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iconnumber posted 08-13-2010 01:15 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mdhavey     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This Stieff mark seems odd to me, could it be a retailer's mark punched at the factory? date appears to be 1918. Seen on a pair of candlesticks in the Baltimore style. Thoughts?

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iconnumber posted 08-13-2010 03:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for dragonflywink     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If it's the crowned-S mark you find odd, have seen it several times on older Stieff, believe it's an adaptation of the Baltimore Sterling Silver Co. crowned-B trademark (sorry, just popped in, not at home to check references).


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iconnumber posted 08-13-2010 06:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mdhavey     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
great clue! I know I've seen this crowned "S"mark myself, but can't remember where... and not readily apparent in a quick look through the usual resources. Sheridan had a crown and the "s" but not in this configuration. It would be interesting to know more

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iconnumber posted 08-22-2010 07:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Richard Kurtzman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The crown S mark was used from the early 1900s until the 1920s when it was discontinued.

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