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William Adams

Posted: Fri Aug 04, 2017 11:49 am
by fb22
Hi
First post
Is WA, William Adams a Birmingham silversmith ?
Thanks

Re: William Adams

Posted: Fri Aug 04, 2017 11:51 am
by dognose
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Trev.

Re: William Adams

Posted: Fri Aug 04, 2017 12:27 pm
by fb22
Hi
I don't own the piece but I'm thinking of buying it.
I just need to confirm the WA mark is William Adams.
Thanks

Re: William Adams

Posted: Fri Aug 04, 2017 1:11 pm
by dognose
I'm afraid things are just not that easy. Just to put things in perspective, during the period 1890-1920 alone, there were over 4,500 makers registered with the Birmingham Assay Office, who entered over 15,000 marks during that period. Any set of marks beginning with the letter 'W' being amongst the most commonest.

Trev.

Re: William Adams

Posted: Sat Aug 05, 2017 11:10 am
by fb22
Hi Trev
Thanks for your reply.
I've made an offer on the piece and if I get it I'll put up pics.
Again many thanks
fb22

Re: William Adams

Posted: Fri Nov 24, 2017 11:52 am
by fb22
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Hi
Can you see the marks and help me identify them please.

Re: William Adams

Posted: Fri Nov 24, 2017 12:16 pm
by AG2012
Hi,
If that`s W dot A in an oval I opt for William Aitken. Birmingham1905.
Search and compare; the dot is in the middle between two letters. On condition the first letter is really W. Cannot tell for sure; marks are too small.

Re: William Adams

Posted: Fri Nov 24, 2017 12:48 pm
by AG2012
Open this link and compare

viewtopic.php?t=32830

Re: William Adams

Posted: Fri Nov 24, 2017 2:31 pm
by fb22
Thank you very much AG2012 for your helpful reply.
It looks like you have pretty much nailed this one.
I will post a better image next week just to be sure.
Again many thanks.

Re: William Adams

Posted: Wed Nov 29, 2017 10:03 am
by fb22
Hi
Hope this pic is clearer.
Is the date letter for 1905.
Many thanks in advance.
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Re: William Adams

Posted: Thu Nov 30, 2017 4:04 am
by user701
Yes, that is 1905

Re: William Adams

Posted: Thu Nov 30, 2017 8:00 am
by fb22
Many thanks to everyone for all your help.