For those interested in identifying British sterling hallmarks, there is a new app available for your Apple or Android phone or tablet device. The British Assay Offices have long been sources of information regarding hallmarks and other historical information related to British sterling and other silver products. Now, the Birmingham (England) Assay Office is offering an app that could simplify the research process for many.
Priced at $13.99 (U.S. dollars), the app is a useful “on the go” tool for those with an interest in identifying the history behind items of British silver. The app is easy to use and includes date letters from the eleven key Assay Offices in the UK and Ireland, going back as far as 1544.
More information is available at the website, Assay Office – Birmingham. Download is available for Apple devices from the iTunes App Store and for Android devices from Google Play.
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