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Polly

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iconnumber posted 07-12-2018 07:56 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Polly     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I love it when I find them in their original boxes.

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Polly

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iconnumber posted 07-12-2018 08:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Polly     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Monogrammed "Maggie":

I know, I really should polish my silver before taking photos! I didn't want to lose the daylight.

Retailer is Marsh of Newark--anyone know anything about them? I'm sure Ulysses must, if he's around.

The label on the bottom of the box. Can anyone make out what it says?

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ahwt

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iconnumber posted 07-12-2018 10:04 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ahwt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Great spoon. There was a S. Marsh & Sons, based in Newark and Milburn that I think was a jewelry store. A internet search brings up some information on this store.

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bascall

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iconnumber posted 07-13-2018 01:53 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for bascall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I believe the name on the box is for Oliver B Marsh. Here's a link to some information about this man:
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Oliver B. Marsh was also born in Calais, Vt., and at an early age showed a natural inclination for mechanics and the solving of mechanical problems. After leaving the firm of Dennison, Howard and Davis, he went to Newark, N. J., and entered the employ of Jas. M. Durand, the watch case maker, and in 1857, with his brother David, he opened a jewelry store, and later continued the business alone for a number of years, and finally moved to Binghampton, N.Y., where he opened a jewelry establishment. He died on March 18, 1894.

Now that you have a name, you will find there is more information available about this man to be had.

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asheland

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iconnumber posted 07-13-2018 09:48 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for asheland     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Polly, that's awesome! I love the original boxes, too. smile

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Polly

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iconnumber posted 07-13-2018 09:54 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Polly     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Ooo, good stuff there, Bascall! Even a photo of his brother David. Thanks!

Asheland, I thought of you when I got this spoon.

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dragonflywink

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iconnumber posted 07-13-2018 01:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for dragonflywink     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
What a delicately elegant spoon, Polly! I always like the original fitted cases too, but usually find them really beat up - do have one lovely pair of master salt spoons (a Whiting pattern, I think) in the original retailer's box that's in beautiful condition - can dig it out and take a pic if you're interested...

~Cheryl

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Polly

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iconnumber posted 07-13-2018 10:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Polly     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thank you, Cheryl! I would love to see pictures of your boxes.

This spoon's design reminds me a bit of early Jensen--Rohde in particular.

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