The Hallmarking Act 1973 changed on 1 January 1999 and allows articles of higher and lower standards of fineness to be sold. Consumers may now choose from a much wider range of goods but to continue to benefit from the same level of protection. Using a British Hallmark Guide How to quickly identify gold and Silver hallmarks that you see in car boot sales and markets.
These materials include Gorham's printed sales catalogs and other reference works, which can be identified using JOSIAH, as well as selected archival material.Other lists include silver-plated wares and pewter. Four or five small pictorial marks usually indicate England as the country of origin. Become familiar with the English king or queen’s head mark as an indication of age. Silver was stamped with a lion for London, a thistle for Edinburgh. A hand indicates Antwerp, a spread eagle Germany or Russia.If the king’s head faces right, it was made before 1850. The word STERLING indicates Ireland as well as America.For example, much of the flatware from the Victorian and Edwardian eras were mass-produced.For this reason, knives, forks, spoons, and serving utensils from these periods tend to be less collectible than handmade pieces, even those from more recent times. Rogers was known for his Elberon pattern, whose decorative edges extended all the way from the end of the handle to the base of the working part of the utensil itself.I have included photos of the bottom marks and the coffee pot. Regards, Uncle Vic You cannot post new topics in this forum You cannot reply to topics in this forum You cannot edit your posts in this forum You cannot delete your posts in this forum You cannot vote in polls in this forum You cannot attach files in this forum You can download files in this forum Use of this website constitutes an agreement to these Terms and Conditions Powered by php BB © 2001, 2005 php BB Group :: founded by I.