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ahwt

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iconnumber posted 11-07-2009 09:08 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for ahwt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Silver spoons were incorporated into the message of the postcards below. The first three are postmarked 1909, while the last was not mailed, but does have a 1907 copyright date and a company name of R. Sanders, N.Y.




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Scott Martin
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iconnumber posted 11-07-2009 10:05 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Scott Martin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
smile smile smile cool

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jersey

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iconnumber posted 11-07-2009 01:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for jersey     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Absolutely fabulous, thank you for sharing these!

Btw could it be P. Sanders who did postcard art at that time?

Jersey

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Polly

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iconnumber posted 11-09-2009 06:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Polly     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I LOVE these!

The spoon in the first postcard is what I always thought of as an orange spoon. Hmm! I wonder whether some of my orange spoons are really ice-cream spoons.

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ahwt

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iconnumber posted 11-10-2009 11:30 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ahwt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I am glad that you all liked these cards. I have a friend that sells postcards and he thought that I would enjoy them.

Polly I think that the first spoon would be used for grapefruit today and the last spoon shown I think are known as ice cream forks. It would take a Johnny Mercer to use fork in the lyric and the author of these rhymes are clearly not in his class.

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dragonflywink

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iconnumber posted 11-21-2009 06:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for dragonflywink     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Here are some more spoon postcards, I've been picking them up for years and find them charming. All of mine date between 1907 and 1915, suspect that many were not considered to be in particularly good taste back then. I have two of the first three shown by ahwt, they were published by Julius Bien, have seen several others including sugar and dessert spoons. The one shown on the first seems a bit wide for a citrus spoon, have seen similarly shaped ice cream spoons in sets with slices (Gorham's No. 88/Lily/Lily of the Valley pattern has that shape bowl on the ice cream spoons). Also have the embossed and airbrushed P. Sanders card in a different colorway.

~Cheryl

Starting off with a Turkey-Day greeting, postmarked 1913, have seen several variations of this card with different spoons and verses:

A friendly moon and spoon, postmarked 1910:

An attractive pair of "souvenir spoons" by English illustrator Fred Spurgin, the symbols on the shields are hearts, rings etc.:

A leather postcard, postmarked 1907, alludes to Jerome Kern's first big hit song from 1905, from the play The Earl and the Girl with Eddie Foy:

1909 card advertising Towle's Lafayette pattern:

1908 "Spooners Delight", published by J. Thomas, I have 10 of this series and have seen at least 12-15 others:

Nine more from the "Spooners Delight" series:

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dragonflywink

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iconnumber posted 11-21-2009 06:34 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for dragonflywink     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A few more cards, please excuse the poor pics, they're framed, hanging and held in place with sticky-stuff on my dining room wall, didn't think that detail was important enough to pull them down.

This little sweetie is British, looks like a Mabel Lucie Attwell illustration, but unsigned:

This coy little girl is by American illustrator Bernhardt Wall:

Pretty girl with a wishbone and spoon:

The patriotic baby card in different colors:

One of my two from a series of mooning spooner cards, have seen several others in the series:

And the second:

Framed cards with some of my spoon cases:

~Cheryl

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adelapt

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iconnumber posted 11-21-2009 06:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for adelapt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Great display - love it!

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Scott Martin
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iconnumber posted 11-21-2009 06:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Scott Martin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Me too.

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