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by paulh
Sun Sep 16, 2018 8:53 am
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Hallmark ID Help for a Cake Slice Server
Replies: 4
Views: 2224

Re: Hallmark ID Help for a Cake Slice Server

Just to add a little bit... It is actually a crumb scoop rather than a cake server.
Paul.
by paulh
Sun Jul 22, 2018 7:26 am
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: Colonial Jug With Perhaps Scottish Connection?
Replies: 8
Views: 3232

Re: Colonial Jug With Perhaps Scottish Connection?

Hello Trev. Has that base with the marks been inset or am I just seeing solder marks from the application of the rim?

Paul.
by paulh
Fri Jun 22, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: Bottom marked teaspoon.
Replies: 2
Views: 5872

Re: Bottom marked teaspoon.

Hello Trev. I hope you are keeping well. We were going with the replacement idea. Most of the James Erskine spoon that I have seem were fiddle pattern, butI know what you mean about remoteness and 18th century fashion in Aberdeen,. I am sure that they will catch up eventually.
Paul.
by paulh
Fri Jun 22, 2018 5:30 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Need Help Identify These 2 Rings
Replies: 2
Views: 3112

Re: Need Help Identify These 2 Rings

Harry Potter fans will say it is the sign of the Deathly Hallows.
by paulh
Fri Jun 22, 2018 5:26 am
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: Bottom marked teaspoon.
Replies: 2
Views: 5872

Bottom marked teaspoon.

I first thought this was a teaspoon by James Erskine of Aberdeen, but as he is recorded as working from the 1790s it is a little late to be making Hanoverian bottom marked teaspoons. Does anyone have any suggestions? Paul. https://s20.postimg.cc/gzuqhgd21/IMG_5361.jpg https://s20.postimg.cc/nqb7qw7x...
by paulh
Wed Jun 06, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: Ephemera
Topic: Elkington, Mason, & Co. - Catalogue Front Cover
Replies: 4
Views: 4934

Re: Elkington, Mason, & Co. - Catalogue Front Cover

Thanks Trev. I do have an Elkington catalogue from 1900. It is always useful to have references like this.

Paul
by paulh
Mon Jun 04, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: Ephemera
Topic: Elkington, Mason, & Co. - Catalogue Front Cover
Replies: 4
Views: 4934

Re: Elkington, Mason, & Co. - Catalogue Front Cover

Hello Trev. Have you got the rest of that catalogue?
Paul.
by paulh
Fri Jun 01, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: Family Crests
Topic: Rose on Scottish Silver.
Replies: 2
Views: 4464

Re: Rose on Scottish Silver.

Thanks David. Fairbairn's is always my first reference when searching for a crest, but although there are plenty of roses none seem to match this one. When I have more time, I think I may try cross referencing them with locations. This is on a piece by an Elgin maker, so it might be the case that it...
by paulh
Mon May 28, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Family Crests
Topic: Help with Family Crests on Early Colonial Australian Silver - II?
Replies: 5
Views: 4524

Re: Help with Family Crests on Early Colonial Australian Silver - II?

Just a thought, but could it be a Chinese export piece. There was a Chi Hua working in Beijing in the early 1900s.
by paulh
Sun May 27, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: Family Crests
Topic: Rose on Scottish Silver.
Replies: 2
Views: 4464

Rose on Scottish Silver.

This is the engraving on a piece of Elgin silver c1820. Can anyone identify the owner please?
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by paulh
Fri Apr 13, 2018 5:59 am
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: AD on a fiddle dessert spoon.
Replies: 2
Views: 2470

AD on a fiddle dessert spoon.

This is a fiddle dessert spoon of a good heavy gauge. The mark on the back is “AD” below a rising sun in an oval. Does anyone have any ideas?

Paul.
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by paulh
Mon Mar 12, 2018 6:35 am
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: Jersey overstamp.
Replies: 0
Views: 1714

Jersey overstamp.

This is a teaspoon with a London hallmark for 1859, with the maker’s mark over stamped by John Le Gallais of Jersey. Can anyone suggest who the over stamped mark might belong to? Paulh. https://s20.postimg.org/x9urspbfd/JLG1.jpg https://s20.postimg.org/f71p1h7ux/JLG2.jpg https://s20.postimg.org/idw8...
by paulh
Sun Mar 11, 2018 8:04 am
Forum: Contributors' Notes
Topic: The West Indian and Caribbean Trade - Information and Advertisements
Replies: 87
Views: 40225

Re: Official Hallmarking in Jamaica--1747

GEORGE SAMUEL RANKIN The mark attributed to George Samuel Rankin who was working in Bermuda c.1820: https://www.925-1000.com/pics/Ximg.jpg https://www.925-1000.com/pics/Ximg.jpg Trev. This is that same mark on a pair of fiddle sugar tongs. They are of a substantial pair gauge, weighing 48 grams and...
by paulh
Mon Feb 26, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: Silver Care / Techniques
Topic: Cleaning silver flatware / cutlery that was handed down to me.
Replies: 3
Views: 4865

Re: Cleaning silver flatware / cutlery that was handed down to me.

I have just seen this post, so I am sorry for the delay in my reply. In the bottom picture the spoon on the right appears to have salt pits. This is corrosion caused by a combination of salt and damp conditions. This has caused the silver plating to be breached through to the base metal. The blue/go...
by paulh
Tue Jan 23, 2018 6:11 am
Forum: Exeter Hallmarks
Topic: Last Exeter Hallmark.
Replies: 8
Views: 12094

Re: Last Exeter Hallmark.

Hello Trev, That does rather makes some sense. At first sight I thought that to was H&T overstriking another mark, but on closer inspection it is just a bad punch. I did eventually find Hilliard and Thomason in Birmingham and Chester, where Maurice Ridgeway also has them as Hilliard & Thomso...
by paulh
Mon Jan 22, 2018 7:59 am
Forum: Exeter Hallmarks
Topic: Last Exeter Hallmark.
Replies: 8
Views: 12094

Re: Last Exeter Hallmark.

This is a simple fiddle table fork from 1885, the last year of the Exeter Assy Office. The puzzle is the maker, who appears to be Hilliard & Thompson of Birmingham. I have never seen anything else by this maker from Exeter or any other assay office. Am I alone in this? Paul. https://s17.postimg....
by paulh
Sun Dec 10, 2017 10:30 am
Forum: Contributors' Notes
Topic: So many marks!
Replies: 4
Views: 1488

Re: So many marks!

Thank you Peter. That is very enlightening. It is always good to know that there are specialists around who know things that I don't know!

Paul.
by paulh
Sat Dec 09, 2017 7:43 pm
Forum: Contributors' Notes
Topic: So many marks!
Replies: 4
Views: 1488

Re: So many marks!

Thanks for your reply. Are you saying that the marks on the end of the haft are pseudo marks as part of the “decoration” to make a reproduction piece look more authentic? I wondered why there was a mark which appeared tro be the Amsterdam mark with only two crosses, but I see from a passage in the l...
by paulh
Sat Dec 09, 2017 9:34 am
Forum: Contributors' Notes
Topic: So many marks!
Replies: 4
Views: 1488

So many marks!

This is an intriguing piece of Hanau silver. It is in imitation of a Dutch 18th century knife. I have never seen so many marks on one piece before. There are in total 13 marks on the silver, plus the name on the blade. The evidence trail starts from the most obvious suggestion that it might not be a...
by paulh
Tue Dec 05, 2017 9:31 am
Forum: Newcastle Hallmarks
Topic: Mercy Ashworth mark.
Replies: 2
Views: 4963

Re: Mercy Ashworth mark.

Thanks Trev. I don't have many Newcastle reference, but I hoped you might.
Merry Christmas!

Paul.

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