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abclovell

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iconnumber posted 05-10-2004 11:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for abclovell     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have been trying all day to ID an ornate spoon with these hallmarks

In case you can't see....First R10, then a lion facing right with a 2 under it, the a person's head facing left and a fancy G....HELP!! Linda in Maine

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iconnumber posted 05-11-2004 10:07 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Scott Martin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
What makes you think this is Gorham?

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abclovell

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iconnumber posted 05-11-2004 10:48 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for abclovell     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Scott...I am a newbie when it comes to silver...There are always bag lots at my local auction but I shy away due to a lack of knowledge but I suspect there is a profit to be made....I was going by the G...I think, after further esearch last night, this may be Dutch?

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iconnumber posted 05-11-2004 01:31 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Scott Martin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

Is the above is the same lion mark? If it is than it is the Netherlands mark for silver of the 2nd standard = 833 fineness.

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iconnumber posted 05-11-2004 01:45 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for abclovell     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
YES...Is there anyway to tell the age? Is 833 desirable and considered sterling silver?

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iconnumber posted 05-11-2004 08:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Scott Martin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The R10 is the makers mark.
The fancy "G" is the date mark. We really need to see a close up of the letter. It is the typeface and the letter together that indicates date.
The head is the office assay of mark. If you can make out the leter on the hat then we might be able to identify the assay office city.

  • R10 = S. T. Reitsma (1859/1892)
  • The "G" kind of looks like it is 1898 but it could also be 1891 or something else.


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