Hallmark Books You Must Have

before you hit the antique malls!

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Bille Hougart has been researching hallmarks since 1999

Articles and Blogs

Podcast at Mark Sublette's Medicine Man Gallery

Podcast at Mark Sublette's Medicine Man Gallery

I had a great time discussing hallmarks and my new book, the 4th edition of Native American and Southwestern Silver Hallmarks, with Mark Sublette at his wonderful shop in Tucson, AZ, Medicine Man Gallery...
Quest for Authenticity - The United Indian Traders Association: Better Quality, Greater Sales

Quest for Authenticity - The United Indian Traders Association: Better Quality, Greater Sales

Between 1946 and the late1950s, participating members of the United Indian Traders Association (UITA) marked Native American silver jewelry, hollowware and flatware sold in their shops and trading posts with the UITA stamp to identify those items to customers as authentic, hand-made and high quality pieces.

Quest for Authenticity - U.S. Government Hallmarks on Native American Silver, 1938-1941: Short-Term Project; Long-Term Impact

Quest for Authenticity - U.S. Government Hallmarks on Native American Silver, 1938-1941: Short-Term Project; Long-Term Impact

Today, most Native American jewelry, hollowware and flatware is identified by artist’s initials, names or symbols that are stamped or etched onto t...