(c) Vin Callcut 2002-2017. Small extracts can be used with acknowledgements to 'Oldcopper.org' website.
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Virginia Metalcrafters, Originally founded 1890, the brass business dated from 1938. Waynesboro, Virginia, USA. They cast much of the brass stock for Colonial Williamsburg. One stamp has the anchor mark used for nautical souvenirs, in this case a gimbal candlestick. They ceased trading in 2007 and the licence is now with Sedgefield.
'VM' cast underneath a good reproduction. The 'VMC' is sometimes not easy to identify.
A cast brass display sign of high quality