Exceptions: in the letter " R " was used during of September, during the letter " K " was used for December. Exceptions: 1st-6th of March , "W" was used for the year instead of "D", and "G" was used for the month in place of "W". From a numerical identification was attributed to new patent models. The table below reports the first serial numer attributed from to Silver Dictionary' of A Small Collection of Antique Silver and Objects of vertu , a pages richly illustrated website offering all you need to know about antique silver, sterling silver, silverplate, Sheffield plate, electroplate silver, silverware, flatware, tea services and tea complements, marks and hallmarks, articles, books, auction catalogs, famous silversmiths Tiffany, Gorham, Jensen, Elkington , history, oddities For silverplate items the patent's date of registered models may be useful for an approximate dating.
Pre-1973 vehicle registration numbers.
English Registry Marks – Kovels
Collecting weights Names on weights Picture gallery Wanted. Quick reference Conversion factors Calculator. Collecting Imperial weights: A facinating hobby. Weights come in many types: Those for domestic use which need not concern us Those for use in commerce. Weights for checking other weights Miscellaneous weights for weighing coins etc. Marks on weights Commercial weights have always been regulated by some authority or other, and generally exhibit marks showing when, and by whom, they were tested. Cast-iron weights generally have either a lead plug underneath, into which a stamp can be made, although older weights can have copper, brass, or lead plugs in the top of the weight.
Watching the experts at antique roadshows or on auction house valuation days, you probably wonder just how they get so much information about a teacup, vase or a piece of silver simply by turning the item upside down. The fact is the markings that are stamped, painted or impressed on the underside of most antique items can help you tell a great deal about a piece other than just who made it. The name of the pottery manufacturer and an approximate date of manufacture can be discovered if the piece of pottery has a backstamp or the silver item has a hallmark. A makers mark that they have learned over many years spent researching and studying antique marks. Dating an antique is a little like detective work.
Vehicle registration plates commonly referred to as "number plates" in British English are the imperative alphanumeric plates used to display the registration mark of a vehicle, and have existed in the United Kingdom since It is compulsory for motor vehicles used on public roads to display vehicle registration plates , with the exception of vehicles of the reigning monarch used on official business. The Motor Car Act , which came into force on 1 January , required all motor vehicles to be entered on an official vehicle register , and to carry alphanumeric plates. The Act was passed in order that vehicles could be easily traced in the event of an accident, contravention of the law or any other incident. Vehicle registration alphanumeric plates in the UK are rectangular or square in shape, with the exact permitted dimensions of the plate and its lettering set down in law.