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
Aa / Am      An / Az      Ba / Bh      Bi / Bz      Ca / Cn      Co / Cz      Da / Dt      Du / Dz      E      Fa / Fn      Fo / Fz      Ga / Gh      Gi / Gz      Ha / Hh      Hi / Hz      I-J      K      La / Lh      Li / Lz      M      N      O      P - Q      Ra / Rn      Ro / Rz      Sa / Sh      Si / Sz      T - U - V      Wa / WG      Wh / Wz      X - Y - Z     

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     
AMERICAN SILVERSMITHS         ALVIN CORPORATION      BLACK, STARR & FROST       J.E.CALDWELL & CO    CLEMENS FRIEDELL    WILLIAM GALE    GORHAM      HOLMES & EDWARDS    HOTCHKISS & SCHREUDER    INTERNATIONAL SILVER CO      KIRK STIEFF      DANIEL LOW & CO      LUNT SILVERSMITHS      MAUSER MFG. CO      MERIDEN BRITANNIA CO      POOLE SILVER CO      REED & BARTON      BERNARD RICE'S SONS      ROGERS      GEORGE W. SHIEBLER & CO      SHREVE, CRUMP & LOW      SIMPSON, HALL, MILLER & CO      WILLIAM SPRATLING      ARTHUR STONE      TIFFANY & CO      TOWLE      TUTTLE SILVERSMITHS     WALLACE      WATSON COMPANY      E.G. WEBSTER & SON     WHITING MFG CO     WILCOX SILVER PLATE CO
FLATWARE PATTERNS         GORHAM      HOLMES & EDWARDS     INTERNATIONAL SILVER CO      KIRK STIEFF CORPORATION      ONEIDA SILVERSMITHS      REED & BARTON      1847 ROGERS BROS      TOWLE MFG CO      WALLACE SILVERSMITHS INC.     
Oscar Easterly Sibley - Canadaigua, NY 1835-1846 and Buffalo, NY 1846-1876 OSCAR EASTERLY SIBLEY - Canadaigua, NY 1835-1846 and Buffalo, NY 1846-1876
Victor Siedman Mfg. Co. - Brooklyn, NY VICTOR SIEDMAN MFG. CO - Brooklyn, NY
Manufacturer of sterling silver holloware, picture frames and candlesticks. Active c. 1920-c.1930
F.W. Sim & Co - Troy, NY F.W. Sim & Co - Troy, NY F.W. SIM & Co - Troy, NY
Manufacturing jewelers & silversmiths established 1847 and incorporated in 1913. In 1930 F.W. Sim was the President, with F.R. Bull and J.B. Madden as Vice-Presidents.
Simmons & Paye - Providence RI SIMMONS & PAYE - Providence RI
Active 1896-1901. The firm was succeeded by
Paye & Baker
Marks and information in AMERICAN SILVERPLATE section SIMONS & MILLER PLATE CO
Simons Bro & Co - Philadelphia PA Simons Bro & Co - Philadelphia PA SIMONS BRO & CO - Philadelphia, PA
Established in 1840 by John F. Simons and his three sons (John F., Frederick M. and Edwin S.) the firm was joined some years later by his brother Peter B. Simons. In 1861 c. Thomas Maddock and S.B. Opdyke entered in the business and the firm changed its name to Simons Bro. Opdyke & Co. After the retirement of Opdyke and of the elder Simons the business was continued under the name of
Simons Bro. & Co. Flatware patterns and dies were sold to Alvin Mfg Co in 1908
Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co - Wallingford, CT
further marks in AMERICAN SILVERPLATE section
SIMPSON, HALL, MILLER & CO - Wallingford, CT
Organized by Samuel Simpson in 1866. Part of International Silver Company in 1898.

SIMPSON,HALL, MILLER & CO: HISTORY & MARKS
Sinclair Mfg. Co. - Chartley, MA SINCLAIR MFG CO - Chartley, MA
active since 1947
H. Fred Skaggs - Scottsdale, AZ H. FRED SKAGGS - Scottsdale, AZ
active from 1956 in the Lloyd Kiva Craft Center, Pomona, AZ. Skaggs inspired an entire generation of celebrated and highly respected silversmiths as Charles Loloma, the noted Native American Hopi silversmith. His jewelry designs were of both silver and gold, usually incorporating gemstones. Skaggs died in 1982 but the shop continued to operate under his name to the 2000s.
Peer Smed - Brooklyn, NY PEER SMED - Brooklyn, NY
Peer Smed (1878 - 1943) was a Danish-American silversmith and metalworker, active in New York City. Born in Copenhagen (his name was Peer Schmidt) he immigrated to the United States where in 1909 he established his workshop at 176 Johnson Street, Brooklyn. There he produced handcrafted silver and metalwork until late in his life when he moved to 30 Irving Place in New York City.
Marks and information in AMERICAN SILVERPLATE section E.H.H. SMITH SILVER CO
Frank W. Smith Silver Co Inc - Gardner, MA Frank W. Smith Silver Co Inc - Gardner, MA Frank W. Smith Silver Co Inc - Gardner, MA Frank W. Smith Silver Co Inc - Gardner, MA Frank W. Smith Silver Co Inc - Gardner, MA FRANK W. SMITH SILVER CO INC - Gardner, MA
Frank W. Smith was trained as a silversmith by his uncle,
William Durgin, and opened his own shop in 1886, making sterling silver flatware. His business grew rapidly, and the factory was completed in 1892. Smith hired Arthur J. Stone, a Scottish silversmith, as a lead designer and supervisor, and also began producing handcrafted products as well as machine-made ones. The business continued under a succession of owners until 1958.
John Leonard Smith - Syracuse, NY JOHN LEONARD SMITH - Syracuse, NY
active 1851-1880
Marks and information in AMERICAN SILVERPLATE section LAWRENCE B. SMITH CO
Marks and information in AMERICAN SILVERPLATE section W.D.SMITH SILVER CO
A.M. Soffel Co. - Newark, NJ A.M. SOFFEL CO - Newark, NJ
Active c.1920
Marks and information in AMERICAN SILVERPLATE section SOUTHINGTON CUTLERY CO
Spaulding D.S. - Mansfield, MA SPAULDING D.S. - Mansfield, MA
Manufacturer of sterling and silverplate ware. Active 1896-1922
Spaulding-Gorham Inc. - Chicago, IL Spaulding & Co - Chicago, IL Spaulding & Co - Chicago, IL Matson & Co SPAULDING & CO
origin in 1855 as S. Hoard & Co. In 1888 was formed a corporation between Gorham Mfg Co and Henry A. Spaulding for the manufacture and retail of watches, clocks, jewelry, diamonds silverware and silverplated ware. At that time was took over N. Matson & Co. The business was bought by Gorham Mfg.Co in 1920 changing its name in Spaulding-Gorham Inc. The name was changed in Spaulding & Co in 1943 when the firm was purchased by Gordon Lang.
Marks and information in AMERICAN SILVERPLATE section F F SPYER & CO
Marks and information in AMERICAN SILVERPLATE section STANDARD SILVER CO OF TORONTO
Marks and information in AMERICAN SILVERPLATE section STANLEY & AYLWARD LTD
Starr & Marcus - New York, NY Starr & Marcus - New York, NY STARR & MARCUS - New York, NY
Partnership founded in 1865 and closed in 1877 by Theodore B. Starr and Herman Marcus.
Theodore B. Starr - New York, NY Theodore B. Starr - New York, NY Theodore B. Starr - New York, NY Theodore B. Starr - New York, NY
further marks in AMERICAN SILVERPLATE section
THEODORE B. STARR - New York, NY
Active 1900-1924 and succeeded by Reed & Barton


Lucille Stein - Chicago LUCILLE STEIN - Chicago, IL
Active c. 1914
The Sterling Silver Mfg Co - Providence, RI THE STERLING SILVER MFG CO - Providence, RI
Active 1910-1930c. This mark was used by
Saart Bros after the acquisition of flatware patterns.
Stern Bros & Company - New York, NY STERN BROS & COMPANY - New York, NY
Founded in 1868 in Philadelphia by Natham Stern. From 1912 the jewelry branch was active as a separate business under the style Goldsmith, Stern & Company. The "anchor" mark was used on thimbles.
Marks and information in AMERICAN SILVERPLATE section S.STERNAU & CO
Marks and information in AMERICAN SILVERPLATE section STEVENS SILVER CO
The Stieff Company - Baltimore, MD The Stieff Company - Baltimore, MD THE STIEFF COMPANY - Baltimore, MD
Founded in 1892 as The Baltimore Sterling Silver Company. The name was changed to The Stieff Company in 1904. In 1979 S.Kirk & Son was acquired. The name of the new company is The Kirk-Stieff Company


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FLATWARE PATTERNS
Marks and information in AMERICAN SILVERPLATE section JAMES H. STIMPSON
Marks and information in AMERICAN SILVERPLATE section ST. LOUIS SILVER CO
Robert Stoll - New York, NY ROBERT STOLL - New York, NY
Maker of jewelry since 1885 (medals, class rings, class pins, fraternity pins, charms, trophies). In late 20th century was a division of Wayne silversmiths.
Stone Associates - Gardner, MA STONE ASSOCIATES - Gardner, MA
Founded by Arthur J. Stone, one of the last independent designer and master silversmith. The mark with "h" was resumed in 1937 and with "L" in 1957

ARTHUR J. STONE: HISTORY & MARKS
Stone Sterling Silver Co - New York, NY STONE STERLING SILVER CO - New York, NY
Active c. 1896/1904
L.S. Stowe - Springfield, MA L.S. STOWE - Springfield, MA
Business founded in 1855 and bought by Webb in 1900
A. Stowell Jr - Baltimore, MD A. STOWELL JR - Baltimore, MD
Active in the 1850s
Marks and information in AMERICAN SILVERPLATE section R. STRICKLAND & CO
Robert Sturm  - Cincinnati, OH ROBERT STURM - Cincinnati, OH
Active c. 1905-1935
Marks and information in AMERICAN SILVERPLATE section SUPERIOR SILVER COMPANY
Marks and information in AMERICAN SILVERPLATE section SUPREME SILVER CO
The Sweetser Co - New York, NY THE SWEETSER CO. - New York, NY
Active c. 1900-1915
Swift & Fisher - North Attleboro, MA SWIFT & FISHER - North Attleboro, MA
Makers of religious articles. Active c.1915-present



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
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