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Pieces of silverware with rare town marks are now very collectible and command high prices when they come on the market.
What follows here is a brief overview of silver hallmarks in England, Scotland, and Ireland.The first thing I look for when anyone brings a piece of silver to me is the marks. The silversmiths registered their marks with the assay office and can be trace. It is sterling silver, made in London by an English silversmith , James Beebe in 1836. First the letters “JB” These give the name of the silversmith .If you want to learn more about silver-smithing then click here.If you want to learn more about silver styles & designs then click here.