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Weird Hallmarks?

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me01vand




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Posted: 29/06/2013 
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Hey there. This spoon has the classic Chester marks and the date stamp of a cursive B (1902) I think. However there is a bold print F right next to it. The F appears to have been stamped over another mark. A duty mark? The maker is SBL (Samuel Boyce Landeck). But what is weird is that there are other marks on the piece. What looks like a genie lamp over 3 vertical Xs in a shield and above that is a rampant lion with 5 dots (a crown) next to it? There is also another faint mark on side that looks like a cursive X or N. The British marks have been stamped partially over it. Any idea on where this piece is from and how old it actually is will be VERY appreciative. [/img]
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Posted: 01/07/2013 
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Samuel Boyce Landeck was a well-known importer, not a maker, of silver and the F indicates just that - the spoon was imported. The other marks on the spoon are the original maker's marks, probably originating in Hanau, Germany. It was probably made around 1902 especially for export.
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me01vand




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Posted: 02/07/2013 
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Thank you very much. I really appreciate the help!
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