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by paulh
Fri Oct 19, 2012 4:54 am
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Crown mark.
Replies: 2
Views: 1075

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: 1075

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: 1119

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: 4365

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: 2056

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: 2545

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: 1204

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: 7550

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: 1644

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: 1188

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...
by paulh
Sun Jun 10, 2012 11:38 am
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Walker & Hall plate found on sunken ship need help on age?
Replies: 3
Views: 2147

Re: Walker & Hall plate found on sunken ship need help on ag

That is a W&H holloware mark for 1912.
Message to Trev. The book will be back from the printer sometime next week. There is a copy with your name on it.

Paul.
by paulh
Mon Apr 23, 2012 5:31 pm
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: HELP IDENTIFYING HALLMARK
Replies: 1
Views: 817

Re: HELP IDENTIFYING HALLMARK

Silver plate by Lee & Wigfull.

Hope this helps,

Paul
by paulh
Mon Apr 23, 2012 5:28 pm
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: HELP IDENTIFYING HALLMARK
Replies: 1
Views: 760

Re: HELP IDENTIFYING HALLMARK

Hello. That is a silver plate mark of Walker & Hall, Sheffield.
by paulh
Mon Apr 09, 2012 6:47 am
Forum: Irish Hallmarks
Topic: Odd mark on a teaspoon.
Replies: 4
Views: 3411

Re: Odd mark on a teaspoon.

Thanks Trev. I will keep in in the 'oddities' file for now.
by paulh
Mon Apr 02, 2012 5:41 am
Forum: Mystery Objects
Topic: Tiny skewers
Replies: 7
Views: 2734

Re: Tiny skewers

Mike’s account of the Stockport Pie Crust Fettlers Social Club has stirred deep, long forgotten, memories. As a native of the fair borough of Stockport I can remember, as a child, going shopping every Friday morning with my mother and grandmother. One of the essential visits was to that emporium of ...
by paulh
Sat Mar 17, 2012 6:31 pm
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Walker & Hall Hallmark
Replies: 4
Views: 3063

Re: Walker & Hall Hallmark

Hello Fred,

I have just written a small reference book about Walker & Hall silver plate. It is at the printers right now. The Omega mark is the date code and the number is the W&H pattern number. This particular piece was made in a silver plated version and also in sterling silver.

Paul.
by paulh
Fri Mar 16, 2012 5:32 pm
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Walker & Hall Hallmark
Replies: 4
Views: 3063

Re: Walker & Hall Hallmark

Hello, Your bowl is silver plated. It is difficult to tell the size from the picture, but it looks like a sweet dish or possibly a sugar pail. The mark underneath is a Walker & Hall holloware mark for 1907. Hope this helps.

Paul.
by paulh
Sat Mar 10, 2012 11:31 am
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Need help identifying marks on a spoon!
Replies: 3
Views: 1327

Re: Need help identifying marks on a spoon!

The number 486054 is a registration number. This indicates that the design was registered in 1906. This dates the spoon to sometime on or after that date.
by paulh
Wed Feb 29, 2012 8:40 am
Forum: Mystery Objects
Topic: Tiny skewers
Replies: 7
Views: 2734

Tiny skewers

http://i1264.photobucket.com/albums/jj498/pahsilver/th_skewers.jpg I have seen large skewers, small skewers and normal sized skewers, but I have never seen any this small before. They seem too small to be of any use. If they are to be used for the normal use of skewers, i.e to transfer heat into th...
by paulh
Mon Feb 27, 2012 6:27 am
Forum: Irish Hallmarks
Topic: Odd mark on a teaspoon.
Replies: 4
Views: 3411

Re: Odd mark on a teaspoon.

Hello Trev, Interesting theory. This is one of four. On the other three, the back of the Harp actually joins the Crown. On all of them the shield shapes are rather poor and Hibernia is almost unrecognisably ill defined. Irish silver is not my strong point, but a provincial pseudo mark might be a goo...

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