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Title: today finds
Post by: Andre on September 04, 2019, 08:01:27 PM
hi folks,went for a quick hunt after work on a spuds field that has just been lifted,managed to find this beauties!


Title: Re: today finds
Post by: nobby on September 04, 2019, 09:32:24 PM
Nice finds :)


Title: Re: today finds
Post by: probono on September 04, 2019, 09:36:03 PM
Lovely :)

I drove past my 'gold hammie' permission a few weeks ago and saw the spud field (which I've never been in) - can't wait :)


Title: Re: today finds
Post by: Andre on September 04, 2019, 10:07:30 PM
Oh yes,spuds fields are ploughed deep,so a lot can crop up.,


Title: Re: today finds
Post by: Val Beechey on September 05, 2019, 01:25:07 AM
Ooohhh!  Nice bit of gold. Nothing like it,  well found Andre. And silver on the same day. Lucky you  ;D

Been looking for Hall Marks for the watch but confused by date. Best match could be 1884 with the maker in Birmingham but it doesnít look quite right. Itís a nice find though.
The rest of it is still waiting for you. Next time out maybe  ;)


Title: Re: today finds
Post by: Andre on September 05, 2019, 05:39:27 AM
Hi Val,for some reason couldnít post all the photos,Iíll try later because I canít Id the silver piece.Its like some sort of a round box lid,the hallmark from Birmingham could be 1818 but not sure.
Anyway,the sovereign was a bucket lister and Iím happy as Larry.
Cheers Val


Title: Re: today finds
Post by: Andre on September 05, 2019, 07:26:59 AM
what is this siver artefact?


Title: Re: today finds
Post by: Val Beechey on September 05, 2019, 08:00:09 AM
I had assumed it was off a pocket watch. New pic hasnít changed my mind.

The confusion over the date is caused by the letter ĎUí in a shield. The nearest I can see for the  ĎUí is 1884 BUT that one is on a square.
1818 is in a shield but the letter ĎUí doesnít look quite right. Plus if it were 1818 there should also be the Queens head in a separate stamp.
The makers stamp looks like H.J . That would be Howard James registered 1882.
Not listed as a makers of Watch cases but things like cigarette cases etc.

Itís an odd one for sure.

p.s. I think itís more likely 1884 judging by design and popularity. Itís def.    Birmingham


Title: Re: today finds
Post by: Andre on September 05, 2019, 10:09:20 AM
I though so Val.
The shape of the U on a shield is confusing,and lack of the monarch.
Cheers Val.


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