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Reference Books: Maker’s Marks

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  • American Jewelry Manufacturers. Dorothy T. Rainwater. West Chester PA: Schiffer Publishing Ltd. 1997. ISBN 978-0887401206
  • Brand Name and Trademark Guide 1994. JCK. Radnor PA: Jewelers’ Circular-Keystone. 1994 ISBN 978-0931744167
  • Encyclopedia of American Silver Manufacturers. Dorothy T. Rainwater. West Chester PA: Schiffer Publishing Ltd. 1986. ISBN 0 88740 046 9
  • English Goldsmiths and Their Marks. Charles J. Jackson. New York, NY: Dover Publications, Inc. (1921) 1964. ISBN 978-0486212067.
  • Hallmarks on Gold & Silver Ware. Hertfordshire, England: Cumberland House, 1994. ISBN 1 85326 348 6
  • Hallmarks of the Southwest. Barton Wright. West Chester, PA: Schiffer Publishing Ltd., 2000 ISBN 978-0764309892
  • The Keystone Jewelry Trade Mark Book, 1934 Edition. Reprinted: Lima, OH: Golden Era Publications. 1990.
  • The Little Book of Marks on Southwestern Silver. Bille Hougart. Washington D.C.: TBR International. 2011. ISBN 978-0971120228
  • The Little Book of Mexican Silver Trade and Hallmarks. Bille Hougart. USA: TBR International. 2006. ISBN 978-0971120211
  • Marks & Monograms: The Decorative Arts 1880-1960. Malcolm Haslam. London, England: Cameron Books. 1995. ISBN 978-1855850248
  • Marks & Monograms: The Modern Movement 1875-1930. Malcolm Haslam. New York, NY: Charles Scribner’s Sons 1977. ISBN 978-0684148281
  • Mexican Jewelry. Mary L. Davis & Greta Pack. Austin, TX: University of Texas Press, 1991. ISBN 978-0292750739
  • Trade-Marks of the Jewelry and Kindred Trades, Sixth Edition 1950. JCK. New York, NY: The Jewelers’ Circular-Keystone, 1950.

Reference Books: Hallmarks

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  • Dictionnaire des Poincons: Officiels Francais & Etrangers, Anciens & Modernes de leur Creation (XIV Siecle) A Nos Jours, Volume I. Emile Beuque. Paris, France: F. De Nobele, 1925 ASIN B00D4SPDJS
  • Dictionnaire des Poincons: Officiels Francais & Etrangers, Anciens & Modernes de leur Creation (XIV Siecle) A Nos Jours, Volume II. Emile Beuque. Paris, France: F. De Nobele, 1928 ASIN B006R0QPEW
  • Hallmarks & Date Letters on Silver, Gold and Platinum. London, England: N.A.G. Press, 1977. ISBN 978-0719800726
  • International Hallmarks on Silver. Paris, France: Tardy, 1985 ISBN 978-2901622178
  • Jackson’s Hallmarks (Pocket Edition) Ian Pickford (editor). Woodbridge, Suffolk, England: Antique Collectors’ Club Ltd. 1992. ISBN 1 85149 128 7
  • Les Poincons de Garantie Internationaux pour L’Or, Le Platine et Le Palladium. Paris, France: Tardy Lengelle, 1984. ISBN 978-2901622154
  • Poincons Actuels des Metaux Precieux. Paris, France: Tardy, 2000. ISBN 978-2901622864
  • The Book of Old Silver: English, American, Foreign. Seymour B. Wyler. New York, NY: Skyhorse Publishing, 2013. ISBN 978-1620872116
  • World Hallmarks: Volume I Europe 19th to 21st Centuries. William B. Whetstone, Danusia V. Niklewicz, Lindy L. Matula. San Francisco, CA: Hallmark Research Institute, 2010. ISBN 978-0979762819

Books Available to Read On-Line

European Marks

General

  • Markham (1898), Hand Book to Foreign Hall Marks on Gold and Silver Plate
  • Redman (1893), Illustrated Hand Book of Hall-Marks and Date-Letters from 1509 to 1920 on Ecclesiastical and Domestic Plate

German marks

  • Rosenberg (1922), Der Goldschmiede Merkzeichen

French Marks

  • Chaffers & Markham (1899), Hand Book to French Hall Marks on Gold and Silver Plate
  • Cripps (1880), Old French Plate, a Handbook for the Collector

British Marks

  • Chaffers (1899), Gilda Aurifabrorum: A History of English Goldsmiths and Plateworkers, and their Marks Stamped on Plate
  • Chaffers (1905), Hall Marks on Gold & Silver Plate
  • Cripps (1894), Old English Plate: Its Makers and Marks
  • Hayden (1917), Chats on Old Silver
  • Howard (1903), Old London Silver, Its History, Its Makers and Its Marks
  • Jackson (1905), English Goldsmiths and their Marks: A History of the Goldsmiths and Plateworkers of England, Scotland, and Ireland
  • Massé (1910), Pewter Plate: A Historical & Descriptive Handbook

American marks

  • Buck (1903), Old Plate, its Makers & Marks