Welsh love spoon

Love is in the air: St Valentine’s Day related items with dealers and at auction

12 February 2024

With catalogues titled Love Lust & Lechery and a tour called Love Motifs & Symbols, there is something for everyone among this selection of items for sale ahead of St Valentine’s Day this week.


Fruitwood box finds its sense of plaice but spoon bids stay selective

05 June 2023

Treen boxes and silver caddy spoons were sold as part of the Fine Silver sale at Anderson & Garland


Spoon that served a princess

01 May 2023

This medical spoon bears the crest and inscription The Princess Sophia (the 12th child of George III and Queen Charlotte).


The perfect present for a love-ate relationship

24 October 2022

Often from poor communities and mostly illiterate, men were limited in the ways in which they could plight their troth in 18th and 19th century Wales.

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Spoons sale is ‘Holy Grail’ for collectors

08 April 2013

Promising to rank among the auction highlights of the summer, Christie’s are to sell the fabled Benson collection of early spoons on June 4.

Small wonders… Collections are key to fine sale success as turnover doubles at general events

11 May 2004

AS USUAL at the March 18-19 sale held by Neales (15% buyer's premium), the spring event was led in price terms by furniture – but in terms of selling rates and the degree of competition in the room, the Nottingham event was more notable for the smalls and collectables.

A scoop for collectors

14 February 2002

The Ticktum Collection by Colin Ticktum, published by the Ticktum Charitable Trust, Elwyn House, Cow Hill, Norwich NR2 lEZ. ISBN 095413809 £25 plus £3.50 p&p.

Spoons - Careful promotion targets the serious buyers for collections

19 March 2001

UK: Early spoons seem to be one of the most buoyant sectors of the silver collectors’ market at present, which is fortunate given the rate with which collections are landing at the rostrum.