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by paulh
Sun Dec 09, 2012 7:59 am
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: Colonial mark?
Replies: 6
Views: 3043

Re: Colonial mark?

Thanks for reposting the picture Oel. Not sure what the problem is. It seems to be o.k on all my various browsers.

Paul.
by paulh
Sat Dec 08, 2012 1:24 pm
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: Colonial mark?
Replies: 6
Views: 3043

Re: Colonial mark?

Sorry Trev. It is actually 'AL' There was an Andrew Lander in Quebec around the right period, but I cannot find any pictures of his mark.

Merry Christmas,

Paul.
by paulh
Sat Dec 08, 2012 11:49 am
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: Colonial mark?
Replies: 6
Views: 3043

Colonial mark?

Does anyone have any ideas about this very Colonial looking mark. I suspect it might be Canadian.

Paul.

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by paulh
Sat Dec 08, 2012 11:45 am
Forum: Exeter Hallmarks
Topic: Last Exeter Hallmark.
Replies: 8
Views: 11811

Last Exeter Hallmark.

This is a nice example of a hallmark from the last year of the Exeter Assay Office. I don’t know how rare or common this mark is, but after looking out for one for years, I was really pleased to find this spoon. http://i1264.photobucket.com/albums/jj498/pahsilver/Forum2/th_Ex2.jpg http://i1264.photo...
by paulh
Mon Nov 19, 2012 11:24 am
Forum: Other Jewelry
Topic: Sundial
Replies: 0
Views: 868

Sundial

Can anyone shed any light onto the origins of this unusual sundial. It is about 1" long (about the size of a watch fob). The cast doors open to reveal two armoured arms holding a sword as the gnomon of the dial. Paul. http://i1264.photobucket.com/albums/jj498/pahsilver/th_dial1.jpg http://i1264...
by paulh
Mon Nov 19, 2012 11:08 am
Forum: German, French, Dutch, Russian, Scandinavian or Other - Single Image
Topic: silver mark
Replies: 3
Views: 1270

Re: silver mark

12 lothig, would suggest somewhere not a million miles from the Baltic.
by paulh
Mon Nov 19, 2012 11:03 am
Forum: Sheffield Hallmarks
Topic: A flask
Replies: 5
Views: 3020

Re: A flask

A simple matter of a Trade Mark. Many silversmiths used their trade mark in addition to the hallmark. James Dixon, Walker & Hall, John Round to name but a few.

Paul.
by paulh
Sun Nov 04, 2012 1:51 pm
Forum: Flatware Pattern Identification
Topic: Fiddle Variation
Replies: 0
Views: 761

Fiddle Variation

Can anyone shed any light on this rather unusual variation on a fiddle pattern. It is by Richard Hodd & Sons, a company for which Christopher Dresser was a designer. I cannot find it in any books that I have, although it is similar to design devices which he used in textile designs. Paul. http:/...
by paulh
Sun Nov 04, 2012 1:41 pm
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: 12 lothig spoon
Replies: 0
Views: 580

12 lothig spoon

Does anyone recognise the 'J' mark on this spoon?

Thanks,

Paul.

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by paulh
Fri Oct 19, 2012 5:13 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Walker and Hall
Replies: 1
Views: 1628

Re: Walker and Hall

Hello John, I can find no evidence to suggest a link between George Walker of Walker & Hall and the Walker family of silversmiths, including George and John Walker who were assay masters, in Chester. As George Walker of W&H originally came from a rather impoverished working class Sheffield f...
by paulh
Fri Oct 19, 2012 4:54 am
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Crown mark.
Replies: 2
Views: 991

Re: Crown mark.

Thanks Trev. I will investigate import marks.

Regards,

Paul.
by paulh
Thu Oct 18, 2012 11:58 am
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Crown mark.
Replies: 2
Views: 991

Crown mark.

This is a fairly average bright cut teaspoon, with a London hallmark for 1806. What is puzzling me is what appears to be a feint crown mark to the left of the hallmark. Anyone any ideas? Paul. http://i1264.photobucket.com/albums/jj498/pahsilver/th_bc1.jpg http://i1264.photobucket.com/albums/jj498/pa...
by paulh
Tue Oct 09, 2012 4:44 am
Forum: Mystery Objects
Topic: Mysterious item from Hungary.
Replies: 1
Views: 1032

Re: Mysterious item from Hungary.

Could it possibly be an automatic candle snuffer? The candle is placed in the bottom ring and the centre ring is set at the desired height on the candle. When the candle burns down to that height the ring falls loose and the snuffer drops down onto the candle, extinguishing the flame. A device for t...
by paulh
Tue Oct 09, 2012 4:37 am
Forum: Mystery Objects
Topic: Strange forks.
Replies: 7
Views: 4191

Re: Strange forks.

Thanks Trev. Butter beans in a white wine sauce for tea it is then!

Paul.
by paulh
Sun Sep 23, 2012 4:00 pm
Forum: Silver Plate Trademarks - Single Image
Topic: Walker & Hall silverplate marks.
Replies: 3
Views: 1981

Re: Walker & Hall silverplate marks.

Hello Diana, The marking of silver plate with a crown was a general practice, although illegal, until 1886, when the Sheffield Assay Office, started to enforce a law dating back to 1773. Walker & Hall started putting date letters on their plated pieces in 1884. This would suggest that your spoon...
by paulh
Sun Sep 23, 2012 3:48 pm
Forum: Birmingham Hallmarks
Topic: sideways anchor and unidentifiable birmingham mark
Replies: 3
Views: 2367

Re: sideways anchor and unidentifiable birmingham mark

Hello,

You will find that, as a general rule, the anchor is usually on its side before 1900.

Paul.
by paulh
Sat Aug 25, 2012 4:24 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Walker and Hall spoon.
Replies: 1
Views: 1156

Re: Walker and Hall spoon.

Hello Phil,

That sounds like 1934. to me.

http://www.925-1000.com/registry.html

Paul.
by paulh
Sat Jun 16, 2012 7:22 pm
Forum: Website Updates & Announcements
Topic: Walker & Hall Date Letter Resource
Replies: 1
Views: 6650

Re: Walker & Hall Date Letter Resource

I have just noticed that the Paypal system for buying a copy of this book included a £2 handling charge for U.K. customers. This has now been removed. I hope it did not discourage anyone from purchasing a copy.

Paul.
by paulh
Mon Jun 11, 2012 3:41 pm
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: PLEASE HELP IDENTIFY
Replies: 3
Views: 1540

Re: PLEASE HELP IDENTIFY

Hello,

That is a Danish plate mark.

Paul
by paulh
Sun Jun 10, 2012 4:06 pm
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Matthew Boulton or Mappin Brothers?
Replies: 1
Views: 1113

Matthew Boulton or Mappin Brothers?

This is an Old Sheffield Plate 9" heated plate, sitting on a two handled reservoir for the heat source. The question is one which is always open to debate; Is this Matthew Boulton or Mappin Brothers? Opinions welcome. Paul. http://i1264.photobucket.com/albums/jj498/pahsilver/th_DSC05873.jpg htt...

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