James Adam and his son John Adam of Alexandria both used this mark with the circular heraldic eagle, one of ten circular eagles used in Virginia.Thomas Purse came from Baltimore to Winchester, then settled in Charleston, SC. He used this mark with a textured or lined background, one of several thus textured in Virginia.Sheldon Toomer of Norfolk and Portsmouth used this script mark in stepped rectangle as well as a Roman-font mark in stepped rectangle.Joseph McFeely of Martinsburg spelled his name with an apostrophe in this mark in plain rectangle.Smith Hunsicker of Shepherdstown used his surname with a final period in rectangle plus another variation of the circular heraldic eagles found in Virginia.Asa Blansett often used this hatchet or tooth marking between the A and B in his mark. In Virginia, the hatchet or toothing is often found in marks of silversmiths who worked or trained in Fredericksburg.William Richardson of Richmond used a number of initial marks, some with this shaped heraldic eagle. Afterward this eagle was acquired by William Cowan, then by Swen Justis. Ebenezer Thomas of Petersburg was a Quaker. Sometimes he used a figure of a Quaker lady with his name mark.James Geddy of Williamsburg used this initial mark on spoons that were excavated by Colonial Williamsburg. Another chipped top mark was used in Petersburg.
Some Virginia Silversmiths' Marks
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Thomas McCarty (w1822-70, Wellsburg, WV) used his distinctive name with eagle head and tail mark on silver spoons and on the brass back-plate of his tall case clock works.
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First row: John Adam + eagle; Thomas Purse; Sheldon Toomer; Joseph McFeely; Smith Hunsicker + eagle; 
Second row: Asa Blansett; Wm. Richardson+ eagle; Ebenezer Thomas + lady; James Geddy
Watchpapers were advertisements as well as repair notations that were placed inside the watch case. Often several watchpapers will be found together for different watchmakers. Repairing and regulating watches became a lucrative branch of silversmithing in America, a service that the public expected to find in one shop--a silversmith might hire a man for the watchmaking branch and a watchmaker might retail silver. 
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William Cox of Fredericksburg sold and repaired watches as well as making silver. Several sons and nephews worked with him and had separate businesses.Frederick Zeiler of New Market, VA, was a silversmith and watchmaker. This watchpaper has an inked repair date of 1852 on the reverse.C.F. Greenwood & Bro. was active in Norfolk from 1851 to 1904 as one of the primary firms in the city.