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silverhunter

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iconnumber posted 11-13-2008 03:14 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for silverhunter     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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I've learned that craftsmanship is more valuable than the amount of the market price of silver and gold nowadays. Never sell your beautiful silver, personal taste is what's count. Silver and gold prices are running down but not the fineness of artistic, artificial silver/gold pieces.

This week a bought a little spoon, research told me that it was from Australia (the other side of the world)cheap but valuable for me, silverhunter!

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adelapt

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iconnumber posted 11-18-2008 11:55 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for adelapt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Can you show us the spoon please? I'd like to see it.

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Kimo

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iconnumber posted 11-18-2008 03:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Kimo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If you only buy what you like and pay what you personally feel it is worth you will always enjoy this great hobby. Pay no attention to collecting trends since they change over the years and commericial values rise and fall. If you are only interested in making a profit it will usually lead to your hobby becoming just another hard job and with its share of disappointments. Collect what pleases your sense of artistic beauty and you will have a long and happy life!

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iconnumber posted 11-18-2008 05:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for silverhunter     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks for nice reaction Adelapt and Kimo

(good to hear from you!) I hope everything goes well at both sides.

Adelapt first I show the first Australian (I think sugar spoon) from Dandenong (Melbourne). The spoon is about 4,5 inch long is a E.P.N.S. A1 type and is made by the firm Pitcher. In the shield(green coloured e-mail) are standing three little things. Above I think the Townshall of Dandenong, left under a ram and right under a cow. Please correct me if I don't mention the rigth animal or names for it. I've looked at g..gle.maps and found the townshall of Dandenong in 3D. Good to see another town and it looked nice over there.

The name Pitcher must be the firm, but I don't know if they still exist? In the future I hope to buy a bigger spoon but I can't find them each day of course.

The green and yellow colors are the national colors of Australia I suppose.

I've seen some sportsmen wearing these colors to. I check the national flag.

I've just made the photo's so let start the show!

Kimo you always use the wright words and of course I agree with your reaction.

The few � I will spend for to create a small collection at this side and have a lot of fun by research and cleaning etc.

That's for sure!



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Kimo

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iconnumber posted 11-19-2008 03:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Kimo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Dandenong is a city about 30 kilometers from Melbourne. In recent years, as Melbourne has grown I think the city of Dandenong now has some kind of official relationship with the city of Melbourne.

The Australian flag is red, white, and blue. It has the British flag design in one corner, and six white stars on a blue background for the rest. I think the emblem on your spoon might be the coat of arms of the city of Dandenong, but I am not sure.

You use the Dutch word 'email' for the design in the shield. The English word for this is 'enamel'. I always enjoy seeing souvenir spoons with this style of enamel on them.

[This message has been edited by Kimo (edited 11-19-2008).]

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silverhunter

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iconnumber posted 11-20-2008 06:28 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for silverhunter     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thank you Kimo for your reaction,

Dandenong must have a official relationship, because after the letters at the spoon : PITCHER E.P.N.S. A1, are also the letters: MELB.

The building(in the shield)looks like the 3D building, showed at google.maps so I think that's the Townhall (or was)formely.

The worth ENAMEL is well explained and thanks for correction!
I think the worth "emaille" is brought by
Napoleon with a large group of French worths.

After all foreign countries who have visited our little country,(in the last centuries),we now have a mixed grammatic language.

But our culture(?) with wooden shoes, tulips, and cheese will stay for ever?,or will dissapear ;-)soon,I hope. I've tried it once but it's not easy to walk on wooden shoes, eating some cheese and bring tulips to my wife. I think the flowers are totaly dried when I reach my house.

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silverhunter

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iconnumber posted 11-20-2008 06:55 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for silverhunter     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Well Adelapt I showed the spoon!

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adelapt

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iconnumber posted 11-20-2008 06:21 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for adelapt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thank you for that Silverhunter.
The company Pitcher was located in Melbourne.
Dandenong was once a separate town, but now with the growth of the city of Melbourne is regarded as a suburb, though it keeps its identity.

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silverhunter

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iconnumber posted 11-22-2008 10:40 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for silverhunter     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Adelapt,
Thanks for your reaction, so research is always give information. Last night there was a concert given by André Rieu(dutch musician) in Melbourne I saw it on tv. Great show and nice public the Australian people. I will stop because that isn't a silver subject ofcourse.
Greetings Silverhunter from a snowing Holland.

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