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andrewshane

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iconnumber posted 04-05-2006 10:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for andrewshane     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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I just acquired a nice serving bowl marked "Sterling 705 C.W. Crankshaw" it also has a hallmark of a "D" in script inside a border with a small crown on top of it. Now, I found a Charles W. Crankshaw out of Atlanta around the turn of the 20th century who manufactured the Southern Cross of Honor for the Daughter's of the Confederacy. Was this the same guy? Also, can anyone give me more information on him and the piece I described. Thanks!!!!

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iconnumber posted 04-05-2006 10:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for hello     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
First of all welcome to the forums!! Hope you stay!! The mark you mentioned, the D with the crown, sounds alot like the mark that of Durgin. Without pictures, impossible to stay. If you want more feedback, I'd suggest you learn how to post them.

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iconnumber posted 04-06-2006 12:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for swarter     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Even if you do not have a digital camera, you can post pictures if you have a scanner (or know someone who does - these days, many printers combine that function). You can make a drawing of the marks, or scan a photo made with a film camera, or both.

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andrewshane

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iconnumber posted 04-06-2006 07:56 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for andrewshane     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks for the welcome. I do have a digital camera. I've just never posted using a third party host. I guess I need to learn how to do that. Thanks for the info. I'll try to get some photos posted.

Shane

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andrewshane

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iconnumber posted 04-06-2006 11:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for andrewshane     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Trying a photo for the first time. Please be patient with me.

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iconnumber posted 04-07-2006 06:07 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for hello     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Looks fine to me and that is the mark of Durgin. Crankshaw would have been the retailer.

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