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
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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.     
Gale & Hayden - New York Gale, Wood & Hughes - New York William Gale & Son - New York WM. Gale - New York William Gale & Son - New York Gale, Wood & Hughes - New York WM. GALE - New York
Origin in 1822 as Gale & Strickler. Later active as Gale, Wood & Hughes (1833-1845), Gale & Hayden (1845-1849), William Gale & Son (1853-1859), William Gale Jr. & Co (1867-1868, Gale,North & Dominick (1868-1869), Gale, Dominick & Haff (1870-1872), Dominick & Haff (1872-1928). Purchased by Reed & Barton in 1928.


WILLIAM GALE & SUCCESSORS: HISTORY & MARKS


M.W.Galt & Bro - Washington D.C. M.W.Galt & Bro - Washington D.C. M.W.Galt & Bro & Co - Washington D.C. Galt & Bro Inc. - Washington D.C. Galt & Bro Inc. - Washington D.C. GALT & BRO INC. - Washington D.C.
Business established in 1802 by James Galt in Alexandria. The firm became M.W. Galt & Bro (1847), M.W. Galt & Bro & Co (1879), Galt & Bro (1892) and Galt & Bro Inc in 1934
Albert J. Gannon - Philadelphia, PA ALBERT J. GANNON - Philadelphia, PA
active as silversmith from 1906 to 1914. From 1911 listed as Albert J. Gannon Company
Garden Silversmiths - New York GARDEN SILVERSMITHS - New York
Successors of Arrowsmith Silver Corp. Active from 1960 c.
Gaylord Silvercraft - Wallingford, CT GAYLORD SILVERCRAFT - Wallingford, CT
The workshop was part of the Gaylord Farm Sanitarium for tuberculosis patients (founded circa 1902), run by the New Haven County Anti-Tuberculosis Association. Gaylord Silvercraft was established in the early 1920s as part of the sanitarium's vocational training and occupational therapy, a means by which recovering patients could learn a skill. Mr. and Mrs.
William Waldo Dodge, Jr. of Meriden, Ct., were engaged to help develop the workshop at this juncture. Mr. Dodge was a WWI serviceman and former Gaylord patient who became a noted designer of silver pieces and, later, a well-known architect. The Gaylord Silvercraft Workshop operated from about 1923 until 1944.
Gebelein Silversmiths - Boston, MA Gebelein Silversmiths - Boston, MA Gebelein Silversmiths - Boston, MA
further marks in AMERICAN SILVERPLATE section                                                                                                                                            .
GEBELEIN SILVERSMITHS - Boston, MA
founded by George Christian Gebelein (1878 - 1945), born in Wüstenselbitz, Bavaria, emigrated to Somerville, Massachusetts and apprenticed from 1893-1897 as a silversmith at the Boston firm of Goodnow & Jenks. When he became a journeyman in 1897, he joined the Tiffany & Co. factory in Forest Hill, New Jersey, where he stayed for slightly over two years. In 1900 he moved to Concord, New Hampshire, to work at the William B. Durgin Company, and in 1902 moved back to the Boston area, where he rented a workbench at
The Handicraft Shop, a small cooperative venture operated by the Society of Arts and Crafts. There he received a number of commissions and in 1906 began marking his pieces with his name. In 1909 Gebelein opened his own shop at 79 Chestnut Street in Boston's Beacon Hill. Around 1921 the firm started retailing products made by Gorham, Reed & Barton, Currier & Roby, and the International Silver Company. At the time of Gobelein's death, the firm was Boston's last silver handcraft shop. His family continued the business (the firm was incorporated as Gebelein Silversmiths Inc. in 1945), which shifted during the 1950s to become solely a buyer and seller of antique silver. It remained at 79 Chestnut Street until 1968 when it moved to 286 Newbury Street. The firm moved to East Arlington, VT, in 1986.
Marks and information in AMERICAN SILVERPLATE section GEM SILVER CO
General Merchandising Co - Milford CT GENERAL MERCHANDISING CO - Milford, CT
(possibly)
Genova Silver Co. Inc. - New York Genova Silver Co. Inc. - New York Genova Silver Co. Inc. - New York GENOVA SILVER CO INC - New York
Active since 1950 c.
Arthur R. Geoffroy - New York, NY ARTHUR R. GEOFFROY - New York, NY
Active from c. 1896 until c. 1904
Marks and information in AMERICAN SILVERPLATE section GERITY PRODUCTS INC
George E. Germer - Boston, MA GEORGE E. GERMER - Boston, MA
Born in Germany, came to the United States in 1893. Worked in New York, Providence and Boston. In his latter years he worked (mostly for ecclesiastical silver) in Mason, NH



AMERICAN SILVER PLATE AND ELECTROPLATED SILVER - ALPHABETICAL LISTING OF MAKERS
AMERICAN SILVERPLATE MARKS
Aa / Al      Am / Az      Ba / Bh      Bi / Bz      C      D      E      F      G      H      I      J      K      L      Ma / Mh      Mi / Mz      N      O      P      Q      Ra / Rn      Ro / Rz      Sa / Sl      Sm / Sz      T      U      V      Wa / Wd      We / Wz      X      Y      Z     

HOW TO READ, DECRYPT AND IDENTIFY THE MARKS
ON AMERICAN SILVERPLATE AND ELECTROPLATED SILVER


SILVER MANUFACTURERS: MARKS, HISTORY AND INFORMATION
Peter Charles Faberge mark    Gorham Athenic hallmark    International Silver Company mark    Georg Jensen hallmark 1945-1951    Kirk & Son mark    Meriden Britannia Company mark    Reed & Barton mark    Rogers Bros mark    Tiffany hallmarks    Towle Silversmiths mark    Wallace Silversmiths mark    Wiener Werkstatte monogram    WMF hallmarks   
Fabergé    Gorham    International Silver Co    Georg Jensen    Kirk Stieff    Meriden Britannia    Reed & Barton    Rogers    Tiffany & Co    Towle    Wallace    Wiener Werkstatte    WMF   


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