Presidential Silver Spoons
Presidential Silver Spoons are collectible spoons commemorating former U.S Presidents.

Brief history and description

A collector's set of Presidential silver spoons were originally manufactured by the W.M. Rogers company and designed after 37 American Presidents. A complete W.M. Rogers Presidential silver spoon set consists of 37 different spoons, starting with the first American President (George Washington) and ending with the 37th President (Richard Nixon).

Each spoon is 6" in length and features an engraving of the President's name at the top of the handle, the year of his Presidency, an image depicting a historic event which occurred during his term, as well as a Presidential figurehead on each handle tip.

The company was founded by William Rogers who was a master American silversmith and a recognized pioneer in the silver plate industry.

Guide for collectors

Each spoon should be kept inside its original container or wooden rack as much as possible, and should be cleaned with products such as Tarn-X, Silver Lightning or Metallux if any tarnish is visible.

An authentic W.M. Rogers Presidential spoon should feature the words "WM Rogers MFG Co. IS" on the back side of the handle; (the words "IS" represent the International Silver Company which took over the W.M. Rogers Company when it closed).

Centennial Antiques is an excellent resource for finding more information on W.M. Rogers' products, as well as the International Silver Company and the Society of American Silversmiths websites.

Value

Austin Auction Gallery in Austin, Texas sold a lot of collectible silver spoons including a group of Presidential collector spoons as well as a vintage Mickey Mouse spoon, service spoons, Rogers and Son floral patterned spoons and many more for $125 in May of 2010.

Austin Auction Gallery in Austin, Texas sold the complete set of W.M. Rogers' Presidential silver spoon collection along with a wooden spoon rack for $90 in January of 2012.

Seized Assets Auctioneers in Westlake Village, California sold:

  • A John Adams spoon for $35 in September of 2010
  • A Zachary Taylor spoon for $30 in September of 2010.
  • A George Washington spoon for $15 in June of 2010
  • A Thomas Jefferson spoon for $15 in August of 2010
  • An Andrew Jackson spoon for $20 in July of 2010

See also

Main article: Wm. Rogers Silver
Main article: Silver
Main article: Antique flatware
Main article: Political memorabilia

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