Need to be sure about hallmarks

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Levallois
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Need to be sure about hallmarks

Postby Levallois » Thu May 28, 2020 2:05 pm

I would like to know if my interpretation of marks on the silver cap on an old walking cane are correct. As I see it the symbols from left to right are TH, Anchor, Lion, and W. I have translated these as Thomas Hayes, Birmingham, .925 England, and 1921. Is this correct? Unfortunately this is the best photo I have been able to take. Thank you for your time.
John

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Re: Need to be sure about hallmarks

Postby dognose » Thu May 28, 2020 2:14 pm

Hi John,

Welcome to the Forum.

I think it is more likely to be that of Jonathan Howell of Henry Howell & Co.

See: viewtopic.php?f=38&t=30437&p=80380&hilit=howell#p80380

(I'll try and replace the missing images in that topic over the next day or so.)

Trev.

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Re: Need to be sure about hallmarks

Postby Levallois » Thu May 28, 2020 3:47 pm

Thanks Trev! That makes more sense. Do you think the date Is correct based on the W in the photo. Another option was 1946 but that W looks "flattened" along the top.
John

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Re: Need to be sure about hallmarks

Postby dognose » Thu May 28, 2020 5:11 pm

Yes, It's 1921.

Trev.

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Re: Need to be sure about hallmarks

Postby AG2012 » Thu May 28, 2020 5:15 pm

Hi,
I think you are right about 1921.
Compare:
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Re: Need to be sure about hallmarks

Postby Levallois » Thu May 28, 2020 8:29 pm

That is great news. Thanks!

Well used over the last 99 years.

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Re: Need to be sure about hallmarks

Postby dognose » Fri May 29, 2020 6:32 am

Images replaced and topic expanded:

viewtopic.php?f=38&t=30437&p=80380#p80380

Trev.

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Re: Need to be sure about hallmarks

Postby Levallois » Fri May 29, 2020 3:48 pm

That is fantastic! Thank you!


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