J. B. Shepard, Who Was This Silversmith

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J. B. Shepard, Who Was This Silversmith

Postby FoundInNC » Thu Aug 20, 2020 7:21 pm

I just bought this and I am curious who the maker is. Once we have it figured out, I would like to submit it to the database! Maker mark consists of "J. B. SHEPARD" with a "P" a "⭐️" and an Eagle. Thanks for the help you guys!

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Re: J. B. Shepard, Who Was This Silversmith

Postby FoundInNC » Thu Aug 20, 2020 7:28 pm

https://ibb.co/vBWMwtt
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Re: J. B. Shepard, Who Was This Silversmith

Postby dognose » Fri Aug 21, 2020 3:05 am

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Re: J. B. Shepard, Who Was This Silversmith

Postby dragonflywink » Fri Aug 21, 2020 1:34 pm

McGrew's 'Manufacturers' Marks on American Coin Silver' (2004) attributes those pseudo-marks to John O. & Walter Pitkin of East Hartford, CT [partnership 1830-40], noting use by retailer J.B. Shepard, with no further information...

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Re: J. B. Shepard, Who Was This Silversmith

Postby FoundInNC » Wed Aug 26, 2020 8:50 pm

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@Dognose, @DragonFlyWink, Thank you guys for the help, hopefully someone knows more about this silversmith.

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Re: J. B. Shepard, Who Was This Silversmith

Postby Traintime » Thu Aug 27, 2020 3:21 am

You could start your pickin's of Pitkins trail right here: https://www.sterlingflatwarefashions.co ... /SSP5.html

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Re: J. B. Shepard, Who Was This Silversmith

Postby silverly » Thu Aug 27, 2020 12:38 pm

John Shepard jeweller appears in the 1836 Longworth's American Almanac, New York Register and City Directory at 149 Reade.

The death of a John Shepard is reported in the 1841 "The New World" on 11 October 1841 at Canajoharie, Montgomery County formerly of Hartford, Connecticut of the firm of Grinnell & Shepard of this city.

I don't know if these are the same gentleman or the man we're looking for, just a possibility.


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