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Audreyevans

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iconnumber posted 06-27-2010 01:05 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Audreyevans     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
[26-1996]

First off, Would like to to say HI to everyone as this is my first posting.

My name is Audrey Evans and I live in a suburb of Memphis. I have been trying to research some antique 10 Gorham spoons from 1885 called The Nations spoons that I inherited from my parents, whom passed away.

Each one has a different crest/motif at top of handle. Some referred to them as 5 o'clock spoons where others say teaspoons. I have researched and internet searched and can't find anything about these.

I love to research items through the internet and sometimes I come across blocks such as I have from these spoons. Only reference I can find is at in a 1885 Gorham catalog. The catalog reads "The coat of arms of the various nations form the basis of this design which is only made in a set of Five o'clock teaspoons and Oyster Forks".

Marked on back sterling, and old Gorham mark:lion facing to right, anchor and old G. Going to try and post several pictures and hopefully they will make it to the post.

Anyone out there knowledgeable on The Nations Gorham spoons from 1885.

Thanks..



Any help on these would be greatly appreciated!!

Thanks,
Audrey

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denimrs

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Hi Audrey,

Welcome to the forum -- from another brand new member.

Personally, I am not very educated on most aspects of Gorham, but I do have the Gorham book by Charles Carpenter and could not find anything about such spoons in it, even though the chapter on souvenir spoons is quite extensive.

Good luck!
Elizabeth

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Scott Martin
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ellabee

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Scott, could you provide a little more information about the image you posted? Was it an advertisement/where, a catalog page, etc., and where did you encounter it?

Thanks in advance.

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Audreyevans

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iconnumber posted 07-04-2010 02:32 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Audreyevans     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The ad came from a 1885 Gorham catalog. Thanks for asking...Audrey

I apologize to all the members that had to try and guide me through the steps on posting. I know you must be very busy and would rather spend that time elsewhere. But thank you for being there for me.

Thanks,
Audrey Evans

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Scott Martin
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My image is from:

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From an 1885 catalog.

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