British hallmarks?

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needy
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British hallmarks?

Postby needy » Mon Jun 16, 2014 3:33 pm

I am a little stumped on this one cant tell if it is British Chinese or Canadian. Seems like the lion rampant is facing wrong. Any info would be appreciated. Thank you.
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Re: British hallmarks?

Postby dognose » Mon Jun 16, 2014 3:44 pm

Hi Needy,

It's South African and dates to the 1950's-1960's era.

The name of the maker is unknown to me, but his mark represents a lad by the name of Dick King who rode from Durban to Grahamstown to carry the message that Durban was being attacked by the Boers, he's a South African legend. The 'STG' indicates sterling and this is confirmed by the national mark of the springbok head. Other letters have been noted, so perhaps the 'Z' is a date letter.

Trev.

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Re: British hallmarks?

Postby needy » Mon Jun 16, 2014 8:20 pm

Thanks Trev,
Somehow I just knew you would have knowledge of this hallmark. Again thanks. John


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