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I have what appears to be a silver plated mustache spoon

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I have what appears to be a silver plated mustache spoon with Reed and Barton stamped on the back. There is no indication that it's sterling. The bowl of this soup-spoon sized piece has a sort of bridge across it, with an oval opening on the edge. Very simple, plain pattern (Dalton?). Could it date back to the era of handlebar mustaches? like late 19th and early 20th centuries?
JA: I always love having an appraiser look at my stuff. Sometimes its turned out to be surprisingly valuable.
Customer: Probably a good idea. Who does that in San Francisco Bay Area?
JA: Is there anything else the antiques appraiser should be aware of?
Customer: Only that it's in a surprisingly un-used condition. I picked it up in a thrift shop 25 years ago, or so.
Submitted: 28 days ago.
Category: Antiques
Expert:  Doris - dfm925 replied 28 days ago.

Hello and welcome! My name is Doris.
I have been an antiques and art collector as well as a dealer and appraiser for over 56 years.
I will be pleased to help you. Please know I do not send pop-ups.

Photos are almost always required to give an accurate assessment.

Can you send me a photo of the spoon?

Can you send me a photo of the marks?

You may need to use the macro function (flower icon) of your camera to get a good clear photo of the marks.

If you cannot get a good photo, then sketch the marks and take a photo of the sketch.

To send photos you may use the "add files" in the blue box link on your reply page or the "paper clip" found in the toolbar you see on your reply page.
Please do not send in ZIP format. The jpg or jpeg format works best.

An explanation of this method can be found here:

http://ww2.justanswer.com/help/how-do-i-send-photo-or-file-expert-hl

Kind regards,
Doris

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