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Acoustic

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Silver spoon
« on: February 16, 2012, 12:19:19 PM »
At long last here is the photo of the silver spoon I found in the interesting weather conditions darn sarf.
Despite the ice hard ground it was recovered intact, needed very little cleaning and appears to be good quality, it is solid silver not plated.
Nice to find one of this size.

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Re: Silver spoon
« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2012, 01:04:40 PM »
a nice hunk of silver worth a few bob scrap value.......

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Re: Silver spoon
« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2012, 01:27:37 PM »
 :) Great Hallmark !

Is it George III ? On the portrait.

Scrap Silver though is a devil of a job to cash in believe me I have tried and don't believe the ads on the telly especially with Ramsdens, they didn't entertain me nor a friend who also tried to sell as a result I have a mounting bag of scrap with no where to go.

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Re: Silver spoon
« Reply #3 on: February 16, 2012, 01:32:57 PM »
one or two places test scrap silver and charge you but still buy from you joe.................regards

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Re: Silver spoon
« Reply #4 on: February 16, 2012, 02:03:43 PM »
Despite the nicks and dents I will probably have the spoon straightened, then mount it alongside the sessions wintery photograph.
I have a reasonable amount of silver in coins but prefer to keep the find to any cash.
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Re: Silver spoon
« Reply #5 on: February 16, 2012, 02:43:32 PM »
There is a collector demand for silver spoons so its collector value far outstrips scrap value

Looks like George iii cant make out the last city mint mark but id guess 1820s from the letter

i found a silver spoon last year also bent but I'm quiet fond of it that way

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Re: Silver spoon
« Reply #6 on: February 16, 2012, 03:55:06 PM »
Hi Radly mate, city is London plus there is a makers mark, I agree with you, I prefer to enjoy the object not think of the monetary value, after all if I was in to detecting for this I would have given it up 38 years or so ago.
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Re: Silver spoon
« Reply #7 on: February 16, 2012, 05:53:06 PM »
That should look great when its straightened out Robin,  nice find.

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Re: Silver spoon
« Reply #8 on: February 16, 2012, 06:32:35 PM »
I know a scrap silver dealer (my dad) if anyones interested PM me with the details and I shall contact him or you could contact me on korky1986@gmail.com I would give you cash for it at one of the organised digs or if close I could collect it. 42p per gram for hallmarked silver.

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Re: Silver spoon
« Reply #9 on: February 16, 2012, 06:41:02 PM »
How much does it weigh Robin??.Should be worth a few quid. ;).Seems to be the popular opinion.Well decide for you what you should do with it. :D :D

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Re: Silver spoon
« Reply #10 on: February 16, 2012, 08:38:05 PM »
try and get in touch with( uri geller) he bends' them maybe he can restore it back to straightened i got it in first before anyone else...........regards