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    Posted 5 years ago

    roddyq
    (122 items)

    Good afternoon everyone,
    This brooch or pin is marked on the back starting with the initals.
    J.B next is a number 9375 then an anchor and finally some other mark possibly some type of animal this is only a guess.
    I cannot get a real clear photo of the marks.
    I am hoping the horseshoe on the front side is something familar to fellow CW's
    Roddy

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    1. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 5 years ago
      The 9 and the 375 mean 9kt gold. The anchor on it's side means gold. The hallmarks are British. The brooch dates from the Victorian/Edwardian era. You need to use a magnifying glass to get a clear shot of the hallmarks. Can't tell you anything else without seeing the marks. The horseshoe is a symbol of good luck.
    2. Caperkid, 5 years ago
      Antique Jedi has the goods. Lol.
    3. roddyq roddyq, 5 years ago
      It looks a little better Efesgirl I will try to get a clearer photo of the initials. They are a little harder to get in focus.
    4. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 5 years ago
      Hmmmm...the initials look like "JGR" or "J&R". Date letter looks like an "M".
      I suggest contacting the Assay Office in Birmingham and sending them the photos. They will know.

      https://theassayoffice.co.uk/heritage-hub/date-letters
    5. Caperkid, 5 years ago
      The force is strong Efesgirl.
    6. roddyq roddyq, 5 years ago
      This is great Efesgirl, thank you so much for the time frame and for an understanding of what the symbols and numbers stand for. I will check out the link.
      Roy is right the force is strong with you:))
    7. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 5 years ago
      :-)))) thanks for the compliment. There's a fellow named Ivan who also is super good with jewelry. If he happens to see the brooch, he might know more about it.
    8. roddyq roddyq, 5 years ago
      Efesgirl and Roy thank you for your nice comments and Efesgirl for helping to identify this piece. I will see if Ivan might drops around before I mark mystery solved:))
    9. roddyq roddyq, 5 years ago
      Phil, Scotty, Michael, vetraio50, Roy, Efesgirl, and beyemvey, always appreciate the loves.
    10. roddyq roddyq, 5 years ago
      valentino97, aura, fortapache, TassieDevil and brunswick always appreciate you dropping around and the loves.
    11. roddyq roddyq, 5 years ago
      Thank you efesgirl for identifying this brooch as 9 kt gold and learning about hall marks and its era. Very much appreciated. I have marked this post as mystery solved:))

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