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Posted 2 years ago

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dhumphrey12
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Found this magnifying glass at a local thrift store, so excited to find
this. I need help identifying it though, and possibly its worth.
Markings: crown/lion/T capital
also JB and looks like JIB, and an ornate diamond with
small letters in it. Any help will be appreciated.
Also looks like the handle is antler.

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  1. chevy59 chevy59, 2 years ago
    Nice Find!
  2. dhumphrey12 dhumphrey12, 2 years ago
    Thanks, I hope I can find out the details of this piece. Still some hope for treasure hunters yet
  3. chevy59 chevy59, 2 years ago
    check out this link, it has a list of sterling makers and their marks, it might help you identify the time period and the maker if you can match any of them up. http://www.925-1000.com/
  4. dhumphrey12 dhumphrey12, 2 years ago
    Thank You so much!!! Ton of information.
    Crown symbol City of Sheffield England
    Lion is a symbol of sterling silver
    T- is the year 1885
    JB- John Batt 1880
    Still I can not find what the JIB means.
    This was very educating, and enjoyed this very much
    I am starting to get attached to this piece now. Though still
    I would like to know its value if anyone can help.
  5. chevy59 chevy59, 2 years ago
    Here is a similar one on Ebay: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Grand-Antique-Antler-Horn-Sterling-Silver-Magnifying-Glass-1884-/230753905730?pt=Antiques_Silver&hash=item35ba012c42
  6. chevy59 chevy59, 2 years ago
    Don't clean or polish the sterling, in my opinion it will de-value the piece.
  7. dhumphrey12 dhumphrey12, 2 years ago
    Great advise, it looks better. Thank You for all your help
    its been a pleasure

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