i have got a silver spoon from seattle. Made by makers’MB’ with a spade and pickfork pictorial mark. I wondered if this was a collectors peice or a mass produced spoon? And further more, if people collect these at all.
Hi there CharityCollector and welcome back. Not sure of the maker without a photo, but may be the Meriden Britannia Co. of Meriden, Connecticut.
American souvenir spoons were made by the millions in the early to mid-20th century and sold everywhere. Most were sterling silver. Poeple collected them to the point of a fad. Today they are almost gone from the souvenir stands at tourist destinations. Collectors still abound and there are a number of active collector’s clubs around.
We have a diverse set that has been passed down in my family and use them with demitasse coffee, a ritual which is still popular here in the Southern U.S.
after some research i can confirm it being joeseph mayer & bros. Its a nice item i picked it up for £5, so its about retail value perhaps? Thanks again uncle vic.
It is certainly worth that at least.