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E. Albert

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Registered: Sep 2020

iconnumber posted 10-05-2020 07:19 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for E. Albert     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Dear Silver Salon Forum Members,

Many of you will remember posts by agphile, who was a regular and much-valued contributor on here for nearly twenty years from around the turn of the century.

As his son-in-law, I would like to pass on to you the sad news that agphile - his name was David Whitbread - died, very suddenly, on 23 January 2018. I am sorry that it has taken us, his family, so long to tell you about his loss but it is only recently that we realised just how valued he was as a member of this forum. Of course, we knew about David's spoon collection, and the erudition and deep historical knowledge he brought to the subject, but it was only when I set about, a couple of months ago, collating a collection of his articles from 'The Finial' to create a memorial volume of David's writings for his wife, daughters and grandchildren, that I found out the quality, and sheer volume, of his contributions to this forum. Indeed, a search for 'agphile' produced over 700 results but because the search function limits the results to 200 I could read only a fraction of them.

So, that is another reason for me contacting you. As a memorial to David, his widow, Margaret, and his daughters, Emily, Harriet and Rosie, have asked me to collect, edit and produce a privately printed volume of his writings about spoons. I have collected David's 'Finial' articles but I would also like a selection of his best posts from this forum. So I hope if any of the other members can remember posts by agphile that they found particularly illuminating, interesting or amusing, that they might post the link in answer to this so that I might read them.

David was one of the finest, most civilised men I have ever met. He brought an extraordinarily keen but self-effacing intelligence to every issue he dealt with and, in collecting silver spoons, found a passion that sustained him through his retirement with a depth of engagement we are only now realising. Having read many of his posts on this forum, I must thank you, on behalf of his family, for the home he found here among fellow enthusiasts. If you have any memories of him, please do share them, and if you have any questions I will endeavour to answer them.

With all my best wishes,

Edoardo Albert

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Scott Martin
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iconnumber posted 10-05-2020 09:49 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Scott Martin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
So sorry to hear this. of course we will assist you with this.

To start are we correct that this is a photo of Agphile:

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dragonflywink

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iconnumber posted 10-05-2020 09:53 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for dragonflywink     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I am so sorry to hear of his passing, and offer sincere condolences to all his family and friends. Thank you for letting us know, suspect many of our loved ones don't realize the depth of pleasure silver provides us, so to gather together his research and writings is a wonderful tribute. Your love and respect is evident in your post...

'Agphile' posts were always a pleasure to read, in addition to their informative nature - he will be sorely missed. I was just reading this thread a short time ago while researching an unusual salt spoon that I suspect may be British: Specialised Spoons]

~Cheryl

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Scott Martin
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iconnumber posted 10-05-2020 11:11 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Scott Martin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
this is a good start.... there's a few other places we can look.

  1. silvered bottle holder? agphile 04-28-2008 New Members' Archived Posts
  2. ID Needed Please on plated spoon. agphile 01-07-2011 New Members' Archived Posts
  3. How is flatware sold these days? agphile 06-24-2010 Flatware/Holloware - non silver Forum
  4. Is this very old? Where & when was it made? agphile 06-04-2012 Flatware/Holloware - non silver Forum
  5. octo octavo agphile 04-10-2008 New members post here
  6. Re: Andronicus agphile 04-19-2008 New members post here
  7. 17th century teapot. agphile 04-23-2008 New members post here
  8. Re: Bascall's eccentric tongs agphile 04-24-2008 New members post here
  9. Help with a Sheffield tray agphile 06-01-2008 New members post here
  10. Garrett & Son Information agphile 06-20-2008 New members post here
  11. oyster fork agphile 07-08-2008 New members post here
  12. LOST! Not *that* old? or...were they? agphile 07-17-2008 New members post here
  13. candle stick agphile 08-28-2008 New members post here
  14. roman asparagus handle of a knife agphile 10-02-2008 New members post here
  15. Answer to question regarding Danish silver agphile 01-30-2009 New members post here
  16. medal. agphile 02-28-2009 New members post here
  17. Henniger Co. Berlin (Neusilber) Fabrik agphile 05-12-2009 New members post here
  18. Thanks and wishes agphile 08-04-2009 New members post here
  19. denture tablets agphile 11-17-2009 New members post here
  20. Mystery Whatzit agphile 04-20-2010 New members post here
  21. Handforged Flatware agphile 07-10-2010 New members post here
  22. Slide shows agphile 08-29-2010 New members post here
  23. auction prospectus agphile 01-27-2011 New members post here
  24. British Hallmarking on Imported Plate before 1876 agphile 03-23-2011 New members post here
  25. Fresh Flowers & Sterling - No No? agphile 04-15-2011 New members post here
  26. Greek Priest Items agphile 06-07-2011 New members post here
  27. EPBM refurb advice needed, please agphile 06-07-2011 New members post here
  28. Identify tankard agphile 01-01-2012 New members post here
  29. The history of silver/goldsmiths in Holland (The Netherlands) agphile 02-27-2012 New members post here
  30. Silver in music agphile 04-07-2012 New members post here
  31. Porter Blanchard pieces agphile 08-24-2012 New members post here
  32. Moore for Tiffany agphile 09-25-2014 New members post here
  33. Beautiful and rare Shiebler Berry Spoon agphile 03-19-2013 New members post here
  34. silver mark retailer agphile 11-23-2013 New members post here
  35. 800 Silver Monkey Tray / Bowl ID Help agphile 02-02-2014 New members post here
  36. Roman Spoon???? Real??? agphile 04-12-2014 New members post here
  37. New member agphile 06-16-2014 New members post here
  38. cigarette case agphile 06-17-2014 New members post here
  39. S. MAURITZEN spoon agphile 02-18-2015 New members post here
  40. 18th century (?) coin silver ID agphile 03-24-2015 New members post here
  41. Acorn knop spoons agphile 04-23-2015 New members post here
  42. Mystery mark and lack of hallmarks. agphile 11-03-2015 New members post here
  43. Hallmark id agphile 11-15-2015 New members post here
  44. The die making process..... agphile 03-04-2016 New members post here
  45. The "...mites" agphile 03-06-2016 New members post here
  46. Mappin & Webb - Date Mark? agphile 03-09-2016 New members post here
  47. Edward Lownes Coin Silver spoon agphile 03-23-2016 New members post here
  48. Greetings! agphile 06-06-2016 New members post here
  49. Original Purpose? agphile 09-04-2016 New members post here
  50. Help dating Kirk silver mark agphile 09-21-2016 New members post here
  51. Help Identifying a Maker's Mark agphile 10-20-2016 New members post here
  52. Thoughts on Age? agphile 11-29-2016 New members post here
  53. seek help identifying maker of large spoon agphile 12-18-2016 New members post here
  54. Replating of old silver ? agphile 09-21-2017 New members post here
  55. New hallmark on 18th century, Clog Clasp? agphile 01-14-2017 New members post here
  56. Medicine or Caddy Spoon? agphile 02-01-2017 New members post here
  57. Hi. New member. Wish to learn about silver items I have. agphile 06-15-2017 New members post here
  58. New Member! Commemorative flatware? agphile 07-18-2017 New members post here
  59. new member agphile 08-24-2017 New members post here
  60. Soviet Era ? agphile 11-04-2017 New members post here
  61. Stainless steel and sterling handle agphile 11-13-2017 New members post here
  62. Central European (?) with lion and lothige mark agphile 12-12-2017 New members post here
  63. Little Silver Treasure agphile 03-02-2014 American Silver before sterling
  64. The Haversticks of Lancaster and their Wheat-back Spoons agphile 06-03-2012 American Silver before sterling
  65. Toy spoon maker agphile 11-09-2008 American Silver before sterling
  66. Wendt & Canfield Butter dish agphile 04-03-2009 American Silver before sterling
  67. American (?) dognose maker agphile 04-27-2008 American Silver before sterling
  68. 18th c. ladle.. British or American? triple marked agphile 06-18-2008 American Silver before sterling
  69. Sugar tongs in Henry James agphile 07-31-2008 American Silver before sterling
  70. crested spoon by IS agphile 09-22-2008 American Silver before sterling
  71. Punch strainer agphile 10-12-2008 American Silver before sterling
  72. An American Stock clasp ? agphile 10-29-2008 American Silver before sterling
  73. A Couple Nice Little Spoons agphile 11-14-2008 American Silver before sterling
  74. A feather-edge conundrum agphile 01-07-2009 American Silver before sterling
  75. An Odd Bird-Back to Chew On agphile 01-09-2009 American Silver before sterling
  76. A Stephen Emery spoon agphile 01-27-2009 American Silver before sterling
  77. Etice agphile 01-30-2009 American Silver before sterling
  78. coin silver cups agphile 03-04-2009 American Silver before sterling
  79. Very Early Silver Whatzit!?! agphile 05-25-2009 American Silver before sterling
  80. Samuel Burt via Scotland and Nassau? agphile 07-05-2009 American Silver before sterling
  81. What's going on with this creamer? agphile 08-14-2009 American Silver before sterling
  82. Does it exist or Does it not exist agphile 08-17-2009 American Silver before sterling
  83. the start of sterling in the U.S. agphile 09-07-2010 American Silver before sterling
  84. Snuff Spoon or Toy? GT Mark agphile 10-04-2010 American Silver before sterling
  85. Hallmark puzzle agphile 10-23-2009 American Silver before sterling
  86. Ladle with built in strainer agphile 03-25-2010 American Silver before sterling
  87. mystery mark on fork agphile 05-18-2012 American Silver before sterling
  88. Our spoons are numbered. But why? agphile 11-15-2012 American Silver before sterling
  89. Orange strainer agphile 07-07-2014 American Silver before sterling
  90. Sucket Spoon, or maybe not. agphile 01-23-2016 American Silver before sterling
  91. Flower back spoon agphile 07-06-2017 American Silver before sterling
  92. Will the Flatware Collecting Hobby get to Stage III? agphile 07-23-2008 General Silver Forum
  93. Fakes continued - post #3 agphile 05-09-2009 General Silver Forum
  94. MARK ID agphile 03-01-2009 General Silver Forum
  95. Great faces in silver #2 agphile 05-08-2008 General Silver Forum
  96. Top Ten Posts (revised 2010) agphile 05-04-2010 General Silver Forum
  97. Hoilday Greetings 2007 - 2015 agphile 12-24-2015 General Silver Forum
  98. Forest Lawn Memorial Park souvenir agphile 11-17-2008 General Silver Forum
  99. Whatzit , Wherezit, Whozit? agphile 12-10-2008 General Silver Forum
  100. toast or asparagus? agphile 06-22-2009 General Silver Forum
  101. watch fob thread anyone? agphile 07-10-2009 General Silver Forum
  102. Restorator agphile 08-26-2009 General Silver Forum
  103. spoon mold agphile 11-06-2009 General Silver Forum
  104. Welcome back agphile 02-14-2010 General Silver Forum
  105. curious about this item agphile 08-01-2010 General Silver Forum
  106. Casting of a medieval silver spoon - Coulage d'une cuillère médiévale en argent agphile 11-06-2010 General Silver Forum
  107. do you tell? agphile 11-07-2010 General Silver Forum
  108. cold meat fork agphile 11-21-2010 General Silver Forum
  109. Season´s Greetings agphile 12-24-2010 General Silver Forum
  110. Guess what this is agphile 01-30-2011 General Silver Forum
  111. Valentine's Day related silver agphile 02-14-2011 General Silver Forum
  112. Silly silver agphile 04-02-2011 General Silver Forum
  113. Great faces in silver #5 agphile 12-19-2012 General Silver Forum
  114. Navy silver agphile 04-09-2008 General Silver Forum
  115. Seal date? agphile 07-31-2009 General Silver Forum
  116. New Acquisitions @ Dallas Museum of Art agphile 06-12-2010 General Silver Forum
  117. COLONIAL SILVER CATHOLIC MEDAL? agphile 10-07-2010 General Silver Forum
  118. wiccan silver agphile 11-08-2011 General Silver Forum
  119. When and where were these tea tongs made? agphile 02-27-2012 General Silver Forum
  120. More spoon mysteries from my weekend haul agphile 03-21-2012 General Silver Forum
  121. Tong question agphile 03-27-2012 General Silver Forum
  122. Cole Shot Tumbler agphile 03-27-2012 General Silver Forum
  123. Baleen-handled ladles--when? agphile 05-13-2012 General Silver Forum
  124. This weekends Whatzits. agphile 11-02-2012 General Silver Forum
  125. Is there a difference - Pepper shaker, Pepper caster, Pepperette agphile 11-19-2012 General Silver Forum
  126. Cold meat fork (edited) agphile 11-24-2010 General Silver Forum
  127. 1919 Dutch Silver Reproduction Alert agphile 03-29-2013 General Silver Forum
  128. A Novice - How to tell antique silver from high polish pewter? agphile 05-03-2008 General Silver Forum
  129. Square Based Goblet agphile 05-12-2013 General Silver Forum
  130. Photo hosting agphile 07-04-2013 General Silver Forum
  131. Syrup Pitchers agphile 09-02-2013 General Silver Forum
  132. Does Provenance Affect Your Appreciation? agphile 03-23-2014 General Silver Forum
  133. You are registered for SSF imaging hosting agphile 05-19-2014 General Silver Forum
  134. Image hosting trial agphile 06-05-2014 General Silver Forum
  135. Newer SMP/SSF image hosting - 1.5 agphile 06-07-2014 General Silver Forum
  136. Search engines: moved post & 404 errors agphile 06-02-2015 General Silver Forum
  137. SSF/ASGP paradigm - is it time to change? agphile 11-17-2015 General Silver Forum
  138. A New Whatzit thread! agphile 11-24-2015 General Silver Forum
  139. Grapefruit Spoon or Whatsit? agphile 11-24-2015 General Silver Forum
  140. FYI - registration page look & feel changes agphile 12-07-2015 General Silver Forum
  141. Needing everyone's opinion agphile 12-08-2015 General Silver Forum
  142. Favorites in your collection? agphile 11-18-2009 General Silver Forum
  143. The 5 faces on a heart pendant box agphile 06-14-2016 General Silver Forum
  144. New member in Texas agphile 11-30-2015 General Silver Forum
  145. Works of fiction agphile 05-14-2015 General Silver Forum
  146. Video tour agphile 09-12-2016 General Silver Forum
  147. Is this American Colonial? Or British Provincial? agphile 10-20-2016 General Silver Forum
  148. Merry Christmas Everybody! agphile 12-24-2016 General Silver Forum
  149. What was I thinking? agphile 01-23-2017 General Silver Forum
  150. New Members' Forum agphile 01-26-2017 General Silver Forum
  151. unknown mark agphile 01-30-2017 General Silver Forum
  152. Some large spoons agphile 03-08-2017 General Silver Forum
  153. Silver can talk...continuation agphile 08-28-2016 General Silver Forum
  154. coinsilver agphile 04-20-2008 General Silver Forum
  155. Twisted spoons agphile 06-16-2009 General Silver Forum
  156. a Spanish trophy with American connections agphile 04-06-2017 General Silver Forum
  157. Wilkens Teapot - coin or German? agphile 04-25-2017 General Silver Forum
  158. Unmarked spoons agphile 07-11-2017 General Silver Forum
  159. small bugs agphile 11-13-2017 General Silver Forum
  160. Collector's View agphile 01-04-2018 General Silver Forum
  161. Souvenir bowl die... agphile 05-24-2012 General Silver Forum
  162. Greeting New Members agphile 06-15-2010 General Silver Forum
  163. Bell mark? Can anyone ID this mark? agphile 05-20-2017 Silverplate Forum
  164. WMF jugend agphile 05-27-2009 Silverplate Forum
  165. Any info on this mark found on a silverplated candelabra? agphile 12-27-2008 Silverplate Forum
  166. Silverplate Salver- Maker? Date? agphile 04-15-2010 Silverplate Forum
  167. Old Shefild Plate agphile 06-26-2010 Silverplate Forum
  168. Sheffield Bowl Mark ID agphile 08-20-2009 Silverplate Forum
  169. Please help- silver plated fork with mysterious mark agphile 03-15-2010 Silverplate Forum
  170. unknown treasure? agphile 09-10-2010 Silverplate Forum
  171. My Grandmother's silver (plated) chariot agphile 09-23-2008 Silverplate Forum
  172. plated spoon agphile 10-20-2015 Silverplate Forum
  173. Another one I need help identifying agphile 11-26-2015 Silverplate Forum
  174. Currier & Roby agphile 06-17-2011 20<sup>th</sup>/21<sup>st</sup> Century Silversmiths
  175. George Hart and the Guild of Handicraft agphile 04-03-2010 20<sup>th</sup>/21<sup>st</sup> Century Silversmiths
  176. Stephan mark?? agphile 07-13-2010 20<sup>th</sup>/21<sup>st</sup> Century Silversmiths
  177. David Huang and his 22K vessel agphile 08-06-2009 20<sup>th</sup>/21<sup>st</sup> Century Silversmiths
  178. Handwrought Footed Cup w/Motto agphile 08-28-2009 20<sup>th</sup>/21<sup>st</sup> Century Silversmiths
  179. Wonderful A&C Server-Unknown Mark agphile 11-06-2010 20<sup>th</sup>/21<sup>st</sup> Century Silversmiths
  180. Angela Cork agphile 02-06-2011 20<sup>th</sup>/21<sup>st</sup> Century Silversmiths
  181. unusual spoon with unidentified mark agphile 02-21-2012 20<sup>th</sup>/21<sup>st</sup> Century Silversmiths
  182. Anniversary cheese scoop agphile 11-02-2014 20<sup>th</sup>/21<sup>st</sup> Century Silversmiths
  183. Porter Blanchard, Lewis Wise, Randy Stromsoe agphile 12-10-2009 20<sup>th</sup>/21<sup>st</sup> Century Silversmiths
  184. Is this a gorham makers mark? agphile 10-31-2009 American Sterling Silver
  185. Tiffany England agphile 12-04-2008 American Sterling Silver
  186. Salesman's Samples agphile 02-08-2010 American Sterling Silver
  187. Tiffany 950 Tea Set agphile 08-19-2009 American Sterling Silver
  188. Looking for Info on Manchester Pieces agphile 01-18-2010 American Sterling Silver
  189. Chicago silver reference book agphile 10-03-2010 American Sterling Silver
  190. Arthur Stone Sterling Flatware Set w/ some unidentified marks agphile 10-20-2009 American Sterling Silver
  191. ONC marks of silversmiths agphile 12-08-2011 American Sterling Silver
  192. Gorham shoe horn agphile 04-20-2010 American Sterling Silver
  193. Anyone recognize this castle? agphile 07-24-2012 American Sterling Silver
  194. charming inscription agphile 01-11-2011 American Sterling Silver
  195. Gorham troll-face tea set agphile 04-26-2013 American Sterling Silver
  196. mystery bowl agphile 01-15-2009 American Sterling Silver
  197. Dinner bells agphile 08-14-2016 American Sterling Silver
  198. Gorham button hooks agphile 11-13-2016 American Sterling Silver
  199. help identifying English (?) crown hallmark please agphile 06-03-2009 American Sterling Silver
  200. Oh, what a boar! agphile 10-15-2017 American Sterling Silver
  201. Wacky Shiebler bell agphile 11-16-2017 American Sterling Silver
  202. The Fish Tray - Gorham, 1883 agphile 12-24-2017 American Sterling Silver
  203. Sam Kramer and S. J. Perelman agphile 08-31-2010 Silver Jewelry
  204. Victorian Locket agphile 12-27-2008 Silver Jewelry
  205. A Collector's Eye - The Use of Sterling Silver in American Costume Jewelry -1942-1947 agphile 11-09-2010 Silver Jewelry
  206. German Whatzit agphile 07-24-2012 Silver Jewelry
  207. Early souvenir spoon agphile 02-07-2009 Continental / International Silver
  208. Swiss Silver, part 1 agphile 10-10-2008 Continental / International Silver
  209. Roman silver spoons agphile 04-29-2008 Continental / International Silver
  210. Whatzit? agphile 07-07-2008 Continental / International Silver
  211. Hanover spoon agphile 01-05-2009 Continental / International Silver
  212. Folding fork, funny marks agphile 01-13-2009 Continental / International Silver
  213. An odd couple of spoons agphile 02-08-2009 Continental / International Silver
  214. Help with marks--American? German? agphile 02-23-2009 Continental / International Silver
  215. Kaplak - hatmoney agphile 03-25-2009 Continental / International Silver
  216. Tiny Ivory Handle Forks agphile 05-31-2009 Continental / International Silver
  217. Maltese marks? agphile 06-02-2009 Continental / International Silver
  218. Mystery Spoon agphile 02-22-2010 Continental / International Silver
  219. request for help on 18th c german beaker agphile 08-14-2009 Continental / International Silver
  220. Antiquities Day at the Flea Market agphile 05-07-2010 Continental / International Silver
  221. Found among plated silver agphile 07-03-2010 Continental / International Silver
  222. Miniature porringer of unknown origin agphile 08-26-2010 Continental / International Silver
  223. Russian silver Mezuzza agphile 11-26-2010 Continental / International Silver
  224. Another buckle agphile 11-30-2010 Continental / International Silver
  225. Bright cut ladle agphile 02-21-2011 Continental / International Silver
  226. Nice and floral agphile 04-13-2012 Continental / International Silver
  227. Need help w/ ID - Cyrillic marks? agphile 10-01-2011 Continental / International Silver
  228. Channel Island Salts? agphile 10-17-2009 Continental / International Silver
  229. Scrap silver or save (Rococo piece) agphile 10-09-2011 Continental / International Silver
  230. Intricate Silver Shelf agphile 01-18-2009 Continental / International Silver
  231. testing picture faces on silver agphile 01-01-2009 Continental / International Silver
  232. silver wedding coin gift. agphile 05-29-2009 Continental / International Silver
  233. It works or it dont - mustard cup 1822 agphile 06-25-2009 Continental / International Silver
  234. Coin Brandy Warmer agphile 03-19-2010 Continental / International Silver
  235. Slide show: The Russian cigarette case agphile 09-14-2010 Continental / International Silver
  236. Slide Show: A Collector's Eye - Russian napkin rings agphile 08-29-2010 Continental / International Silver
  237. The H|G Problem agphile 11-13-2009 Continental / International Silver
  238. Fabergé from Odessa agphile 01-09-2012 Continental / International Silver
  239. What does this inscription say? agphile 04-29-2012 Continental / International Silver
  240. Mystery Marks agphile 10-27-2012 Continental / International Silver
  241. Family silver ? agphile 11-29-2012 Continental / International Silver
  242. Hanau marks? agphile 01-18-2013 Continental / International Silver
  243. hallmark minerve AND mercure?! agphile 06-03-2008 Continental / International Silver
  244. New member's Russian silver agphile 06-04-2013 Continental / International Silver
  245. Need help with Silver Mark agphile 03-26-2013 Continental / International Silver
  246. Chinese Cream Pail - Georgian Appearance agphile 01-22-2009 Continental / International Silver
  247. Silver is best found among plated agphile 01-07-2009 Continental / International Silver
  248. comparisen agphile 10-14-2008 Continental / International Silver
  249. Unidentified German Silver Box or Vinaigrette agphile 10-23-2008 Continental / International Silver
  250. I can't identify these marks agphile 10-23-2008 Continental / International Silver
  251. can't find this christofle flatware pattern agphile 02-03-2010 Continental / International Silver
  252. Silvermarks "P.Thorensen 830"? agphile 06-23-2009 Continental / International Silver
  253. Russian Enamel Spoon, Who's the maker? agphile 06-10-2016 Continental / International Silver
  254. Wollenweber silver agphile 08-06-2016 Continental / International Silver
  255. Russian silver teacup holders? agphile 08-16-2012 Continental / International Silver
  256. Dallas Museum of Art Acquires Wittgenstein Vitrine agphile 01-17-2014 Continental / International Silver
  257. my grandmother's demitasse set agphile 08-26-2014 Continental / International Silver
  258. Silver spoon from Italy agphile 03-08-2013 Continental / International Silver
  259. Master Gold & Silversmiths from the Netherlands in 1700/1800's agphile 02-20-2011 Continental / International Silver
  260. ID Needed Please on plated spoon. agphile 01-07-2011 Continental / International Silver
  261. Fiddle Pattern Development agphile 09-10-2011 British / Irish Sterling
  262. Provincial "duty dodger"? agphile 03-18-2012 British / Irish Sterling
  263. An odd mark-Scottish Provincial? agphile 01-13-2009 British / Irish Sterling
  264. Onslow pattern agphile 02-22-2014 British / Irish Sterling
  265. Tea pot agphile 12-03-2008 British / Irish Sterling
  266. British salt and pepper agphile 07-07-2008 British / Irish Sterling
  267. Re: Talloncrest's old cast tongs (Br/Ir silver) agphile 04-28-2008 British / Irish Sterling
  268. English teaspoon with two marks agphile 04-01-2008 British / Irish Sterling
  269. Re 18th century knives, in British / Irish Sterling agphile 04-20-2008 British / Irish Sterling
  270. Re: Bascall's eccentric tongs agphile 04-24-2008 British / Irish Sterling
  271. c 1730 buckle - Newcastle ? Makepeace ? agphile 05-20-2008 British / Irish Sterling
  272. Unusual dognose and Hanoverian spoons agphile 05-20-2008 British / Irish Sterling
  273. 18th c. ladle.. British or American? triple marked agphile 06-18-2008 British / Irish Sterling
  274. Unknown Mark - RS - Presumed London around 1730 agphile 09-11-2008 British / Irish Sterling
  275. Grimwade -The Georgian Silver Makers Bible agphile 12-16-2008 British / Irish Sterling
  276. Unknown Mark MB - but with a twist agphile 09-11-2008 British / Irish Sterling
  277. Cannon handles agphile 09-20-2008 British / Irish Sterling
  278. Miniature Spoons agphile 10-05-2008 British / Irish Sterling
  279. Georgian Women Silversmiths - Lady Bucklemakers. agphile 10-24-2008 British / Irish Sterling
  280. Georgian Silversmiths Private Lives Scandals ? agphile 12-03-2009 British / Irish Sterling
  281. English coffin end agphile 12-23-2008 British / Irish Sterling
  282. Soup ladle agphile 01-05-2009 British / Irish Sterling
  283. scottish silversmith JS agphile 02-11-2009 British / Irish Sterling
  284. George 2nd Coffee Pot. Maker is ??? agphile 01-07-2009 British / Irish Sterling
  285. English coffee pot 1825-26 agphile 02-24-2009 British / Irish Sterling
  286. Washed up wine taster agphile 06-07-2009 British / Irish Sterling
  287. Silver Gilt Georgian Spoon agphile 06-17-2009 British / Irish Sterling
  288. English ladle around 1760 agphile 02-22-2009 British / Irish Sterling
  289. Toast agphile 07-16-2009 British / Irish Sterling
  290. Maker ID Help agphile 08-06-2009 British / Irish Sterling
  291. Puzzle teaspoon - Guernsey? agphile 08-07-2009 British / Irish Sterling
  292. Goblet w/ Oxford University Arms agphile 08-28-2009 British / Irish Sterling
  293. Richard Rugg agphile 10-07-2009 British / Irish Sterling
  294. Mystery spoon agphile 10-31-2009 British / Irish Sterling
  295. Here's a weird one! agphile 12-23-2009 British / Irish Sterling
  296. Thimble case agphile 02-11-2010 British / Irish Sterling
  297. Birmingham candlesticks agphile 02-23-2010 British / Irish Sterling
  298. Henry Plumpton agphile 03-03-2010 British / Irish Sterling
  299. A Trip to The Silver Vaults in London agphile 04-17-2010 British / Irish Sterling
  300. Paul Storr Silver Plate, Need Help with COA and Monogram agphile 09-08-2009 British / Irish Sterling
  301. Early English Spoons agphile 05-20-2014 British / Irish Sterling
  302. Basting spoons agphile 06-26-2010 British / Irish Sterling
  303. English silver wine cistern breaks record! agphile 07-14-2010 British / Irish Sterling
  304. watch case maker? agphile 07-20-2010 British / Irish Sterling
  305. Trefid spoons with "guidelines" agphile 08-27-2010 British / Irish Sterling
  306. A tespoon with history agphile 11-28-2010 British / Irish Sterling
  307. Saucepans agphile 01-01-2011 British / Irish Sterling
  308. Late 18th century ladle--advice needed agphile 01-11-2011 British / Irish Sterling
  309. Would Like Confirmation Please agphile 01-23-2011 British / Irish Sterling
  310. Clive's article on George Smith agphile 04-10-2011 British / Irish Sterling
  311. save the hallmark! agphile 04-21-2011 British / Irish Sterling
  312. Unknown London Silversmith or Chinese Export? agphile 09-18-2011 British / Irish Sterling
  313. Identification help please??? agphile 08-05-2009 British / Irish Sterling
  314. Sterling? Napkin Rings agphile 10-21-2011 British / Irish Sterling
  315. Gorham Birmingham UK - teaspoon agphile 04-26-2010 British / Irish Sterling
  316. What type of Ladle? agphile 02-07-2012 British / Irish Sterling
  317. London Salt Cellar -- Hussars? agphile 07-23-2010 British / Irish Sterling
  318. Britannia Caster - 1699-1715 agphile 05-02-2010 British / Irish Sterling
  319. Unusual early English salver agphile 11-10-2011 British / Irish Sterling
  320. Reference material advice needed agphile 11-11-2011 British / Irish Sterling
  321. Mixed media agphile 07-28-2012 British / Irish Sterling
  322. What is this piece? agphile 01-08-2012 British / Irish Sterling
  323. Gawen Nash early mark agphile 03-27-2012 British / Irish Sterling
  324. tongs again -- maker? agphile 04-01-2012 British / Irish Sterling
  325. Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Solid Silver money clip agphile 06-04-2012 British / Irish Sterling
  326. Help Pleez, is this sterling or have I been taken? agphile 06-03-2008 British / Irish Sterling
  327. shadow of a drop agphile 05-18-2009 British / Irish Sterling
  328. Silver in London agphile 12-30-2009 British / Irish Sterling
  329. Silver Automaton Swan agphile 12-27-2012 British / Irish Sterling
  330. An early seal top, or not agphile 02-15-2013 British / Irish Sterling
  331. Re 18th century knives, in British / Irish Sterling agphile 04-20-2008 British / Irish Sterling
  332. Third-century spoons agphile 06-04-2013 British / Irish Sterling
  333. Help with spoon info agphile 06-07-2013 British / Irish Sterling
  334. Puritan spoon agphile 07-25-2013 British / Irish Sterling
  335. 1707 spoon agphile 09-22-2013 British / Irish Sterling
  336. epns indication letters. agphile 11-06-2008 British / Irish Sterling
  337. Snuff Spoon agphile 05-11-2014 British / Irish Sterling
  338. Cased teaspoons and tongs agphile 06-05-2014 British / Irish Sterling
  339. Strainer Spoons agphile 06-07-2014 British / Irish Sterling
  340. Sucket and See agphile 06-22-2014 British / Irish Sterling
  341. Sugar Tongs agphile 08-26-2014 British / Irish Sterling
  342. Mote Spoons agphile 02-21-2016 British / Irish Sterling
  343. Berry spoons agphile 09-26-2014 British / Irish Sterling
  344. Rococo agphile 07-01-2015 British / Irish Sterling
  345. Lionel Alfred Crichton agphile 01-24-2015 British / Irish Sterling
  346. Hallmark Dilemma agphile 10-17-2015 British / Irish Sterling
  347. Spaulding company (originally: plated spoon) agphile 10-20-2015 British / Irish Sterling
  348. Cape Silver agphile 11-23-2015 British / Irish Sterling
  349. Marrow Spoons and Scoops agphile 03-09-2016 British / Irish Sterling
  350. Specialised Spoons agphile 01-25-2016 British / Irish Sterling
  351. Transitional Trefids agphile 02-03-2016 British / Irish Sterling
  352. Help needed agphile 02-03-2010 British / Irish Sterling
  353. Naturalistic Teaspoons agphile 03-27-2016 British / Irish Sterling
  354. 2 more Whatzits - similar but different agphile 04-01-2016 British / Irish Sterling
  355. Slices, spades and trowels agphile 04-08-2017 British / Irish Sterling
  356. Tappit-Hen agphile 04-21-2016 British / Irish Sterling
  357. Early Creswick warming dish agphile 04-28-2009 British / Irish Sterling
  358. The Nelson Fork agphile 05-04-2016 British / Irish Sterling
  359. Folding Flatware agphile 05-10-2016 British / Irish Sterling
  360. William Haverstick Silver agphile 05-21-2008 British / Irish Sterling
  361. Picture Front Spoons agphile 06-20-2016 British / Irish Sterling
  362. A Few Hanoverians agphile 06-21-2016 British / Irish Sterling
  363. Mote Tongs? agphile 11-02-2016 British / Irish Sterling
  364. Unusual or rare hallmarks / duty marks agphile 01-07-2017 British / Irish Sterling
  365. London? agphile 01-23-2017 British / Irish Sterling
  366. Whip End Spoons of the 18th Century agphile 02-01-2017 British / Irish Sterling
  367. Snow-day tongs, monogram agphile 02-10-2017 British / Irish Sterling
  368. Fiddle, thread and drop agphile 08-22-2016 British / Irish Sterling
  369. What is it? agphile 08-18-2016 British / Irish Sterling
  370. Georgian Pedestal Sugar Bowl? agphile 03-19-2017 British / Irish Sterling
  371. Dr Christopher Dresser agphile 09-16-2013 British / Irish Sterling
  372. poor hallmarking agphile 06-21-2017 British / Irish Sterling
  373. labor to make this ladle ? agphile 07-14-2017 British / Irish Sterling
  374. Tongs--can you read this maker's mark? agphile 07-16-2017 British / Irish Sterling
  375. Dorothy Sarbitt agphile 07-31-2017 British / Irish Sterling
  376. Victorian Chalice, London, 1843 agphile 10-30-2017 British / Irish Sterling
  377. Spoon shapes and decoration agphile 11-13-2017 British / Irish Sterling
  378. Benjamin Mountigue agphile 11-26-2017 British / Irish Sterling
  379. Toasting Fork? agphile 01-22-2018 British / Irish Sterling
  380. asparagus tongs agphile 01-20-2018 British / Irish Sterling
  381. Stock in trade agphile 06-21-2008 Silver Ephemera & Documentation
  382. Shameless self promotion agphile 10-01-2009 Silver Ephemera & Documentation
  383. Georg Jensen Ad 1931 agphile 10-07-2009 Silver Ephemera & Documentation
  384. Chinese Silversmith cured agphile 11-30-2009 Silver Ephemera & Documentation
  385. Daniel Whafdale - "A Coffin of Gold" agphile 12-04-2009 Silver Ephemera & Documentation
  386. Sign up here - Free PDF copy of the Elias Pelletreau, Long Island Silversmith. agphile 08-30-2010 Silver Ephemera & Documentation
  387. Manuscript - Moulton & Towle agphile 11-05-2010 Silver Ephemera & Documentation
  388. Silverwork" article in 1893 British publication agphile 12-23-2010 Silver Ephemera & Documentation
  389. Could you pass me thesugar please? agphile 03-27-2009 Silver Stories
  390. The story of a war hero WWII agphile 04-15-2009 Silver Stories
  391. Tumlinge - is this too much guessing? agphile 04-18-2009 Silver Stories
  392. Wedding gift for 1870s bride? agphile 06-20-2009 Silver Stories
  393. A Tale of Two Spoons agphile 12-24-2009 Silver Stories
  394. 1886 - TABLE MANNERS IN THE TIME OF QUEEN ELIZABETH agphile 09-29-2011 Silver Stories
  395. Haggling agphile 04-27-2013 Silver Stories
  396. Translation agphile 03-19-2016 Silver Stories
  397. What should museums collect? agphile 05-15-2008 A Curator's Viewpoint
  398. The Most Beautiful Piece of Silver in the World agphile 07-26-2008 A Curator's Viewpoint
  399. Shangri-La silver agphile 11-12-2008 A Curator's Viewpoint
  400. Nathaniel Coleman agphile 11-12-2008 A Curator's Viewpoint
  401. collecting rationales for a curator agphile 03-08-2009 A Curator's Viewpoint
  402. A silver gallery for Newark? agphile 04-01-2009 A Curator's Viewpoint
  403. The Problem with Services agphile 11-21-2009 A Curator's Viewpoin

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iconnumber posted 10-05-2020 11:11 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for E. Albert     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hello, Scott. Yes, that is David. It looks like the photo was taken not that long before he died.

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And thank you very much, Scott, for all the research it must have taken to provide me with such a comprehensive list of David's posts. I am very grateful.

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iconnumber posted 10-05-2020 11:16 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for E. Albert     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thank you, Cheryl. Yes, it's true: it's only from reading David's posts on this forum, and the replies to them, that I have realised the depth of pleasure and interest he took in collecting silver and the common passion you all share. Thank you also for the link you provided: it does capture David's voice very well and will be a great solace to his wife and daughters because the voice is so distinctly his it is like he is speaking to them again.

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iconnumber posted 10-05-2020 11:59 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ahwt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Let me echo Cheryl's feelings as I too enjoyed "Agphile's" posts and know he will be missed greatly by you and your family.
Mr. Whitbread's posts were always ones that I looked forward to reading and learning from. He had a wonderful way of expressing his love of silver and I could not help but feel better after reading his comments and seeing how he approached collecting. He was truly a great person.
Arthur

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quote:
Originally posted by ahwt:
Let me echo Cheryl's feelings as I too enjoyed "Agphile's" posts and know he will be missed greatly by you and your family.
Mr. Whitbread's posts were always ones that I looked forward to reading and learning from. He had a wonderful way of expressing his love of silver and I could not help but feel better after reading his comments and seeing how he approached collecting. He was truly a great person.
Arthur

Thank you very much, Arthur, for your kind words. We do miss him very much. I am glad to have finally let his fellow forum members know that it was not lack of interest that stopped him posting here, for he retained that interest to his death, but circumstances beyond his control.

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iconnumber posted 10-06-2020 11:09 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Scott Martin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Edoardo,

I was not sure the PDF file (see the link below) would be helpful to you and your project. Nevertheless, yesterday, around 11:30 am EST I thought I would try making this post/thread into a PDF. My slow computer didn't finish the PDF until late last night.

It is a very large PDF (more than 2,600 pages). So it may be too large for most ....

If you decide the PDF is not going to be helpful and don't down load it or if you do down load it and the file no longer needs to be on our server, please let me know and I'll delete the file from our server.

When the project is complete please tell us the story of how it all came together.

Agphile-SMP_SilverSalonForums-r5r.pdf [no longer available]

[This message has been edited by Scott Martin (edited 10-08-2020).]

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quote:
Originally posted by Scott Martin:
Edoardo,

I was not sure the PDF file (see the link below) would be helpful to you and your project. Nevertheless, yesterday, around 11:30 am EST I thought I would try making this post/thread into a PDF. My slow computer didn't finish the PDF until late last night.

It is a very large PDF (more than 2,600 pages). So it may be too large for most ....

If you decide the PDF is not going to be helpful and don't down load it or if you do down load it and the file no longer needs to be on our server, please let me know and I'll delete the file from our server.

When the project is complete please tell us the story of how it all came together.

Agphile-SMP_SilverSalonForums-r5r.pdf [no longer available]


Thank you very much, Scott. That is very helpful. 2,600 pages! I have downloaded PDF so you can delete the file from your servers now. Thank you again.

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I was just searching for a thread of Agphile's about mote spoons and found this very sad news.

Edoardo, we all loved your father-in-law. His posts were so thoughtful, deeply knowledgeable, generous, and charmingly written. How we will continue to miss him! I go back to his threads often for the information he shared and am always charmed once again by his voice.

(This is the thread I was looking for when I saw this one: Mote Spoons)

[This message has been edited by Scott Martin (edited 10-11-2020).]

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quote:
Originally posted by Polly:
I was just searching for a thread of Agphile's about mote spoons and found this very sad news.

Edoardo, we all loved your father-in-law. His posts were so thoughtful, deeply knowledgeable, generous, and charmingly written. How we will continue to miss him! I go back to his threads often for the information he shared and am always charmed once again by his voice.

(This is the thread I was looking for when I saw this one: Mote Spoons)

[This message has been edited by Scott Martin (edited 10-11-2020).]


Thank you, Polly. I'm sorry it's taken me so long to reply to your lovely post but rest assured that your appreciation of David means a great deal to me and to his wife and daughters. Thank you again.

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I'm very sorry to hear this news.
A terrific member he was indeed!

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