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Posted 5 years ago


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A customer brought these forks into my store and asked me to find out any information I can on them. I've been digging but can't find any references pertaining to these hallmarks. Apparently the forks were given to him by his late mother and he doesn't recall the history behind them.

Any help would be very much appreciated!

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  1. jmack, 5 years ago
    Its made by Daniel & Arter
    There is a lot of their pieces for sale on the web. You should be able to pull the rest of the info you need fairly easy.
  2. chinablue chinablue, 5 years ago
    Love the simplicity of this design! I don't know much about the dating system for silver plate, but this link:
    shows the first 3 marks as those on your forks (crown over D&A, the globe and that weird little double fluer de lis thingy that may be some sort of anchor symbol for Birmingham) just a little over halfway down the page. The letter and number are probably date or pattern marks, but I can't tell you for certain. If I can find out anything specific about the dates of your forks, I'll post it here. They opened around 1882 in Birmingham and they went out of business in 1930, as Bellin already noted. I'll be anxious to find out about the dating system used.
  3. chinablue chinablue, 5 years ago
    I found a site that has what I think is your set. If it's correct, it was discontinued Circa: 1882 To see it, check here:
  4. Manikin Manikin, 5 years ago
    Great solve Chinablue :-)
  5. chinablue chinablue, 5 years ago
    Thanks Manikin.. so you think it's the same too?
  6. LoriLovesVintage, 4 years ago
    I must apologize for not thanking everyone for their info on this post so long ago. I completely forgot about asking for help with these forks! I'm so sorry. I really do appreciate everyone's response and I do agree with you Manikin! Thanks for the help!
  7. ilovehomer ilovehomer, 4 years ago
    These are interesting reading about them :)

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