Exeter 1844 fork John Stone ?

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Exeter 1844 fork John Stone ?

Postby ilikelyboughtjunk » Sun Nov 07, 2021 6:00 pm

I think I'm getting the hang of this. Among the pile of silver plate I bought was one fork with these marks:


I didn't find the exact "three towers" match to my piece, but this seems to be Exeter, 1844, John Stone. Legit?

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Re: Exeter 1844 fork John Stone ?

Postby Essexboy Fisher » Sun Nov 07, 2021 6:29 pm

Hello, you have got your identification exactly correct for the fork. There is can be a little variation in the marks made by the various hallmark punches as they get repeatedly used. If you think about it a newly made punch is likely to give a much more crisp mark than 1 having been used numerous times. No doubt on some occasions a punch will fail and need to be replaced. The punches were hand made and a bit of variation could have been possible.


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