Here is my web site of antique silver bookmarks. I've been collecting bookmarks since 1995 and have amassed over 1000 (mainly silver) pieces since then. This site contains an interactive catalog of my entire collection where all bookmarks are numbered and can be seen enlarged with a picture of any hallmark they may have...
This bookmark is American made by J.H. Johnston & Co and is marked J. H. Johnston & Co Sterling PAT APD FOR (patent applied for). It is in the shape of a Page from King Arthur's court times. It is very detailed on the front and the back. The blade is inscribed "Your Page". This mark was manufactured between 1882 - 1904. <br /><br />To see a copy of a newspaper ad, click <a href="Bookmark.aspx?BookmarkID=1067">here.</a><br /><br />To see a copy of the patent, click <a href="Bookmark.aspx?BookmarkID=1130">here.</a>
This bookmark was made in the US by the Heintz Art Metal Shop. It is unmarked. The top is a pair of sterling birds on a branch. The bookmark is bronze with a florentine silver finish. The date is 1910 - 1920.
This bookmark was made in the US by J.F. Fradley. It is marked on the back with sterling, the manufacturers hallmark of a cross, the number 1864, the number 36, and Benedict. This is a figure of the Shakespeare character from the play Much Ado About Nothing. The date is 1870 - 1936.