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the Trade with Independence and Integrity

SHOPPING IN THE 18TH CENTURY

This week’s glimpse into the collections at Birmingham Assay Office offers a peek inside the world of 1ate 18th and early 19th century advertising, marketing and shopping. It is an album of original advertising handbills and trade cards that offer the wares of shopkeepers, the hospitality of inn keepers and the services of tradesmen in Birmingham and London in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. These paper remnants of the past are a wonderful record of social and economic history, e…

By admin | Jan 23rd, 2012
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LIBERTY SILVER AND BIRMINGHAM

In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, a beautiful range of silver inspired by the Arts and Crafts Movement was manufactured in Birmingham.

By admin | Jan 20th, 2012
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FIRST ASSAY OFFICE IN THE WORLD TO BE CERTIFIED BY THE RESPONSIBLE JEWELLERY COUNCIL

Kay Alexander, Chairman of The Assay Office said of the Certification  “I am really proud of the high standards set by everyone at The Birmingham Assay Office which are now recognised at an international level, and of the commitment and hard work which have given us this acknowledgment. We believe high ethical standards to be vital to the future of the jewellery, precious metal and gemstone industry and will continue to contribute to this in every way we can.”

By admin | Jan 16th, 2012
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A BUSY YEAR

By admin | Jan 13th, 2012
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