What the hallmark mean with"3 S" and a axe?

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fingy1981
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What the hallmark mean with"3 S" and a axe?

Postby fingy1981 » Fri Dec 09, 2016 4:07 am

Morning guys!
Need ur help this hallmark on a silver necklace.
I got from an antique exhibition in Gemany, But I'm not sure it's Germany product or not.
Only two hallmarks are found as below,to me it's "3 S" with an axe feature, but not any mark for fineness.
I suppose it is from Bremen city, dose someone knows that?
Thank u in advance
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Re: What the hallmark mean with"3 S" and a axe?

Postby AG2012 » Fri Dec 09, 2016 6:02 am

Hi,
It`s Austria import mark: Wing, letter S for Salzburg and 3= (silver fineness .835).
Used since 1925.
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Re: What the hallmark mean with"3 S" and a axe?

Postby fingy1981 » Fri Dec 09, 2016 8:46 am

Thank you~
is the mark still in use now?or we can say this necklace is a 90years old antique?
AG2012 wrote:Hi,
It`s Austria import mark: Wing, letter S for Salzburg and 3= (silver fineness .835).
Used since 1925.
Regards

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Re: What the hallmark mean with"3 S" and a axe?

Postby AG2012 » Fri Dec 09, 2016 9:34 am

Hi,
Not in use any more. I think the chain was made before WW II.
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Re: What the hallmark mean with"3 S" and a axe?

Postby fingy1981 » Fri Dec 09, 2016 10:19 am

that's so nice to know the story behind these marks. thanks

Alisa
AG2012 wrote:Hi,
Not in use any more. I think the chain was made before WW II.
Regards

fingy1981
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Re: What the hallmark mean with"3 S" and a axe?

Postby fingy1981 » Fri Dec 09, 2016 10:20 am

that's so nice to know the story behind these marks. thanks

Alisa
AG2012 wrote:Hi,
Not in use any more. I think the chain was made before WW II.
Regards

fingy1981
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Re: What the hallmark mean with"3 S" and a axe?

Postby fingy1981 » Fri Dec 09, 2016 10:36 am

one question is coming to mind,does Austria import mark indecate the silver metal being from Austria or the finished product?
Alisa
AG2012 wrote:Hi,
It`s Austria import mark: Wing, letter S for Salzburg and 3= (silver fineness .835).
Used since 1925.
Regards

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Re: What the hallmark mean with"3 S" and a axe?

Postby AG2012 » Fri Dec 09, 2016 11:17 am

Hi,
Finished chain made elsewhere and imported to Austria. Have never heard of such a complicated transaction of exporting domestic bullion silver to be processed abroad and then re-imported.
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fingy1981
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Re: What the hallmark mean with"3 S" and a axe?

Postby fingy1981 » Fri Dec 09, 2016 11:28 am

Haha, It's clear now. I think i get confused about import and export. Sorry for my stupid question.
Thank you for your time and have a beautiful day ; )
AG2012 wrote:Hi,
Finished chain made elsewhere and imported to Austria. Have never heard of such a complicated transaction of exporting domestic bullion silver to be processed abroad and then re-imported.
Regards

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Re: What the hallmark mean with"3 S" and a axe?

Postby dognose » Fri Dec 09, 2016 12:37 pm

The customary definition of the term antique is that the item is at least 100 years old.

Trev.

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Re: What the hallmark mean with"3 S" and a axe?

Postby fingy1981 » Fri Dec 09, 2016 8:37 pm

So we cannot say the chain is antique,just vintage


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