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FredZ

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iconnumber posted 07-12-2015 02:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for FredZ     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have just acquired this baby set from a dealer who was selling a collection of silver from Cleveland, Ohio. I mention this because I believe it has bearing on the possible identity of the maker.

I believe this might be another mark used by Cleveland silversmith Wilhelmina P. Stephan and will need to do further investigation to be able to say with certainty.

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June Martin
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iconnumber posted 07-12-2015 04:17 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for June Martin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hi Fred. That is a really cool maker's mark and would love to hear what you find out about it. Her other mark documented in thread below is also very cool.

Stephan Mark

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asheland

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iconnumber posted 07-13-2015 10:48 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for asheland     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I like those, Fred! Very nice!

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Scott Martin
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iconnumber posted 07-13-2015 11:37 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Scott Martin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Fred,

I can't provide anything to document that the mark belongs to Wilhelmina (aka "Billy") P. Stephan but my gut says you have made a great discovery.


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FredZ

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iconnumber posted 07-17-2015 09:03 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for FredZ     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The initials are surrounded by a line drawing of a vintage ball vise.

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Scott Martin
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iconnumber posted 07-17-2015 09:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Scott Martin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Live & learn smile

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FredZ

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iconnumber posted 07-17-2015 09:45 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for FredZ     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Scott,
Thanks for taking the time to point out the initials for Stephan. I believe that the initials are outlined by a line drawing of a vintage ball vise.

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ahwt

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iconnumber posted 07-22-2015 06:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ahwt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That is really an innovative mark. Miss Stephan's billy club mark is also interesting, but I think I like this one best.

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