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    Sterling silver spoon found at an 1808 house in NJ.....Can it be dated?

    On our way back to NC from NY Smittyman and I stopped at a home built in 1808 that we had permission to hunt. The pickins were slim. Smittyman managed to pull a 1902 Barber dime. I found a 1936 Merc and a pretty sterling silver spoon. I am unable to read the letters of the monogram. I am guessing that the four digit number to the right of the 925/1000 marking might be a pattern number? No clue what the writing is to the left of the 925/1000 is though. Any help or suggestions or information about the spoon would be greatly appreciated. I would love the information for the display case.

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    Thanks for looking, and happy hunting!!!

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    That's a gorgeous spoon Beez
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    Nice spoon, ha mine come with dates and whose spoon it was. Good finds, its fun traveling and detecting huh?
    I love this hobby so much, now I'm a coin licker!

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    On the east coast silversmiths started making and marking 925/1000 on sterling around 1861.925/1000 means its sterling.925 parts out of 1000 is the purity.
    Last edited by Red James Cash; Oct 20, 2014 at 05:32 PM.

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    I'm guessing you have early 20th century there 1900-1910- ish by the style of numbering and letter stamping - yes the 925/1000 is the alloy we
    know as Sterling Silver (copper being the other 75/1000 in the alloy) I've always thought of silver spoons as being a very special find .

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    Nice finds!

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    Super spoon!

    I think it is the same pattern as these-

    S KIRK & SON CO STERLING 6" TEASPOON 4 PIECE SILVER

    S. KIRK & SON CO STERLING SILVER TEASPOONS
    SET OF 4
    6" Long*
    1.07 Ounces Each*
    * Length and Weight Are Approximate*
    WINSLOW PATTERN
    #3487
    MONOGRAM READS FWM
    HALLMARK READS S. KIRK & SON CO STERLING 925/1000 3487
    AGED 1896-1924

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bramblefind View Post
    Super spoon!

    I think it is the same pattern as these-

    S KIRK & SON CO STERLING 6" TEASPOON 4 PIECE SILVER

    S. KIRK & SON CO STERLING SILVER TEASPOONS
    SET OF 4
    6" Long*
    1.07 Ounces Each*
    * Length and Weight Are Approximate*
    WINSLOW PATTERN
    #3487
    MONOGRAM READS FWM
    HALLMARK READS S. KIRK & SON CO STERLING 925/1000 3487
    AGED 1896-1924
    My friend I believe you nailed it right on the head! I do not have a scale that measures in small denominations but the spoon does weigh just over 1 ounce. And it appears the S. Kirk & S has been worn down leaving the ON CO part of the hallmark. You guys always amaze me with how quickly ya'll can identify stuff.
    Thank you very much!

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    That's a cool find. I wish I could get my coil over more of them. Glad it got an ID too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bramblefind View Post
    Super spoon!

    I think it is the same pattern as these-

    S KIRK & SON CO STERLING 6" TEASPOON 4 PIECE SILVER

    S. KIRK & SON CO STERLING SILVER TEASPOONS
    SET OF 4
    6" Long*
    1.07 Ounces Each*
    * Length and Weight Are Approximate*
    WINSLOW PATTERN
    #3487
    MONOGRAM READS FWM
    HALLMARK READS S. KIRK & SON CO STERLING 925/1000 3487
    AGED 1896-1924
    If that's a Kirk Spoon, we are talking some bucks !! Do you have a photo of the full spoon ? It has some pitting but I'm guessing at least $100 !!

    Nice find !!

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    HEY JAY, I KNOW WHO THAT SPOON BELONGS TO. SEND IT TO ME AND I WILL GIVE IT TO THE SAME PERSON FROM THE DINER THAT EXTORTED MY 14K GOLD RING, SHE WILL RETURN TO THE OWNER AND YOU WILL GET WHAT I GOT, NOT EVEN A PHONE CALL FROM THE @&TCH WHO LOST IT. YOU KNOW THE STORY. NICE SAVE AND YOU MAY HAVE FINALLY BEAT MISTER MINELAB WITH THE 9 FOOT COIL.

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    beez0404...here is a good website to check if you find any more in the future, I have used it several times to research a coupe of items.

    Online Encyclopedia of Silver Marks, Hallmarks & Makers' Marks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ahab8 View Post
    That's a gorgeous spoon Beez
    Thank you my friend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by port ewen ace View Post
    HEY JAY, I KNOW WHO THAT SPOON BELONGS TO. SEND IT TO ME AND I WILL GIVE IT TO THE SAME PERSON FROM THE DINER THAT EXTORTED MY 14K GOLD RING, SHE WILL RETURN TO THE OWNER AND YOU WILL GET WHAT I GOT, NOT EVEN A PHONE CALL FROM THE @&TCH WHO LOST IT. YOU KNOW THE STORY. NICE SAVE AND YOU MAY HAVE FINALLY BEAT MISTER MINELAB WITH THE 9 FOOT COIL.
    I don't know, Rich. Mr. Minelab pulled a 1902 Barber at this site so it's a toss-up there.

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    Man I never get tired of seeing these sterling silverware pieces get posted, really nice!!

 

 
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