At last, a British silver forum! I’ve frequented the two American silver forums for too long and it’s wonderful to see a silver forum from the home of Sterling silver and administered by none other than one of the Franks (and so humbly presented too). Huzzar!
I realise these are formative days, but I believe this forum will develop steadily and hopefully its main focus will be on British and Irish silver. Britain and Ireland boast some of the world’s most knowledgeable experts on silver and it would be tremendous if some of them would contribute to this forum. Perhaps a few could even be persuaded to submit articles on their area of expertise.
Hallmarks are covered elsewhere on the web, but most are lightweight, plagiarised articles. It would be fabulous to have one of “our” experts write the definitive article on the topic (along with some of the peculiarities and pitfalls of hallmark identification).
I inherited a number of large and small silver pieces many years ago, but I’ve only been actively collecting 18th century/George III Sterling silver for around six years. Unfortunately my silver budget isn’t large, but I thoroughly enjoy every single piece I purchase.
Thank you so much for providing this forum and keep up the Sterling work.