Antique Gold Identification - Makers Hallmarks Dates / Scarce Book (german Text) For Sale
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Please note that this book is written in GERMAN only. This scarce out-of-print book is a definitive guide to gold hallmarks and the hallmarks illustrated have captions in German showing the name, date and terse description.
GOLD STEMPLE AUS ALLER WELT (GUIDE TO GOLD MARKS OF THE WORLD) by Jan Divis, Werner Dausien, Germany, 1978.
This comprehensive pictorial guide to marks “is a concise, practical handbook which provides the key information for collectors. For easy reference, the marks are grouped according to the subjects which they feature, such as human figures, birds, heavenly bodies and architecture. Next to each mark is the town or country where it was used, the purity that the mark guarantees, and the date the item was produced. Special purpose marks, like hallmarks for watches, chains or bracelets, special control and revenue marks, etc., are also included. The choice of gold and platinum marks was not limited to any given period; this handbook therefore contains all the known marks up to the present day, along with an index of towns and countries. Important information on the development of hallmarking gold, on the techniques of working with gold and platinum, a review of imitations of gold and conversion tables of various measuring systems for precious metals are included in the introductory section of the book…. This handbook presents all the essential information on gold, platinum and palladium marks in a concise and accessible format, providing collectors of aspiring collectors with a detailed and practical guide.”
5” x 7.75” color hardback with dust cover in near-new condition. 256 pages.
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