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Ring stamps
by: Anonymous

I have a 18ct white gold ring with the letters 'hpj' stamped. Does anyone know what this means??

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Hallmark decode
by: Robb Fisher

I've inherited a pocket watch that has a set of scales and a crown. It is a Elgin watch. It has a number of 181066 with the number 6 below. On the working gear part it has a number of 2168589. Inside it says Elgin Natl. watch co. Can you tell me anything about it...gold? age? etc? Please and thank you!
Robb Fisher email rlfisher7mmATyahooDOTcom

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sterling silver item - date letter requirement in hallmark
by: john

I collect silver items and I notice the Libra type scales appearing in hallmarks.
Can some one tell me if a date letter is a requirement in a hallmark with the scales.

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Help
by: Anonymous

Hello I have a chain that is marked:

Italy
Letters: HPJ
Numbers: 375
Hallmark scales

Can any anyone help me on telling me where the chain was made and year..and what HPJ stands for..

Thank you..

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hallmark
by: steve

Yvonne,

yes, I'd be very happy to.

email me at steve.collins@assayofficelondon.co.uk with further details....

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British Hallmarks
by: Anonymous

Steve, I forgot to mention in previous post. Would you be interested in writing a small article on British Hallmarks for Antique Jewelry Investor? There would be a direct link back to the assay office london on that page.

regards
Yvonne

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assay office london
by: Anonymous

Thanks Steve for your imput. Very much appreciated.

regards
Yvonne

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hallmark identification
by: Steve

Hi there. It looks to me like an item marked in the UK.
The OPT is what's known as the sponsor mark, and it's the initials of the firm or indiviual who submitted the piece for marking.

The crown is the traditional UK symbol for gold.
The anchor on its side is the town mark for Birmingham.

the 375 mark within scales is a european convention or common control mark. there are some european countries who test their items in the same way as in the UK and goods with the CCM applied do not need to be retested if they are traded between these countries.

the "a" is a date letter, which changes every year.
Check out our website for further info : www.assayofficelondon.co.uk

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Set of scales on Jewelry
by: Anonymous

the set of scales mark "like the star sign libra, but with the digits 375 across the upright" may also appear on 18ct, 14ct & 9ct Gold on Local & IMPORTED WARES (Number varies) - ca 1975 - Present. Yvonne


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Crown, Set of Scales, Decimals, Anchor..
by: Anonymous

Hi thanks for writing in. Congratulations on your gorgeous diamond, amethyst gold ring! Just wondering where your auntie lived and from where she might have acquired the ring? UK? This will provide a "clue" and a reference point.

The " set of scales (like the star sign libra, but with the digits 375 across the upright)" are common control marks for 9 carat gold, used by some EU countries.


best regards
Yvonne Hammouda-Eyre
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