Information on the Forgery of British Hallmarks

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Re: Information on the Forgery of British Hallmarks

Postby dognose » Tue Jun 04, 2019 4:16 am

WILLIAM WYATT - CHARLES RIMER

Birmingham


THE GREED OF GAIN

TAMPERING WITH THE HALL-MARK


At Birmingham Assizes to-day Wm. Wyatt and Charles Rimer, manufacturing jewellers, were sentenced by Baron Pollock to fourteen months' hard labour for feloniously transposing the hall-mark of the Birmingham assay authorities by placing the 18ct. and 15ct. marks on an article of jewellery of an inferior quality. The Judge said the offence was a most serious one, and was purposely committed for the greed of gain.


Source: South Wales Echo - 17th March 1897

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Re: Information on the Forgery of British Hallmarks

Postby dognose » Thu Aug 08, 2019 3:11 am

WALTER ROBERTS - WILLIAM CANTLE

London


At the Clerkenwell Police Court, on Monday, Walter Roberts, an engraver, and William Cantle, a brass finisher, were charged with feloniously marking certain articles of jewellery by counterfeiting the mark of the Goldsmiths' Company. Several cases were proved in which the prisoners had stamped the mark of the company on chains, watches, an rings, and they were remanded without bail.

Source: The Monmouthshire Merlin and South Wales Advertiser - 28th January 1881


See: viewtopic.php?f=38&t=36614&p=155249&hilit=roberts#p155249

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Re: Information on the Forgery of British Hallmarks

Postby dognose » Wed Nov 06, 2019 5:12 am

ROBERT WILLIS

London


FORGING THE GOLDSMITHS' HALL MARK

HEAVY PENALTY


At the Old Bailey, London, on Monday, Robert Willis, aged 27, was sentenced to six years' penal servitude for forging the Goldsmiths' hall mark to a silver gilt watch, and passing it off as a valuable gold one.


Source: The Weekly Mail - 26th September 1885

See: viewtopic.php?f=38&t=36614&p=104645&hilit=willis&sid=aef4dd213f448fc9032b0394c7336d60#p104645

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