox. Please embed your images rather than posting links and remembe...
by silvermakersmarks
Thu Feb 27, 2020 4:12 pm
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Can anyone ID hallmarks on this candle holder (or ashtray)?
Replies: 6
Views: 561

Re: Can anyone ID hallmarks on this candle holder (or ashtray)?

The manufacturer's mark, assuming it is "IW", is not known to me, but the other lettering reads NSEP. This shows that the material is not silver but rather a base metal, nickel silver (which contains no silver at all), which has been electroplated. It is almost certainly British and may ha...
by silvermakersmarks
Thu Feb 27, 2020 12:35 pm
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Can anyone ID hallmarks on this candle holder (or ashtray)?
Replies: 6
Views: 561

Re: Can anyone ID hallmarks on this candle holder (or ashtray)?

Hi and welcome to the forum.

For the benefit of those who are wary of clicking on links please embed your images. When you have done that I am sure that we will be able to tell you a little more about your loft find.

Phil
by silvermakersmarks
Thu Feb 27, 2020 3:43 am
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: Need Sterling maker mark ID
Replies: 11
Views: 935

Re: Need Sterling maker mark ID

US Censuses from 1910 to 1930 list Benjamin Vinegar (born about 1880 in Russia) at various addresses in the Bronx area of New York. Occupations listed are Silversmith (1910), Silversmith (1915), Silver Spinner (1920), Silversmith (1925), Silverware Manufacturer (1930).

Phil
by silvermakersmarks
Sun Feb 23, 2020 11:39 am
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Silver Ladle - again but with images working ;)
Replies: 3
Views: 617

Re: Silver Ladle - again but with images working ;)

Most likely William Eley & William Fearn:

Image

Phil
by silvermakersmarks
Sat Feb 22, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: Birmingham Hallmarks
Topic: Help needed
Replies: 4
Views: 519

Re: Help needed

https://postimages.org (choose 'Share', then copy the 'Hotlink for forums' code) is recommended.


Please embed your images (refer to the quoted text above).

Phil
by silvermakersmarks
Tue Feb 18, 2020 3:44 am
Forum: Sheffield Hallmarks
Topic: Teapot ["J.R" or "JR" {small-mark} in oval] / t=1911?
Replies: 4
Views: 824

Re: Teapot ["J.R" or "JR" {small-mark} in oval] / t=1911?

.... and here in our own lists, and here in mine.

Phil
by silvermakersmarks
Sun Feb 16, 2020 10:37 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Unknown markings
Replies: 1
Views: 234

Re: Unknown markings

Hi and welcome to the Forum. Your images are not showing. The following should help you: How to Add Images Posting Requirements https://postimages.org (copy the 'Hotlink for forums' code) is recommended. Do not use Photobucket or Dropbox. Please embed your images rather than posting links and rememb...
by silvermakersmarks
Sun Feb 16, 2020 3:00 am
Forum: Dutch Silver
Topic: Apostle? Spoons ID
Replies: 5
Views: 441

Re: Apostle? Spoons ID

These are the marks which appear on the other four spoons:

Image
by silvermakersmarks
Sat Feb 15, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: Dutch Silver
Topic: Apostle? Spoons ID
Replies: 5
Views: 441

Re: Apostle? Spoons ID

Those are the only pictures I have, Peter.
by silvermakersmarks
Sat Feb 15, 2020 1:08 pm
Forum: Dutch Silver
Topic: Apostle? Spoons ID
Replies: 5
Views: 441

Apostle? Spoons ID

A correspondent has asked me if I can identify these small spoons. I'm sure I've seen the mark before but I can't locate it and it's really not my area so any help would be gratefully received. Phil https://i.postimg.cc/qBtmtwkb/1.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/tTbX1J6D/2.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/2j2z6zSF...

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