Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals/008 mark


mgw wrote at 2008-02-07 17:23:34
I have a similar mark on a small object I have.  I did a search for a 008 hallmark; however, it occurs to me that both Bonnie and I were looking at the mark upside down. 800 and 008 may be the same mark, just looked at from a different (upside-down) vantage point.

armymom8088 wrote at 2011-10-01 04:28:44
I have a butterfly filigree pin that is tri-color with the numbers 008 printed on the back also.  I received the pin with sone other vintage jewelry and buttons.  If I was to guess, I would say the pin is at least 50 years old or  older.  I can not find any other information on the pin.

Peter wrote at 2013-01-06 13:16:39
I have several silver items from Malaysia/Indonesia with 800 on them,could your marking be 800 and not 008 ?

sheila meadows wrote at 2014-12-13 17:59:30
You are looking at the numbers upside down.  Hence 008 is really 800.  

miss no wrote at 2015-06-05 18:10:46
I have found it on items from England other parts of Europe.

It is on pennybeck,for people who could not buy real gold

items. Look  back to the  1680's - 1790's.  

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