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Antique silver burglary in Blackheath

Thursday, 09 October 2014

Photographs recently released by Greenwich police show some unusual antique silver items that were stolen from a house in Blackheath. The police are hoping that they will get some help from antique silver dealers and members of the public in retrieving them.

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As antique silver dealers we occasionally come across pieces of silver, such as tankards, cups, silver tea caddies among many other items that are engraved with coats of arms or crests. Identification of these engravings can be time consuming but we thought our readers might be interested in the significance of heraldry. 

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We seem to have moved into an age of “ban everything” and whilst I am in favour of many things that should be banned including the killing of all elephants for their ivory tusks it seems that some madness is about to sweep America.

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Tea is something we take for granted nowadays and it is widely available either loose or in teabags coming in a variety of flavours. 

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15th Century Silversmiths

Thursday, 20 March 2014

If you had visited a nobleman’s banqueting hall in the middle Ages it would be more than likely that you would have seen an impressive dresser on which there would have been a wide variety of silver and gold items. 

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In England, if we say that someone was born with a silver spoon in their mouth, we generally infer that their wealth is inherited rather than worked for.  It is not a very nice expression meant to be disparaging with the connotation that he or she is undeserving or not appreciative of their prosperity. 

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