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debra

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iconnumber posted 03-25-2002 02:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for debra     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
did silver marked mexico come before or after marking jewelry by name or tacxo? I have a bracelet marked mexico only? very old..

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Paul Lemieux

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iconnumber posted 03-25-2002 08:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Paul Lemieux     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hi Debra, and welcome to the forums.

I took a quick look at Warman's Jewelry (a highly recommended, inexpensive text), and apparently, 1931 was the year when Taxco began to be a center of jewelry production in Mexico. So any piece marked "Taxco" would be made after that. However, that does not mean every piece marked only "MEXICO" was made prior to 1931. I have seen many pieces stamped "Mexico," "Mexico Silver," etc., that were made later than 1931. My guess is that your bracelet is from the 1940s or so, but if you post a picture of the bracelet, we might be able to help you date it more accurately.

Paul

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iconnumber posted 03-26-2002 09:04 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for debra     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thank you so much for the information and quick response..I don't know how to send a picture. Duh, new to this...anyplace I can take one to send to you ? Or could you e-mail me a address I could send it to?

Thanks again.....Debra

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