Anyone ever hear of this jewelry company?

Discussion in 'Jewelry' started by Trish, Aug 23, 2015.

  1. Trish

    Trish New Member

    I found this small tin tray at an antique mall. On the tin it says...'T. S. Byers Jewelry Co. Wholesale & Resale. Watches, Diamonds, Jewelry. Everything in Worlds Fair Souvenirs. Largest Stock. Lowest prices. 1304 Olive St. St. Louis
    I paid $5 for it and would never have given something like this a second glance, but the name of company is my name! So I bought it.. any info would be greatly appreciated. I am unable to find anything about it online. Attached is the back and front of the tin.

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  2. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    I bought a bayonet cuz it had my name on it......I know what you mean !!
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  3. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    Oh....& welcome !
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  4. Bakersgma

    Bakersgma Well-Known Member

    Welcome, Trish!

    Thomas S. Byers, born 1860 in Tennessee, was listed as a jeweler in the 1900 Census of St. Louis. His store was called T. S. Byers Mercantile in the 1903 city directory.

    Given the 1904 date of the St. Louis "World's Fair" (formally called the Louisiana Purchase Exposition) your tray should date from right about then. Can you see any caption for the picture? I tried to find a match in my copy of the souvenir book, but it was hard to tell. It might be just an amalgamation of the general "look." So many of those buildings looked alike.
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  5. Ladybranch

    Ladybranch Well-Known Member

    Good find, Baker! Believe the building is the Palace of Electricity.

    --- Susan

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  6. Bakersgma

    Bakersgma Well-Known Member

    Yup! The photo in the book I have is from a different angle and does not show the open plaza type space between the building and bridge over the lagoon.
  7. clutteredcloset49

    clutteredcloset49 Well-Known Member

    I bought a buggy step, because it had my maiden name on it.
    I haven't done anything with it. It's been hanging the in the garage annoying my husband.
    Hmmm - maybe I am doing something with it:joyful::happy:
  8. KingofThings

    KingofThings 'Illiteracy is a terrible thing to waist' - MHH

    Hmmm.... Was it used komo?????? ;)
  9. KingofThings

    KingofThings 'Illiteracy is a terrible thing to waist' - MHH

    Ha!!!!! :)
  10. gregsglass

    gregsglass Well-Known Member

    I bought an old pulley because it had the name of my neighbors back when I was a kid. I still have it. I do not know why I can not get rid of it. I had it had four yard sales and finally when someone wanted to buy it, I told them it was sold.:eek::eek::eek::eek::eek:
  11. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    Not on me !!!!:woot:
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  12. Bev aka thelmasstuff

    Bev aka thelmasstuff Colored pencil artist extraordinaire ;)

    I bought a dish from an English company called Emma Bridgewater because that was my late aunt's name. I guess we're all inclined to do that.
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