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by collectingfool
Fri Jun 22, 2018 6:42 am
Forum: German Silver
Topic: Large Silver Knight - What country?
Replies: 3
Views: 2173

Re: Large Silver Knight - What country?

Yes, that's exactly it. Thank you for the help! It was driving me crazy as I knew I'd once researched something similar but just couldn't remember.
by collectingfool
Sun Jun 17, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: German Silver
Topic: Large Silver Knight - What country?
Replies: 3
Views: 2173

Large Silver Knight - What country?

Got this today, it's supposed to be silver. I tested it in a few spots and it seems to be but I can't identify the single mark I see. I'm sorry for the photo of the mark, it's the best I could do using a lit magnifier and my iphone. If anyone can tell me if they recognize this mark I'd appreciate it...
by collectingfool
Tue May 29, 2018 5:41 am
Forum: German, French, Dutch, Russian, Scandinavian or Other - Single Image
Topic: A7? Caduceus? I should know this...
Replies: 2
Views: 1808

Re: A7? Caduceus? I should know this...

Thank you. Don't know if I'm blind or just slow but I didn't see that when i looked. I guess I never got down to the "small marks".

Apologies for the idiocy. Thanks again.
by collectingfool
Mon May 28, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: German, French, Dutch, Russian, Scandinavian or Other - Single Image
Topic: A7? Caduceus? I should know this...
Replies: 2
Views: 1808

A7? Caduceus? I should know this...

Hey folks, Sorry for asking as I think this should be obvious but I can't remember or find this mark online. It's on 800 silver and the piece is about 1900. Could someone pull me out of my ignorance and let me know what this mark is? I know I've seen it before. I want to say Austria but I couldn't f...
by collectingfool
Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: Asia & Middle East - Single Image
Topic: 84 Silver but is this even Russian?
Replies: 2
Views: 3709

Re: 84 Silver but is this even Russian?

Thank you. That was driving me nuts. Much appreciated!
by collectingfool
Tue Mar 13, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: Asia & Middle East - Single Image
Topic: 84 Silver but is this even Russian?
Replies: 2
Views: 3709

84 Silver but is this even Russian?

I just got a nicely engraved cigarette case that I assume is Russian because of the 84. My eyes are killing me from scouring this site and others trying to identify either of the other marks. Starting to question if this is even Russian. Maybe the images are just not sharp enough (or my eyes aren't ...
by collectingfool
Mon Oct 09, 2017 5:01 pm
Forum: Mexican Silversmiths
Topic: Who is "Margo De Mexico"?
Replies: 5
Views: 1916

Re: Who is "Margo De Mexico"?

Hi Silverly, So that's what I was trying to find out. Pieces that are marked "Margo de Mexico" are done by Margot van Voorhies? The same person that also marked their pieces "Margot de Taxco"? If yes, great! If not, trying to find out who the other one (not the well documented Ma...
by collectingfool
Mon Oct 09, 2017 10:58 am
Forum: Mexican Silversmiths
Topic: Who is "Margo De Mexico"?
Replies: 5
Views: 1916

Re: Who is "Margo De Mexico"?

Right, I figured as much. Honestly would just be too good to be true. Hoping I can get some info on Margo de Mexico. Can't find anything online other than a couple of dishes with that stamp, nothing on the maker.
by collectingfool
Mon Oct 09, 2017 8:36 am
Forum: Mexican Silversmiths
Topic: Who is "Margo De Mexico"?
Replies: 5
Views: 1916

Who is "Margo De Mexico"?

OK, I'm confused. Relative novice in Mexican silver and I purchased something this weekend and I'm not sure what it is. I have a set of 12 heavy glasses (Champaign Style) in Sterling Silver. Each weighs about 6 Troy Ounces. The mark is Margo De Mexico. I asked a couple of dealers I know that sell si...
by collectingfool
Sat Jul 22, 2017 9:28 pm
Forum: Mystery Objects
Topic: Weird Spratling wood/silver thing. What was it used for?
Replies: 2
Views: 2917

Weird Spratling wood/silver thing. What was it used for?

Picked up this thing today. It's wood and silver with the Spratling mark on it so I know who made it. Main question is though, what is it? Person I got it from said they remembered seeing it in a book once but didn't remember much about it. I'm guessing a cigarette pack holder or playing cards holde...
by collectingfool
Tue Jun 20, 2017 5:56 pm
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Mark in shape of a buckle, on a buckle?
Replies: 0
Views: 594

Mark in shape of a buckle, on a buckle?

Strange... I got this silver belt and saw that it was marked on every piece including the belt buckle on the front. I thought it was initials, maybe an "IB" but it was difficult to make out because as you can see, it's pierced-work and the mark is always cut off in some way. I put two mark...
by collectingfool
Sun May 21, 2017 6:21 pm
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: This look like a Lion's Head to you?
Replies: 3
Views: 1025

Re: This look like a Lion's Head to you?

Wow, I feel foolish. Should have seen that. Thank you for your help, I do appreciate it!
by collectingfool
Sun May 21, 2017 12:00 pm
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: This look like a Lion's Head to you?
Replies: 3
Views: 1025

This look like a Lion's Head to you?

I've been picking up stuff from an estate of a dealer that went out of business in the 1980s. There's been some cool finds but a lot of the stuff isn't identified correctly. I got a bunch of these buckles/clasps and they were marked "18th Century" but I have no clue as to country of origin...
by collectingfool
Sat Apr 16, 2016 7:03 am
Forum: German Silver
Topic: Sorry, clueless here. IML on boat shaped Salt?
Replies: 8
Views: 1889

Re: Sorry, clueless here. IML on boat shaped Salt?

Tried to revise my question but couldn't find how to edit. Thanks to your information I found the mark. Unless I missed something the second mark indicates Augsburg City (Bavaria) 1761-1763. I figured it was old but didn't realize that old. Thank you again for your help.
by collectingfool
Sat Apr 16, 2016 6:48 am
Forum: German Silver
Topic: Sorry, clueless here. IML on boat shaped Salt?
Replies: 8
Views: 1889

Re: Sorry, clueless here. IML on boat shaped Salt?

Thank you all for the replies, very much appreciated! And no, there is no third mark, it's just a dark spot that needs polishing. So, just so I know in the future, that second mark is for Germany?
by collectingfool
Fri Apr 15, 2016 5:44 pm
Forum: German Silver
Topic: Sorry, clueless here. IML on boat shaped Salt?
Replies: 8
Views: 1889

Sorry, clueless here. IML on boat shaped Salt?

Usually I can figure out at least a country or an age. Have no idea here, hoping to be pointed in the right direction so at least I can do some research myself. Thank you in advance! http://www.collectingfool.com/silver-boat.jpg http://www.collectingfool.com/silver-boat-mark1.jpg http://www.collecti...
by collectingfool
Sun May 03, 2015 7:21 pm
Forum: Family Crests
Topic: Huge Spoon - Crown over Swan??
Replies: 5
Views: 2187

Re: Huge Spoon - Crown over Swan??

Thank you. Well there's the first lead, had no idea it was a coat of arms and didn't recognize it as a pelican, thought it was a swan. At least it gives me more search words to try to identify. Of course ideally someone would recognize it and let me know but already this is helpful. Thank you again....
by collectingfool
Sun May 03, 2015 6:13 pm
Forum: Family Crests
Topic: Huge Spoon - Crown over Swan??
Replies: 5
Views: 2187

Huge Spoon - Crown over Swan??

Hi, I've never bought silver utensils before but I saw this one today and something about it called to me. I had to buy it. I was able to identify the maker and date - Francois-Dominique Naudin ca 1820 - but the back top of the handle has this mark (very large) and I can't find reference to it. Does...

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