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nautilusjv

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iconnumber posted 01-29-2020 02:34 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for nautilusjv     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Just found at the thrift shop a J Burritt & Sons coin silver 6" spoon. It also has another mark "D (Eagle) (Profile Head)" probably another silversmith made the spoon when Burritt was just a retailer rather than a maker of silver? Any thoughts on who the maker is? Lovely "L Howe" script monogram.

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cbc58

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iconnumber posted 01-29-2020 08:54 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cbc58     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This is attributed to Hall, Hewson & Brower, as shown in John McGrew's Manufacturers' Marks on American Coin Silver book.

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doc

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iconnumber posted 01-31-2020 08:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for doc     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
According to wev's fabulous site, the Burritt mark is for Joseph Burritt and Joseph Curtis Burritt of Ithaca NY, in business together from 1838-1862.

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iconnumber posted 01-31-2020 08:23 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for doc     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Sorry-missed your post in the ephemera section with the photo of the Burritts until after I posted. Guess you figured it out!

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ahwt

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I have seen references that state use of the letter D indicated that silver dollars were used for the silver source. Whether or not the Hall company used this designation is not known by me.
I have also heard that John McGrew was about to issued a revised edition of his book. Has anyone else heard this?

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nautilusjv

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iconnumber posted 02-03-2020 06:20 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for nautilusjv     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thank you everyone for your replies! Kelly

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cbc58

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I called to find out if there would indeed be a revised edition of John McGrew's book and was told that there are no plans for a revised edition, and that the plan is to share any new found information on marks in a leading silver publication when they are able to get it organized. He is working on a Basket Of Flowers book. There are slightly over 100 copies of the original book still remaining as of 2/3/2020. FYI.

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Thanks cbc58. My copy, that I received in 2005, was getting a little worn so I ordered another copy. Dr. McGrew's phone number is 717/632-6244 if anyone else wants to contact him.

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