Edinburgh hall-marks from 1705 to 1999 ^top edinburgh edinburgh hall-marks from 1705 to 1999 ^top. This mark was seen with a maker’s mark and the deacon’s mark up until 1681 when an assay master was appointed and a date letter system was also introduced since 1759 until 1974 scottish silver, like gold bears a thistle mark.
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Edinburgh assay office - uk hallmarking services the highest quality service jewellery and precious metal hallmarks laboratory testing. It has been the town mark for the edinburgh assay office and been required by parliament since 1485 and finally, although no longer compulsory, a date letter has indicated the year of manufacture since 1681. From then until 1974 the date letter was changed annually in september when the officers for the following year were elected the hallmarking act of 1973 brought the remaining 4 british assay offices (london, birmingham, sheffield and edinburgh) into line with each other with the date letter now changing (from 1975) on 1 january each year.
Edinburgh compulsory marks the dublin assay office, whose origins date from the early 17th historic uk hallmarks prior to 1975 assay office mark.