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ahwt

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iconnumber posted 01-14-2017 11:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ahwt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

These are coin silver forks that a friend of mind recently brought. He would like to buy more of this pattern, but these forks are not marked and are of a pattern that is not known to me. The forks are really distinctive with the opposing acorns in the wreath.

Does anyone know the name or maker of this pattern?

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park1226

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iconnumber posted 07-12-2017 09:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for park1226     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Six pieces of this identical pattern sold at auction recently. Your friend may have purchased these pieces. Here is the auction description, 'Six pieces coin and early sterling silver flatware in a rare 19th c. acorn and oak leaf pattern, unattributed, all with various maker/retailer marks. Includes four 7-1/4" forks (three marked N. Harding & Co Pure Coin, one marked McKay ___ Co. Pure Coin), one 7-1/2" butter knife with Wood & Hughes stamp, and one 6-1/2" gravy or sauce ladle marked J.E. Caldwell & Co. 925. Butter knife is monogrammed on back "Lincoln", ladle is monogrammed EHR, forks not monogrammed. American, circa 1865. 9.33 oz troy total weight. Provenance: Estate of Salli LaGrone, Franklin, Tennessee. Condition: All pieces in very good condition with light table wear to pattern on back." It must have been quite popular given the number or retailers. I found the link by searching Acorn and coin silver.

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ahwt

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iconnumber posted 07-12-2017 10:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ahwt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
park1226, Thank you for the information. Salli was one of the first dealers in coin silver that I brought from.
I will pass this on to my friend.

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ahwt

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iconnumber posted 07-13-2017 11:13 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for ahwt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
park1226, My friend thanks you. He missed that one, but I think will use a saved search to look for more.

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park1226

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iconnumber posted 07-14-2017 08:03 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for park1226     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
He is welcome. I found 6 teaspoons available online by searching "coin, acorn". They have a F & H hallmark attributed to Farmington & Honeywell, Boston 1838-1881. See McGrew page 27.

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