Empress of Ireland spoon


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Chris Klausen

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I JUST FOUND THIS EMPRESS OF IRELAND SPOON AND I'VE NEVER SEEN ANYTHING LIKE IT. IT SAYS R.M.S EMPRESS OF IRELAND ON THE BOWL. ANY HELP WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED!

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Chris Klausen

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Thanks Jason. I hope I can learn something about it.
 

Bob Godfrey

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The design of the spoon has no connection with the ship or the Line. It's a fairly common stock item that was sold 'blank' and then stamped or engraved with the name of a particular ship for sale as a barber shop souvenir. I have a couple of them from ships of the Union Castle Line, and I've seen one (allegedly) from the Lusitania. Their value is much dependent on the fame or notoriety of the name engraved in the bowl, so I bought mine for around £5 each while the Lusi spoon would have attracted bids ten times higher.
 
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Chris Klausen

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Thanks Bob! I really appreciate you solving the mystery for me! It makes a nice addition to my collection.
 

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