Monthly Archives: September 2014

The Holland House

I’ve been kind of obsessed with oyster forks lately, most likely as a result of my earlier post “Aw Shucks…It’s an Oyster Obsession”.  I’ve found a couple of Gorham forks which are rather interesting, to me at least.  What I … Continue reading

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Aw Shucks…It’s an Oyster Obsession

Certain silverplate patterns from the late 1800’s were not offered in a full line.  Some were offered only for a particular use, for example a coffee spoon or oyster fork.   The photo below shows various oyster forks that are (or were) available at … Continue reading

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