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Cover November/December 2014
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Why Not a Silver Posset Pot?
Ann K. Wagner
Silver drinking vessel made by John Coney Jr. circa 1690-1710.
Pages from the Past
Richard Kurtzman
Catalogues pages from M.S. Smith dated 1876 showcasing sterling silver items.
Collecting Antique American Coin Silver & Sterling Napkin Ring
Pansylea Howard Willburn
Beautiful examples of coin and sterling napkin rings made by American silversmiths.
The Milan Duomo Souvenir Spoons: What a Wonder They Are
Robert M. Wilhelm
Examples of Milan Duomo themed souvenir spoons and their makers.
The Langworthy Family of Silversmiths of Ballston Spa and their “Patent Latteen Brass Combs”
Walter Richard Wheeler
Research and history of a comb marked "Langworthy" - and the Langworthy family of silversmiths.
Book Review: Cincinnati Silver: 1788-1940
Catherine B. Hollan
Book review
Modern Day Uses for Antique Silver
Nancy Stuckwisch
Using various silver items to hold candle tapers.
Cover September /October 2014
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Four Teaspoons In The Musling Pattern From Copenhagen, Crafted In 1836 & 1844
Rowland L. Matteson
Examples of various Copenhagen silversmiths and their teaspoons in the Musling pattern and their marks.
Pages from the Past
Richard Kurtzman
Catalogues pages from Puiforcat dated 1908 showcasing sterling silver items.
Useful Blades Revisited
Ian Spellerberg
History and examples of knife blades or letter openers.
Ferris Wheel Souvenir Spoons: The Original and The Legacy
Robert M. Wilhelm
Examples of Ferris Wheel themed souvenir spoons and their makers.
George Armitage: Silver Plater in Early Philadelphia
Donald L. Fennimore
Information about the life of George Armitage and examples of his work and marks.
Protective & Seductive: A Short History of Pomanders
Dorothea Burstyn
Many wonderful examples of silver pomanders and history of their use.
Modern Day Uses for Antique Silver
Nancy Stuckwisch
Alternative uses for silver egg warmers.
Cover July/August 2014
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Taylor & Lawrie Coin Spoon Pattern No. 512, October 19, 1852
Ann Kinne
Author shares two coin silver examples made by Taylor & Lawrie.
Herman Otto and the Souvenir Spoons of Colorado, 1900-1910
Ed Dobbins
Souvenir spoons of Colorado made by Herman Otto and examples of backstamps.
Music History at Carnegie Hall Commemorated with a Silver Trophy
William P. Hood Jr. and Robert M. Taylor
Silver presentation trophy for Swiss-American pianist, conductor, and educator Rudolph Ganz and its history.
A New Collection by French Silversmith Olivier Gaube du Gers
Karolina Stefanski
Nautilis shell collection made by French silversmith Olivier Gaube du Gers.
The English Silver Novelty
Geoffrey Watts
Examples of English silver novelty items and manufacturers that made them.
Modern Day Uses for Antique Silver
Nancy Stuckwisch
Alternative uses for sterling goblets.
Cover May/June 2014
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A Biedermeier Cream Pitcher From Moscow From 1846
Rowland L. Matteson
Silver creamer from Moscow silversmith Jacob Wiberg, history, and marks.
A Sterling Trophy for a Wheelman, San Jose, California, 1895
Pansylea Howard Willburn
Silver biking trophy, history of wheelman in San Jose, CA in 1895
Ella Kyes Dearborn: Physician, Poet and Metalsmith Part II
Robert M. Wilhelm
History of prolific souvenir spoon collector Ella Keyes Dearborn
Robert Sturm (1874–1964): Cincinnati’s Arts & Crafts Silversmith
Amy Miller Dehan
History and silver examples of Cincinnati silversmith Robert Sturm.
A Diamond and Four C’s – Correction: Camel by Cary not Clark
Kay Olson Freeman
Research on silver mark for Henry A. Cary of New York.
Modern Day Uses for Antique Silver
Nancy Stuckwisch
Alternative uses for silver swizzle sticks.
Cover March/April 2014
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Addendum: A Rare Tower Form Spice Container
Patricia Jay Reiner
Examples of two extraordinary sterling spice containers from a 2013 Sotheby's auction.
A Victorian Sterling Lobster Place Set
Ann Kinne
Author illustrates & explains the identification of a lobster set.
Pages from the Past
Richard Kurtzman
Gorham design blueprints from 1891 to 1901.
Flat-out Different Flatware: The Designs of Katherine A. McDonough (KAM)
William P. Hood Jr.
History and silver examples of silver made by silversmith Katherine A. McDonough (KAM)
Ella Kyes Dearborn: Physician, Poet and Metalsmith Part 1
Robert M. Wilhelm
History of prolific souvenir spoon collector Ella Keyes Dearborn
Focus on Coin Silver
Silver Magazine Staff
Examples of unknown marks for reader response.
Simple, Symmetrical, & Stately: Colonial Revival Silver
Patricia F. Singer
American silver patterns in the Colonial Revival style and history from the time period.
A Coin Silver Fire Department Speaking Trumpet – Presented to Michael Hines
James Christian
Photos and family history about a coin silver fire department speaking trumpet given to Michael Hines
Book Review- House of Barnard, A Notable Family of Manufacturing Silversmiths to the Trade
Catherine B. Hollan
Book review
Modern Day Uses for Antique Silver
Nancy Stuckwisch
Alternative uses for silver salt cellars.
Cover January/February 2014
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Modern Day Uses for Antique Silver
Nancy Stuckwisch
Alternative uses for silver tea caddies.
A Silver Toiletry Set by Jean-Baptiste Claude Odiot in Havana, Cuba
Karolina Stefanski
Company information and examples of silver made by Jean-Baptiste Claude Odiot.
What About Those Bears? Collecting California Silver
Pansylea Howard Willburn
History and silver examples of California silver with bear motifs.
Mark Twain Souvenir Spoons
Robert M. Wilhelm
Examples of Mark Twain themed souvenir spoons and postcards.
Exhibit Review: Silla: Korea’s Golden Kingdom
Rosanne Raab
Exhibit review of exhibit Silla: Korea’s Golden Kingdom at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
A Smith Comes To America
Carolyn O'Keefe
Examples and history of silversmith Michael Izrael Galmer.
An 1820’S Dessert Fork From George Savage, Montreal
Rowland L. Matteson
Dessert fork from Canadian silversmith George Savage, history, and marks.
Cover November/December 2013
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Pages from the Past
Richard Kurtzman
Catalogues pages from Whiting Mfg.Company showcasing sterling silver novelties.
The Silver Career of Paul Revere
Ray Cavanaugh
History and examples of silver pieces crafted by Paul Revere.
The Flatware of Wenzel Hablik, Artistic Polymath
William P. Hood Jr. and Rudiger Simon
Silver produced by German bornWenzel Hablik - history and illustrations.
Ostrich Souvenir Spoons
Robert M. Wilhelm
Examples of ostrich-themed souvenir spoons and postcards.
Plain, Roses or Swans? Viennese Biedermeier salt cellars, 1818 - 1860
Dorothea Burstyn
Salt cellars manufacturered in Vienna between 1818 - 1860.
Women in the Silver World: The Sad Tale of Anna Eicher
Patricia F. Singer
History and silver examples from silversmith Anna Eicher.
Focus on Coin Silver
Silver Magazine Staff
Examples of unknown marks for reader response.
Modern Day Uses for Antique Silver
Nancy Stuckwisch
Alternative uses for silver salt cellars.
Cover September /October 2013
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Pages from the Past
Richard Kurtzman
"Picture cards from a promotional packet featuring some of Gorham’s superb creations from the Columbian Exposition."
What's in a Name?
Roberta Parker
Thoughts behind the naming of silver patterns by their manufacturers.
A Rare Tower Form Spice Container
Dr. Bernard Bernstein and Patricia Jay Reiner
History and illustrations of an amazing silver spice container and its function.
A Rare Souvenir Spoon by Jay L. Torrey: The Other Rough Rider
Robert M. Wilhelm
History and illustrations of the "Rough Rider" souvenir spoon by patentee Jay L. Torrey.
Gallia and its Predecessors: History and Marks
David N. Nikogosyan
Examples, history, and detailed charts of maker's marks.
Modern Day Uses for Antique Silver
Nancy Stuckwisch
Alternative uses for silver tea strainers.
Cover July/August 2013
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Silver Magazine staff
Examples of unknown marks and patterns for reader response.
Pages from the Past
Richard Kurtzman
Pages from a William B. Durgin Co. catalogue.
Scandinavian Fish Slices
Dale E. Bennett
History and silver examples fish slices from Scandinavia.
Book Reviews: The Romanov Gold Martelé Masterpiece by Gorham from the Collection of Jacob Hoffman; Golf Prizes: Gorham Mfg Co Silversmiths; and Philadelphia Silversmiths and Related Artisans to 1861
Silver Magazine staff
Book Reviews
Paying Tribute: A Presentation Cup and Its Manufacturer
Kay Olson Freeman
Herbert J.Tily presentation cup manufactured by Eleder-Hickok Co.
Chief White Pigeon: Monument, Post Card & Souvenir Spoon
Michelle P. Wilhelm
Various examples of souvenir spoons depicting Chief White Pigeon and other Native Americans
Silver Making, War, and Romance: The Saga of the Reeves Family, Part I: Stephen Reeves (1738-1778)
I.S.K. Reeves, V
Author I.S.K. Reeves, V, provides history of his silversmithing ancestor Stephen Reeves
Modern Day Uses for Antique Silver
Nancy Stuckwisch
Encouraging readers to "mix and match" their silver to form complete sets.
Cover May/June 2013
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Silver Magazine staff
Examples of unknown marks and patterns for reader response.
Beyond These Borders
Rowland L. Matteson
Silver from Amsterdam crafted by members of the Helweg dynasty of silversmiths.
Reed & Barton's Silver Design Competition in Italy, 1959
William P. Hood Jr.
History and silver examples from 1959 Italian design competition.
Book Reviews: Aberdeen Silver, A Collector’s Guide and An Illustrated Guide to York Hallmarks 1776-1858
Catherine B. Hollan and Dorothea Burstyn
Book Reviews
The Girls of Gotham and Their Silver Fads, 1902-1907
Pansylea Howard Willburn
History and examples of silver fashonistas - The Gotham Girls
Hand-Painted Souvenir Spoon Bowls – Part Two: Shepard Mfg. Co.
Robert M. Wilhelm
Various examples of hand-painted souvenir spoons made by Shepard Mfg. Co.
Exhibit Review: Fabergé from the Matilda Geddings Gray Foundation Collection
Rosanne Raab
Review of the exhibit: Fabergé from the Matilda Geddings Gray Foundation Collection currently at the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Modern Day Uses for Antique Silver
Nancy Stuckwisch
Alternative uses for silver tea sets.
Cover March/April 2013
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Silver Magazine staff
Examples of unknown marks for reader response.
Pages from the Past
Richard Kurtzman
Pages from a 1896 Jason Weiler Baird-North Co. catalogue.
Sheet Metal work of Mohammad Alam: A Six Decade Romance with Silver
Chitra Balasubramaniam
History and examples from modern silversmith Mohammad Alam of India.
"MESDA Holds Silver Seminar “As Good As Sterling: New Findings in Southern Silver”"
Catherine B. Hollan
A day of silver - review of MESDA silver seminar.
Book Reviews: Armenian Master Silversmiths and Enameled Thimbles of Norway
D. Albert Soeffing and Bob Slater
Book Reviews
The Girls of Gotham and Their Silver Fads, 1902-1907
Pansylea Howard Willburn
History and examples of silver fashonistas - The Gotham Girls
Hand-Painted Souvenir Spoon Bowls – Part One: Watson & Newell
Robert M. Wilhelm
Various examples of hand-painted souvenir spoons made by Watson & Newell
Woburn, Massachusetts, 1895 Silver and Gold Presentation Badge
James Christian
Author shares history and images of a firefighter's presentation badge
Modern Day Uses for Antique Silver
Nancy Stuckwisch
Alternative uses for silver cigarette cases.
Cover January/February 2013
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Silver Magazine staff
Examples of unknown marks for reader response.
A Failed Creative Process: Robert Locher's Second Silverware Pattern
William P. Hood Jr.
History and examples of silver pattern ideas that Robert Locher designed for Lunt Silver.
Steak Knives Supreme: Robeson's Shuredge "Frozen Heat"
W. Scott Braznell
History and examples of steak knives manufactured by the Robeson Cutlery Company
Book Review: Historic Cutlery III: From the Early Period Until Around 1600
William P. Hood Jr.
Book Review
"Chinese Export Silver: The Hottest Antique Silver Category on the Planet yet Much Misunderstood!"
Adrien von Ferscht
Examples, history, and marks on Chinese Export Silver
We Need Your Help!
Silver Magazine staff
Example of unknown marks on a silver mug for reader response.
Exhibit Review: British Silver: The Wealth of a Nation
Rosanne Raab
Review of the exhibit: British Silver: The Wealth of a Nation currently at the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Illinois Carnegie Library Souvenir Spoons
Robert M. Wilhelm
Various examples of IL Carnegie Library souvenir spoons
Modern Day Uses for Antique Silver
Nancy Stuckwisch
Alternative uses for crystal spice jars with sterling lids.
Cover November/December 2012
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Silver Magazine staff
Examples of unknown marks: “C.S. Kenfield," “F. Rees," “H. Elliot,”“N. Olmsted & Son,”“Young," and “DWR.”
Pages from the Past
Richard Kurtzman
Photo cards from Gorham Mfg. Company that their salemen used to showcase special order tea sets.
Silver Chatelaines
Geoffrey Watts
History and examples of English silver chatelaines.
Ornament on French Empire Silver
Karolina Stefanski
Silver ornamentation during the French Empire Period.
A New Discovery and a Mystery Solved: Andrew H. Coe, Pittsburgh Silversmith
D. Albert Soeffing
Research of a mystery Medallion pattern and its maker.
A Presentation Coin Silver Fire Trumpet, San Francisco, 1852
Pansylea Howard Willburn
A coin silver fire trumpet - its maker and the history of its presentation.
We Need Your Help!
Silver Magazine staff
Examples of foreign marks and an unknown pattern for reader response.
The Swanage Globe Souvenir Spoon: Icon of Imperialistic Geography
Michelle P. Wilhelm
A souvenir spoon from Swanage, on the Isle of Purbeck in Dorset, United Kingdom.
Modern Day Uses for Antique Silver
Nancy Stuckwisch
Alternative uses for sterling candlesticks.
Cover September/October 2012
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Silver Magazine staff
Examples of several unknown coin silver marks - reader participation requested.
Pages from the Past
Richard Kurtzman
Pages from blueprints showing items crafted by Lebkuecher & Co., circa the first two decades of the 1900s.
Early American Coin Silver Fish Slices (1790-1850)
Dale E. Bennett
History and examples of various American coin silver slices dated from 1790 to 1850.
We Need Your Help
Reader participation requested - images representing unknown marks, piece types, and patterns.
On Displaying Plique-à-Jour Enamel Souvenir Spoons
Bob Corson
Plique-a-Jour spoons and examples on how to display them.
"Silver Items Crafted by the Chawner Family, All Working as William Chawner & Co."
Rowland L. Matteson
Examples of silver items crafted by members of the Chawner Family of silversmiths.
"Joseph Seymour Marks on Two Unidentified Coin Silver Patterns"
Anne Kinne
Examples of Joseph Seymour marks on coin silver patterns.
"Beacon Mountain: A Hudson Valley Sterling Souvenir Spoon"
Robert M. Wilhelm
Beacon Mountain souvenir spoon.
Modern Day Uses for Antique Silver
Nancy Stuckwisch
Alternative uses for sterling fish slices.
Cover July/August 2012
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Pages from the Past
Richard Kurtzman
Pages from a circa 1928 Gorham Mfg. Company brochure showcasing the work of silversmith Erik Magnussen.
Focus on Coin Silver
Silver Magazine staff
Example of a teaspoon and mark by the silversmiths Edward Prince Banks and William Henry Harrison Hatch from Portland, ME. Also a serving spoon by P.B. Sadtler & Sons from Baltimore, MD.
Japanese Silver Match Safes
Neil Shapiro
Examples of various metal work found on Japanese silver match safes.
Silver Gentlemen's Gifts
Catalogue page showcasing silver gifts for men.
Schulz & Fischer, San Franciso Silver
Pansylea Howard Willburn
Company history and examples of the work by silversmiths Schulz & Fischer of San Francisco.
A Soup Ladle from Liège, 1831-1869
Rowland L. Matteson
An example of a soup ladle by silversmith François Maximilien Drion of Liège.
Mount Rainier: Trails, Meadows, and a Bit of Menace
Patricia F. Singer
Mount Rainier souvenir spoons.
The Story of Bezalel: A Vision Realized (?)
Dr. Bernard Bernstein and Patricia Jay Reiner
History and examples of silver influenced by the Bezalel Style.
Silver & Steel
Anne Madarasz
An amazing punch bowl presentation gift to George Gibson McMurtry.
Readers Write
Roberta Parker
A reader shares the story of her family's heirloom silver.
A Frederick Douglass Souvenir Spoon: A Eureka Discovery
Robert M. Wilhelm
Example of a hard to find Frederick Douglass souvenir spoon.
Modern Day Uses for Antique Silver
Nancy Stuckwisch
Alternative uses for sterling toast racks.
Cover May/June 2012
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Example of a serving spoon and mark by the silversmiths Edward & David Kinsey from Cincinnati, OH.
Pattern Profile - Discoveryby Wallace Silversmiths
Silver Magazine staff
Discovery by Wallace Silversmiths
Pages from the Past
Richard Kurtzman
Pages from a circa 1885 Reed & Barton catalogue showcasing artistically designed lamps.
Lobsters & Lobster Silver
Dale E. Bennett
Examples of silver with lobster-themed motifs.
Silver Umbrella Handles
Catalogue pages showcasing silver umbrella handles
"Bust of Husband on Umbrella. Widow's Fad."
Pansylea Howard Willburn
Newspaper article showcasing silver umbrella handle in the bust of a widow's late husband.
A Tumlare Med Hänkel from Uppsala Crafted in 1792
Rowland L. Matteson
An example of a tumlare med hänkel by Olof Yttraeus of Uppsala.
Exhibit Review: Victorian Electrotypes: Old Treasures, New Technology
Rosanne Raab
Review of New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art exhibit Victorian Electrotypes: Old Treasures, New Technology
Traditional Products for the Jewish Markets: Hand Chasing from Jaipur
Chitra Balasubramaniam
Examples of hand chasing techniques on Jewish items.
New Winchester (VA) Marks
Catherine B. Hollan
Two examples of marks from New Winchester, VA, silversmiths.
Readers Write
Katy Galewski
A reader shares her love of adding lovely silver pieces to her collection.
Enamelled Name City Souvenir Spoons
Robert M. Wilhelm
Various souvenir spoons with enamelled city names.
Modern Day Uses for Antique Silver
Nancy Stuckwisch
Alternative uses for sterling toast racks.
Cover March/April 2012
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Example of teaspoon and mark by the silversmith Bernard Wenman from New York.
Pattern Profile - French Provincialby Towle Silversmiths
Silver Magazine staff
French Provincial by Towle Silversmiths
Pages from the Past
Richard Kurtzman
Pages from a circa 1887 Gorham Mfg. Company catalogue showcasing various high-end items from their leather covered catalogue with sterling silver mounts.
"Good Luck, Mary": Victorian Silver Name Brooches
William P. Hood, Jr., Dorothea Burstyn and John R. Olson
History and examples of sterling name brooches.
Book Review: Stories in Sterling: Four Centuries of Silver in New York
Dean Six
Book review
A Few 18th & 19th Century Silversmiths from the Bailiwick of Jersey
Rowland L. Matteson
History and examples of work from silversmiths from the Bailiwick of Jersey in the Channel Islands.
The Work of Gia Gogishvili Part II: The Georgian, Eastern European & Russian Traditions
Patricia F. Singer
Examples of work from modern silversmith Gia Gogishvili.
Readers Write
Paul Guarner and Paul Woolf
Two readers share the stories of their sterling silver inkstands.
The Indianapolis Motor Speedway Souvenir Spoon
Robert M. Wilhelm
Indianapolis Motor Speedway souvenir spoon by Watson & Newell Company.
Modern Day Uses for Antique Silver
Nancy Stuckwisch
Alternative uses for sterling-rimmed crystal coasters.
Cover January//Febuary 2012
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Answer to previous unknown mark "PH. Zoellner." Example from silversmith E. Jaccard & Co. from St. Louis, MO.
Pattern Profile - Hampton Court Hollowware by Reed & Barton
Silver Magazine staff
Hampton Court Hollowware by Reed & Barton
Pages from the Past
Richard Kurtzman
Pages from a circa 1899 Wendell & Co. catalogue showcasing an extensive variety of their sterling wares.
When Industrial Icons Adorned Victorian Hollowware...W.K. Vanderslice, San Francisco, 1863-1871
Pansylea Howard Willburn
W.K. Vanderslice and his use of industrial themed motifs on silver pieces.
The Work of Gia Gogishvili Part 1: Naturalism and Modernism
Patricia F. Singer
Examples of sterling pieces and background history on modern silversmith Gia Gogishvili.
Book Review: George Hendel of Carlisle, Pennsylvania Silversmith
Dean Six
Book review
A Belt Buckle from the 1700s Crafted in Gent
Rowland L. Matteson
Belt buckle made in Gent during the late eighteenth century.
The Enigma of the Silver Horn
Dale E. Bennett
Author researches the true use of a silver horn.
Christofle: History and Marks
David N. Nikogosyan
History of Christofle & Co. and the various marks used to identify their silver.
Readers Write
John Hess
A reader shares an aesthetic movement paper knife made by Gorham Mfg. Company.
Gorham's Cincinnatus Souvenir Spoon
Robert M. Wilhelm
Cincinnatus souvenir spoon made by Gorham Mfg. Company.
Modern Day Uses for Antique Silver
Nancy Stuckwisch
Modern use for sterling sugar tongs.
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