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Antiques Roadshow at Buckfast Abbey

The Antiques Plate Committee, the internationally renowned body for adjudicating spurious silver articles, was mentioned by one of its Committee members on the BBC's Antiques Roadshow this Sunday. 

Date Published: 22 April 2019

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Brexit Impact Survey Results

In February The British Hallmarking Council, of which the Goldsmiths’ Company Assay Office is a member, conducted a national survey of businesses in the precious metal jewellery and silver sectors, to better understand attitudes towards hallmarking and to explore the impact of Brexit. 

Date Published: 17 April 2019

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Grand National Trophy 2019

The 2019 Grand National trophy has been designed for the third year by Shannon O’Neill.  It was shaped like a human antibody to carry the sponsor’s message of health and science.  Candice Devine hallmarked it in March with a large display mark on the front of the base.

Date Published: 08 April 2019

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The Goldsmiths’ Company Assay Office Launches Video Guides

The Goldsmiths’ Company Assay Office has launched a series of video guides to help its customers, inform consumers, and provide information on hallmarking.

The guides use simple explanation with clear subtitles. We believe these will complement our visits, tours, events, and website to further the understanding of assaying and hallmarking.

Date Published: 21 March 2019

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Easter Holiday 2019 Closing Times

Our Easter holiday 2019 closing times are as follows:

Goldsmiths’ Hall
Thursday 18 April – close at 4pm.  The office will reopen on Tuesday 23 April at 8am.

Greville Street
Thursday 18 April – close at 4pm.  The office will reopen on Tuesday 23 April at 9am.

Date Published: 13 March 2019

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Spring Bank Holiday Closure - May 2019

Goldsmiths' Hall will close at 12.30pm on Friday 24 May and re-open at 8am on Tuesday 28 May 2019.

The Greville Street office (Hatton Garden) will close at 12noon on Friday 24 May and re-open at 9am on Tuesday 28 May 2019.

Date Published: 12 March 2019

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Early May Bank Holiday Closure 2019

Our main office at Goldsmiths’ Hall will close at 4pm on Friday 3rd May 2019 and re-open at 8.00 am on Tuesday 7th May 2019.

The Greville Street office will close at 4pm on Friday 3rd May 2019 and re-open at 9.00 am on Tuesday 7th May 2019.


Date Published: 11 March 2019

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Price Adjustment 2019

From 1 April 2019, all packets submitted using paper hallnotes will attract an additional charge of 20p per article contained within the packet.  If the packets submitted using an online hallnote, then this additional charge will not be levied and the prices will remain the same as this year.

Date Published: 06 March 2019

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Karen Receives Long Service Award

Karen Green received her long service award today.  Karen started on 14 March 1988 as a telephonist moving to the General Office, then the assay counter, before becoming Registration Officer. 

Date Published: 06 March 2019

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