UITA Hallmark – United Indian Traders Association

Hi Paula,

First of all, Thank you in advance for taking the time to read this email – i recently purchased a small silver thunderbird pendant that has a small turquoise stone. On the back, there is a Hallmark that reads:
UI (arrowhead)TA 10
¬†i believe the hallmark is for ‘United Indian Trade Assoc.’ but my question is, what does the number represent?
Thank You Again Paula!
David

!cid_F5B1228F-E389-45EB-BD14-7428B6003579@nyc_rr !cid_F35434EA-EA31-45AF-9F7B-14073AC0A739@nyc_rrHi David,

UITA is the stamp of United Indian Traders Association, which was formed in 1931 for the express purpose of authenticating Native American Indian crafts.

Here is an excerpt from the Fourth Edition of

Native American and Southwestern Silver Hallmarks by Bille Hougart

UITA-list

 

 

 

Paula