Is there a market for collector spoons?

He sold 7,000 of them in the first year, and a new American tradition was born: the souvenir spoon. Witch spoons were made until around 1920 and are worth about $100 today. Some other spoons from that period can bring five times that amount. But most spoons fall into the $20-to-$40 price range.

Are silver collector spoons worth anything?

The price of Sterling silver souvenir spoons range from $5 to $2500. An overwhelming majority of spoons are sold for not more than $60 while an extremely high percentage go for not more than $30.

Are collectable spoons worth anything?

Sterling silver or silver plate, most spoons sell for under $15, and many can be bought for just $1. A lot goes into determining value, including design elements (figural handles and decorated enamel bowls are desirable) and spoons featuring mining, military, World’s Fairs, and historic sites usually find buyers.

How do you display spoon collection?

Wire the spoons in even rows or fan shapes on fabric-covered cardboard for the shadow box. Dark fabric such as black, red or blue velvet sets off a spoon collection. Shadow boxes work well leaning against the wall on a shelf, mounted on a wall, or flat on a shelf or table below eye level.

What is the most expensive spoon?

DALLAS – A rare silver spoon made by America’s most famous silversmith, Paul Revere, Jr., is now the most expensive spoon in the world after selling at Heritage Auctions for a record $32,500.

How do you clean souvenir spoons?

All you need to do is coat the spoons, rubbing as you work, with a bit of toothpaste. Let the toothpaste dry, and then wash the spoons in warm soapy water. Buff and polish dry. If you’re cleaning spoons with etched designs, or jewelry, an old toothbrush can help spread the toothpaste into all the crevices.

Are sterling souvenir spoons worth anything?

Sterling silver souvenir spoons range in price from $5 to $2500. THE VAST MAJORITY of spoons are less than $60, and a very high percentage sell for less than $30. Many of the spoons pictured at this site would sell for under $60.

How do you display silverware?

Silverware Placement 101

  1. Place utensils in the order of their use.
  2. Forks should be placed to the left of the plate.
  3. Spoons are laid on the right side of the plate, aside from the dessert spoon which, similar to the dessert fork, is placed above the dinner plate.

How do you get things to stay in a shadow box?

Here are mounting options to secure items in a shadow box frame.

  1. Glue. You can glue the back of the item directly onto the mounting board or the backing of the shadowbox frame.
  2. Poster putty. For light items, poster putty can work.
  3. Shelves.
  4. Invisible thread and decorative cloth.
  5. Pegboard and twist ties.