Hiawatha Syracuse, NY sterling silver souvenir spoon

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  • Item Category: Metals
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Dec 16, 2007
  • Channel: Auction House

4 1/4 inch sterling silver souviner spoon. This lovely souvenir spoon has an indian (native american) figure in a canoe on the front and says "Hiawatha." Hiawatha was a native american indian leader of the Onondaga and Mohawk nations. He followed the Great Peacemaker and together with his help was instrumental in persuading the Iroquis people to become one nation. The back of the spoon says "Syracuse", for Syracus, NY. Given the popularity of the Indians and souvenir spoons in the later 1800s and early 1900's, I'd guess that this spoon was made between l1890-1910. The back handle of the spoon also reads "Pat applied for; Sterling." It isn't clear who made the spoon, probably an American silver manufacuter who specialized in souvenir spoons of the time. Lovely souvenir spoon, no dents, breaks or bends; very minimal wear to the pattern on the front of the handle (but not the back). The back is monogrammed "C.K.B?" This would make a great gift for the collector of souviner spoons, Native American historical items or unusal silver. Low starting price!!

S&H via priority mail will be $5anyw in the U.S. ($2 in a bubble envelope). I'd recommend insurance for this item, but it is really buyer's choice. I am very happy to combine shipping!! Several items can fit into a flat rate box for $9 so please take a look at my other items.
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