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by Waylander
Wed Dec 07, 2016 3:01 am
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Martin Hall fork
Replies: 3
Views: 2179

Re: Martin Hall fork

Hi Jan
Concur with your views on maker (Martin, Hall and Co) and date.
Waylander
by Waylander
Tue Dec 06, 2016 5:11 am
Forum: Birmingham Hallmarks
Topic: Silver Shield
Replies: 2
Views: 1707

Re: Silver Shield

I agree with maker and date. Can't quite read the second word (lower left) - but seems to say "Champion" "?" "Shield". Perhaps for rugby or similar?
by Waylander
Sat Nov 19, 2016 4:25 am
Forum: Gold Marks - Worldwide
Topic: Birmingham 18k gold ring
Replies: 4
Views: 1698

Re: Birmingham 18k gold ring

Agree with Steve - I was distracted by how it kind of looks like a "b", but the letter itself is quite distinctive in its way. 1895 it is.

Waylander
by Waylander
Fri Nov 18, 2016 11:29 pm
Forum: British Hallmarks - Single Image
Topic: 1894 London Mark
Replies: 3
Views: 2861

Re: 1894 London Mark

It is, I think, one of the (various) marks used by William Hutton & Sons - http://www.925-1000.com/dlLondon16.html#M

Waylander
by Waylander
Wed Nov 16, 2016 5:28 am
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: (IT) provincial (IT)
Replies: 9
Views: 3354

Re: (IT) provincial (IT)

Cheers wev

Waylander
by Waylander
Tue Nov 15, 2016 4:35 am
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: (IT) provincial (IT)
Replies: 9
Views: 3354

Re: (IT) provincial (IT)

Probably now beyond my (non existent!) knowledge of US silver. Any attribution is reliant on Graham's book being correct (and it is not one I am familiar with, although that doesn't mean anything). I'd await a more expert opinion.

Waylander
by Waylander
Mon Nov 14, 2016 7:39 am
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: [EC] Twice Provincial?
Replies: 4
Views: 10935

Re: [EC] Twice Provincial?

I think Chittenden is a fair attribution - there are enough similarities in the marks.

Waylander
by Waylander
Mon Nov 14, 2016 7:36 am
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: (IT) provincial (IT)
Replies: 9
Views: 3354

Re: (IT) provincial (IT)

Wev has a mark attributed to Ten Eyck on his page here - http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.anc ... /44198.htm

FWIW, I think there are differences in the marks...

Waylander
by Waylander
Tue Oct 25, 2016 8:08 am
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Horace Woodward & Co Victorian Sterling Silver Mustard Pot 1890
Replies: 1
Views: 1058

Re: Horace Woodward & Co Victorian Sterling Silver Mustard Pot 1890

Hi there

Do you have a better photo of the maker's mark? It looks more like the cartouche for Henry Wilkinson & Co (also, the Horace Woodward & Co maker's mark - as c.f. the Horace Woodward maker's mark - was only registered in 1893).

I'd agree on 1890 as the date.

Cheers

Waylander
by Waylander
Wed Oct 19, 2016 4:44 am
Forum: American Sterling & Coin Silver - Single Image
Topic: Please Help! Maker?
Replies: 7
Views: 2897

Re: Please Help! Maker?

Agreed - in my view, the mark shown in this thread (as the maker's mark) would be Jerome August Clark.

Waylander
by Waylander
Wed Oct 12, 2016 3:33 am
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: is this Sheffield bowl solid sterling?
Replies: 10
Views: 3481

Re: is this Sheffield bowl solid sterling?

Yes, that is correct - your piece would be silverplate, not sterling silver. Bass were well known silverplate makers. In the US, if a piece was "Sterling" it was usually marked as such (to provide comfort to the purchaser etc). Also, the marks are wrong for British sterling silver - for on...
by Waylander
Sat Oct 08, 2016 11:22 pm
Forum: Sheffield Hallmarks
Topic: E.S & Co.
Replies: 1
Views: 1519

Re: E.S & Co.

Looks like Sheffield sterling silver to me. As far as I'm aware, ES & Co is currently not identified with certainty (one website has this mark identified as E SIlver & Co of Bond St London), but their work has been seen from 1930s - 1950s. Date wish, your piece was assayed in 1949. The other...
by Waylander
Tue Oct 04, 2016 9:53 pm
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: 1896 Souvenir Spoon
Replies: 2
Views: 1170

Re: 1896 Souvenir Spoon

Cornelius Desormeaux Saunders & James Francis Hollings (Frank) Shepherd.

Cheers

Waylander
by Waylander
Sun Sep 25, 2016 5:16 am
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: Unknown maker - Amercian (?) coin (?) silver (spoon)
Replies: 7
Views: 3509

Re: Unknown maker - Amercian (?) coin (?) silver (spoon)

Thanks to everyone for their input and contribution. Much appreciated.

Waylander
by Waylander
Thu Sep 22, 2016 1:48 am
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: Unknown maker - Amercian (?) coin (?) silver (spoon)
Replies: 7
Views: 3509

Re: Unknown maker - Amercian (?) coin (?) silver (spoon)

Thanks WesternPA, a likely suspect

Cheers

Waylander
by Waylander
Sun Sep 11, 2016 3:31 am
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: Unknown maker - Amercian (?) coin (?) silver (spoon)
Replies: 7
Views: 3509

Unknown maker - Amercian (?) coin (?) silver (spoon)

Hi all I've got 6 of these spoons marked with "E.Simmons". Quality is a bit ordinary to be honest. Purchased in a "job lot" with a bunch of other spoons (all, with one exception, American silver, mostly coin). Any ideas who "E.Simmons" was? Suspect the retailer, but can...
by Waylander
Fri Sep 02, 2016 9:05 pm
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Is there a 951 silver, in Spain?
Replies: 4
Views: 1600

Re: Is there a 951 silver, in Spain?

Agreed. The "0" is a bit squashed in shape/size, but reads as 950 to me

Waylander
by Waylander
Fri Aug 26, 2016 5:52 am
Forum: European Jewelry
Topic: Help with hall marks please
Replies: 7
Views: 2721

Re: Help with hall marks please

Also, not sure about late 1800s (per your earlier message). You don't have a duty mark - and your date letter appears to be a capital (not lower case). Anyway, have a look at this great page run by forum member PhilO and see which of the date letters fit (http://www.silvermakersmarks.co.uk/Dates/Bir...
by Waylander
Fri Aug 26, 2016 5:49 am
Forum: European Jewelry
Topic: Help with hall marks please
Replies: 7
Views: 2721

Re: Help with hall marks please

Hi

The picture of the marks is pretty blurry / imprecise. I reckon it is either 1962 or 1987 - hard to tell the difference. It depends on the shape of the cartouche (shape of the punched mark).

Maker is unknown to me. Maybe someone else may know.

Regards

Waylander
by Waylander
Fri Aug 26, 2016 2:14 am
Forum: Sheffield Hallmarks
Topic: 2 spoons
Replies: 1
Views: 1611

Re: 2 spoons

Hi I think that they are still Cooper Brothers & Sons - the last letter in the maker's mark isn't that clear, but I can see an "s" and the combination of those letter with the shape of the cartouche is persuasive. Date wise, I'll go for 1960 - the "s" in 1935 is too "fat...

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