Mystery mark on thimble

Discussion in 'Metalware' started by Shaun Jackson, Feb 10, 2020.

  1. Shaun Jackson

    Shaun Jackson New Member

    Hi all,
    First time posting..Be gentle!

    I picked up this thimble at a local sale and the markings have me intrigued.

    There is an obvious "925" stamp, a letter "S", presumably a date, and a mysterious anchor-like mark that looks like no other Birmingham one I've seen.

    Any ideas?

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  2. Bakersgma

    Bakersgma Well-Known Member

    Welcome, Shaun!

    That is not an anchor and this mark is not British. I am more inclined to Norwegian, 20th century. There is another mark on the left of the 925S (symbol) but it is only partially in view. Are you able to get a picture of that, please?
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  3. KikoBlueEyes

    KikoBlueEyes Well-Known Member

    Hi Shaun. Welcome to you and your thimble. You got @Bakersgma on your case - you couldn't ask for better than that.
  4. Bakersgma

    Bakersgma Well-Known Member

    Thanks, Kiko, but I suspect we would do better with @DragonflyWink
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  5. judy

    judy Well-Known Member

    Hi Shaun!

    Welcome to Antiquers...................:cat:
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  6. KikoBlueEyes

    KikoBlueEyes Well-Known Member

    Ah. You're just being modest. I remember when you helped me with my first silver question. You are wonderful!
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  7. Bakersgma

    Bakersgma Well-Known Member

    :shy: Well, depends on the country. Cheryl. has much more knowledge and much better resources if this is actually Norwegian.
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  8. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

  9. gregsglass

    gregsglass Well-Known Member

    It is hard to see if your thimble has a rim on the bottom? If it does not it is pre 1890. If it has a rim it is post 1890.
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  10. Shaun Jackson

    Shaun Jackson New Member

    Thanks for responding so quickly!
    here are a couple more pictures.

    Attached Files:

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  11. Shaun Jackson

    Shaun Jackson New Member

    Thank you...I may be here a lot!!
  12. Bronwen

    Bronwen Well-Known Member

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  13. DragonflyWink

    DragonflyWink Well-Known Member

    David Andersen.

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  14. Bakersgma

    Bakersgma Well-Known Member

  15. KikoBlueEyes

    KikoBlueEyes Well-Known Member

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  16. Shaun Jackson

    Shaun Jackson New Member

    You guys are amazing!!
    Thank you, so much, for the info.....I'll, undoubtedly, be posting more stuff in the near future!
  17. judy

    judy Well-Known Member

    That's great! "a lot" is good!:cat:
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  18. Ownedbybear

    Ownedbybear Well-Known Member

    Heck of a find. That's engine turned guilloche enamel.
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  19. Marie Forjan

    Marie Forjan Well-Known Member

    Are there nibbles on the top enamel, or is that a scallop pattern? Sweet thing!
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