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Old 14-05-09, 09:57 AM
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Does anyone recognise this maker and have any information as to when they were in operation?
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Old 14-05-09, 10:56 AM
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Sut mae 41st,
Further to earlier comments re possibly Jenning and Co.Could it be an abbreviation of Lambourne ?
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Old 14-05-09, 11:32 AM
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Does anyone recognise this maker and have any information as to when they were in operation?
Thanks in anticipation.
Distinct possibility, as Jennens & Co have also used J&Co, I would imagine
the same to be true for Lambourne - I have the full name version but don't think I have any with the shortcut name.
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Old 14-05-09, 02:00 PM
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I'd go for Ludlow.
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Old 14-05-09, 02:26 PM
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I always think Liberty (Liberty and Co.) but the hallmark looks like the one for "L&Co; John Lawrence: "Ledsam Vale & Co." Birmingham" [ http://www.silvercollection.it/engli...ermarksXL.html ]

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Old 14-05-09, 02:30 PM
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I'd go for Ludlow.
KLR has a similar view.
Bantam,
Da iawn diolch, a ti?
I'm not tempted with Lambourne as I've not seen any examples of Officer quality badges from them before. Of course now they'll be along like extra time minutes in a Heiniken Cup semi.
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Old 14-05-09, 08:29 PM
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I always think Liberty (Liberty and Co.) but the hallmark looks like the one for "L&Co; John Lawrence: "Ledsam Vale & Co." Birmingham" [ http://www.silvercollection.it/engli...ermarksXL.html ]

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Tom,
Good call. Date wise I would go with Liberty & Co. However, did they in fact ever make badges or was it just tableware etc?
Ludlow still looks the favorite for the time being.
I will have to adjust my view on the date of the badge.
Thanks.
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Old 15-05-09, 08:35 PM
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How about Ludski ? They made officer's badges.

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Old 15-05-09, 09:33 PM
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Stephen,
Ludski has been suggeested by KLR, but I'm not sure the dates fit.
I don't have all the date info for Ludski and will have to look it up.
Diolch.
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Old 16-05-09, 06:58 AM
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I didn't know what date you had in mind when I suggested Ludski, but now that it appears to be 1930s/40s I'd go for Ludlow (as Ludski's renamed themselves by that time !)
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Old 16-05-09, 07:15 AM
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Julian,
I'm putting the date back on this badge as the lugs to the rear are the mushroom or 'D' shaped examples found on the earlier badges.
When I'd assumed it was a beret badge I'd not thought about having a smaller badge for the coloured side cap.
A trip to Brecon looms I fear.
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Thought I'd bump this one up again to see if anyone has come across anything more definitive. The L&Co example is shown on the left up against a 1940/41 hallmarked Gaunt example. I've also shown it between a J&Co OSD on the left and a Gaunt OSD on the right.
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It's not here: http://www.silvermakersmarks.co.uk/ My money would be on Ludski/Ludlow. Can you post a close up of the other marks as well?

Rgds, Thomas.
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Old 22-02-16, 11:25 PM
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Thomas,
The other mark is just "STERLING".
Hwyl,
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Old 23-02-16, 07:27 AM
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What I'm actually after is a known example of Ludski/Ludlow using the abbreviated form as the only examples of their mark that I've seen use the full name.
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