GWC on Coin Silver Butter Knife

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mhmorningstar
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GWC on Coin Silver Butter Knife

Postby mhmorningstar » Fri Feb 14, 2020 10:06 am

I have a butter knife that I'm certain is coin silver but not sure of the marks on it. It's marked "G.W.C." and has what looks to be a journeyman's mark to the left. Is anyone familiar with GWC? I'm not sure if it is a maker or retailer but am having trouble finding any info.

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samtron76df
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Re: GWC on Coin Silver Butter Knife

Postby samtron76df » Sat Feb 15, 2020 1:55 pm

This is from a list of Maine Jewelers - don't know if it is any match:

Hartford, G. W. C.: JLY & W, Sanford, 1882

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Re: GWC on Coin Silver Butter Knife

Postby mhmorningstar » Mon Feb 17, 2020 8:24 pm

samtron76df wrote:This is from a list of Maine Jewelers - don't know if it is any match:

Hartford, G. W. C.: JLY & W, Sanford, 1882


That's a very interesting list. GWC Hartford was a retailer of jewelry & watches but I can't find any retailer marks for them. I would think that they would use their last name on their mark and they are not listed as dealing in silver wares, but the initials make it a possibility. The only silversmiths I can find are George Washington Chatterton and George W. Cook(e), but they both used their last names on their marks as far as I can tell.


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