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Spoons!

We get all sorts donated to us apart from books and recently I was given what I thought were just some display stands. Then in the bottom of the box was a bag full of souvenir teaspoons. So I cleaned them up and counted them. Over 100! Anyway, I thought I might as well try and sell them on Ebay. So they are listed in 5 "collections" 

 

If they don't sell? Well, anyone for tea?

Spoons!

We get all sorts donated to us apart from books and recently I was given what I thought were just some display stands. Then in the bottom of the box was a bag full of souvenir teaspoons. So I cleaned them up and counted them. Over 100! Anyway, I thought I might as well try and sell them on Ebay. So they are listed in 5 "collections" 

 

If they don't sell? Well, anyone for tea?

comments (20)

  • Penny
  • United Kingdom
  • 25 Feb 2014, 00:44
A fine array, Bill! Someone's lifetime collection, no doubt. If any of them are silver they might be worth more than you think. I bet you had fun polishing 100!
Bill Phillips: I did! I love polishing silver and brass. We have sold all but one lot on Ebay
Pretty good collection Bill! Good luck on the sale!
Bill Phillips: Most of them sold on Ebay E. So we were pleased!
  • Ray
  • Singapore, Singapore
  • 25 Feb 2014, 03:36
I believe some people collect fancy teaspoons, Bill...many of these feature a stylised selfie of you, so perhaps you should consider keeping them...
Bill Phillips: Sold 'em Ray, so clearly someone collects them
  • Lisl
  • Batheaston, England
  • 25 Feb 2014, 06:10
Someone has lovingly collected these over years, Bill. I bet they will sell like hot-spoons
Bill Phillips: Indeed they have Lisl. They have all sold bar on small set.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 25 Feb 2014, 06:25
There is something immensely silly about this collection. I wonder if someone actually had these displayed thus in their living room?
Bill Phillips: Almost certainly Chris. Believe it or not most of them have been sold.
  • Richard T
  • Suffolk: where the sun rises first in England
  • 25 Feb 2014, 07:10
I remember that teaspoons with crests and badges were always being promoted in colour magazines to be collected on a monthly basis to build up and become a collection and er umm ... a long term investment. It was certainly a good scam for the creators of the scheme who probably made a lot of money. I see the collectors soon realised that they had been fooled and here we see the legacy of such fun.
Bill Phillips: Most of these are straightforward souvenir spoons that have been collected over a number of years I suspect. Interestingly I have sold almost all of them on Ebay. Didn't make a fortune but it all helps the Lions funds. By the way have you seen the latest must have part work? Military watches!!!
What a lovely collection, that someone has spent a lot of time and money on. I do hope it sells for a good price.
Bill Phillips: We made about £15. Not a fortune but better than nothing
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 25 Feb 2014, 07:51
Oh, I love this presentation of the teaspoons - I myself own only one teaspoon - did you see the windmill?
Bill Phillips: I did see the windmill...there are ctually 2
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 25 Feb 2014, 08:20
Good luck with the sale, Bill. I did need any stirrers; there are more than enough at the Mad House.
Bill Phillips: World is full of them Alan. We sold all but one lot, made about £15 for the charity funds so that wasn't too bad
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 25 Feb 2014, 08:21
We have inherited some apostle spoons that are in need of a better home, so let me know if you have any luck!
Bill Phillips: We sold almost all of these on Ebay. Didn't make a lot, about £15 overall but it was better than nothing
  • gutteridge
  • where latitude and attitude meet
  • 25 Feb 2014, 09:35
I can't help thinking of Basil Fawlty...SPOONS!!!
Bill Phillips: The Hotel Inspector!
Did you sell the one that has a bite taken out of its side, too, Bill?
Bill Phillips: Sure did
Spoon collecting was a popular activity a few years back. I still see them hanging in people's homes.
Bill Phillips: They have a certain charm ....but what do you do with them???
what a collection Bill! don't sell yet...go to Artic Roadshow!
Bill Phillips: too late Ronky they are sold
What a find,it is amazing the things folks collect, hope you make a few few bob from them for your charities
Bill Phillips: We made about £15 Martin
I note that in the top row of the centre collection there seems to eb a spoon that might have come from Dutchland, did you save that especially for Lady P.
Bill Phillips: Sold it Brian! There are actually 2 windmills
A great collection ....bet thats taken some time to collect
Bill Phillips: I would imagine so Shane. Happily we sold most of them and raised a few quid for the Lions charities
This is quite a collection Bill! Very nice presentation too.
Bill Phillips: It took a while to clean them all Richard!
Is this the Private Eye collection?
Bill Phillips: I am probably being thick Tom but I don't understand
Maybe a trip to 'flog it' is in order smile

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