french 1819-38 maker

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jasperize
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french 1819-38 maker

Postby jasperize » Fri Jan 14, 2011 12:59 pm

Could use some help. Marks are on a knife blade, think it is provincial, numbers in middle mark are 81.

Thanks, Jas
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Re: french 1819-38 maker

Postby admin » Wed Jan 26, 2011 11:44 pm

Hi,
Are you sure it is 81, perhaps 31?

Tom

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Re: french 1819-38 maker

Postby jasperize » Fri Jan 28, 2011 3:02 pm

Yes, I'm sure it is an 8, it is much smaller than the 1 and has a dot underneath it. What do these numbers mean?

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Re: french 1819-38 maker

Postby dognose » Fri Jan 28, 2011 3:54 pm

Hi,

The top mark is the provincial mark for the 2nd Standard silver. The middle mark, I believe, is the provincial large excise mark for silver. The '81' should indicate the assay office in question to which my reference states was used at the Vienne Department, Poitiers Bureaux. The third mark is the maker's mark.

Hopefully someone better qualified in the reading of French marks will confirm/deny the above.

Trev.

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Re: french 1819-38 maker

Postby silverport » Fri Jan 28, 2011 8:41 pm

2 = 800; 81 = Department Vienne, Bureaux Poitiers; -GB-

Hello

»dognose« explanations I could confirm.

Sorry, the identity of the maker -GB- I couldn't find out until yet.

Kind regards silverport

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Re: french 1819-38 maker

Postby dognose » Sat Jan 29, 2011 4:39 am

Hi Silverport,

Many thanks for the confirmation.

Regards Trev.


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