Collecting by Form
The form actually talks of the pattern in which the spoon has been made. There are different kinds of patterns that can be made in a spoon and these make them more valuable according to the type, place where they were made, materials used and the number of spoons from that set which are in circulation!
Any collector would do well to try and collect the various collections. The best collection is the 13 varieties of the Apostle spoons. There are other varieties that will also be a very satisfying collection for any collector.
Collecting by Type
The type of spoon that is being collected is another important factor that a collector would like to know. There are some kinds of spoons used for specific purposes that are not expensive and are also easily available, but on the other hand, there are other spoons that are not easily available and these are the spoons such as the caddy spoons. Some kinds of spoons like the medicine spoons and the mote spoons are very rare and so are very expensive too.
There are some items from the early 19th century too that are not expensive and these are spoons like the cocktail spoons. Other items used in the kitchen too are not very expensive.
Collecting by origin
The origin of the spoon is a very important factor not only in the interest that is evinced by the collector, but also from the cost point of view. The spoons that originated from a royal family and was used there would have a lot more value. Some spoons that originated from certain places like London, Edinburgh, Birmingham, and also Dublin are available in large numbers and so these spoons are not worth much. You can buy many of these spoons for a very less price. On the other hand, some of the spoons that have been made from places like Leeds, Chester and even Glasgow are prices much higher and most of these are beyond the reach of any common collector of spoons.
Collecting by Maker
Spoons are not made by one single company or maker. There are many people who make spoons. There are some spoon makers who have created a name for themselves in making the best variety and quality of spoons. These people are the ones who make spoons that command a very high price. One such company that makes spoons of great quality with intricate designs and patterns is the Paul Storr or Chawner and Co. Other than this, the spoons made by Hester Bateman are also rated and valued very high because of the various designs in them.
Collecting by Date
The date of the creation of manufacture of the spoon also plays a major role in the collection. There are some people who specialize in the 19th century spoons, while other people may specialize in the spoons of a particular era. This makes the collection to be highly valued. It also makes the process of collection more difficult as there are likely to be very few spoons from that particular era.
The collection of spoons is not only the best method of starting a hobby that gives you satisfaction, but they are also a method of making money. The buying, storing and collection of spoons is a unique investment in which you will be able to have a collection, the value of which keeps increasing over time.
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