Circa 1900 homesite today need ID on this HALLMARK and STERLING ??????

Rich in Central PA

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Hello friends and fellow treasurehunters. Decided to go back to this old homesite here in Shamokin, that dates back to around 1900. Didn't find any coins BUT found alot of other stuff.

What do you think this is? A brooch? money clip? any ideas?

Also, can anybody ID the hallmark which says STERLING beside it on the left and the number 316 stamped on the right side. What does 316 mean? Thanks for your help..................Rich
 

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rastinirv

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Great find! Kind of looks like a hair clip.
 

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It is a ladies dress buckle. Nice one, too!

I believe the "L" has the little hash mark thru it making it the "pounds" symbol.

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rastinirv

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Also, that mark on the left kind of looks like a cursive L, in which case it might be made by La Pierre Mfg, started in 1898 and now a part of International Silver. I suspect the 316 is a model/product number.
 
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buckle

Rich, that thing is beautiful. Nice job.


Hello friends and fellow treasurehunters. Decided to go back to this old homesite here in Shamokin, that dates back to around 1900. Didn't find any coins BUT found alot of other stuff.

What do you think this is? A brooch? money clip? any ideas?

Also, can anybody ID the hallmark which says STERLING beside it on the left and the number 316 stamped on the right side. What does 316 mean? Thanks for your help..................Rich
 

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gorgeous find! congrats.
 

Old Dude

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That is a beautiful find! I have a friend in Coal Township that is gonna get an ear full for not telling me about your site that produced this, lol

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Rich in Central PA

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That is a beautiful find! I have a friend in Coal Township that is gonna get an ear full for not telling me about your site that produced this, lol

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Ironically, this site is in Coal Township. :laughing7::laughing7: Check out that old house on the left hand side past Walmart. It's whats left of the village of Maysville.
 

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That is beautiful! Great find!:icon_thumleft:
 

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Nice find, I come to Elysburg for a few trapshooting events mainly in June and July if u want someone to MD with let me know , Dr D
 
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Rich in Central PA

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Nice find, I come to Elysburg for a few trapshooting events mainly in June and July if u want someone to MD with let me know , Dr D

Great, my son and I have done trapshooting at the Valley Gun & Country Club also. Don't know if I'm gonna be there this year, too early to say but I'll keep you in mind............Rich
 

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Very nice and in great shape congratulations
 

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Wow I like that.It sure is in great shape. Nice
 

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Pretty piece of silver! I bet thats worth a lot more than melt value. Nice score.
 

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