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Silver Lyon

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iconnumber posted 12-14-2004 12:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Silver Lyon     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote


Here is a Trade Card I just came across -
William Adams Ltd. first registered a maker's mark in Birmingham, England in February 1901 and were still active in the late 1920's. They had a factory at Compass Works, 211 Barr Street, Hockley, Birmingham.

Anybody seen any of their work?

or anything retailed by them?

Can somebody clever date the card from either the typography or the information (telephone numbers etc.) on then card?

What do we make of the USA address at the time??

Can YOU spot the TWO little mistakes on the reverse of the card???

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iconnumber posted 08-31-2008 03:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for bascall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Didn't seven digit telephone numbers come into use in the 1920's?

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iconnumber posted 08-31-2008 06:02 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for wev     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The Warwick was commissioned and built by William Randolph Hurst in 1926 as an in-town place to stash his paramour, Marion Davies.

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iconnumber posted 08-31-2008 11:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for taloncrest     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Is this the same William Adams whose silverplate line was acquired by Towle in 1979, according to Tere Hagan? Rainwater does not mention such. I do have a cake knife by William Adams, but it is silverplate.

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