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cbc58

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iconnumber posted 11-28-2018 07:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cbc58     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Bought this spoon and wonder if this might be Thomas Purse - or someone else. 5.5" long and weighs 11 grams. Is this style around 1800 or could it be earlier ??

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iconnumber posted 11-28-2018 08:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for wev     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
So that's where the other one went...

Unfortunately, I am away from my library and notes, so can say naught past a 1800-1815 dating and a guess that it is Thomas Pons of Boston

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asheland

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iconnumber posted 11-29-2018 10:12 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for asheland     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I agree, a splendid example of Coffin End, 1800-10. WEV is far more qualified on the maker part...

A great pick up!
It's similar to my Marquand & Paulding examples:

Marquand & Paulding

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cbc58

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iconnumber posted 11-29-2018 03:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cbc58     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thank you for the replies.

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cbc58

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iconnumber posted 12-03-2018 07:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cbc58     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Belden page 341 shows this identical mark for Thomas Pons. T pellet P. Thank you WEV.

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wev
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iconnumber posted 12-03-2018 07:54 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for wev     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Sometimes I get lucky.

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Fitzhugh

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iconnumber posted 12-15-2018 03:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fitzhugh     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Also be aware of the mark for Thomas Philips of Paris, Kentucky, sometimes found alone as TP but discernable as the negative space within the belly of the "P" is rotated 1/4 and not conforming to the outline of the shape of the letter. Just an odd quirk of this smith, I suppose, but does identify what otherwise is a very questionable initial mark.

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