AMERICAN STERLING SILVER MARKS
MARKS AND HALLMARKS OF USA AND CANADA MANUFACTURERS OF SILVER HOLLOWWARE, FLATWARE AND JEWELRY



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AMERICAN STERLING SILVER HALLMARKS - ALPHABETICAL LISTING OF MAKERS:
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AMERICAN STERLING SILVER MARKS
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HOW TO READ, DECRYPT AND IDENTIFY THE MARKS
ON AMERICAN STERLING SILVER

LITERAL MARKS - INITIAL LETTERS    A     B     C     D     E     F     G     H     I     J     K     L     M     N     O     P     Q     R     S     T     U     V     W     X     Y     Z     
FLATWARE PATTERNS         GORHAM      HOLMES & EDWARDS     INTERNATIONAL SILVER CO      KIRK STIEFF CORPORATION      ONEIDA SILVERSMITHS      REED & BARTON      1847 ROGERS BROS      TOWLE MFG CO      WALLACE SILVERSMITHS INC.     
Herbert Cockshaw - New York, NY SAMUEL COCKRELL - Natchez, MS
Active before 1838 (Dumfries, VA)-1893
Herbert Cockshaw - New York, NY HERBERT COCKSHAW JR - New York, NY
succeeded to Howard & Cockshaw and to Herbert Cockshaw Sr. Active c. 1936
Codding Bros & Heilborn - North Attleboro MA CODDING BROS & HEILBORN - North Attleboro, MA
founded in 1879. Out of business in 1918
Codding Bros & Heilborn - North Attleboro MA CODMAN & CODMAN - Providence, RI
the partnership (1904-1905) of brothers Edwin Everett Codman and Frank Codman, sons of Gorham head designer William Christmas Codman. Edwin Everett worked for Gorham beginning 1892. Their works has a strong resemblance in design, decoration and hand wrought manufacturing to the Gorham Martelé
Marks and information in AMERICAN SILVERPLATE section COHANNET SILVER CO
A. Cohen & Sons Corp - New York, NY A. COHEN & SONS CORP - New York, NY
Founded in 1911.
Crosby was one of its trade marks
Albert Coles & Co - New York, NY Albert Coles & Co - New York, NY Albert Coles & Co - New York, NY Albert Coles & Co - New York, NY ALBERT COLES & CO - New York, NY
Albert Coles was in business from 1835 and was succeeded by Albert Coles & Co. The business was sold to Montgomery & Co in 1877 and to George Shiebler in 1883


Coles & Reynolds - New York, NY COLES & REYNOLDS - New York, NY
a partnership of Gilbert E. Coles and David J. Reynolds formed c. 1872. The business was sold to George Shiebler in 1876
Marks and information in AMERICAN SILVERPLATE section COLONIAL SILVER COMPANY INC
Columbia Silver Co. - Brooklyn, NY COLUMBIA SILVER CO - Brooklyn, NY (possibly)
Active about 1960'

or

a trade mark of Middletown Plate Co
Marks and information in AMERICAN SILVERPLATE section COLUMBIAN SILVER CO
Marks and information in AMERICAN SILVERPLATE section COMMONWEALTH SILVER
Marks and information in AMERICAN SILVERPLATE section COMMUNITY PLATE
Concord Silversmiths Ltd - Concord, NH Concord Silversmiths Ltd - Concord, NH
further marks in AMERICAN SILVERPLATE section
CONCORD SILVERSMITHS LTD - Concord, NH
Origin in 1925 as Concord Silver Co. Transformed to Concord Silversmiths Ltd in 1939. In the 1940s taken over by Ellmore Silver Co.
Marks and information in AMERICAN SILVERPLATE section CONNECTICUT PLATE CO
James Conning - Mobile, AL James Conning - Mobile, AL JAMES CONNING - Mobile, AL
James Conning active since 1840c. to 1880c. It was also a retailer of items made by
Wood & Hughes
Osborn Conrad - Philadelphia, PA OSBORN CONRAD -Philadelphia, PA
active c. 1850
Marks and information in AMERICAN SILVERPLATE section CONTINENTAL SILVER CO
John Cook - New York, NY JOHN COOK - New York, NY (possibly)
John Cook was active since 1850c. In partnership with Theodore Evans created Evans & Cook in 1864. Out of business about 1880
Francis W. Cooper - New York, NY Francis W. Cooper - New York, NY Francis W. Cooper - New York, NY FRANCIS W. COOPER - New York, NY
active as manufacturer of flatware and holloware 1842-1891. Many of its pieces bear only the retailer's mark
Marks and information in AMERICAN SILVERPLATE section CORBELL & Company
Cornwell CORNWELL
not identified
Marks and information in AMERICAN SILVERPLATE section CORONET SILVER CO. INC.
S. Cottle & Co - New York, NY S.COTTLE & Co - New York, NY
Founded by Shubael Cottle in 1877. Out of business c. 1920
The Cowell & Hubbard Co - Cleveland, OH The Cowell & Hubbard Co - Cleveland, OH THE COWELL & HUBBARD CO - Cleveland, OH
a jewelry and retail business opened in 1879 by Samuel Cowell and Addison T. Hubbard succeeding to Cowell & Co and Cowell Bros of Herbert and Samuel Cowell (the firm was established in 1861 by George Cowell and his son Herbert). In 1964 the Philadelphia jewelry firm of Bailey, Banks & Biddle acquired controlling interest in Cowell & Hubbard. Soon after, the Zale Corp., one of America's largest retail jewelers, purchased the Philadelphia firm. Under Zale, Cowell & Hubbard became a multimillion dollar corporation as it expanded and built branch stores. By the late 1970s, it had 10 stores in northern Ohio. In Jan. 1981 Zale closed Cowell & Hubbard's main jewelry store in downtown Cleveland because of security problems, high overhead costs, and the general decline in retail business. Cowell & Hubbard then concentrated on its 9 suburban stores.
Marks and information in AMERICAN SILVERPLATE section W.I. COWLISHAW
Marks and information in AMERICAN SILVERPLATE section CRESCENT SILVERWARE MFG CO INC
Marks and information in AMERICAN SILVERPLATE section CROMWELL PLATE CO
Marks and information in AMERICAN SILVERPLATE section CROSBY
Samuel T. Crosby - Boston, Ma Samuel T. Crosby - Boston, Ma Crosby & Morse - Boston, Ma Crosby, Morse & Foss - Boston, Ma Crosby, Morse & Foss - Boston, Ma CROSBY & BROWN
SAMUEL T. CROSBY
SAMUEL T. CROSBY & CO
CROSBY, HUNNEWELL & MORSE
CROSBY & MORSE
CROSBY, MORSE & FOSS
CROSBY & FOSS - Boston, MA
active from 1849 succeeding to Obadiah Rich. From 1860 the firm acted as retailer jeweler
Marks and information in AMERICAN SILVERPLATE section CROWN GUILD
Marks and information in AMERICAN SILVERPLATE section CROWN SILVER CO. INC
Crown Silver Inc - New York, NY Crown Silver Inc - New York, NY CROWN SILVER INC - New York, NY
from 1955 The Hasselbring Silver Company, the Revere Silver Company and Wolfenden Silver Company are a division of Crown Silver Inc. From 1960 Crown Silver Inc is the owner of the dies of F.M.Whiting Co sterling fllatware
Marks and information in AMERICAN SILVERPLATE section CROWN SILVER PLATE CO
Marks and information in AMERICAN SILVERPLATE section CROWN SILVER PLATE CO CANADA
H.C. Culman - Honolulu, HI H.C. Culman - Honolulu, HI H.C. CULMAN - Honolulu, HI
active 1909-c.1919 as souvenir spoons maker
Marks and information in AMERICAN SILVERPLATE section J.F. CURRAN & CO
Currier & Roby - New York, NY Currier & Roby - New York, NY CURRIER & ROBY - New York, NY
Founded in 1900. About 1950 it became a division of Elgin Silversmiths Co.
H.H. Curtis & Co - North Attleboro, MA H.H. Curtis & Co - North Attleboro, MA
further marks in AMERICAN SILVERPLATE section
H.H. CURTIS & CO - North Attleboro MA
active c. 1891-1915
Marks and information in AMERICAN SILVERPLATE section CURTISVILLE MFG CO



AMERICAN SILVER PLATE AND ELECTROPLATED SILVER - ALPHABETICAL LISTING OF MAKERS
AMERICAN SILVERPLATE MARKS
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HOW TO READ, DECRYPT AND IDENTIFY THE MARKS
ON AMERICAN SILVERPLATE AND ELECTROPLATED SILVER


SILVER MANUFACTURERS: MARKS, HISTORY AND INFORMATION
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