Dating silver plate marks

02-Apr-2016 11:51

You can't pore over auction records and price guides to find values for your silver and silver plated antiques if you don't know exactly what you have, including when and where it was produced along with who made it.

Easier said than done when some symbols on antique and collectible silver can be thoroughly confusing without resources to point you in the right direction.

Since hallmarking began, the leopard’s head has been used in various forms to denote the London Assay Office.

The Edinburgh mark is a three-turreted castle (to which a thistle was added from 1759 until 1975 when a lion rampant replace the thistle); the mark for Sheffield was a crown until 1974 when it was replaced by a rosette, while the symbol for silver made in Birmingham is an anchor.

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You will learn to understand and research silver origins, craftsmen, and manufacturers using hallmarks, along with a few online value guides to help you with that daunting task as well.

A single mold may be found with the red RSP mark , a green R.

Reinhold Schlegelmilch was a porcelain manufacturer in Suhl, Germany, founded in the 19th century. most of the pieces exported to the United States bore the " RS Prussia " mark . and one dated to c.1900's to 1920's (Source: Collector's Encyclopedia of R. Collectors of RS Prussia (RSP) porcelain will likely say it was the elaborate, unique . It's these varieties and combinations that challenge the collector in dating the.

Scouring online resources offers a wealth of information on sterling silver and silver plated wares to assist you in your research tasks.

But, to be honest, some are much better than others.

You will learn to understand and research silver origins, craftsmen, and manufacturers using hallmarks, along with a few online value guides to help you with that daunting task as well.

A single mold may be found with the red RSP mark , a green R.

Reinhold Schlegelmilch was a porcelain manufacturer in Suhl, Germany, founded in the 19th century. most of the pieces exported to the United States bore the " RS Prussia " mark . and one dated to c.1900's to 1920's (Source: Collector's Encyclopedia of R. Collectors of RS Prussia (RSP) porcelain will likely say it was the elaborate, unique . It's these varieties and combinations that challenge the collector in dating the.

Scouring online resources offers a wealth of information on sterling silver and silver plated wares to assist you in your research tasks.

But, to be honest, some are much better than others.

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