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Re: Some London Advertisements and Information

Postby dognose » Sun Jan 19, 2020 1:17 pm

CHARLES HARRIS

Norfolk Street, Coventry


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C.H - London - 1883

Charles Harris entered his mark, 'C.H', contained within an oblong punch, with the London Assay Office on the 28th June 1878.

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Re: Some London Advertisements and Information

Postby dognose » Wed Jan 22, 2020 5:22 am

ARABELLA STUART

An example of the work and mark of Arabella Stuart:

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AS - London - 1977 - Jubilee mark

Arabella Stuart registered with the London Assay Office in 1974.

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Re: Some London Advertisements and Information

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ERIC D. DOREY

London


Crown Jewels Replicas - "Work Of Master"

Replicas of the British Crown Jewels which will be on display in Kyogle today are the work of a master craftsman, according to the Arts Council of Australia. The Arts Council says the jewels are perfect in every minute detail — even to weight.

Kyogle branch of the council arranged for the display to be brought here. Officials have invited representatives of civic bodies and the public to attend the official opening of the exhibition at 5 p.m. today in the C.W.A. rooms. The jewels will be on display between 10 a.m. and 9 p.m. until next Tuesday.

Mr. Eric D. Dorey, a London silversmith, who made the replicas, will be in charge of them while they are in Kyogle. He took two years to finish
the replicas, using crystal in stead of precious stones. Mr. Dorey will give several lectures on the display.

Secretary of Kyogle branch of the Arts Council, Miss B. Fairfax, said yesterday that Mr. Dorey was keen to give talks to schoolchildren from the district on the history of the jewels.


Source: The Kyogle Examiner - 25th September 1953

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Re: Some London Advertisements and Information

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STEPHEN PINCUS

High Holborn, London


A Russian, Moischa Tatensohn, has been charged with the theft of $200,000 worth of gems, the property of Stephen Pincus, the High Holborn diamond merchant, who was victimized while staying at a Harrogate hotel last Summer. A guest, giving the name of L. Maxwell, stayed at the next room to Pincus and the prosecution contends that the Russian is that hotel guest. Pincus was called downstairs to the telephone and was occupied some 10 minutes or more with an obviously bogus call. When he got back to his room his bag containing the gems had been slashed open in three places. The key of the bedroom door had been filed almost to breaking point. When it was turned the inside portion snapped, thus obstructing entrance from outside.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular - 30th April 1924

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Re: Some London Advertisements and Information

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CARTER & COX Ltd.

Atlantic House, 46a Holborn Viaduct, London and Goodmayes, Essex


A daring jewel raid was made by five men in a large touring car the other evening at Goodmayes, an Essex County suburb six miles from the Bank of England. The car drew up alongside the jewel shop of Carter & Cox which is alongside a railroad depot. One man smashed the windows with his heel and grabbed a number of articles with both hands, throwing them into the rear of the car as it moved off, and then jumping in himself. A lot of people were out shopping at the time and a dash was made by pedestrians towards the car. One man thereupon stood up and flourished a revolver. He fired one shot to scare the crowd. The manager of the jewelry store dashed out to the street when he heard the smash of glass but the car was then getting up speed. He stayed on guard with his revolver over the hole in the window. The manager estimates the loss at $2,000. It was the fourth raid made on the premises since Christmas, he said.

Source: The Jewellers' Circular - 23rd April 1924


Carter & Cox Ltd. were the subject of a Winding Up Order under the Companies Act dated 10th February 1925.


Carter & Cox's mark is likely to be 'C&C' contained within an oval punch and registered with the Birmingham Assay Office.

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Re: Some London Advertisements and Information

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G.H. KING

177, Albany Street, Regent's Park, London


G. H. King, watchmaker, 177, Albany Street, Regent's Park, has been committed for trial on a charge of receiving some silver plate, well knowing it to be stolen. The articles are alleged to be part of a quantity of plate stolen from Miss Elizabeth Wildman, of 10, Cumberland Terrace, Regent's Park, by her footman, John Wood. As pawnbrokers are often unjustly abused in connection with stolen goods, we may mention that it is owing to the information of a pawnbroker that the robbery was discovered. Bail was refused.

Source: The Watchmaker, Jeweller and Silversmith - 5th November 1881

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Re: Some London Advertisements and Information

Postby dognose » Wed Feb 12, 2020 6:27 am

H.C. FREEMAN Ltd.

84, later, 31, Hatton Garden, London and 22, Hylton Street, Birmingham


Six gold cigarette cases valued at $100 each were obtained from H. Freeman & Co., Hatton Garden gem and jewelry dealers, by a trick this week, the nature of the coup leading the firm to think that a certain pre-war jewel gang is operating again. A bogus telephone message, purported to be from a Regent St. jewelry firm, was followed by a messenger boy to whom the cases were handed. It was later found that the printed order form handed in by the boy was a forgery and that the package of cigarette cases changed hands outside the shop. In 1914, Messrs. Freeman said it was usual to get an errand boy to go to the jewelry house and collect the package after the arrangement for jewelry on approval had been settled by telephone, the boy being an innocent party to the transaction, and being paid sixpence or a shilling to collect the package and hand it over to a member of the gang outside on the street.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular - 1st October 1924


Established in 1870 by Henry Charles Freeman.

Henry Charles Freeman died, aged 66 years, on the 31st May 1914.

Converted into a limited liability company in 1914, the directors recorded as Lucy Mary Freeman, Henry Ivan Freeman, and George Augustus Richards.

The business entered their marks, 'H.C.F' and 'HCF/Ld', contained within a heraldic shield, with the London Assay Office.

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