Sold Out Public Silver Visit at Assay Office Success Another fantastic and sold out day of Silver Visit’s took place recently at Assay Office Birmingham. The visits provided members of the public with one of the final opportunities to see our historic building before the BIG move takes place this summer! The talk and guided silver collection tour was given by Craig O’Donnell, Curator and Valuer at Assay Office Birmingham. Guests learnt about the heritage and history of the Assay Office from its origins when it was founded by one of the fathers of
the Industrial Revolution, Matthew Boulton up to the present day. The guests were then taken up through the historic Grade 2 Listed section of the building to view the private Silver Collection. It was great to see the Millington family attend one of the last Silver Collection visits. They have a long association with Assay Office Birmingham over the years as their wonderful company L J Millington have been manufacturing the finest quality silverware products for many generations - and may that long continue! Ruth Sutcliffe and Jeremy Coates, who were able to inspect their own hallmark punch which was held here at the Office. Lin Moran (Registration Co-ordinator) was seen inspecting their punchmark. With the launch of the brand new
website, you can now book and pay online for the final Silver Visit of 2015, which will be taking place on Monday 23rd March at 11am and 2pm. A charge of £15.00 per person is payable in advance and non-refundable. Places are extremely limited and are selling out fast so get in quick to secure your booking! http://www.assayofficebirmingham. com/heritage-hub/book-a-silver-collection-visit
Mastermelt Ltd Celebrate 30 Years of Growth 2015 will see the 30th anniversary of the founding of Mastermelt Ltd. During this period the company has grown and diversified into a number of companies all associated with precious metal reclaim from a variety of industries. From its original base in London’s Hatton Garden the expansion has seen the Group operating internationally providing processing and recycling opportunities for our customers. This has been led by its founder Robert Davis who is committed to further expansion to take up the opportunities developing within global markets.
On a more local scale, one of the more recent addition to the Mastermelt Group of Companies is Presman Birmingham Ltd based in the heart of Birmingham’s Jewellery
Quarter, which opened its doors in March 2013. It serves the Jewellery and Pawnbroking Trades, providing a Scrap Buying Counter and Scrap Postal Service. March 2015
Hockley Flyer The
The magazine for Birmingham's Jewellery Quarter March 2015, # 356