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iconnumber posted 04-04-2003 11:04 PM           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hi all,

Years ago my Mother gave me 6 Rolles and Childs coin silver spoons. Does anyone out there know anything about Rolles & Childs? I would really like to know where the spoons were made and how old they are.

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iconnumber posted 04-05-2003 09:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for FredZ     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have found nothing for Rolles & Childs. Perhaps the R is a B. I have found a listing for Bolles & Childs of Hartford Connecticut. They operated in the mid 19th Century around 1840's.

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iconnumber posted 04-06-2003 09:52 PM           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks Fred Z! I think that you are correct -- it should be Bolles & Childs, not Rolles & Childs. Interestingly, my Mother told me that the spoons were made about 1840. If they did come from Connecticut, I wonder how they were purchased by my family in North Carolina.

Earlier today I bought a coin silver salt spoon on EBay that has a similar marking on the back -- it looks like Rolles & Childs and was advertised as a Rolles & Childs salt spoon. However, some of my spoons look like it's Bolles & Childs so I believe that the bottom of the B is worn off (or was never there). Again, thanks!


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