Here you will find information on clubs, membership, the Treasure Act, in fact everything you will need to know about the hobby and the National Council for Metal Detecting
London Assay Office
The Goldsmiths’ Company Assay Office is where hallmarking began, and we have been testing and hallmarking precious metals for over 700 years. At the Goldsmiths' Company Assay Office we provide both traditional hand marking and the latest laser marking techniques across three key London locations with a choice of three priority services including one hour, same day and early hall. We process 3 million articles a year, in 100,000 packets, and are proud to apply the leopard's head town mark of London to each and every one.
Silver Makers Marks
The aim of this web site is to provide an aid in the identification of British and Irish silversmiths from their makers' or sponsors' marks. All graphics are taken from real hallmarks. The quality of the original pictures varies greatly and I have been obliged to use some pictures which are not as good as I would like. However, I am constantly trying to improve the quality of the examples and also to expand the number of makers represented.