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Re: Souvenir Spoons

Postby dognose » Sun Jul 10, 2016 2:49 pm

THE UNCLE TOM'S CABIN SOUVENIR SPOON

The Uncle Tom's Cabin souvenir spoon was manufactured by the William Rogers Mfg. Co. in 1896:

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Wm. Rogers Mfg. Co. - Hartford, Conn. - 1896

Made in teaspoon size only.

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Re: Souvenir Spoons

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THE BREADALBANE SOUVENIR SPOON

This Breadalbane souvenir spoon was manufactured by Robert Chandler and assayed at Birmingham in 1923:

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R.C - Birmingham - 1923

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THE G.A.R. SOUVENIR SPOON

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Alvin Mfg. Co. - New York - 1897

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Re: Souvenir Spoons

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THE OLIVER WENDELL HOLMES SPOON

The Oliver Wendell Holmes spoon was issued by Rand & Crane of Boston:

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Rand & Crane - Boston, Mass. - 1893

Made in tea and coffee sizes.

Rand & Crane were successors to C.W. Kennard & Co. of Boston, in 1886.

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Re: Souvenir Spoons

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THE COLUMBIAN NAVAL REVIEW SPOON

The Columbian Naval Review spoon was issued by Moore & Leding of Washington, D.C.:

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Moore & Leding - Washington, D.C. - 1893

Made in tea and coffee sizes.

Moore & Leding were succeeded by Robert Leding in 1900.

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Re: Souvenir Spoons

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THE BATTLESHIP MAINE SPOON (I)

The Battleship Maine spoon was manufactured by the O.E. Bell Co. of Cincinnati.

Below is a question posed to The Jewelers' Circular and Horological Review - 4th May 1898:

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Re: Souvenir Spoons

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EXETER SPOON

An Exeter souvenir spoon from A.J. Bailey, assayed at Birmingham in 1933:

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A.J.B - Birmingham - 1933

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Re: Souvenir Spoons

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THE UNCLE SAM SPOON

The Uncle Sam souvenir spoon was manufactured by the Alvin Mfg. Co.:

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Alvin Mfg. Co. - New York - 1891

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Re: Souvenir Spoons

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THE PRISCILLA SPOON

The Priscilla spoon was issued by A. Stowell & Co. of Boston:

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A. Stowell & Co. - Boston - 1891

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THE HENRY WARD BEECHER SPOON

The Henry Ward Beecher souvenir spoon was issued by William Wise & Son of Brooklyn:

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Wm. Wise & Son - Brooklyn, N.Y. - 1891

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Re: Souvenir Spoons

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THE LIBERTY SOUVENIR SPOON

The Liberty souvenir spoon was issued by Simons, Bro. & Co. of Philadelphia:

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Simons, Bro. & Co. - Philadelphia - 1891

Made in Tea, Coffee, and Orange sizes.

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Re: Souvenir Spoons

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THE GARFIELD SPOON

The Garfield Monument souvenir spoon was manufactured by the Gorham Mfg. Co. and issued by The Bowler & Burdick Co.in 1891:

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The Bowler & Burdick Co. - Cleveland, Ohio - 1891

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THE HISTORICAL CANNON SPOON

The Historical Cannon souvenir spoon was issued by Jacobs Brothers of Washington, D.C. in 1891:

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Jacobs Brothers - Washington, D.C. - 1891

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THE LONGFELLOW SPOON

The Longfellow souvenir spoon was issued by A.J. Applegate of Cambridgeport in 1891:

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A.J. Applegate - Cambridgeport, Mass. - 1891

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THE CHOIR BOY EASTER SPOON

The Choir Boy Easter spoon was manufactured By Frank M. Whiting & Co. in 1906:

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Frank M. Whiting & Co. - North Attleboro, Mass. - 1906

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Re: Souvenir Spoons

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THE D.A.R. MEMORIAL CONTINENTAL SPOON

The Daughters of the American Revolution Memorial Continental souvenir spoon was issued by J.E. Caldwell & Co. of Philadelphia in 1906:

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J.E. Caldwell & Co. - Philadelphia - 1906

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Re: Souvenir Spoons

Postby dognose » Tue Aug 23, 2016 12:05 pm

THE GORHAM BIRTHDAY SPOONS


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Gorham Mfg. Co. - Providence, R.I. - 1894

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Gorham Mfg. Co. - Providence, R.I. - 1894


A Charming Novelty in Spoons

Since the birth of the remarkable fashion of collecting and conferring souvenir spoons, designers and manufacturers have exercised all their ingenuity to produce a spoon that would be distinctly appropriate to the birthday ; but they have heretofore been scarcely successful, the
combinations of representations of tokens of love with conventional floral effects being their principal achievements. Not only have these articles been inappropriate—from a strict sense—in design, but the peculiarity of their construction has rendered them impractical for use.

It has remained for the Gorham Mfg. Co. to produce a radical novelty in this line, which has proved an instant success not only by reason of its originality of design, but also by reason of its being thoroughly practical. As an inexpensive but substantial and finely finished present, it has much intrinsic value. These birthday spoons are fully illustrated on pages 10 and 11 of this issue. As may be seen, there is a spoon to represent each month of the year, the complete set comprising 12 different dies. The general outlines of all the spoons are the same, being unusually graceful and pretty, without unsightly and interfering projections. In the panels in the upper part of the handles appear well executed representations in relief of the Signs of the Zodiac, each month showing its proper sign. Along the stems of the handles are the names of the months in artistic but distinct letters, while from a point near the juncture of the handle with the bowl, starts a charming effect of floral work, extending into the bowl. This floral work is one of the most interesting features of the design, and must have required considerable thought and observation in the making of the proper selection, for the flower embodied in each case is peculiar to the month represented by the spoon on which it appears; January, snowdrop; February, primrose; March, violet; April, daisy; May, hawthorn; June, wild rose; July, water lily; August, poppy; September, morning glory; October, hop (“brown October ale ”) ; November, chrysanthemum; and December, holly.

It will be inferred from the foregoing description that the Birthday Spoon is entirely appropriate to occasions when the regular souvenir spoon is not. It is undoubtedly the only permanent successor of the popular souvenir spoon fad.


Source: The Jewelers' Circular and Horological Review - 16th May 1894

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Re: Souvenir Spoons

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THE MYSTIC SHRINE SPOON

The Mystic Shrine souvenir spoon was issued by J.J. Cohn of New York in 1892:

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J.J. Cohn - New York - 1892

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Re: Souvenir Spoons

Postby dognose » Sat Dec 17, 2016 3:32 pm

THE FORTRESS MONROE SPOON

The Fortress Monroe souvenir spoon was issued by C.S. Sherwood of Portsmouth, Virginia and made by the Gorham Mfg. Co. in 1891:

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C.S. Sherwood - Portsmouth, Va. - 1891

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Re: Souvenir Spoons

Postby dognose » Sun Dec 18, 2016 3:08 pm

THE SUSAN B. ANTHONY SPOON

The Susan B. Anthony souvenir spoon was issued by Mrs. M.B. Logan of Rochester, New York in 1891:

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Mrs. M.B. Logan - Rochester, N.Y. - 1891


SUSAN B. ANTHONY SPOON

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Whatever may be prevalence of opinion regarding the political views of Susan B. Anthony, there are enough thousands of adherents to warrant the production of a souvenir spoon in commemoration of her, and it may be predicted that it will have one of the widest sales. The conception of this spoon is due to Mrs.M. B. Logan, 23 N. Fitzhugh St., Rochester, N. Y., who is to be congratulated upon her enterprise. The spoon itself, as illustrated here, is a pretty one, while the likeness of the reformer is perfect. The portrait is enclosed in a wreath of laurel, below which are the words “Susan B. Anthony,” and “ Political Equality.” The spoon is made only in coffee size.


Source: The Jewelers' Circular and Horological Review - 16th December 1891

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