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    Posted 3 years ago

    themuse
    (35 items)

    Ive been hanging on to two of these charms for a few years now hoping to have some luck with identifying the hallmarks. They test for gold using an electronic tester but Im still not sure if they are solid or high quality gold fill. Im also leaning to early 20th century as a date. Hoping one of the knowledgeable people on collectors weekly can help with this, thanks!

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    1. billretirecoll billretirecoll, 3 years ago
      Hi themuse, is that a GV mark? It does look Victorian, but not sure. Thank you for showing, and hope someone can help! :^)
    2. billretirecoll billretirecoll, 3 years ago
      Here's one with a similar 13 on it from 1910:

      https://www.rubylane.com/item/1426214-5621/Antique-French-Lucky-13-charm-pendant

      It's a little fancier, an idea anyway! :^D Nothing on the GV mark though. :^)
    3. billretirecoll billretirecoll, 3 years ago
      Here's something about gold vermeil, that might help if your piece is marked GV

      http://carinarossner.com/trickymetals.html

      Check the part on gold vermeil! :^)
    4. themuse themuse, 3 years ago
      Gold vermeil is an idea, but do you know when that mark would have begun to be used? I wish I could just figure out what language or script the other mark was in, that would at least point us in the right direction.
    5. billretirecoll billretirecoll, 3 years ago
      To me it looks like MORTS, but I don't know if that means anything! :^)
    6. billretirecoll billretirecoll, 3 years ago
      Here's one a lot like yours. They say French 1980's, but not detail on the marks:

      https://www.etsy.com/listing/581411648/vintage-lucky-number-13-charm-lucky?show_sold_out_detail=1

      I hope this helps! :^)
    7. aura, 11 months ago
      May be masonic.
    8. aura, 11 months ago
      i am sorry i touth it was twelve.
      sorry again.

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