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iconnumber posted 01-06-2009 12:22 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mizliz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

I received a custom pin for Christmas.

The back is stamped with S Kirk & Son and then Sterling under it. The pin is a circle with the initials EH in the center.

I would like to track down the history of this pin, as well as the approximate age.

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iconnumber posted 01-06-2009 03:04 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for silverhunter     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hello to the forum Mizliz,

Could you give information about yourself and your interests about silver, also it's always good to send a photo with the question, so members of the forum get a better impression of you and the collection you like or collect. I hope I said it well.

I've found at the online encyclopedia of American silver marks the copied information so I hope it helps.
But please send a photo it helps to identify the age of the pin.

It could be a old one interesting!

So here is a part of information and I hope you're helped with it.

Click for more information on Kirk Silverware Guides

In August 1815, Samuel Kirk, at the age of 22, opened a small store on Market Street in Baltimore and entered into a partnership with John Smith which continued until 1820. With Samuel Kirk's son, Henry Child Kirk, becoming a partner in 1846 the firm's name was changed to Samuel Kirk & Son. Two other sons of Samuel Kirk, Charles D. and Clarence E. Kirk were admitted as partners in 1861 and the firm name was changed to Samuel Kirk & Sons. In 1868, the latter two brothers left the firm and the name was changed back to Samuel Kirk & Son. Samuel Kirk died in 1872, leaving Henry Child Kirk to work alone until 1890 when his only son, Henry Child Kirk, Jr., joined the firm as a partner. Henry Child Kirk, Sr. formed a corporation and the firm name was changed to Samuel Kirk & Son Company. In 1924, the firm's name was changed to Samuel Kirk & Son, Inc. In 1979 The Stieff Company purchased Samuel Kirk & Son, Inc. and changed the firm's name to The Kirk Stieff Company. Today, Kirk is a wholly owned subsidiary of Lenox, Inc.

Enjoy the silver!

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iconnumber posted 01-29-2009 07:53 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Paul Lemieux     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If you could post a picture it would really make determining the age of the pin very easy. As it is, it sounds to me like a 40s-60s piece engraved with the original owner's monogram.

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