An example of the page layout for the Town section is below. This was on ordinary paper, printed out for proof reading. The final book will be printed on gloss art paper, in an A5 book, similar to the original Directory.

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

Dundee           Rettie & Son    Pot of lilies x 3, R&S

Falkirk           Lawrence Aitchison    LA (oblong punch) c1838 Snuff Box

Greenock       Patrick Hannay  PH, S, anchor

Glasgow                                   IF, S, IF

Montrose                                Mitre x 4, GB 

                      Peter Lambert  Thistle, M, PL, thistle

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






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