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annemariejord




Joined: 27 Jun 2012
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Posted: 27/06/2012 
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Hello I was hoping for some help with a hallmark on a ring.
It's a silver men's buckle ring and has two marks. The first says std-sil and the second has HG&S925. This second one is just printed and has no rectangle around it and isn't shaped just plain writing in capitals.
I hope someone can help as we found this is my husbands grandmothers old brass moneybox.
Thanks
Anne-Marie
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tomnik




Joined: 10 Jan 2008
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Location: Norwich

Posted: 27/06/2012 
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The find sounds fascinating. "husbands grandmothers old brass moneybox"
However, a picture of the marks is a must before the guys here can evaluate.
If no response, then no idea would be my guess
Best regards
John
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annemariejord




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Posted: 27/06/2012 
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Hi
I've managed to get a couple of pics of the marks.
Hope someone can help!
Anne-Marie

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ring 2.JPG


Description:pic 1

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silvermakersmarks
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Joined: 24 Jan 2008
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Location: United Kingdom

Posted: 28/06/2012 
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Can I assume that you are in the UK, or at least that the ring probably originated in the UK? If so I believe that HG&S are most likely H Griffith & Sons of Birmingham & Leamington Spa. STG SIL clearly indicates sterling silver, as does the 925. Note that for UK silver items below a certain weight (the exact figure escapes me at the moment) a full hallmark is not necessary.
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annemariejord




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Posted: 28/06/2012 
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Hi
Yes i'm in UK and the ring would have been in Uk.
Any ideas on a year as this doesnt have a stamp to indicate a year?
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silvermakersmarks
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Posted: 28/06/2012 
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Sorry, no idea. You will just have to go by the style, which to me suggests no earlier than the 1960s.
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annemariejord




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Thanks for the help! Much appreciated!
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