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iconnumber posted 06-24-2001 09:55 AM           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Hi:

I need help identifying a German silver flatware mark. I recently bought a set of 800 flatware and would like to upload the pics; however, I cannot do so because my pic is not in .jpg form.

Each piece bears the crown and crescent Reichsmark, and the knife blades are are Henckels (clearly marked).

Please write if you think that you can help so that I can e-mail you a pic of the maker's mark itself.

I would also like to subscribe to this forum. How do I do this?

Thanks!
Matt

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Scott Martin
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iconnumber posted 06-24-2001 04:19 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Scott Martin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You may e-mail me your image and I will post it for you. info@smpub.com
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iconnumber posted 06-26-2001 10:35 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Scott Martin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Here's the photo:

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Brent

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iconnumber posted 07-07-2001 09:24 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Brent     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It looks like the mark of Koch & Bergfeld, of Bremen. They were founded in 1829, and made silver at least until well into the 20th century. I do not know if they are still in business.

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Martine

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iconnumber posted 07-07-2001 09:26 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Martine     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Dear Matt,
The mark is that of Koch & Bergfeld of Bremen, Germany. The firm was founded in 1829.

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Willie

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iconnumber posted 07-09-2001 04:06 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Willie     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
May I ask you both what reference book you use for German, and other Continental, makers.
Regards, Willie

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Martine

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iconnumber posted 07-12-2001 12:05 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Martine     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I imagine that Brent and I used the same book. Identifying European makers is a little hit or miss. When travelling overseas, most of the dealers over there don't seem to know or care about the numerous lesser makers. I used the Art Nouveau Art Deco Silver book by Krekel-Aalberse. It's listed on this site's book list.
For the traditional standard patterns like your beaded flatware, the maker doesn't make much difference except for precise pattern matching.

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iconnumber posted 07-13-2001 04:10 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Willie     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks Martine. Silly me, I have a copy of that book and had not thought to look there. Willie

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