October 22nd, 2003, 11:00 AM
Help with hallmarks
G'day all, I need some help finding some hallmark references to try
and date some old jewelery i have. I have googled for a couple of
hours without much success. I only came up with a ref. book called
"Bradbury's Book of Hallmarks" and can not view this online. It's
proberbly a long shot, but if anyone knows of any sites, i would
greatly appreciate your assistance. cheers...TidaLpasE23.........
October 22nd, 2003, 03:27 PM
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October 22nd, 2003, 05:57 PM
Thanks for the link Steve, couldn't find any solid reference to my item,
makes it hard when i can't even make out the marks myself, anyways
i appreciate your post. cheers. TidaL........
October 22nd, 2003, 06:27 PM
Gold or silver? any idea of the country of origin?
October 22nd, 2003, 07:15 PM
G'day nihil, silver bracelet, looks pommy I have surfed for 5 hours and
found nothing. Maybe an old fashioned visit to the library is in order
I have uploaded a pic of it here, after looking at about 1000 of them online
i didn't see anything that even closely resembled it. I'm just curious to find
out it's age and where it was made, even more so now, very frustrating.
October 22nd, 2003, 10:02 PM
Certainly NOT England, Scotland or Ireland with markings like those. I would also expect to see a number on it somewhere such as 925,975,800? (the % silver content) Ours would be 925 (sterling)
I will have a look around and get back to you
I think the object is called a "cuff bracelet" I would suggest that you look for sources on Egyptian silver (assay) marks.
The larger mark looks like a cat looking back over its tail, which is Egyptian. I cannot help with the date, but logically World War I (ANZACS at Gallipoli) or World War II Desert Campaign.
Hope this helps
October 23rd, 2003, 10:47 AM
nihil, Spot on mate. It's a Bedouin Cuff Bracelet, worn by Sinai
Bedouin tribes. It is approx. 50-80 years old. Many thanks for your tips and
knowledge passed my way. cheers........ TidaLphasE23..........