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Sylvester Crosby Spoons

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Title Sylvester Crosby Spoons

Two American Sterling Silver Demitasse Spoons Owned by Sylvester S. Crosby. Early 20th century; 4-1/4 inches long; 16 grams. Condition: In overall good condition with wear commensurate with age and use. Each marked STERLING to reverse stems, with handwritten tags, one reading: {blockquote}"Sterling Silver demitasse spoon which belonged to Mr. & Mrs. Sylvester S. Crosby, Sacramento Street, Cambridge Street, Cambridge, Mass. Obtained from his relative Mrs. McGlenen by Robert Wester." {/blockquote} Sylvester Sage Crosby (1831-1914) is the well-known Charlestown, New Hampshire coin collector and numismatist, whose greatest work, The Early Coins of America, was self-published in 1875. That reference on colonial coins remains an extremely valuable source of information today, nearly a century and a half after its publication. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.

Heritage Newman IX, November 2017, lot 15064, realized $480. Images and description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.

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