HA Flower HA marks on a Pap Boat

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HA Flower HA marks on a Pap Boat

Postby bstaunto » Tue May 29, 2018 1:25 am

Hi all,

Here is an interesting little probably colonial Pap Boat. It is mark with HA and a flower mark.

I've had West Indian suggested, but wondering if anyone else had seen these marks before?

(another example of them, with a different HA punch, is in Houstone's book on Australian silver).

Thanks, Ben.


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Re: HA Flower HA marks on a Pap Boat

Postby juantotree » Tue May 29, 2018 5:25 am

Hi Ben

Can't help with the marks I'm afraid, but the item is an unusual shape, almost as if its been formed from a saucer or small plate.

Martin

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Re: HA Flower HA marks on a Pap Boat

Postby joho » Thu Jun 18, 2020 4:56 pm

Hi - a couple of years late I'm afraid, but hopefully you will pick this up!!

I have a fiddle pattern tablespoon hallmarked with a flower and initials HA with the letter D between. Also unidentified. I don't know how these compare with yours? If similar I would be most interested in knowing if you have made any progress with identification. Australia was suggested to me some years ago.

John
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Re: HA Flower HA marks on a Pap Boat

Postby bstaunto » Thu Jun 18, 2020 7:10 pm

Hi John,

Better late than never! ;)

You 'HA' is a match for mine and your 'D' is a match for the one listed in Houstone's Reference book as 'Possibly Australian'.

I would be interested in see the initials on your spoon?

I haven't made any real progress yet...I'm not convinced it is Australian...As I mentioned I've had Caribbean suggested to me as well. One day.

I'm always on the look out for other examples, so thanks for sharing yours!

Cheers, Ben

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Re: HA Flower HA marks on a Pap Boat

Postby joho » Thu Jun 18, 2020 7:17 pm

Hi Ben
Will get some pics of the initials to you in the morning (UK time!!)
Cheers
John

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Re: HA Flower HA marks on a Pap Boat

Postby joho » Fri Jun 19, 2020 6:22 am

Hi Ben
Here are a few more pics, including one of the engraved initials to the terminal - which I think are quite distinctive!

Look forward to your views.

John

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