23rd September 2020

NEWSFLASH: For the identity of yesterday’s livery button, thanks to Don King, check the corrected post from yesterday!


If you are interested in silverware, or the history of Stokes & Sons, do look at


which is a scan of “The Fine Art of Selling Silverware” complements of Stokes and Sons,1950. From this scan is an image of their property in Post Office Place (a.k.a. Caledonian Pde). Some of their buttons are backmarked P.O.P. Melbourne from their time there.

Here are illustrations of their hallmarks:



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