horse rider button with several marks on front

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horse rider button with several marks on front

Postby buttonbug » Mon Nov 30, 2020 5:32 am

lion is diff than I'm use to seeing on my buttons, I think small h is date, I think capital F means imported, not sure what last mark is, couples with other other marks, I'm confused, any info would be appreciated.

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Re: horse rider button with several marks on front

Postby AG2012 » Mon Nov 30, 2020 7:20 am

Hi,
It was made by Karl Kurz, Germany.
Exactly the same marks are here; scroll down to Karl Kurz, and the marks will appear on the left.
https://www.925-1000.com/Fgerman_hanau_marks_01.html

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Re: horse rider button with several marks on front

Postby AG2012 » Mon Nov 30, 2020 7:26 am

It was imported to London in 1903. Must be of sterling standard because of Lion Passant British mark .925 fineness, meaning it was meant to be exported to UK (lower standards of e.g. 800 or .830 were more commonly used in Germany).

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Re: horse rider button with several marks on front

Postby dognose » Mon Nov 30, 2020 7:47 am

A set of eight, same maker and year of import:

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Trev.

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Re: horse rider button with several marks on front

Postby AG2012 » Mon Nov 30, 2020 9:52 am

Excellent example how to read Hanau pseudo marks (full set of buttons showed by Trev).
The rule of thumb; only one mark is needed for positive identification, no need to have several matching marks.
In this particular example, Karl Kurz used almost full repertoire of his marks.
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Re: horse rider button with several marks on front

Postby buttonbug » Wed Dec 02, 2020 3:26 am

Thank you all for your help, will have to check out Hanau marks.


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