What antique spoons are worth money?

What antique spoons are worth money?

Teaspoons are usually more valuable than demitasse spoons, and sterling is almost always worth more than plate. Most souvenir spoons are die stamped from silver, but some of the early Gorham spoons were cast from molten silver. Back then, they were worth $3 or so; today, they’re worth a few hundred dollars.

Are antique spoons valuable?

Spoons that are extremely pretty but very rare tend to be pricey. Very old spoons (from before 1800) are also more valuable especially if they are made by a famous maker. There are NO American souvenir spoons from before 1889 and only a few English or European souvenir spoons from before that date.

Are spoons collectable?

In general, souvenir spoons are worth very little (less than $1 each), although there are certainly exceptions. Very early spoons have a chance of being valuable, and certain issues are collectible (i.e. early World’s Fair spoons). Vintage souvenirs reborn: Tea towel chairs and teaspoon chandeliers.

Are spoon collections worth any money?

In general, souvenir spoons are worth very little (less than $1 each), although there are certainly exceptions. Very early spoons have a chance of being valuable, and certain issues are collectible (i.e. early World’s Fair spoons).

What do you call a spoon collector?

Unlike other types of collectors, such as numismatists and philatelists, there is no specific term to refer to spoon collectors, who refer to themselves simply as “spoon collectors.” The practice of collecting spoons as a hobby dates back to at least the late 19th century in the United States.

What can I do with old spoon collections?

You can hang the souvenir spoons on the wall as a decoration, place them in frames around the house, create a spoon collection by hanging them from a tree or a string, or you could even make an art project by painting the spoons with acrylic paint. You could use these spoons to create jewelry too.

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