Well, I have just found this site as I am trying to find the history of a hunting crop I have. So far I have learnt the standard mark, town mark (London I think) and date letter (pretty sure its 1900 - but will await to see what you say!!)
I have read all the FAQ’s, tips and sticky’s but can’t for the life of me see how you add a picture into this text box So you will have to follow my links!!
Here is a picture of the hallmark… farm4.static.flickr.com/3433/323 … 4c9fd1.jpg
and with flash (realise its not recommended but I think it makes it a bit clearer)
It has a Swaine badge on it too…
And the initials JSMM stamped on the collar…
I really hope these links work!!!
I would be very grateful if you could give me some information on these marks. So far I have learnt that the first insciption is the makers mark, then the standard mark, then the mark for London and finally the date stamp which I think from research is 1900 - please let me know what you think!!