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The Essential Guide to Old, Antique and Ancient Metal Spoons [Kindle Edition]

David Villanueva
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All About Metal Spoons



This illustrated guide to spoons has been produced for finders, collectors, family historians and anyone interested in spoons from earliest times to the nineteenth century. The book is basically divided into three sections: the first covers the development of spoons, particularly silver, from earliest times; the second covers old base metal spoons and the third, some continental spoons, many of which have been found in Britain. Whatever old spoon you may come across or want information on, you should find it in this book.

The guide starts with a section entitled ‘The Development of the Spoon’, which traces the history of an item we all use on a daily basis, from ancient Egypt up to the Victorian period. Following on from this is the main section of the guide, which lists various types and varieties of spoons. Starting with cones and finials, we then move on to several different types of knops and ends. The illustrations, mostly reproduced from photographs but including some line drawings, are all clear enough to he used for identification purposes. A date range is provided and there is a good deal of information on makers’ marks found on spoons. At the end is a short section on Continental base metal spoons and rounding off the guide is a short bibliography.

“To have brought together so much information into a guide only 88 pages long [in Paperback] is no mean achievement and for managing to do this David Villanueva should be heartily congratulated. An even greater achievement is to have kept the retail price low. This guide represents absolutely remarkable value for money and is highly recommended.” Peter D. Spencer, The Searcher Magazine.

CONTENTS:



INTRODUCTION



THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE SPOON



OLD BASE METAL SPOONS:



Cones, Finials, Acorn Knops, Horned Head Dress Knop, Diamond Point, Maidenhead Knop, Monks Head Knop, Sitting Lion Knop, Writhen Knops, Melon or Lobed Knop, Hexagonal or Six-Squared Knop, Apostle Knops, Horsehoof Knop, Stump End, Baluster Knops, Seal Tops, Strawbery Knop, Slipped In The Stalks, Puritan Spoons, Split Ends or Pied De Biche, Shield End or Wavy End Spoons, Rounded Ends.

Fancy Knopped Spoons:

Stag’s Head Knop, Cockerel Knop, Globe Knop, Flattened Cone Knop, Man’s Head Knop, Small Brass Spoons, Pastry Cutter Or Cook’s Spoon.

Marks on Spoons.

SOME CONTINENTAL BASE METAL SPOONS



BIBLIOGRAPHY

From the Back Cover

David Villanueva was born in Birmingham in 1951 and bought his first metal detector in the early 1970s. He later moved to Whitstable in Kent where he pursued both his metal detecting bug and his keen interest in history and historical research. Using the wealth of useful experience gained, David has written dozens of magazine articles and five popular books.

One of the fascinating aspects of the metal detecting hobby is that all sorts of interesting relics are regularly being unearthed of which little is known. So when David's friend, Simon, unearthed an old base metal spoon and couldn't find a reference work to identify it, David thoroughly researched the history and development of the domestic spoon in both precious and base metals, which has resulted in this profusely illustrated work and David's sixth book to date.

This guide to spoons for finders, collectors, family historians and anyone interested in spoons from earliest times to the nineteenth century is basically divided into three sections: the first covers the development of spoons, particularly silver, from earliest times; the second covers old base metal spoons and the third, some continental spoons, many of which have been found in Britain. Whatever old spoon you may come across or want information on, you should find it in this book.


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 3914 KB
  • Print Length: 161 pages
  • Publisher: True Treasure Books (27 Feb 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00IPHLT6E
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,057,506 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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David Villanueva (1951- ) was born in Birmingham, England, where he grew up. In the early 1970s his mother bought him a copy of Ted Fletcher's book A Fortune Under Your Feet, which, together with David's great interest in history inspired him to buy a metal detector and take up treasure hunting as a hobby. Family stories about the origins and history behind David's Spanish surname also spawned the hobby of genealogy. A career move brought David to Whitstable in Kent, England, and it was here that David's love of history research developed into great success both in metal detecting and family history research. A little later David felt the urge to put pen to paper and started writing articles for the two British metal detecting magazines - Treasure Hunting and The Searcher - which have published more than two dozens of David's articles between them. Success in writing articles soon led to David's first book: The Successful Treasure Hunter's Essential Dowsing Manual: How to Easily Develop Your Latent Skills to Find Treasure in Abundance, published in both digital format and paperback. To date, David has written a further nine books in the metal detecting, treasure hunting and family history genres.

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5.0 out of 5 stars spoons 22 Dec 2009
By P. G. S
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
An eccellent little book and a good starter guide, which covers the basics of the history and style of 'the spoon' and is one of the few publications on this subject.
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