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Silver spoons for one and all

Silver spoons have much to commend them, and results at Adam's last month underline their performance as an excellent long-term investment.

31st March, 2012
Silver flatware on sale at Bonhams.

Silver spoons have much to commend them, and results at Adam's last month underline their performance as an excellent long-term investment - a George II hash spoon, attributed to Waterford silversmith Thomas Miles, made €12,000 against an estimate of €2,000 to €3,000.

Beautiful and practical, they are one of the oldest portable collectables in existence. Until around 1670, people ate with their fingers and a spoon. On his travels, a gentleman carried his one and...

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