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Spoon Demi-Ola M Gorie

Posted: Thu Feb 21, 2019 12:52 am
by Traintime
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Item: Penguin finial 3 5/8" demi spoon. Marks OMG, thence (Lion) (Castle) (J/I-form Letter) for late-Edinburgh. Actual Date? Any guess on actual working maker at that time? TIA

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Re: Spoon Demi-Ola M Gorie

Posted: Thu Feb 21, 2019 2:23 am
by Aguest
I knew someone who went to University at Edinburgh who told me about the penguin parade 35 years ago at the Edinburgh Zoo ::

"Their fame grew when the zoo inadvertently pioneered its penguin parade in 1951. A keeper was reported to have left the penguin enclosure open and was promptly followed round the zoo by the occupants in single file which so delighted visitors the daily tradition was kept."

Not sure when your spoon was made or which artist made it, but I thought it might be a souvenir spoon for the Edinburgh Penguin Parade :::

Re: Spoon Demi-Ola M Gorie

Posted: Thu Feb 21, 2019 5:28 am
by silvermakersmarks
The hallmark date is 1983.

Phil

Re: Spoon Demi-Ola M Gorie

Posted: Fri Feb 22, 2019 1:36 am
by Traintime
Thanks much all. I love the escaping penguin video. They should give it a body cam and let it run loose!