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iconnumber posted 05-25-2004 05:55 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Bumnut11     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I am new to collecting silverware and need some help in identifying a hallmark on some flatware that I recently purchased. It has a half moon followed by a crown then 800HTB. Any information would be greatly appreciated.

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iconnumber posted 05-25-2004 10:28 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Patrick Vyvyan     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Your pieces are German. The moon and crown 800 mark was introduced in 1886, for a photo of the original law see: Marks on Silver-Gilt Demitasse Cup & Saucer
Your flatware is 80% silver, a lower standard than sterling which was, and is, commonly used in Europe. HTB is the maker, but I'm afraid unknown to me.

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iconnumber posted 05-29-2004 03:58 PM           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Are you sure the mark isn't WTB, with the T slightly higher or lower than the other letters? That would be the mark of Wilhelm Binder of Schwäbisch-Gmünd. They were founded in 1868 and by 1900 were among the largest manufacturers of silver flatware in Germany. I'm pretty sure they're still in business.

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iconnumber posted 05-29-2004 07:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Arg(um)entum     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I am pretty sure that Binder no longer exists. While I'm unsure when and how they went out of business, the most credible opinion I have encountered is that they closed down around 1970.

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iconnumber posted 05-31-2004 03:57 PM           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks for the info.

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iconnumber posted 06-29-2004 12:45 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Bumnut11     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thank you very much for the information. I took another look at the hall mark and your interpretation was correct. Thanks again.

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