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Old 02-05-19, 04:01 AM
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Hi All,

I really need your help!
I have recently got into the hobby of metal detecting and wondered if you would be able to shed some light onto what I have found. I’ve spent hours trolling through internet sites etc and have exhausted all leads. I think it could be GEORGE V or a Jubilee badge but I’m unsure. The other “object” is a complete mystery, I know it’s made by Adie & Lovekin however I can’t find an example online. Any information you could pass on would be highly appreciated. Love learning about this history!

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Tom
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Old 03-05-19, 02:19 AM
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Hi

Your little silver brooch with the violin (cello?) on it is a Victorian (?) silver woman's brooch. It may be hallmarked and that could help you.

You've been clever enough to identify the maker so that might give you a bracket for dating it.

They would have been worn either at the throat on the high blouses worn at the period or maybe as a sweetheart badge would have been worn. I would venture to suggest that it is all hand-made.
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Old 03-05-19, 02:21 AM
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Doh! Just seen the hallmark. Birmingham but I can't make out the date letter.
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Old 03-05-19, 06:50 AM
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You've been clever enough to identify the maker so that might give you a bracket for dating it.
Makers mark :
The firm became Adie & Lovekin Ltd in 1889.

http://www.silvercollection.it/ENGLAADIE.html
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