Good Monday morning. Hopefully you had a wonderful weekend. I was at an antiques show as an exhibitor and had a successful time. Yay! All the activity has left me a bit tired and blurry this morning, so I think I need a monogram challenge to sharpen my wits for the week. Are you ready for the Coin Silver Tablespoon Monogram Challenge? There were some comments last week about how they are getting tougher 🙂 I claim self-defense. You are getting too good! Let’s see how you feel about this one…
Coin Silver Tablespoon Monogram Challenge
A nice triple for you to decipher. It is on a coin silver tablespoon by Welsh & Payne. This is one of a set of 8 spoons, all with the same monogram currently available in my inventory.
American Coin silver is absolutely wonderful, I have a very soft spot for it and write about it frequently.
Too many people don’t understand and dismiss coin silver as less than sterling. While it’s true coin silver has about 25/1000th less silver than sterling, don’t dismiss it as lesser. You’ll cheat yourself out of appreciating a great treasure and some of the great artists of colonial and pre-Civil War America. Truly, these pieces are great slices of American History.
**stepping off soapbox now**
How to Play the Monogram Challenge
For those of you who are new, welcome and thanks for taking a look around. The monogram challenge is simple to play. Take a look at the photo and leave your best guess in the comments below. If more than one person gets the answer correct, I’ll draw names out of my hat to break the tie. The winner is then announced the next Monday.
As with any good contest, prizes are involved. To read all about that and the official rules click here – Monogram Challenge Rules. If you are looking for information about Monograms on Silver – click Silver Monogram Rules – Google sends people astray every so often.
Last Week’s Challenge
Last week we had a double on a silver plate punch ladle written horizontally rather than the more typical vertical style.
Two people left the correct answer! Celindy Kellum and Isabelle Fredborg said KD. And the tie-break goes to Celindy!
Congratulations Celindy. Contact me and I will get your sixpence to your right away.
It’s difficult to believe but this is Thanksgiving week! Are you ready?