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iconnumber posted 10-29-2003 09:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for suebobaloo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have a Mexican SIlver bracelet that looks like Abstract linked Mayan Glyphs-Very Heavy and with unique slide lock clasp with safety lever. Hallmark " MEXICO 925 TF-41"
Anyone heard of "TF-41" Who that is?
Could it be TAXCO?

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iconnumber posted 10-30-2003 06:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Paul Lemieux     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hi suebobaloo.

The "TF-41" indicates the city and taller or workshop identification number; each different maker has its own number. In this case, T=Taxco. I do not know who runs/ran workshop 41, but given the large number of smiths in that area, it might be hard to trace. However, there is a relatively recent book on Mexican makers that I do not have that might be able to identify the maker for you. I think it is quite inexpensive.

The format of XX-## to identify city and workshop has been in use only since about 1980, so your bracelet is of fairly recent vintage.

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iconnumber posted 11-02-2003 07:26 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for vathek     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have the book but tf 41 is not listed.

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