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A Guide To Collecting Silver Spoons

The spoon has been around for a very long time, much longer than the fork which only came into common use in the 18th century. Silver spoons are also very common to collect as you can pick them up at affordable prices and there are so many different types of a spoon that you can collect. If you are looking to invest in silver spoons, then here is everything that you need to know.

A Guide To Collecting Silver Spoons
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Silver Spoons Are Easy To Date

Unlike other antiques, silver spoons are easy to date if they are from the UK. In the 14thcentury, the hallmark was introduced which gives you information on the maker of the spoon and where they were made. With this information, you can quickly check the records against the hallmark and find out exactly when the spoon was made. All antique silver should have a hallmark on, so if you come across an item that does not have this, you may wish to think twice before parting with your money.

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You Can Purchase Silver Spoons Relatively Cheaply

Another benefit of collecting silver spoons is that you will not have to break the bank to purchase them, and they are often close to the price that silver is traded at, making them too good an opportunity to miss. Because of this, it makes them highly collectable, and you will be able to find silver spoons in many antique shops, as well as antique fairs, flea markets, and car boot sales. You will even see that you can pick the spoons up for less than the value of the silver, which makes them an excellent investment opportunity. They are easy to find, there are a lot of choices available, and the price is affordable, which is why many people collect them.

There Are Many Different Types Of Silver Spoons

One thing that you will notice when you start to look to collect silver spoons is that there are so many different types of a spoon that you can collect. Most collectors will collect a few different types of spoons, preferring collections of specific kinds rather than having a collection of lots of different types. You can collect teaspoons, serving spoons, caddy spoons, skimming spoons, or condiment spoons. There are so many different types of spoons available that you may find it hard to choose what kind of spoon you are going to collect!

If you would like more information on starting up your own silver spoon collection, there are articles you can find online.

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They Do Not Take Up A Lot Of Space

When compared to something such as antique furniture, silver spoons do not take up a great deal of space, so it’s perfect for the novice collector. You can display your spoons if you like or you can purchase a cutlery caddy that you can keep your spoons in, which will help to protect them and keep them from getting damaged or tarnished.

Ensure that you take good care of your silver spoons and clean them regularly with a silver polish and soft cloth, and they will stay shining for a long time to come.