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The Four UK Assay Offices sponsor the BHC’s Touchstone Award

28
Nov

Wednesday, Nov 28, 2012

The Touchstone Award, initiated by the British Hallmarking Council (BHC), is a national award for Trading Standards, in respect of Hallmarking. The Chairman of the BHC’s Education and Enforcement Committee, Mike Drewry, presented the ‘Touchstone Award’ at the Annual Conference of the Trading Standards Institute in June and the w...

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Client and Visitor Testimonials

26
Nov

Monday, Nov 26, 2012

We welcome all enquiries though our website, whether you have a question about the services we offer or you would like help tracing the history of a family heirloom. We have had some wonderful feedback from people who we have helped recently and are excited to share them. “That's fantastic, our bowl is not as old as we thought...

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Millennium Punch Bowl is looking spick and span.

19
Oct

Friday, Oct 19, 2012

Sheffield Assay Office in collaboration with Museums Sheffield and the four original silversmiths who designed and made the Millennium Punch bowl and cups met last week to give the Sheffield Assay Office commission a clean.  For those of you who have not seen the punch bowl this is a large bowl accompanied by a series of individ...

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Millennium Punch Bowl is looking spick and span.

19
Oct

Friday, Oct 19, 2012

Sheffield Assay Office in collaboration with Museums Sheffield and the four original silversmiths who designed and made the Millennium Punch bowl and cups met last week to give the Sheffield Assay Office commission a clean.  For those of you who have not seen the punch bowl this is a large bowl accompanied by a series of individ...

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Hallmarking Figures and Trends July to September 2012

15
Oct

Monday, Oct 15, 2012

This table depicts the amount of precious metal articles being submitted for hallmarking in the months of July to September 2012, by all four UK Assay Offices including the percentage increase or decrease when compared to Quarter 3 2011. As precious metals prices are on the increase again it isn't really a surprise that hallmar...

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Sheffield Assay Office - Talk and Tour 2013

11
Oct

Thursday, Oct 11, 2012

On Thursday 24th January 2013 From 10:00am to 12:30pm Take the opportunity to find out more about the testing and marking of precious metals in the city of Sheffield.  The Sheffield Assay Office have been established for 239 years and welcome you to a talk about the history and work of the Assay Office , view selected pieces ...

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Paul Morrison education project and exhibition

5
Oct

Friday, Oct 05, 2012

Yorkshire Artspace with Museums Sheffield, Chaucer School & Park Academy Yorkshire Artspace worked with pupils from Chaucer School and Park Academy on an education project inspired by the exhibition ‘Auctorum’ – a solo exhibition by the Sheffield based artist Paul Morrison – on show at Museums Sheffield’s Millennium Galleries u...

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Silversmiths ‘do their bit’ with one-off creation

17
Sep

Monday, Sep 17, 2012

A keen silversmith and mother who was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer has created a unique solid sterling silver platter to raise money for the ‘Do Your Bit’ campaign. Juliana Haynes and a group of silversmith students from Hillsborough College, are ‘doing their bit’ to raise money for the £1.3 million appeal by producing ...

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