The little "e" is a date mark. I can't see the shape surrounding the "e". There could be a dozen or two little "e" marks, but it is the shape that provides the correct answer.
Do not start a new…"
"Im in Australia and just discovered that he didnt make any thimbles for English jewelers from 1896 - 1904, only for Australia but to which they were stamped Sydney etc, so presume must have been once he returned to English making, but I agree, pity…"
"It's English and not particularly old, so wouldn't appeal to most collectors of American or antique silver. It's small so wouldn't have much melt value. But there are collectors of sterling silver thimbles so it would certainly…"
Hi,I have found this old thimble with J.F stamped with anchor, lion and what looks to be an e.My husband found it while digging under our lounge room window (our house was built around 1900).From what I can gather its possibly a James Fenton from Birmingham but I cant tell its age. We have found other bits and pieces around the yard dating to 1880 and I love to find out what I can about the things we keep finding.They all tell a story and bring back to life long forgotton traditions e.g.…See More
"Thanks, Paul. I was doing my best! LOL I coulda sworn the Block book said the base was translucent brownish white and their photo showed a very yellow looking base with a brown patch. They also had a Hero, which was similar."
"Akro patch of a nice color combo. It is still of the common variety and not of high value. Although is a pretty little marble to have in the collection. Moss agate will have an obvious translucence, one that is normally a cloudy white that takes on…"
"I am embarrassed that I forgot Kyle. Kyle, you and Danny put this together. I hope that you two will be real strong leaders because this hobby is only as good as the "young guns" like you two who think of new connections that make sense in…"
"Don't thank me. Sir Robert made a great call that I believe may be correct. He had the nerve to say. I did not.
Robb, Great fun! Great new beginning. Thanks man for carrying the ball. Donnie is next 'cuz I need someone to trash talk."
"Great! Amy, I have to ditch you for the rest of this evening...I am buried in emails from here and can't even find my way around.
BUT...please tell your friends that Robb, Danny, and I will be adding folks slowly while we feel our way…"