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Rounded Metal Piece with Embossing 4 Replies

Started by Brent B.. Last reply by vicki hufstetler 4 hours ago.

18c American 4 poster 3 Replies

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Started by John Taglione. Last reply by vicki hufstetler Jan 14.

Brandy snifter Punch bowl 2 Replies

Started by Bill Yazujian. Last reply by Bill Yazujian Jan 8.


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Started by John Taglione Dec 21, 2020.

American Empire table? 4 Replies

Started by House of Charm Antiques Southinc. Last reply by House of Charm Antiques Southinc Dec 20, 2020.

Background on this company 2 Replies

Started by Lloyd Levine. Last reply by Lloyd Levine Dec 8, 2020.

Cane with brass looking emblems on them. What are these and other questions 2 Replies

Started by Lloyd Levine. Last reply by Lloyd Levine Dec 3, 2020.

who is this artist 3 Replies

Started by Lisa Stubbs. Last reply by Molly Nov 26, 2020.

Train related item ?

Started by Lloyd Levine Nov 25, 2020.

Info on the company/time period it was made 5 Replies

Started by Lloyd Levine. Last reply by Lloyd Levine Nov 25, 2020.

Vintage Hanover antimagnetic watch 2 Replies

Started by BikerBonnie. Last reply by BikerBonnie Nov 21, 2020.


Started by Aileen Ann Reisman. Last reply by Aileen Ann Reisman Nov 18, 2020.

Can any identify who might have worn this uniform ? 37 Replies

Started by Lloyd Levine. Last reply by Judy Jordan Nov 18, 2020.

Date this metal wrapped (?) walking stick/cane 15 Replies

Started by Lloyd Levine. Last reply by Judy Jordan Nov 18, 2020.

What was this used for ? 3 Replies

Started by Lloyd Levine. Last reply by Molly Nov 7, 2020.

Traite's des Paix [Peace Treaties] 1793-c1806

Started by Peter Robinson Nov 6, 2020.

Fly swatter, bamboo, broom, military 9 Replies

Started by Jeannine Nield. Last reply by Jeannine Nield Nov 3, 2020.

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Comment by BikerBonnie on June 12, 2020 at 11:45am

lot of information and learning there Tom, wow again

Comment by tomsantiquesetcetera on June 12, 2020 at 11:38am

BB, I found a terriffic website about WMF. It states that they began in 1880.  

My info said they started in 1853 and that my Claret Jug was from 1858. "My info" was Guenter Staffa, of Cloppenburg, Germany in an e-mail dtd 6-21-2003. He was accumulating info for a forth-coming book at that time.

My pc is W.M.F.M.  The last M. stands for the base metal, brass, which is "messing" in German.  The dots or periods were used in the early days of their operation.  Beneath is "I/o" (the I is slanted same as the slash). That's an upper case "i", not a "1".

According to Guenter it "...refers to the thickness of the silver-plating; one gram deposited silver per square decimetre."

Comment by tomsantiquesetcetera on June 10, 2020 at 1:57pm

Ed & Susan, just above the solid blue line it says +Add a Discussion.  Click on it and put your Post there.

Susan, STOP using the Comment Wall.  Continue this Post above in the Discussion Wall.  Put your new pics and comments there.

Comment by tomsantiquesetcetera on June 10, 2020 at 1:42pm

Susan, had you posted this in Discussions (directly above Comment Wall) then all comments and replies would stay together. In the comment wall.  As is, your comments will disappear in a month or two.

You need to post your new pictures so everybody can see them, not just me. (Susan sent me an e-mail with pics).

I can now see that the mark by the wing-nut DOES NOT read WMF...it looks like WM.  Dunno if that's good or bad.

You call "it" a Merman, but "it" looks like boobs on her chest...muscular mermaid?

BikerBonnie, "wow", I have a Claret Jug ca 1858 by WMFM with 1/x on it. Previously researched.

Comment by BikerBonnie on June 9, 2020 at 2:13pm


Comment by tomsantiquesetcetera on June 9, 2020 at 2:01pm

Susan, DISCUSSIONS such as yours belongs in the DISCUSSIONS wall.  You're in the Comment Wall.

Your item is called a Tazza. I can see some letters near the thumb-nut, partially hidden by it. Can you remove the nut and decipher what it says? I think the first letter is W and the second, an M which leads me to believe it was made by WMF, a German foundry which began in 1853 and is still operating. There might be a tiny mark that looks like "1/x" which is the old metric system of silver plating.  Also, sometimes there is another letter that follows the WMF, like WMFM.  M=brass. The base metal of YOUR piece is "German silver" which consists of copper, zinc and nickel. "Silver" refers to the color, not metal.

A jeweler can solder the broken portion; cost $50. or less. IF IT IS WMF, value is $3-4,000, USD.

WMF link, https://www.google.com/search?q=german+silver+tazza&client=fire...

Comment by Susan Simpson on June 8, 2020 at 5:46pm

It has been a long time since I have posted anything on here, and I am probably totally messing it up.  These pictures are from an item that belonged to my parents    It looks like a silver (?) bowl with stand.  The stand has broken away for the bowl.   The base is of a merman blowing on a shell.   No idea what it is or if it is real silver.  On the very bottom there are some etchings.  The name STEPP is my parents last name.   The design is definitely nautical.   But I really don't know anything about it, and my parents have passed on.   Thanks for any help.

Comment by Ed Young on June 5, 2020 at 2:22pm

OK Bonnie thanks.

Comment by BikerBonnie on June 4, 2020 at 3:07pm

ed find the group you want, and there will be a place to click that says, "add discussion"

Comment by Ed Young on June 4, 2020 at 1:11pm

Thank you Tom.  Now to find the Discussion Wall.......


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