INVESTING IN SILVER by Eric Delieb
This book looks at some interesting areas of collecting within the general field of silver, with two useful chapters for spoon collectors. The first chapter titled "The Spoon" gives a 6-page précis of the development of the spoon form; followed by 11 well-written pages discussing teaspoons, picture backs, mote spoons and others.
The second, 7-page, chapter concentrates entirely on the caddy spoon, backed up with good illustrations, the text discusses the evolution of the caddy spoon and the types of novelty and rare examples that may be encountered.
A further chapter entitled "The Spoon & The Investor" is out-dated when considering the prices quoted, but is nonetheless quite interesting.
The remainder of the book concentrates on other small silver collecting fields, such as boxes, vessels, toys and rarities.
Although only a small proportion of the book is devoted to spoons it does go into greater depth than most other books in certain fields, most notably with caddy spoons, but also with picture backs and mote spoons.
152 pages 210 x 300mm
Publisher: Barrie & Rockliff
PURCHASE PRICE: £20