Jeffrey S. Evans & Assoc., Inc.
Live Auction

December 1, 2023: Premier Americana – Day One

Fri, Dec 1, 2023 09:00AM EST
Lot 1234

FREDERICK J. POSEY, HAGERSTOWN, MARYLAND / (WEST) VIRGINIA COIN SILVER BUTTER KNIFE

Estimate: $100 - $200
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FREDERICK J. POSEY, HAGERSTOWN, MARYLAND / (WEST) VIRGINIA COIN SILVER BUTTER KNIFE, having a scimitar blade on a forward-tipped fiddle handle with pointed shoulders and an engraved "L" initial. Impressed to back with a maker's mark for Frederick J. Posey of Hagerstown, MD (active c. 1839, 1845-1872) and Shepherdstown, (W)VA (active c. 1842). Total weight: 1.275 ozt. Mid 19th century. 7 1/8" LOA.
Literature: Hollan - Virginia Silversmiths, p. 622, mark a.

Condition

Very good to excellent overall condition with minor wear and nicks, minor to moderate surface scratches with some being heavy on the blade.

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