There is no other publication with this wide a coverage of the silver marks from all the Scottish Provincial Towns. (There are far more listed here than in Jackson's Gold & Silver Marks).
A customer in Australia bought a copy a few years ago, and, using my book, within six months had picked up a Greenock toddy ladle and an Aberdeen soup ladle, both labelled as plated wares! He was rather pleased!! but that is what this book can do for you.
Also available a combination package of The Illustrated Directory plus a CD containing over 1300 photographs of marks, suitable for use on a mobile package.
This package is £18 inclusive of post and packing in UK, £24 to Europe, £27 to the Rest of the World, except Australasia which is £29.
I suppose that it was inevitable that more would appear after sending for publication, but, demoralisingly, these appeared before the book was back. The only sop to my conscience is that the book would never happen if I waited until I had that complete coverage.
Aberdeen John Robinson J:R
Dingwall AS, DWL, sun in splendour tea spoon
Dumfries J O’Railly J.ORAILY
Falkirk Lawrence Aitchison LA (oblong punch) c1838 Snuff Box
Greenock Patrick Hannay PH, S, anchor
Glasgow IF, S, IF
Montrose Mitre x 4, GB
Perth LN, tree, W, Eagle
LN, W, arrow, fouled anchor
A very useful further on-line check on marks is to be found on
Errors in editing picked up after the book was sent for printing.
Aberdeen Page 17 AB164 Should read John Robertson
Aberdeen Page 25 AB253 - 257 Should read W. Whitecross
Banff WS, JS William & John Simpson c1860-80
GE&S Delete on Pps 28, 29, & 107, (Glasgow smith)
Dundee DD97 & 98 Figs. titles should read T Stewart, not Sturrock
Inverness AMP (conj) Alex MacPherson Replace P66, P91
Jedburgh JMd, Jd, Jd Delete: (is JMd of Aberdeen, punch broken)
Paisley Fig. PA5 J&G Heron Stylized thistle, I&GH, as 1