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Spoon
Spoon  
What type spoon is this?  On backside is Reed & Barton 3
PA? Nov 4 1884 (There is a character where I placed the question mark.  I cannot tell what that character is.)

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Tried to send picture.  Could not.  Please e-mail me and I will send a picture.

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Hello.

The character might be a "T". That would be consistent with patent date. I agree with your note on the picture that this might be a jelly spoon. Someone on eBay agrees with us because they have listed a spoon like this as a jelly spoon.

I don't have any reference sources to back this up but that's my best guess.

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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