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Richard Kurtzman
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iconnumber posted 12-25-2003 03:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Richard Kurtzman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have two pieces, a fish slice and a mug, both of which have what appears to be a
variant of John Cook's mark. They are also marked (AGT.). In addition the mug,
which has an inscription and date of 1870, also has the mark of C.F. Greenwood &
Bro. of Norfolk Virginia. Is this John Cook? Does the AGT. stand for agent? Has anyone seen this
before and have any further information?

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Patrick Vyvyan

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iconnumber posted 12-25-2003 06:17 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Patrick Vyvyan     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
In passing, I note that in 2001 the Virginia Historical Society bought for their museum:

65. Coin silver child’s cup marked “C. F. Greenwood & Bro.,” Norfolk, Va., inscribed “Charlie T.
Milligan Born Dec 25th 1866 Norfolk, Va.” Purchased through the Paul Mellon Fund.

But whether it has the additional JC mark, I don't know.

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Paul Lemieux

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Does AGT perhaps stand for ARGENT?

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Brent

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I believe that the AGT. mark does stand for agent. John Cook was part of T. Evans & Company of New York, and you can note the similarity of the shape of the illustrated mark to that of T.Evans. I recall seeing a piece at one point with the two-diamond Cook mark accompanied by the full stamp "AGT. FOR T. EVANS". I theorize that the items peddled by Cook in the South and West had marks for Cook, while the same items sold in the North may have had the Evans mark.

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