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Completed Project:


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Title: 
World Hallmarks, Volume I
Europe 19th to 21st Centuries
2nd Edition (released 2010)

  • Authors: William Whetstone, Danusia Niklewicz, Lindy Matula
  • The most current and comprehensive guide on European hallmarks available
  • Encompasses 39 countries of Europe past and present
  • Complete chapter on the Hallmarking Convention
  • Each chapter vetted by the respective country's experts
  • Historical perspective of each country
  • Each country's hallmarking system explained
  • Chronological layout of hallmarks
  • Thousands of newly redrawn hallmarks
  • 'Understanding Hallmark Basics' section
  • Dozens of actual color hallmarks photos
  • English language
  • Hardbound

Purchase your copy today!






Just Released in August 2017!

    Title:
    World Hallmarks, Volume II

    Asia, Middle East, Africa
    with Commentary on
    Select Non-Hallmarking Countries
    including North America and Australia

    • Authors: Danusia Niklewicz, Lindy Matula, William Whetstone
    • A Complement to World Hallmarks - Volume I - Europe
    • Covering hallmarking countries outside of Europe
    • Regions covered include Eurasia, North Africa, Mexico
    • Historical perspective with each country and their hallmarks
    • Covering new hallmarking countries and their marks
    • Chronological layout of each country's hallmarks
    • Never before compiled reference charts
    • Quick Reference pictorial Analytical Index
    • V2 Version of "Understanding Hallmark Methodology"
    • Discussion of marking laws in non hallmarking countries
    • Included are Fair Trade, Off-Shore Hallmarking Chapters
    • Special Reference and Conversion sections
    • Hardbound and embossed, over 400 pages with stitched spine and glossy dust jacket

    Purchase your copy today!
    Thank you all again for your support and patience!

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    Currently Under Construction

    Hallmark Resource Data Repository (HRDR)


    Update Information Section for Volume I
    &
    Complete Biblography Supplement for Volume II

     

    Currently Under Construction


Title:
World Hallmarks, Volume III,
ANALYTICAL POCKET COMPENDIUM
19th to 21st Centuries
  • Authors: Lindy Matula, Danusia Niklewicz
  • Projected Publish Date: 2018-19
  • Pocket complement to World Hallmarks combining Vol. I & II
  • Complete with all hallmarks from each publication
  • Comprehensive analytical layout for quick referencing
  • Arrangement based on imagery and style components
  • Condensed information for ready referencing
  • Thousands of hallmark graphics
  • Inclusion of new marks, post Vol.I & II release
  • Designed to be an affordable pocket sized paperback
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Other Future Projects..


Searchable App & Database Online for Hallmark Recognition

    Title: HRI Online Hallmark Search & APP

        • Searchable database
        • Searchable categories: mark shape, image, lettering, numbers, etc.
        • Location to be announced
        • Fee based on searches used
        • Projected Release Date: 2020
        • (Yes, we are slow but it will be worth the wait!)


The Authors

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