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Silver Lyon

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iconnumber posted 09-21-2007 01:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Silver Lyon     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Does the name ATKIN & LABAGH mean anything to anybody please?
It is on a normal, heavyish coin silver teaspoon c.1840...
I can post pictures if it is worth it but thought I would start here and save time!
Thanks!

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argentum1

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iconnumber posted 09-21-2007 01:32 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for argentum1     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Always post an image as you may be reading the mark incorrectly or 15 other reasons. Please do not be offended by my comment as it is just a friendly suggestion. Besides everybody likes to see what it looks like even if the answer is unknown.

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Silver Lyon

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iconnumber posted 09-21-2007 01:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Silver Lyon     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It is all a question of time!

Besides, I would have to clean the thing!

If it really helps, I will try and do it on Sunday.

Thanks.

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blakstone

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iconnumber posted 09-21-2007 02:56 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for blakstone     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Oddly enough, on a totally unrelated matter, I recently came across in the 1860 Eastchester, Westchester Co. NY census one Jacob Labagh, jeweler, age 55. (b. ca. 1805, NY) and made note of it (as I always do whenever I find a silversmith or jeweler while hunting old census records.) I went back and checked and didn't find any nearby Atkin in some related profession but this is 20 years after the circa date of your spoon.

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bascall

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iconnumber posted 09-21-2007 06:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for bascall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
John Labagh is a jeweller and John Atkin is a watchmaker at 262 Broadway in the 1839-40 Manhattan city directory. Jacob Labagh is also in this directory as a jeweller with the partial business address of 110 and the home address 139 Reade.

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swarter
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iconnumber posted 09-21-2007 07:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for swarter     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
von Khrum lists the firm of "Atkin & Labaugh 1838-1839, 262 Broadway. Watches.". John H Atkin worked from 1831 - 1847 at various addresses on Broadway, and in one or more other partnerships. He is listed as "Watches, jewelry, plated ware; importer."

John Labaugh is listed from 1835 (Labaugh & Richards) - 1837 at 283 Broadway, and 1838 - 1839 at 262 Broadway. Jacob Labaugh was a jeweler listed from 1837 - 1850 at various addresses, including three on Reade, but none on on Broadway. It would appear then that John was Atkin's partner and not Jacob.

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Silver Lyon

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iconnumber posted 09-23-2007 07:54 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Silver Lyon     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Should I still post a picture?

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rian

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iconnumber posted 09-23-2007 12:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for rian     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yes, please. For those of us who don't see much coin silver, every picture that comes with commentary is interesting and valuable. If you have the time, posting a photo would be your good deed for the day.

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Silver Lyon

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iconnumber posted 09-25-2007 01:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Silver Lyon     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote


Said spoon is 6" long and weighs 1/2oz

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swarter
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iconnumber posted 09-25-2007 02:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for swarter     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
There is nothing about this spoon that would be inconsistent with the time and location already mentioned, so it provides no reason to question the attribution.

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bascall

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iconnumber posted 09-25-2007 04:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for bascall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The images look good to me, especially the one of the mark.

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rian

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iconnumber posted 09-26-2007 10:17 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for rian     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thank you, Silver Lyon. Excellent pictures and I enjoy the opportunity to learn about earlier coin silver. The evolution of shape and proportion is fascinating.

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