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I have a silver. Cigarette case hallmarks T.H.P.&CO. Then an anchor then a lion and then a W i cant find this on the usual sites

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I have an antique cigarette case hall marked T.H.P.& CO then an anchor then a lion then a W

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My name is ***** ***** I'd love to help.
Use the +Add Files feature next to the SEND button to upload photos of the item, including maker's marks.
The feature works best when you add ONE picture, put a word in the text box, hit send, then do the next.

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Antique Expert: Rarewares, Antiques and Collectibles Researcher replied 3 months ago

Yes, I did. I will work on my answer next.

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My iPad is running low on battery could u email me the answer
Antique Expert: Rarewares, Antiques and Collectibles Researcher replied 3 months ago

I am not able to find this maker. I will opt-out and allow another expert to answer.
They will see our conversation and your photos. I am not able to respond once I opt-out. Good luck!

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Hello and welcome! My name is Doris.
I have been an antiques and art collector as well as dealer and appraiser for over 56 years.
I will be pleased to help you.

Thoughtful responses take time.

Please allow me some to study your pictures and type my complete answer.

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Doris

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Ok thankd
Antique Expert: Doris, Personal Property Appraiser replied 3 months ago

You are welcome.

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Antique Expert: Doris, Personal Property Appraiser replied 3 months ago

The marks here represent the following:

Letters in a triangle - the Padgett family of silversmiths founded in 1870 by John Henry Padgett.

The Anchor - Birmingham assay office

Walking lion (lion passant) - guarantee item is sterling quality

W - style date letter for Birmingham 1921

While the Padgett firm operated primarily in the London area, it was not unusual for silver firms to employ apprentices/silversmiths working in other cities under the registered mark of the main firm.

The Padgett firm was known to specialize in, among other items, cigarette boxes/cases.

The estimated retail value of your cigarette case is $250-300 if cleaned up and without any dipples (tiny dents).

Online auctions like eBay generally bring wholesale selling prices. Sales in the eBay "Buy It Now" format are closer to retail.

If you would like to sell close to estimated retail, some ideas are:

The internet has your largest audience of buyers. Place small ads on these sites or set up your own small store on these sites.

Be sure to specify local pick up only for large items. That way the buyer would be responsible for obtaining his own insurance and transport.

These sites carry antique as well as vintage items.
Accept PayPal only.

Etsy.com - small fees-20 cents to list plus 3.5% final price.
Artfire.com

These sites are excellent and more upscale but fees are higher. I only recommend them if you have several items to sell.

Rubylane.com
Tias.com
cyberattic.com
trocadero.com
https://www.justcollecting.com

Or your nearest CraigsList.com or nextdoor.com where you can list items for free. Accept cash only.

Ultimately, to obtain these retail values we assume the piece or set is in good condition and that the final value depends on sale geographic location.

In general, a private seller to a dealer, via consignment or at auction can expect 30-50% of estimated retail value.

Insurance replacement values are usually about 20%-50% more than retail values.

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