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Durgin "Saratoga" New York Sterling Silver Souvenir Citrus Spoon
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3074f   $48.00


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Featuring a finely rendered portraiture of a Native American in a squatting position, this souvenir item is unusual in that it is a citrus spoon rather than the typical teaspoon.

Made by Durgin, whose "D" emblem appears on the backside, along with "Sterling" and "Pat. Apd. For," it measures 6" long and weighs .8 T. oz.

The piece is well-crafted, with a sculptural quality to the detailed, high relief, imagery that includes a box turtle at the join between the handle and bowl and the word... Click for details

Towle "St. Johnsbury Academy" Sterling Silver Engraved Teaspoon
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3067f   $28.00


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A 5 1/2" long, just under .5 T. oz., piece made by Towle, the pattern on the handle is "Rustic," introduced in 1895.

The bowl is the story with this item. It is an artistically engraved representation of, at the time, the campus buildings of the "St. Johnsbury [Vermont] Academy."

The quality and precision of this work would be hard to overstate. Every facet of the two structures is rendered in intricate, fine line, detail. This is all set against a deep, bronze-colored, gold wash... Click for details

Watson Sterling Minneapolis Demitasse Souvenir Spoon
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1335521   $14.00


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Watson produced a series of state and city sterling souvenir spoon with very detailed high relief handles in the early 1900s. This is 4 1/8" sterling demitasse size souvenir spoon from that series with sites and symbols of Minneapolis on the handle. The spoons is in unused condition with no wear or signs of use. It's marked with the Watson H in a pennant trademark and STERLING. It weighs 10.8. grams. Additional images on request. Other similar spoons available.

Watson Sterling Springfield (IL) Demitasse Souvenir Spoon
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1335519   $15.00


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Watson produced a series of state and city sterling souvenir spoon with very detailed high relief handles in the early 1900s. This is 4 1/8" sterling demitasse size souvenir spoon from that series with sites and symbols of Springfield (IL) including Lincoln, his home, and other iconic sites of his lifetime on the handle. The spoons is in unused condition with no wear or signs of use. It's marked with the Watson H in a pennant trademark and STERLING. It weighs 13.o. grams. Additional... Click for details

Watson Sterling Philadelphia Demitasse Souvenir Spoon
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1335518   $14.00


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Watson produced a series of state and city sterling souvenir spoon with very detailed high relief handles in the early 1900s. This is 4 1/8" sterling demitasse size souvenir spoon from that series with sites and symbols of Philadelphia on the handle. The spoons is in unused condition with no wear or signs of use. It's marked with the Watson H in a pennant trademark and STERLING. It weighs 12.6 grams. Additional images on request. Other similar spoons available.

Chicago 1893 Columbain Exposition "Isabella" Sterling Souvenir Spoon
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2703f   $35.00


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Produced by the "Columbian Souvenir Manufacturing Company," as indicated by the "CS" emblem imprinted on backside, this spoon measures 5 11/16" long and weighs just under .7 T. oz. Other marks include "Sterling" and "Pat. 1893."

A literally monumental event, this exposition generated a seemingly endless array of souvenir items such as this piece. It features the two significant figures associated with this event, namely the Spanish queen "Isabella," and "Columbus" himself.

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P.W. Ellis "Toboggan" and "Miss Canada" Sterling Souvenir Spoons
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2684f   $65.00


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These two, 5 3/4" long, approximately .7 T. oz. each, spoons were made by Toronto's P.W. Ellis & Co., with each stamped "Sterling" on the handle and back of the bowl, and with the firm's "E inside a maple leaf" emblem in adjoining places.

They bear several similarities including the date "1891" set in the center of the handle, with each number surrounded by twig or branch framing. The bowls are identical as well, with acid etched to a pale gold, matte surfaces, leaving bright, irregular,... Click for details

Gorham Chicago Herald Figural Sterling Silver Souvenir Spoon
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2438f   $185.00


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A cast item that measures 5" long and weighs .7 T. oz., this piece was made by Gorham and is stamped with the company's "lion, anchor, G" emblem and "Sterling" on the backside.

Highly detailed, the imagery is iconic. The bowl portrays the Chicago Herald building constructed in 1891, which date appears on the lower portion of the handle. There is a pennant that reads "Herald" flying from the flagpole atop the building.

Close inspection reveals a figure standing on a pediment placed on a... Click for details

"Chicago Fire 1871" Sterling Citrus Spoon with Provenance
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2334f   $125.00


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This sterling silver souvenir spoon is replete with provenance. It was made by Dominick & Haff, whose three part emblem and the word "Sterling" appear on the backside. The theme is the "Chicago Fire" of 1871, and appropriately enough the retailer was Chicago's "C.D. Peacock" whose name appears alongside the manufacturer's mark and the words "Pat'd. '91."

It is inscribed on the reverse "Jerome Orrell Eddy," "May 12/91," whose birthday was this date. An accomplished man in his own right,... Click for details

Durgin DUBARRY(?) teaspoon
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2152   $50.00


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engraved "Kansas City" in bowl, length 5 7/8 inches, weight 1.30 Troy ounces, excellent condition.

Place pieces are much rarer than servers in this grand old Durgin pattern whose name is a subject of some disagreement, which leads me to believe that not many were produced.

Durgin SALEM WITCH orange spoon
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Bruce Cherner Antique Silver  
2061   Sold


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length 5 3/4 inches, no monogram, gilt bowl, weight .71 oz. Troy, excellent condition, two available. Since this is the spoon which launched the souvenir spoon collecting craze back in 1890, we think it an excellent starting point for your present day collection.

gorham cast Washington, DC souvenir spoon
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2035   $125.00


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length 5 3/4 inches, weight 1.07 Troy ounces, no monogram, excellent condition, retailed by Harris and Shafer. The high-relief rendering of Capitol building in bowl lends this spoon an added sculptural quality.

Gorham round bowl Virginia souvenir spoon
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Bruce Cherner Antique Silver  
2028   $125.00


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length 5 3/8 inches, no monogram, exemplary original condition, weight 1.00 oz. Troy. For those who might not be familiar with the design and production of these small sculptures cast in silver, we would commend to you the excellent chapter on same in Carpenter's "Gorham Silver".

Chicago Indian souvenir spoon
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Bruce Cherner Antique Silver  
1996   $40.00


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length 5 1/2 inches, weight .64 oz Troy, excellent condition, no monogram, mark of Watson-Newell corporation. Aside from the obvious skill and detail with which the face was rendered, what lifts this spoon into the realm of above average is the applied wirework decoration, "Chicago..."

SPRINGFIELD ARMORY souvenir spoon,
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Bruce Cherner Antique Silver  
1995   On Hold


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retailed and presumably designed by F.E. Ladd, length 5 1/2 inches, weight .8 oz. Troy, elaborate shaded script monogram, fine condition. A spoon which not so very long ago commonly sold for upward of two hundred dollars, at auction. Take advantage of the slight slowdown in the antiques market, while it lasts, to get this item at an advantageous price...

Bangor, Maine Hannibal Hamlin souvenir spoon
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Bruce Cherner Antique Silver  
1986   $75.00


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length 6 inches, weight .89 oz. Troy, no monogram, fine condition. For those whose knowledge of U.S. history is not encyclopedic, Hamlin was Vice President during Lincoln's first term, Governor of Maine, and held a host of other illustrious positions.

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