SILVER HALLMARKS CROWN. 2009 AMERICAN EAGLE SILVER DOLLAR.
Silver Hallmarks Crown
- A sterling silver object that is to be sold commercially is, in most countries, stamped with one or more silver hallmarks indicating the purity of the silver, the mark of the manufacturer or silversmith, and other (optional) markings to indicate date of manufacture and additional information
- Declare or acknowledge (someone) as the best, esp. at a sport
- the part of a tooth above the gum that is covered with enamel
- Ceremonially place a crown on the head of (someone) in order to invest them as a monarch
- the Crown (or the reigning monarch) as the symbol of the power and authority of a monarchy; "the colonies revolted against the Crown"
- invest with regal power; enthrone; "The prince was crowned in Westminster Abbey"
- (in checkers) Promote (a piece) to king by placing another on top of it
Soldiers & Sailors Families Association (S&SFA) silver & enamel badges (1915 onwards)
Three badges of the ‘Soldiers & Sailors Families Association’ (S&SFA). The symbol in the centre of the badge represents two crossed ‘A’s and was adapted from the Princess of Wales personal monogram to form the basis of the organisation’s logo. The S&SFA organisation was founded in 1885 by James Gildea (1838-1920) to provide a wide range of support services to serving and former members of the British Armed Forces. The S&SFA had branches throughout the UK and was staffed by trained volunteers, some from the medical and nursing professions. The S&SFA changed it’s name in 1919 to the ‘Soldiers, Sailors & Airmen Families Association’ (SSAFA) to accommodate the newly formed Royal Air Force. In that same year the SSAFA became a registered charity. In 1997 it amalgamated with two other organisations, ‘The Forces Help Society’ and the ‘Lord Robert’s Workshops to form the ‘SSAFA Forces Help’, as they are still known today. The Royal Family have been major patrons since the S&SFA was founded and continue to do so. In 1885 the Princess of Wales was appointed their first president, HRH Prince Michael of Kent is the current president and HM Queen Elizabeth the organisation’s patron. The badge on the left is made from die-stamped silver with three enamels (blue, white & red). The silver hallmarked is for Birmingham 1915 and a maker’s mark ‘B & P’ (Bent & Parker Ltd). It has with a pin clasp on the reverse together with the hallmark and engraved with a volunteer worker’s number (3629). There is also a registered number 647623 for 1915 and text ‘NON TRANSFERABLE’. It measures 1 3/8” high x 7/8” across (about 35mm x 23mm). This rare badge is an early or first edition. The lower-middle badge dates to the 1930’s. It is made from die-stamped brass with two enamels (blue & red) and finished in a nickel (?) plating. It has a pin clasp on the reverse along with the maker’s name of Fattorini & Sons Ltd, Bradford Works, B’ham. It measures 1 5/16” high x 1” wide (about 33mm x 25mm). The smaller badge on the right is more recent and shows only the crossed-A’s monogram surmounted by a crown. It is made from die-struck brass with two enamels (blue & red) and finished with a gilt plating. There is pin and clutch fitting on the reverse but no maker’s name or mark. It measures 1” high x ?” across (about 25mm x 13mm). Thank you for reading. Stuart.
01 - Kultateollisuus Ky Geometric Diamond Pendant
A striking geometric pendant from the Finnish Silversmith Kultateollisuus Ky - Four rigid bars with central open diamonds joined together in a row - each bar with one hanging bale - and double bales at the bottom which soften the geometric angles of this pendant - Fully hallmarked to the back with the winged hammer symbol for KULTATEOLLISUUS KY, Crown within a heart for FINLAND, 830H (silver quality) symbol for TURKU and R7 for the year 1970