Featured Bumble Bee Hallmark? on Sterling and Abalone Peacock brooch.

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  1. whatmamahad

    whatmamahad Active Member

    102E4867.JPG Good Morning America!
    Last week, during an estate sale, I purchased a Sterling Silver and Abalone Shell Peacock (?) pin/brooch.
    The brooch is marked Sterling Silver and has a side profile of a Bumble Bee? A Honey Bee? I don't know what it is.
    It looks like an insect, Bee or otherwise, with wings.
    If anyone recognizes the mark, I would appreciate any information.
    It measures, approximately, 1 1/2" long and 1" wide.
    Thanks.
    P. S. I don't know why the images repeat. Apologies.
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  2. KingofThings

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

    Isn't that mark Goebel?
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  3. anundverkaufen

    anundverkaufen Well-Known Member

  4. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    I'm not in America, so I won't bother.:bag:
     
  5. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    I know, I have several of their pieces (kiwi, fern leaf), but I am not in America.:bag:

    The shell is paua, native to New Zealand (which is not in America).;)
    And for those inside and outside America, the bird is not a peacock but a pīwakawaka, native to New Zealand (still not in America).
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  6. toomanytocount

    toomanytocount Boredom is a sin.


    There you go! When you know, you KNOW! :smug:
     
  7. toomanytocount

    toomanytocount Boredom is a sin.

    Question for your AJ, the sterling silver mark, is that the usual hallmark for New Zealand? Just wondering, as hallmarks keep changing.
     
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  8. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    I believe New Zealand is one of those countries that has no official assay office, so no standard mark.
    It used to be that way for both Australia and New Zealand, but I am speaking of the 70s, when I lived in Oz.
     
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  9. whatmamahad

    whatmamahad Active Member

    KingofThings, Thank you for the information. Goebel/Hummel used a stylized Bee, within a V shape, as their mark. I've not ever seen a side profile of a Bumble Bee, before finding this Peacock brooch.
    "I think : Therefore, I am." I "think" I butchered this quote. No pun intended. LOL.
     
  10. whatmamahad

    whatmamahad Active Member

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  11. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    And kia ora to your good self.:hilarious:
     
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  12. toomanytocount

    toomanytocount Boredom is a sin.

    That's good to know. Thank you appreciate the info. :happy:
     
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  13. NZ Jewellery

    NZ Jewellery New Member

    It is made by G D Beatson in New Zealand, in the 1940's and '50's. The bee was his mark.
     
  14. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    Thanks, NZ, good to know.
    And welcome to the forum, of course.
     
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  15. NZ Jewellery

    NZ Jewellery New Member

    Also forgot to add that the bird is a New Zealand Fantail. The Maori name is Piwakawaka.
     
  16. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    Thanks, that was already mentioned, but good to have confirmation, just in case anyone should still think it is a peacock.;)
    This is from my earlier post:
     
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  17. whatmamahad

    whatmamahad Active Member

    NZ Jewellery,
    Thank You for solving the mystery and sharing very interesting information.
    Top of the Morning to You. Have a Great Day.
     
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  18. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    Nice brooch !!!!!
     
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