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vathek

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iconnumber posted 09-20-2007 01:45 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for vathek     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Pictured is a salt or condiment spoon marked 'coin' only. I'm wondering if anyone can pin down a likely area of manufacture and date. It has nice bright cutting and a shell bowl. thanks.

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jersey

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iconnumber posted 09-20-2007 08:32 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for jersey     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hello Vathek!
Lovely spoon. May we please have the size, & can you show us the back with the mark.
Thank you.
Enjoy the day.
Jersey

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Brent

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iconnumber posted 09-21-2007 11:36 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Brent     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The engraving looks like Philadelphia work to me. The border closely resembles that on a piece of mine by W. Faber & Sons, who did some of the best engraving of the period. If you can post a shot of the COIN Stamp, I might be able to compare it to Faber's. As for date, likely late 1850s, early 1860s.

Hope this helps,

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vathek

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iconnumber posted 09-21-2007 01:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for vathek     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
pic of the mark:

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FWG

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iconnumber posted 09-21-2007 06:42 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for FWG     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My first thought also was Philadelphia. I wouldn't bet the farm on it, but certainly a reasonable guess.

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Brent

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iconnumber posted 09-25-2007 11:32 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Brent     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'd be willing to bet a small amount on Faber being the maker. I'd be willing to bet a pretty substantial amount on Philadelphia.

Brent

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vathek

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iconnumber posted 09-25-2007 12:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for vathek     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
thanks for the info, I will tag it as Phila prob. W. Faber.

p.s. length approx. 4 1/8"

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