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Import mark 1904-1905

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pugwash




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Posted: 25/08/2013 
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I have come across a silver box with Cherub decoration weighing 147g and stamped 925. I believe it has the London import mark for 1904-05, the sun with facial features. Does this mark make it at all collectible or valuable? It also has the initials JGP but I cannot find who this manufacturer is, any ideas please?

Many thanks.
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silvermakersmarks
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Posted: 26/08/2013 
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It certainly sounds like it could be a London import mark. If so, JGP would be a John George Piddington, a known importer of silver. A picture would be useful for confirmation.
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pugwash




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Posted: 26/08/2013 
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Hi, here are some photos, hope they are clear enough. Many thanks.

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Yes, definitely London 1904/05 import mark, Sponsor/importer J G Piddington. This import mark is fairly rare as it was only used for a few years but I don't think it would make much difference to the value.
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pugwash




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That is great, thanks very much. Any idea of value? Although I don't think we shall sell it.
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silvermakersmarks
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Posted: 27/08/2013 
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Scap value is about 50. I can't find anything especially comparable on eBay but I would expect 50-100.
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