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Waylander

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iconnumber posted 03-25-2006 06:09 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Waylander     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hello all

I have recently returned from 2 weeks vacation in New York City and managed to pick up a spoon from a collectibles store. While I do not have a photo yet (apologies as I have lost my cable for my digital camera) the marks are quite straightforward.

It is an Austrian-Hungarian piece, featuring the Diana head mark indicating a date of manufacture of between 1886 and 1922. The head mark has the 3 indicating silver purity of .800 and the town mark "A". My first question is therefore; which town is this?

My second question is the maker - H<pellet>S in a rectangular cartouche with rounded corners. Any ideas?

Thirdly, there appears to be the number "10" punched just below the maker's mark - I confess to being ignorant as to what this means.

TIA for any help.

Waylander

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IJP

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iconnumber posted 03-25-2006 07:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for IJP     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A full list of the assay district letters is posted Austrian Hungarian marks.

"A" indicates Wien/Vienna (Austria).

I don't have the resources to identify the maker, but I know that blakstone, and probably sazikov2000, has the major reference on Viennese makers' marks.

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ozfred

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iconnumber posted 03-25-2006 08:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ozfred     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The maker sounds like Heinrich
Schönblüh, listed as a jeweler and active 1905-1924.

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Waylander

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iconnumber posted 03-26-2006 03:34 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Waylander     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks to IJP and ozfred for their help smile

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