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law and practice of hall-making gold and silver wares with a chapter on the licences to be taken out by auctioneers, pawnbrokers and dealers in gold and silver plate by John Paul De Castro

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Published by The Technical press, ltd. in London .
Written in English


  • Hallmarks.,
  • Plate, English.,
  • Licenses -- Great Britain.

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Statementby J. Paul De Castro ...
ContributionsGreat Britain.
The Physical Object
Pagination372 p. :
Number of Pages372
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL15231549M

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