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Review of the year 2014


Tuesday, Dec 23, 2014

As we approach Christmas, it’s an appropriate time to review the past year at Sheffield Assay Office.  2014 has been a significant year for us in many ways. One of our biggest highlights was that on 12th May we opened an office in Malpensa, just outside Milan. This was a landmark day for the UK hallmarking industry and it was p…

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Bradbury’s Book of Hallmarks


Friday, Dec 19, 2014

The Sheffield Assay Office is proud to announce that the 35th edition of the Bradbury’s Book of Hallmarks is now available. This unique little pocket sized reference book is of great value, providing you with the marks of origin on English, Scottish and Irish Silver, Gold, Platinum and Palladium and on foreign imported silver an…

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Sheffield Assay Office Analytical Services Open Day


Tuesday, Dec 16, 2014

The Sheffield Assay Office Analytical Services Division held an Open Day on Thursday 4th December. The event was attended by 20 delegates from 10 different companies and featured a number of different presentations including: A welcome and introduction to Sheffield Assay Office from Ashley Carson, Assay Master and CEO A pres…

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The Mary Parsons Charity Service for retired Silversmiths


Friday, Dec 12, 2014

All silversmiths are welcome to join us on at 11.15am on Saturday 27th December 2014, for the Mary Parsons Charity Service, which is being held at the The Cathedral Church of St Peter and St Paul, Church Street, Sheffield S1 1HA. In 1817, a lady called Mary Parsons left a bequest in her will for the amount of £1,500 - in those …

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Events - New This Season - Spring 2015


Friday, Dec 05, 2014

The Sheffield Assay Office Spring programme is brimming with events for individuals and groups with an interest in precious metals, history, local history, arts and crafts, design, science and technology. This comprehensive programme has something for everyone, from general tours and talks to informative valuation days. For mo…

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Meet the team – Danny Smith


Tuesday, Nov 25, 2014

Danny Smith originally joined Sheffield Wednesday FC straight from school as an apprentice and had a year as a professional footballer. Unfortunately for him he didn’t make the grade long-term, but football’s loss was our gain and he swapped chasing silverware for hallmarking silverware when he joined Sheffield Assay Office 16 y…

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Exploring the history of silver at Tennants Auctioneers


Friday, Nov 21, 2014

On Thursday 6th November, Sheffield Assay Office’s Curator and Librarian Emma Paragreen joined Mark Littler of the Silver Department at Tennants Auctioneers to give a joint lecture on the history of hallmarking and the work of Sheffield Assay Office followed by the development of styles in silver from 1600–1900. The lecture was …

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Analytical Services supporting Children in Need


Friday, Nov 14, 2014

One of senior chemists from Analytical Services team, Caroline Leng, has been baking for 3 days to prepare 192 cup cakes, 72 gingermen and 48 cookies to feed whole Sheffield Office team and families.  All money raised will go to children in need. Big thanks to Caroline!  …

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