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Hello Jim,

My mom has this spoon that was a gift to her; we don't know anything about it and she wanted to find out the value of it (if any). I've been doing a little research online for her, but have not found anything similar to it. It seems like a very unique "spoon", folds into itself but has two sides. Maybe a measuring spoon?  With your help of other links I was able to figure out that it is a GORHAM Sterling Silver, but cant make out the rest of the marks. Below you can find direct links to our photobucket pictures of it.  You help is GREATLY appreciated!

http://i1342.photobucket.com/albums/o766/DulcecynD/Spoon/IMG_0795.jpg
http://i1342.photobucket.com/albums/o766/DulcecynD/Spoon/IMG_0796.jpg

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Hi, Cynthia.

I believe this is a medicine or dose spoon. Here is one that sold on eBay for $39.50: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Great-Gorham-Sterling-silver-Double-Folding-Dose-Spoon-/ . Here's one that sold for $69.99: http://www.ebay.com/itm/GORHAM-STERLING-FOLDING-MEDICINE-SPOON-WORKS-FINE-NO-RES.


Here's another where the retailer is asking $145.00: http://www.goantiques.com/gorham-folding-medicine-2275750 . Here's one where the asking price is $250.00. The "J.E. Caldwell" on this particular piece is the original retailer. http://www.ebay.com/itm/DOCTORS-FOLDING-STERLING-SILVER-GORHAM-MEDICINE-TABLE-TE

I'd bet the value is closer to $70.00 than $250.00!

"514" is the model number. I can't see what's inside the three shields but I'll but you'll find a lion, an anchor and the letter "G".

Best wishes,

Jim  

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I answer questions about sterling flatware and other sterling pieces........... I answer value questions at http://whatisitworth.lovetoknow.com/questions/categories/silver. I also author a blog at http://www.SilverChatter.com and write articles about silver at http://www.examiner.com/sterling-silver-in-national/jim-stringer ........... Thanks to nominations from questioners, I'm listed in the Top 50 Experts for 2014 and 2015.......... NOTE: Please do not give me a verbal description of a pattern and ask me to identify it. Attach a picture if you need such help..........

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Buyer and seller of sterling pieces for over ten years. Author of the blog, www.SilverChatter.com. Sterling silver writer for www.Examiner.com.

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Examiner.com; SilverChatter.com; "Selling_Your_Silver: A Guide to Finding a Buyer and Getting a Good Price (www.lulu.com/spotlight/georgiasilver)

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BS, University of Alabama; MS, University of Maryland

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