Dating english silver hallmarks
Fortunately, with the use of a single reference book, it is possible for even a complete novice to decipher the vast majority.
From 1786 to Victoria's reign, the King's head Duty Mark always faces right and is embossed like all other hallmarks.
Bradbury's book of hallmarks was last updated in 2014 by the Sheffield Assay office.
It can be purchased directly from there or from any major book seller.
You don’t need to memorise these marks because they are in Bradburys book of hallmarks.
Simply flick through the book, looking at the top of the tables of marks to remind yourself if you forget.