The Birmingham Assay Office is home to a remarkable collection of silverware. “There is a huge number of unusual pieces in the collection and they all feature the original Birmingham hallmark,” comments Mr Michael Allchin, Chief Executive and Assay Master. “We are very pleased to be able to exhibit some of these treasures at the next ‘Antiques for Everyone’ show, where they will be on public view from Thursday 12/Sunday 15th April at the NEC. It will be a unique chance for the people of Birmingham and beyond to see some fantastic treasures from their industrial heritage.”
Hallmarking is the oldest form of consumer protection. British Hallmarks have been the symbol of integrity and quality to purchasers of precious metal articles for centuries and through its statutory assaying and hallmarking duties the Birmingham Assay Office has been protecting the consumer for over 230 years.
The Birmingham Assay Office feature at the exhibition will be staffed by the Curator, several of SafeGuard’s expert, independent valuers and other members of staff who look forward to meeting and talking to members of the public and trade alike