Friday, 17 September 2010

Souvenir Teaspoons - yes... I know, not so cool, but...wait!

Teaspoons - collector teaspoons or souvenir teaspoons, you know the ones your Mother, Aunt or Gran had on racks from local towns, celebrating events and others from all over the World. They probably still have them on the wall...and like some of you I may have commented in a none too complimentary way about them.
Well, it just so happens that I have to eat my unkind words - I now find myself looking at them a second time and they are really quite fun and versatile.
Who'd have thought that towns large and small would have souvenir teaspoons made to celebrate their existence (Johnsonville, Levin, Taupo, yes, even Martinborough).
Or to celebrate an event (Americas Cup, Commonwealth Games, Marching Band Event). Any Royal Event called for a new spoon, visits, births, marriages and deaths!
They recognise organisation anniversaries e.g. WDFFNZ - (Women's Division Federated Farmers New Zealand), GG - (Girl Guides), CWI - (Country Women's Institute).
Birds, Animals, Special Occasions, Christmas, Signs of the Zodiac.... and more.

Email if you are looking for a specific town organisation or event gertrudesnyder@vintagetreasure.co.nz and find out about mailing costs.
By the way, did you see the opening of New Zealand fashion shop "Koko" in Paris this week - what did they have, yes amazing, gorgeous jewellery made from souvenir tea spoons, see them at: http://georginabaker.co.nz/collections6.htm
I have many manufacturers in stock including Collectors World, Made in New Zealand, Exquisite, Galaxy, EPNS, Crest, Cameo
New Zealand Souvenir Collector Spoons

I have spoons from many various NZ towns and event and have doubles of a few if you are looking for a pair for making jewellery.

$5 for dangles, enamels and figural spoons
$4 others each




Also see how they are being used for fabulous jewellery see http://www.quoil.co.nz/artists/phillipa_gee/ - just gorgeous!
Australia Souvenir Spoons

Lots of figural spoons, dangles and enamel spoons from all over Australia and Tasmania








And not only teaspoons, there are fluted sugar spoons, tea shovels. caddy spoons, jam spoons, cake forks, butter knives, book marks....

 Royalty Souvenir Spoons    Canada

 $5 for dangles, enamels and figural spoons
$4 others each
U.S.A.              Asia

Buy some now for - gifts (what about adding into wedding favours, a real winner for those from out of town); collections - (start one, add to one); mementos (from locations visited or for special occasions); Home Stay and Bed and Breakfast talking points; crafts (add a ribbon and make a great gift ornament); jewellery making or even... for just stirring your cuppa - there is a spoon for every possible situation.

21 comments:

  1. Hello,
    I am Marion and live in Zandvoort Netherlands i am collecting teaspoons from Zandvoort.
    Can anybody help me?
    Marion

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  2. Hi Marion
    Thanks for reading my blog. I will keep a look out for Zandvoort for you.
    Could you email me at gertrudesnyder@vintagetreasure.co.nz and I can send you any photo's ones that I find.
    Thanks
    Daphne

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  3. I am looking for a tea spoon with a teddy bear on top, do you have anything like this?

    Regards
    Cathy

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  4. Sorry for the delay in replying – I didn’t have one in the shop but somehow it rang a bell – and so searched the store but to no avail – sorry.
    If you send me an email and I come across one I’ll send you a photo.
    Thanks
    Daphne

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  5. Hi, do you have a teaspoon with Tasmania on it?

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  6. Hi
    Yes I have a few with Tasmania on... send me your email and I can send a photo of them for you to see. Thanks

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  7. Hi, I'm looking for any Footrot Flats or Murray Ball spoons or lapel pins made by Collector's World (I think), from the mid 1980's. Is there any chance that you have anything like this or any collectors cases for storing a set of 6 teaspoons? Thanks in advance, Chris

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    1. Hi
      Thanks for your query - yes, I do have some Footrot Flats - send me an email and I can send you some photos. dgeisler@paradise.net.nz Thanks.

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  8. Hi there im kylie from carterton do you buy spoons i have many also on shelds that where made from my grandfather i have spoons from all over the world. Also some like you have with princess dianna and sons as babys i have the two sheilds full also few more hear from you soon

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  9. Hi Kylie
    Thanks for thinking of me - I do have quite a few spoons at the moment and so not buying any more at the moment. There are a few shops in Carterton, you should try too, they may be interested. Good Luck.

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  10. Hi,

    My great grandma passed away and gave me her massive spoon collection. I'm currently going through them, how can I go about selling them? I'm located in mount gambier

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  11. Hi, I think that Mount Gambier is in South Australia, right? I would contact local second-hand dealers in your area and check if they are interested. You may also have access to an auction house that could take them to sell on your behalf. Good Luck, thanks.

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  12. Hi there, are you still buying collectors spoons?

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  13. Hi, Thanks for your comment - at the moment I have quite a few and so not really buying more at the moment. Thanks for asking.

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  14. Hi do you know of any collectors that might be?

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  15. No I don't I'm sorry - you could try your local women's clubs, or a sign at the library, maybe put an ad in the local paper? I did look up spoon collector clubs once but couldn't find any in my local area - you may be luckier. Good luck.

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  16. Hi, do you know how to clean tarnished teaspoons? Thanks.

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    1. Hi, If they are just black and not rusty or pitted I find "Silvo" silver polish, seems to work well. If they have begun to get pitted then they are a problem I have not solved! Thanks

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  17. Hi there, would you know anything about a silver plated teaspoon made in Dunsheath, Sheffield, with " Oak Pure Jams " inside an Oak leaf in the bowl? Regards Logan.

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  18. Hello, This would seem to have been made as a promotion, souvenir or maybe give-away by the jam Company but I have no info on the company itself. Sounds pretty. Thanks.

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  19. Hi Just having a sort out and i have a small suitcase full of teaspoons from all over the world from the 70's forward also have a collection of New Zealand spoons from a collection called spoon of the month 48 in total would you know anyone that would be interested in them cheers Paul my contact details are paule@wpl.co.nz

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