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Tucson, AZ souvenir spoon

This is a 4-1/2" silvertone souvenir spoon from Tucson, AZ. Stem top features a colorful shield with a green saguaro cactus in front of an old adobe building and says “Tucson, Arizona.” Stem back is stamped “Union Japan.” Great vintage condition with no dents or dings. (Click on picture for more images.) Tell a friend.

Price: $8.00 includes s/h to anywhere in the U.S.

** SOLD **

 

Glendale, CA Forest Lawn souvenir spoon

This is a 4-1/2" silvertone souvenir spoon from Forest Lawn, Glendale, CA. Is it just me or is there something slightly macabre about a souvenir spoon from a cemetery? On the other hand, Forest Lawn is a very famous cemetery where lots of Hollywood stars are buried, and it’s certainly become a tourist attraction, so I guess souvenir spoons were sure to follow. At any rate, this spoon’s stem top features the Forest Lawn crest, with “FL
M-P Glendale, Calif.” above and “Forest Lawn Crest” in exceptionally tiny letters underneath. Back is unmarked. Excellent vintage condition with no dents, dings, or discoloration. (Click on picture for more images.) Tell a friend.

Price: $8.00 includes s/h to anywhere in the U.S.

 

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Long Beach, CA Queen Mary souvenir spoon

This is a 4-1/2" silvertone Queen Mary, Long Beach, CA souvenir spoon. Stem top features a colorful enamel shield showing the Queen Mary, presumably in Long Beach Harbor, and says “Queen Mary, Long Beach, CA.” Stem back is marked Japan. Good vintage condition with no dents or dings, but some discoloration around the inset shield where the glue seeped out and a tiny spot on the stem back. (Click on picture for more images.) Tell a friend.

Price: $8.00 includes s/h to anywhere in the U.S.

** SOLD **

 

Old Sacramento, CA souvenir sugar spoon

This is a vintage 4-7/8" silvertone Old Sacramento souvenir sugar spoon that features a colorful enamel shield at the top of the stem saying “Old Sacramento” and “Calif.” and picturing an old locomotive. The shell is etched with pictures and place names associated with California. Stem back is marked “1978 © Josef.” Great condition with no dents, dings, or pitting. (Click on picture for more images.) Tell a friend.

Price: $8.00 includes s/h to anywhere in the U.S.

  ** SOLD **

 

San Francisco, CA Cable Car souvenir spoon

This is a 4-1/2" silvertone souvenir spoon from San Francisco. Stem top depicts one of San Francisco’s famous cable cars in full color with “Cable Car” above and “San Francisco” below. Spoon bowl features a very detailed San Francisco hilltop scene looking out to the Golden Gate Bridge, with a cable car heading down the hill toward the city, above which is “San Francisco California.” Back is unmarked. This is a very pretty spoon and in excellent condition with no dents, dings, or discoloration. (Click on picture for more images.) Tell a friend.

Price: $8.00 includes s/h to anywhere in the U.S.

 

  only 1 available

 

Panama City Beach, FL souvenir spoon

This 4-3/8" silvertone spoon is a souvenir from Panama City Beach, FL. Stem top features a colorful enamel circle depicting a woman frolicking on the beach next to a palm tree, with a sailboat in the ocean beyond, surrounded by “Panama City Beach, Florida.” Cutout circle below has a dangling charm. Great vintage condition with no dents or dings. (Click on picture for more images.) Tell a friend.

Price: $8.00 includes s/h to anywhere in the U.S.

  ** SOLD **

 

Austell, GA Six Flags Over Georgia souvenir spoon

This little 3-3/8" silvertone spoon is a souvenir of Six Flags Over Georgia, the large amusement park in Austell, GA. The shield at the stem top says “Six Flags Over Georgia” and depicts the six flags that have flown over Georgia throughout history. Great vintage condition with no dents or dings. (Click on picture for more images.) Tell a friend.

Price: $8.00 includes s/h to anywhere in the U.S.

  ** SOLD **

 

Helen, GA souvenir spoon

This little 3-1/2" silvertone spoon is a souvenir of Helen, GA. Stem top features a colorful enamel circle saying “Helen Georgia” and depicting a large cathedral. Spoon bowl has an outline map of Georgia and the names of various cities within the state. Stem back is stamped “Fort1981.” Great vintage condition with no dents or dings. (Click on picture for more images.) Tell a friend.

Price: $8.00 includes s/h to anywhere in the U.S.

 

  only 1 available

 

Helen, GA Alpine Village souvenir spoon

This 4-1/2" silvertone spoon is a souvenir of Alpine Village in Helen, GA. Stem top features a colorful enamel shield depicting a clock tower (?) in front of mountains and says “Alpine Village, Helen, GA.” A clown (?) charm dangles in the cutout circle below. Spoon bowl has an outline map of Georgia and the names of various cities within the state. Great vintage condition with no dents or dings. (Click on picture for more images.) Tell a friend.

Price: $8.00 includes s/h to anywhere in the U.S.

 

  only 1 available

 

Illinois Pines, IL, souvenir spoon

This is a 4-1/2" silvertone souvenir spoon from Illinois Pines, IL. Stem top features a colorful enamel circle depicting a trail, tree, and beaver, with mountains in the background. Gold lettering says “Thousand Trails, Inc., Illinois Pines, Illinois. Back is unmarked. Excellent vintage condition with no dents, dings, or discoloration. (Click on picture for more images.) Tell a friend.

Price: $8.00 includes s/h to anywhere in the U.S.

 

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Lincoln’s New Salem, IL sterling silver collector spoon

This is a 4-1/4" sterling silver collector spoon whose stem says “Lincoln’s New Salem, Ill.” (Note the old form of state abbreviation.) The stem top is a detailed relief of a log cabin building surrounded by trees and says “Berry-Lincoln Store.” The top of the relief is cut out to the delicately narrow stem rim. Back is marked “Enco Sterling.” Excellent condition with no dents, dings, or pitting. We cleaned it up a little to see the markings, but didn’t scrub out the patina accentuating the relief and the lettering. (Click on picture for more images.) Tell a friend.

Price: $45.00 includes s/h to anywhere in the U.S.

 

  only 1 available

 

Boston, MA sterling silver collector spoon

This beautiful 4-1/8" sterling silver spoon is a souvenir of Boston that features two of Boston’s most well known nicknames. At the top of the stem is a pot of beans over a roaring flame, underneath which is a banner saying “Boston.” Below that the stem begins its delicate serpentine curve with scrollwork and finishes with the words “The Hub.” These motifs provide a fascinating glimpse into Boston’s history.

Everybody knows that Boston is called “Beantown,” but do you know why? The story goes that in colonial days Boston carried on a brisk trade with the West Indies that led to an overabundance of molasses made from West Indian sugar. This, in turn, led to the colonial obsession with Boston Baked Beans. Apparently this trademark Boston specialty has long since lost favor with local residents and few, if any, Boston restaurants have it on their menus today.

Early in the 20th Century, John Collins Bossidy (1850-1928), the American poet and Harvard graduate, immortalized Boston with this little ditty, supposedly given as a toast at the 1910 Holy Cross College alumni dinner:

And this is good old Boston,
The home of the bean and the cod.
Where the Lowells talk only to Cabots,
And the Cabots talk only to God!

As for “The Hub,” this nickname dates back to Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (1809-1894), a Harvard-educated physician, author, and philosopher. In 1858, The Atlantic Monthly began publishing Dr. Holmes’ novel, “The Autocrat of the Breakfast-Table,” as a series of articles. In one of these, Holmes described the Massachusetts State-House located in Boston as “the hub of the solar system.” This soon morphed into Boston becoming known as “the hub of the universe,” shortened to simply “The Hub.” By the way, Dr. Holmes’ son was the even more famous Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. (1841-1935) who served on the United States Supreme Court from 1902 to 1932.

Gee! You wouldn’t think that so much history could be packed into a 4-1/8" souvenir spoon, would you? But wait – there’s more!

On the back of our spoon’s stem, in addition to the “Sterling” stamp, is the hallmark of Frank M. Whiting & Co. Frank Mortimer Whiting was born in Attleboro, MA in 1849. At an early age he was apprenticed to his father, William Dean Whiting, a noted silversmith and jeweler. By the 1870s, Frank was a partner in Holbrook, Whiting, & Albee and bought out his partners’ interests in 1880, changing the company name to F. M. Whiting & Co.

After Frank’s death in 1892, his widow, mother, and two sisters continued running the company, changing its name to F. M. Whiting Co. in 1895 and ultimately to Frank M. Whiting & Co. in 1896. Some sources say they sold the company to Ellmore Silver Co. in 1924, but other sources say that Ellmore wasn’t founded until 1935. Whatever the exact date, Ellmore, located in Meridian, CT, did indeed “absorb” Frank’s company in addition to several others, but went out of business in 1960.

Whew! Got all that? What we’ve managed to establish is that this Boston souvenir spoon was produced sometime between 1896 and 1935, making it either waaaay vintage at its youngest or possibly a true antique! But despite its age, it’s in outstanding condition with no dents or dings. The light surface tarnish will easily polish off if you’re so inclined, but we’ve made no attempt to do so because the lovely patina emphasizes the intricate detailing Truly a remarkable and beautiful little spoon! (Click on picture for more images.) Tell a friend.

Price: $50.00 includes s/h to anywhere in the U.S.

 

  only 1 available

 

Shakopee, MN, Valleyfair souvenir spoon

This is a 4-1/2" silvertone souvenir spoon from the Valleyfair Amusement Park in Shakopee, MN. Stem top features a turquoise enamel shield with gold depictions of three park buildings, underneath which, also in gold, is “Valleyfair! Shakopee, Minnesota.” Stem back is marked “Japan.” Excellent vintage condition with no dents, dings, or discoloration. (Click on picture for more images.) Tell a friend.

Price: $8.00 includes s/h to anywhere in the U.S.

 

  only 1 available

 

Las Vegas, NV souvenir spoon

This is a vintage 4-1/2" silvertone Las Vegas souvenir spoon with a pair of dangling dice hanging in a cut-out shield at the top of the stem. The spoon bowl is etched with “Las Vegas” and “Golden Strip,” as well as figures of a cowboy, a roulette wheel, an airplane, etc. Unmarked stem back. Good condition with no dents, dings, or pitting. (Click on picture for more images.) Tell a friend.

Price: $8.00 includes s/h to anywhere in the U.S.

 

  only 1 available

 

Carlsbad, NM souvenir spoon

This is a 4-1/4" silvertone souvenir spoon from Carlsbad Caverns, Carlsbad, NM. Stem top says “Rock of Ages” and depicts the rock formation by that name. And if you’ve never been to Carlsbad Caverns, by all means put it on your “bucket list” (places to go before you kick the bucket)! The Caverns are nothing short of stupendous and the Park Service provides excellent talks and visitor information. Be sure to attend the twilight program in the amphitheater and wait long enough to see the thousands of bats emerge from the main cavern opening on their nightly flight. It’s a truly amazing sight! This spoon is in great vintage condition with no dents or dings. (Click on picture for more images.) Tell a friend.

Price: $8.00 includes s/h to anywhere in the U.S.

** SOLD **

 

Ruidoso, NM souvenir spoon

This is a 4-1/2" silvertone souvenir spoon from Ruidoso, NM, home of the famous Ruidoso Downs race track. Stem top features a colorful enamel shield depicting a race horse and jockey and says “Riodoso, NM.” Cutout below features a dangle charm of a roadrunner, New Mexico’s state bird. Spoon bowl has a map of New Mexico. Stem back is stamped “Fort U.S.A.” Good vintage condition with no dents or dings, but some scratching to the enamel shield. (Click on picture for more images.) Tell a friend.

Price: $8.00 includes s/h to anywhere in the U.S.

** SOLD **

 

Lake Placid, NY 1980 Winter Olympics gold plated souvenir spoon

This 4-5/8" gold plated spoon is a souvenir from the 1980 Olympics. Back then, both the Summer and Winter Olympics were held in the same year, and given that this spoon’s top features red, white, and blue stars above the five Olympic rings, presumably it’s from the 1980 Winter Olympics that were held in Lake Placid, NY. This was the year the “upstart” U.S. men’s hockey team won the gold medal in a rousing game against the Soviet Union, resulting in the famous “Do you believe in miracles?” scream from the exceptionally excited announcer! 1980 was also the year that President Jimmy Carter declared a U.S. boycott of the Summer Olympics held in Moscow, but the Soviets nevertheless participated in the Winter Games, much to their chagrin on the hockey ice, and instead chose to boycott the 1984 Summer Games held in Los Angeles, CA. This spoon is still shiny and in perfect condition with no dents, dings, or loss of gold plating. Back is embossed “L.A. 84, © 1980 Oly Com,” underneath which is “Korea.” (Click on picture for more images.) Tell a friend.

Price: $10.00 includes s/h to anywhere in the U.S.

 

  only 1 available

 

Cherokee, NC Indian Reservation souvenir spoon

This is a 4-1/4" silvertone souvenir spoon from the Cherokee Indian Reservation in Cherokee, North Carolina. The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians who live on the Qualla Boundary, 56,572 acres directly adjacent to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, are the descendants of those Cherokee who, in the late 1830s, remained in the mountains of North Carolina rather than be forced to march along the infamous “Trail of Tears” to Oklahoma.

The stem top of this spoon features a colorful enamel shield depicting an Indian chief in full headdress and says “Cherokee Indian Reservation N.C.” Decorated flared and scalloped spoon bowl. Stem back is stamped “Fort USA.” Still shiny and in great condition with no dents or dings.  (Click on picture for more images.) Tell a friend.

Price: $8.00 includes s/h to anywhere in the U.S.

** SOLD **

 

Philadelphia, PA souvenir spoon

This 4-1/2" silvertone spoon is a souvenir of Philadelphia, PA. Stem top features a colorful enamel shield depicting the Liberty Bell and saying “Philadelphia, PA.” Cut-out circle below contains a dangling Liberty Bell charm. Spoon bowl features an outline map of Pennsylvania with the names of various towns. Stem back is stamped “Fort U.S.A.” Still shiny and in great vintage condition with no dings or dents. (Click on picture for more images.) Tell a friend.

Price: $8.00 includes s/h to anywhere in the U.S.

** SOLD **

 

Gatlinburg, TN souvenir spoon

This 3-1/2" silvertone souvenir spoon is from Gatlinburg, TN. Stem top features a colorful enamel circle in which is a bear surrounded by “Gatlinburg, Tenn.” Spoon bowl is embossed with an outline map of Tennessee containing the state name, three city names, and various decorations. Stem back is stamped “Fort 1981.” Great vintage condition with no dents or dings. (Click on picture for more images.) Tell a friend.

Price: $8.00 includes s/h to anywhere in the U.S.

** SOLD **

 

Nashville, TN Hermitage gold plated souvenir spoon

This 4-5/8" gold plated spoon is a souvenir from The Hermitage, home of Andrew Jackson, America’s 7th president, elected in 1828 and re-elected in 1832. Top features a shield with a rearing horse and rider -- undoubtedly “Ol’ Hickory” himself -- and says “The Hermitage.” Good vintage condition with no dents or dings, but one small place in spoon bowl where the gold plating has worn away. (Click on picture for more images.) Tell a friend.

Price: $10.00 includes s/h to anywhere in the U.S.

 

  only 1 available

 

Nashville, TN Opryland souvenir spoon

This is a tiny 3-3/8" silvertone souvenir spoon from Opryland in Nashville, TN. Stem top features a colorful shield saying “Nashville, Tennessee, Home of American Music Opryland, USA.” Stem back is stamped “Taiwan.” Still shiny and in perfect condition with no dents or dings. (Click on picture for more images.) Tell a friend.

Price: $8.00 includes s/h to anywhere in the U.S.

 

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