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by Traintime
Fri Nov 06, 2020 5:09 pm
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Small personal coffee pot USATS Train?
Replies: 4
Views: 555

Re: Small personal coffee pot USATS Train?

One of the china patterns:

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by Traintime
Thu Oct 29, 2020 10:08 pm
Forum: German, French, Dutch, Russian, Scandinavian or Other - Single Image
Topic: Teaspoons
Replies: 6
Views: 349

Re: Teaspoons

Bottger [rectangular cartouche] = the mark of "a master of the Hamburg guild" -> so, Yes a silversmith is expected for this name. But he did not do the actual work, only accepted it from the concessionaire...like subcontracting to a small shop.
by Traintime
Thu Oct 29, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: German, French, Dutch, Russian, Scandinavian or Other - Single Image
Topic: Teaspoons
Replies: 6
Views: 349

Re: Teaspoons

The Assay Master letter in mark 1 appears to be A (for Schaeffer) which would narrow the time frame...can you confirm that that visually? The maker would be mark 3, a concession number which seems indeterminate from the damage so far. Mark 2, Bottger, would be explained in the text header in the lin...
by Traintime
Wed Oct 28, 2020 5:11 am
Forum: Mexican Silversmiths
Topic: Help with Taxco jewelry mark
Replies: 3
Views: 300

Re: Help with Taxco jewelry mark

Patrick left some info. about Jorge "Chato" Castillo work here: viewtopic.php?f=11&t=6405&hilit=chato+castillo
by Traintime
Wed Oct 28, 2020 5:02 am
Forum: Mexican Silversmiths
Topic: Help with Taxco jewelry mark
Replies: 3
Views: 300

Re: Help with Taxco jewelry mark

A "parrot head" mark was mentioned here and ascribed to Chato Castillo (alleged, not confirmed by me): viewtopic.php?f=11&t=15846&hilit=parrot
by Traintime
Tue Oct 27, 2020 2:25 am
Forum: Flatware Pattern Identification
Topic: Unknown Gorham "Lion Anchor G" Pattern
Replies: 4
Views: 647

Re: Unknown Gorham "Lion Anchor G" Pattern

Being specialized accessory pieces, with the pastry blade styled tine, there could be slight modifications from the expected standard. Looks to have at least basic elements somewhat shared with Pembroke (1895): https://www.sterlingflatwarefashions.co ... ham23.html
by Traintime
Tue Oct 27, 2020 1:50 am
Forum: Mexican Silversmiths
Topic: Help with Taxco jewelry mark
Replies: 3
Views: 300

Re: Help with Taxco jewelry mark

Parrot maybe? Could be the retailer/shop mark.
by Traintime
Tue Oct 27, 2020 1:35 am
Forum: Sterling Manufacturers ~ American after-1860
Topic: Match Safe - Fairchild & Co or Leroy C. Fairchild Co or ???
Replies: 1
Views: 228

Re: Match Safe - Fairchild & Co or Leroy C. Fairchild Co or ???

Would anyone think it might be a partial (third stamp only) for G. H. French & Co. of Attleboro (c.1920-35), succeeded by Ellmore?
by Traintime
Wed Oct 21, 2020 1:15 pm
Forum: Contributors' Notes
Topic: Silver Deposit Ware
Replies: 32
Views: 8500

Re: Silver Deposit Ware

Link to 2007 article on Cambridge glass and silver overlay producers: http://www.cambridgeglass.org/articles/ ... ll409a.php
by Traintime
Sun Oct 18, 2020 2:17 pm
Forum: Contributors' Notes
Topic: Silver Deposit Ware
Replies: 32
Views: 8500

Re: Silver Deposit Ware

Sample: 6" extr. Lobed Glass Trivet in Floral-design Silver Deposit Overlay with Fancy Engraved Initial "H". Deposit is of thicker guage than most cases found. White back, no identified maker but word mark "STERLING" in block on edge. https://i.postimg.cc/fLNMK0LQ/image.jpg ...
by Traintime
Sat Oct 17, 2020 5:37 pm
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: 14 loth? Help!
Replies: 14
Views: 709

Re: 14 loth? Help!

Thank you, nice samples. Moot meant the question of validity of the "14" no longer mattered as an expert (AG2012) had already come back later to confirm an opinion of authentic. All was resolved there. Congratulations.
by Traintime
Sat Oct 17, 2020 5:23 pm
Forum: Contributors' Notes
Topic: Information About Hollandia Plate NV Netherlands
Replies: 1
Views: 80

Re: Information About Hollandia Plate NV Netherlands

Three samples of marks (blind mice-freely borrowed as no restrictions were noted) found on hotel ware products. One seems to show a modernized marking. Two include the various internal factory stampings of dual-digit codes that are undefined. It is possible that the numbers within a diamond cartouch...
by Traintime
Sat Oct 17, 2020 3:52 pm
Forum: Contributors' Notes
Topic: Information About Hollandia Plate NV Netherlands
Replies: 1
Views: 80

Information About Hollandia Plate NV Netherlands

A Place To Add Any Information or Samples of the work of this firm engaged in the commercial (hotel) wares industry: SOCIETETHUSET in Mariehamn, Aland (district), Finland: Sample of a butter chip or small (3"w) footed bowl with fluted edges marked for a hotel/club in the capitol city of these i...
by Traintime
Sat Oct 17, 2020 2:22 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Historical Photos: Useable?
Replies: 0
Views: 610

Historical Photos: Useable?

As I'm not sure of the legalities involved in reproducing these, here is a link to images related to the Hollandia Plate NV factory building where the dismantling of Europe seems as unabated as everywhere else: http://www.beijer-rhenen.nl/ks_project/van-leeuwenhoekstraat-hilversum/ At any rate, I've...
by Traintime
Fri Oct 16, 2020 3:03 pm
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: 14 loth? Help!
Replies: 14
Views: 709

Re: 14 loth? Help!

In reply to your question, the linked thread had more to do with proving the "14" mark in the face of a reasonable but unsubstantiated line of reasoning..the assumptions based on revealing the maker over time (two years from the original posting) still did not support a conclusion until a ...
by Traintime
Wed Oct 14, 2020 10:32 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: 14 loth? Help!
Replies: 14
Views: 709

Re: 14 loth? Help!

This thread might show you one of the reasons why there is suspicion of items marked "14" alleging to be a lothig mark: viewtopic.php?f=24&t=38472&p=124199&hilit=14+loth&sid=10d86043d2489c91fe88f2c9523da6ad#p124199
by Traintime
Tue Oct 13, 2020 1:32 pm
Forum: Mystery Objects
Topic: Hells Bells or Hum Dinger?
Replies: 1
Views: 842

Re: Hells Bells or Hum Dinger?

There exists a set of similar "service bells" attributed to one Ramirez of Mexico (NY auction site). Looking at the style of letters in the STERLING mark here does indeed appear to have Mexican origin. Further, there is a maker named F. Ramirez (online sample) who also used a like lettered...
by Traintime
Tue Oct 13, 2020 4:10 am
Forum: Mexican Silversmiths
Topic: Needing A Mexican Silversmith Hallmark Identified Please
Replies: 6
Views: 624

Re: Needing A Mexican Silversmith Hallmark Identified Please

Unfortunately Mexican smiths are needles in haystacks for identifications. But first, rest your eyes and re-focus on the maker mark. Ignore what appears to be an incuse HH and notice that it may be formed as an intaglio of three letters beginning with a stylized "C" and perhaps ending with...
by Traintime
Mon Oct 12, 2020 11:00 pm
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Unknown 3 tine fork with passant bear mark
Replies: 3
Views: 542

Re: Unknown 3 tine fork with passant bear mark

Marks 1 & 2 are likely BP or EP, used to designate electro-plating of a base metal. However, being set in separate punches with crude shapes, suggests they might have been intended to be used like pseudo marks which are often shifted around with others. BP could also suggest Benedict-Proctor of ...

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