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Discussion in 'Jewelry' started by crazycatlady, Dec 2, 2023.

  1. crazycatlady

    crazycatlady Well-Known Member

    I'm confused, which is nothing unusual really. Bought a job lot including this brooch, which has a tube hinge, C clasp and a Birmingham hallmark for 1992, unless there's something I'm missing? Some kind of reproduction perhaps?

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  2. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    Looks like it. A bit of a puzzle.:confused:
    Could be, although reproductions usually have modern clasps.
     
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  3. RachelW

    RachelW Well-Known Member

    Would the marks have been stamped later? Like someone got it marked in 1992 for authenticity? I thought I saw something like that, you're supposed to get it hallmarked if you want to sell it or something.
     
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  4. crazycatlady

    crazycatlady Well-Known Member

    @RachelW I had no idea people did this, thank you, just googled it! Perhaps that's what happened, but seems a bit odd to go to all that trouble for a silver brooch, it's not particularly valuable :confused:
     
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  5. RachelW

    RachelW Well-Known Member

    Yeah its most definitely odd, perhaps they're an extra conscientious seller? No idea, not sure if that's even the right tree to be barking up. Interesting for sure!
     
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  6. bluumz

    bluumz Quite Busy

    HERE is a similar one with the same marks (though its "S" is stamped sideways)... they are calling it "Victorian style".

    THIS one doesn't have a discernable date letter and the seller believes it to be genuine Victorian.

    And a KNJ LOCKET with a "u" from 1994 (seller mistakenly states 1995).

    Unfortunately, none have any info on the mysterious KNJ but it seems to have been a jewellery maker who produced in the Victorian style, rather than a private owner having older unmarked things assayed/marked.
     
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  7. moreotherstuff

    moreotherstuff Izorizent

  8. bluumz

    bluumz Quite Busy

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  9. moreotherstuff

    moreotherstuff Izorizent

    Oh well. I tried.
     
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  10. crazycatlady

    crazycatlady Well-Known Member

    Unfortunately, none have any info on the mysterious KNJ but it seems to have been a jewellery maker who produced in the Victorian style, rather than a private owner having older unmarked things assayed/marked.[/QUOTE]

    Thank you, it seems the mystery is solved :happy:
     
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  11. crazycatlady

    crazycatlady Well-Known Member

    Thank you for trying :)
     
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