[Ger-Poland-Volhynia] Off Topic: Help Interpreting old German Letter Engraved in Silver
chamdo4ever at gmail.com
Thu Dec 22 09:09:28 PST 2016
Many thanks to everyone who replied here on the list, over on Dropbox,
and to me privately.
The unanimous consensus is that it is a letter "F" -- and frankly, I
don't disagree. My Father always felt it was an "S" through the day he
The trouble with it being an "F" as opposed to an "S," is that I have
no idea how it fits into my family genealogically. The silver has been
in the family for at least four or five generations and the "S" makes
complete and total sense in that regard. Being an "F" does not at
all... in fact, it opens up a very significant mystery.
Anyhow, many thanks to all those who replied.
On Thu, Dec 22, 2016 at 1:44 AM, Rose Ingram <roseingram at shaw.ca> wrote:
> I agree with Susan. An F
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Susan Eipert
> To: Peter (chamdo4ever)
> Cc: SGGEE
> Sent: Wednesday, December 21, 2016 10:26 PM
> Subject: Re: [Ger-Poland-Volhynia] Off Topic: Help Interpreting old German
> Letter Engraved in Silver
> On Wed, Dec 21, 2016 at 7:49 PM, Peter (chamdo4ever) <chamdo4ever at gmail.com>
>> Hi All,
>> Seasons greetings.
>> Apologies for the OT post, but the community here is so kind and
>> helpful, I figured that this was as good a place to start as any.
>> From my German heritage, my family has an old set of silver which has
>> been passed down through a few generations. My Father knew the story
>> behind it, and I'm glad to have his record of that.
>> That said, the silver has a single letter engraved on it and while I
>> know what my Father said it was, to me, it isn't so clear and obvious.
>> So, members of the SGGEE Community who have knowledge of old German
>> scripts (particularly if they are engraved in silver), please click
>> here if you have a moment and let me know what letter you see:
>> Of course after some responses come in, I'll be glad to tell you what
>> my family believes the letter to be. Perhaps they will even be the
>> And If anyone knows of a better place for me to post about this,
>> please let me know.
>> Many thanks,
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