Retailer, Wholesaler, and Other Marks

Can’t find your silver mark on the silversmiths pages? Try here.

In the past, it was common for retailers, merchants, importers, and others to put their own business’s mark on silver and other fancy goods. Oftentimes a piece of silver will bear both a maker’s and a retailer’s mark. Sometimes, though, all one has available for reference are these other marks.

Of course there were thousands of individuals and businesses that were neither silversmiths nor silver manufacturers that marked the silver they sold, and some businesses continue to do so today. Pictured here is a small sampling of them.