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lizzy_locket




Joined: 20 Oct 2006
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Posted: 20/10/2006 
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Hi

Please can anyone help. Question

I have a silver cigarette case and am having difficulties in identifying some of the marks stamped on it. I am a total novice, so I would be grateful for any assistance.

I believe the item was made in chester. It has a sheild with wheat and a sword
There is a lion mark
The maker is T & S - Cannot establish the maker
There is a letter P - Think this might be the date 1915 but it is similar also to the P for 1740

I have added a picture, but it isn't clear. If necesssary I'll try and post another photo.

Thanks in advance

Liz

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Daniel Franks
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Joined: 14 Sep 2006
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Posted: 20/10/2006 
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Hi Liz,
Thanks for joining us on silver-collector.com.

The picture you have sent through is fine, I can read the marks ok. You are correct in thinking it was made in Chester in 1915. I'm afraid it can't be the 1740's mark, as during that period another mark, similar to the London assay office mark, was also applied.

The makers mark T & S is the mark for Charles James Trevitt, and Alfred Wallace Trevitt, who were trading as E J Trevitt and Sons. Their mark was registered originally on the 30th July 1900, and they were based at 29 Augusta Street in Birmingham.

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