Ballou (jewellery hallmark)

The back of the tie clasp is stamped BAB.  This a mark of Ballou Jewelry, established in 1876 by Barton Ballou and currently in its 5th generation of jewellery designers. 

BALLOU HALLMARKS

  • B – 1894, renewed in 1969, no longer used
  • B (inside a star) – 1894
  • B (inside a star) with TRADEMARK arched above the star
  • B (inside a star) STERLING
  • B.A.B. – 1908, renewed in 2004
  • BAB & Co
  • B. A. Ballou & Co
  • B. A. BALLOU & CO
  • Ballou – 1919, renewed in 1989
  • BALLOU REG’D
  • EZ Squeeze – 1996, cancelled in 2005
  • Guardian – 2000
  • Guardian II – 2004
  • P (inside a pyramid) – ?date, renewed in 2004
  • Small Wonders – 1990, renewed in 2001

 
The BAB stamp was first used in 1949.

 
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