This must be the notice produced by the British Hallmarking Council, as shown below.
Dealers Notices are available from Birmingham Assay Office at a cost of £15.00 plus VAT + prevailing postage costs.
To buy a Dealers Notice please contact us on 0121 236 6951
A new free digital Dealers Notice has been launched by the British Hallmarking Council to support the sale of items online.
This digital Dealers Notice will encourage engagement with customers, indicate responsible and lawful trading, and help explain the role and value of the hallmark.
Read more, and download your copy HERE
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NEW DEALERS NOTICE NOW AVAILABLE;
New Hallmarking Dealer’s Notice to be introduced
The Dealer’s Notice, which must be displayed by all dealers supplying precious metal jewellery, is being updated to add two new marks, in a version that will be compulsory from 1 May 2020.
The updated version incorporates:
One of the requirements of the Hallmarking Act 1973 is that all dealers supplying precious metal jewellery (or other items made of precious metal) shall display a notice explaining the approved hallmarks.
This must be the notice produced by the British Hallmarking Council (BHC).
The Dealer’s Notice has been updated to incorporate:
The BHC’s view is that, although the Hallmarking Act makes no express reference to the internet, it applies to sales of, and other dealings with, articles made of precious metal conducted over the internet and accordingly dealers supplying precious metal articles online should display the Dealer’s Notice on their websites. A suitable format for this is available.
Dealer’s Notice from 1 May 2020
From 1 May 2020 the revised version will be the only legally recognised notice.
Following a 6 month period of grace, this will become the only acceptable version as of 1 May 2020. This, therefore, replaces the previous version, last amended in 2015.
How to get the new notice
The new version is available as a free download from any of the Assay Office websites, and high quality printed versions are also available. For those requiring large quantities of notices artwork is available for retailers to produce their own signs. A version for online retailers is also now available.
A) Hard copy
As previously, high-quality hard copies of the Dealer’s Notice will be available from the Assay Offices for a charge of £15 plus VAT and postage.
B) Electronic pdf file
The new Notice is also available as a pdf file on the websites of the four Assay Offices, the BHC and Trading Standards.
C) Online retailer version
A format for display in online shops is available, together with guidance for its display. Click here to download the Dealer's Notice.
D) High-resolution artwork
High-resolution artwork is available electronically from each Assay Office, allowing retailers to print their own hard copies using a professional printer. Please email to request print-ready artwork.
Reproduction of the electronic versions must meet specific criteria. The Dealer’s Notice:
If you have any queries regarding Dealers’ Notices please contact us on 0121 236 6951.
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