HALLMARKS OF ENGLISH SILVER
MAKER'S MARK IDENTIFICATION - ILLUSTRATED LISTING

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S & A into two conjoined circles mark, Swan(n) & Adams -possibly-, Birmingham 1898
S & A into two conjoined circles
Swan(n) & Adams -possibly-
Birmingham 1898 hallmark
S & Bm  into two lozenges and a circle mark, Smith & Bartlam , Birmingham 1946 S & Bm  into two lozenges and a circle mark, Smith & Bartlam, Chester 1904
S & Bm into two lozenges and a circle
Smith & Bartlam ,
Caroline Street, Birmingham and Branston Street, Birmingham
Birmingham 1946 hallmark


Chester 1904 hallmark
S&Co into an oval mark, Steinhart & Co, Birmingham 1905 S&Co into an oval mark, Steinhart & Co, Birmingham 1905
S&Co into an oval
Steinhart & Co - Seigfried Emil Steinhart,
14 Newhall Street, Birmingham and 86 Oxford Street, London
Birmingham 1905 hallmark
S&Co Ltd mark, Searle & Co Ltd, London 1939 S&Co Ltd mark, Searle & Co Ltd, London 1939
S&Co over Ltd
Searle & Co Ltd,
a London firm established in 1893 as Searle & Co by Walter Henry Searle. Became Searle & Co Ltd from 1909
London 1939 hallmark
S & Co mark, Sydney & Co , Birmingham 1907 S & Co mark, Sydney & Co, Chester 1886
S & Co
Sydney & Co,
partners Judah, Albert and Lionel Ahronsberg
Powell Street and Summerhill Road, Birmingham
Birmingham 1907 hallmark


Chester 1886 hallmark
S&Co into three squares mark, Shipton & Co Ltd, Chester 1935 S&Co into three squares mark, Shipton & Co Ltd, Chester 1935
S&Co into three squares
Shipton & Co Ltd,
entered 1935
Chester 1935 hallmark
S & G into an oblong rectangle (two sides slightly curved)  mark, Smith & Gamble, Dublin 1826
S & G into an oblong rectangle (two sides slightly curved)
Smith & Gamble,
Dublin 1826 hallmark
S&G Ld into an oval mark, Salmon (Barnett) & Gluckstein, Birmingham 1900 S&G Ld into an oval mark, Salmon (Barnett) & Gluckstein, Birmingham 1900
S&G Ld into an oval
Salmon (Barnett) & Gluckstein ,
41 Clerkenwell Road, London
Birmingham 1900 hallmark
S&I into a shaped cartouche mark, S.Blanckensee & Son trading as Stokes & Ireland, Chester 1928 S&I into a shaped cartouche mark, S.Blanckensee & Son trading as Stokes & Ireland, Chester 1928
S&I into a shaped cartouche
S.Blanckensee & Son trading as Stokes & Ireland,
Chester 1928 hallmark
S & M  into two conjoned circles mark, Sanders & Mackenzie -Ernest Wilfred Sanders & Henry Arthur Mackenzie-, Birmingham 1911
S & M into two conjoned circles
Sanders & Mackenzie -Ernest Wilfred Sanders & Henry Arthur Mackenzie-,
Birmingham 1911 hallmark
S & W into an undulated outline mark, Stower & Wragg Ltd, Sheffield 1938
S & W into an undulated outline
Stower & Wragg Ltd,
Eyre Street, Sheffield - entered 1931
Sheffield 1938 hallmark
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S.A mark, Stephen Adams I, London 1801
S.A
Stephen Adams I,
London 1801 hallmark
SA under a rampant leopard mark, Thomas Sadler, London 1707 SA under a rampant leopard mark, Thomas Sadler, London 1707
SA under a rampant leopard
Thomas Sadler,
entered 1701
London 1707 hallmark
SA mark, Stephen Adams I or Stephen Adams & Son , London 1807
SA
Stephen Adams I or Stephen Adams & Son ,
London 1807 hallmark
SA over C into a trefoil mark, Hammond, Creake & Co -Saint Arnaud Creake- ,Sheffield 1910
SA over C into a trefoil
Hammond, Creake & Co -Saint Arnaud Creake- ,
Sheffield 1910 hallmark
SAVAGE & LYMAN  and English pseudo hallmarks  mark, Savage & Lyman, Montreal CANADA 1851/1867 SAVAGE & LYMAN  and English pseudo hallmarks  mark, Savage & Lyman, Montreal CANADA 1851/1867
SAVAGE & LYMAN and English pseudo hallmarks
Savage & Lyman,
Montreal CANADA 1851/1867 hallmark
SAVAGE over LYMAN & Co and English pseudo hallmarks mark, Savage Lyman & Co, Montreal CANADA 1868/1879
SAVAGE over LYMAN & Co and English pseudo hallmarks
Savage Lyman & Co,
Montreal CANADA 1868/1879 hallmark
S star B into two conjoined circles mark, Synyer & Beddoes -Harry Synyer & Charles Joseph Beddoes-, Birmingham 1930 S star B into two conjoined circles mark, Synyer & Beddoes -Harry Synyer & Charles Joseph Beddoes-, Birmingham 1900
S star B into two conjoined circles
Synyer & Beddoes -Harry Synyer & Charles Joseph Beddoes- ,
Birmingham 1930 hallmark


Birmingham 1900 hallmark
S.B BULGARI into two rectangles mark, Sotirio Bulgari, Birmingham 1988 S.B BULGARI into two rectangles mark, Sotirio Bulgari, Birmingham 1988
S.B BULGARI into two rectangles
Sotirio Bulgari,
Birmingham 1988 hallmark
S-B&S Ld mark, S. Blanckensee & Sons Ltd, Birmingham 1898 S-B&S Ld mark, S. Blanckensee & Sons Ltd, London import mark 1910 S-B&S Ld mark, S. Blanckensee & Sons Ltd, London import mark 1910
S-B&S Ld into an oblong chamfered rectangle
S. Blanckensee & Son Ltd,

Birmingham 1898 hallmark


London (import) 1910 hallmark
S.B&S LD mark, S. Blanckensee and Son Ltd, Chester 1930 S.B&S LD mark, S. Blanckensee and Son Ltd, Birmingham 1923
S.B&S. Ld into an oblong chamfered rectangle
S. Blanckensee & Son Ltd,

Chester 1930 hallmark


Birmingham 1932
S.B&S LD mark, S. Blanckensee and Son Ltd, Birmingham 1932 S.B&S over Ltd into a shield  mark, S. Blanckensee & Sons Ltd, Chester 1931
S.B&S over Ltd into a shield
S. Blanckensee & Son Ltd,
Birmingham 1932 hallmark
Chester 1931 hallmark
The business was established in Bristol by Abraham Solomon Blanckensee in 1826 and shortly afterwards moved to Birmingham. He entered in business with Saul Samuel trading as Blanckensee, Samuel & Co and in Melbourne, Australia, with Simeon Joseph and Elias Samuel trading as Joseph, Samuel & Co. Their partnership was dissolved in 1858. The firm was converted in 1887 into a limited liability company under the style S. Blanckensee & Son Ltd.
SB over HB into a shield mark, Samuel Biggin & Son, Sheffield 1902 SB over HB into a shield mark, Samuel Biggin & Son, Sheffield 1902
SB over HB into a shield
Samuel Biggin & Son,
42 Cambridge St, Sheffield. Mark entered in 1888
Sheffield 1902 hallmark
SB over IB  mark, Sarah &a John William Blake, London 1811
SB over IB
Sarah & John William Blake,
London 1811 hallmark
S.B over I.B  mark, Sarah & John William Blake, London 1819
S.B over I.B
Sarah & John William Blake,
London 1819 hallmark
SBL mark, Samuel Boyce Landeck, London 1892 SBL mark, Samuel Boyce Landeck, Chester 1901
SBL into a rectangle
Samuel Boyce Landeck,
Campden Square, London
London 1892 hallmark (imported silver)



Chester 1901 hallmark (imported silver)
S.B.L mark, Samuel Boyce Landeck, Sheffield 1894
S.B.L
Samuel Boyce Landeck,
Sheffield 1894 hallmark (imported silver)
S-BROs into an oblong chamfered  rectangle mark, not identified , Birmingham 1897 S-BROs into an oblong chamfered  rectangle mark, Sydenham Brothers, Birmingham 1897
S-BROs into an oblong chamfered rectangle
Sydenham Brothers,
54 New Edmund Street, Birmingham
Birmingham 1897
S-BROs into a rectangular shaped contour mark, Charles Thomas & William Samuel Sheldon - Sheldon Brothers- possibly, Birmingham 1909 S-BROs into a rectangular shaped contour mark, Charles Thomas & William Samuel Sheldon - Sheldon Brothers- possibly, Birmingham 1909
S-BROs into a rectangular shaped contour
Charles Thomas & William Samuel Sheldon - Sheldon Brothers- possibly,
6 Vyse Street, Birmingham
Birmingham 1909
S.B.W into a rectangle mark, Samuel Boyce Landeck, London 1902
S.B.W into a rectangle
Wolfsky & Co -Serlo Bernard Wolfsky-,
London 1902 hallmark
BRITISH TOWN MARKS AND DATE LETTERS
London town marks Birmingham town marks Dublin town marks Edinburgh town marks glasgow town marks Sheffield town marks Exeter town marks
London Birmingham Dublin Edinburgh Glasgow Sheffield Chester
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The hallmarking of British silver is based on a combination of marks that makes possible the identification of the origin and the age of each silver piece manufactured or traded in the UK. The marks are:

Town mark, corresponding to the mark of the Assay Office that has verified the piece
London town mark Sheffield town mark Birmingham town mark Newcastle town mark Dublin town mark Edinburgh town mark Glasgow town mark

Lion passant guardant or Britannia or lion's head erased, certifiying the silver quality
lion passant: 1598-1820 lion passant: after 1820 Britannia and lion's head erased: from 1697 to 1718
Maker's mark, identifying the silversmith presenting the piece to the assay office (usually the initials of Christian name and surname of the silversmith)

Date letter, in cycles of twenty letters of the alphabet of different shape identifies the year in which the piece was verified by the Assay Office
London date letter 'a'
A further mark was used in the period 1784 - 1890:
Sovereign head ('duty mark'), certifying the payment of the duty
Sovereign head: duty mark from 1784 to 1890

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