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  1. #1
    May 2019
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    Help with identifying?

    Just started detecting. This spoon is one of my finds today. Not sure if it’s tarnished silver or pewter. I can make out the old English letter O. Any insight on make/year?
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  2. #2
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    Nice find! To me it looks copper, could have been silver plate
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  3. #3

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    silver will tarnished black. I’ve found many old spoons similar to that. Generally a silver spoon will be thicker too.
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    1st - I noticed this was your very first post - so, Welcome Aboard HappyGoLucky! Take a look at Forum: Kentucky for information (i.e., clubs, etc.) directly related to your state.
    2nd - I moved ya from GENERAL DISCUSSION over to WHAT IS IT? for more exposure.
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  5. #5

    Nov 2012
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    Turn the spoon over and read the small portion of the handle, It should tell you what you have. Good luck
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  6. #6
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    Welcome to Tnet Happygolucky!

    Some folks think of cutlery finds as just another bit of brass destined for the scrap bucket.
    But when I find a piece of antique cutlery, I think of it as a personal item that was used and cherished by the person or family who owned it.
    The example you found is monogrammed and that makes it special.

    If you look closely on the back of your spoon, you'll likely see the makers stamp 'D&A Nevada'.
    Your spoon is made of stamped brass, it likely would originally have been silver-plated and dates to around c1900.

    "This firm was established in Birmingham England in the late 19th century. Their first known sterling silver hallmark was entered in Birmingham Assay Office in 1882. The founders were Thomas Henry Daniel (died 1897) and Thomas Richard Arter (died c. 1915) and were active at Globe Nevada Silver Works, Highgate Street, Birmingham as makers of brass, nickel-silver and electro-plated spoons, forks and ladles in 1892). The company also had a London showroom at 62 Holborn Viaduct (until 1896) and later at 98 Hatton Garden. In 1920 the firm was converted into a limited liability company and became Daniel & Arter Ltd. The business was closed in the 1930s and their dies were purchased by W.J. Baker & Sons Ltd. The main activity of the firm was the manufacture of a wide array of silverplate flatware and holloware marketed under the trade name of ‘Nevada Silver’."

    Last edited by ANTIQUARIAN; May 26, 2019 at 05:17 AM.
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  7. #7

    Aug 2012
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    Nice old spoon find. Congrats and welcome to tnet from Niagara Falls.

  8. #8

    Aug 2018
    Shenandoah Valley Va
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    Welcome Happy and congrats! Nice find. Perhaps you can trace the monogram to the property owners.
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  9. #9
    May 2010
    No. Cal.
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    Very Cool to find one with a monogram...

    and​ Welcome to TreasureNet
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  10. #10
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  11. #11
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    Aug 2013
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    Welcome to TreasureNet! Cool find.
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  12. #12
    May 2019
    Alpha 2000
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    Thank you all for the input and warm welcomes.
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