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iconnumber posted 03-12-2008 10:27 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for TrophySleuth     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

My 90-year-old friend Eve has what appears to be a Freemason's medal, presented to her grandfather in 1879. From what I can tell, it's a Fireman's Medal from the I.O.G.F.

It's attached to a thick chain that's marked with the London lion, a small q, and the maker' mark is J&E F.

Can anyone tell me who J&E F was? He lived in Yorkshire all his life.

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iconnumber posted 03-13-2008 05:12 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for PhilO     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The maker's mark J&EF does not appear in Culme's book on London Gold & Silvermsiths 1838 - 1914. Could you post a picture?

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iconnumber posted 03-13-2008 03:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for salmoned     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
What do you mean by 'the London lion'? If you mean the uncrowned leopard head, okay, but if you mean the lion passant, well that isn't just for London.

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iconnumber posted 03-13-2008 11:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Kimo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The I.O.G.F. would be the Independent Order of Good Fellows, a fraternal organization.

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