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Billy Possum Spoon c1908

Billy Possum Spoon c1908
Rare small silver antique Billy Possum salt spoon marked sterling and shown with pennies for sizing. It is engraved "Richmond VA" and is in lovely condition, measuring just 3.5" long


In 1908 William Taft became the 27th President of the United States. He was apparently partial to possum pie and manufacturers were convinced that the new mascot "Billy Possum" would take over from Roosevelt's "Teddy Bear". This, of course, never happened as the teddy bear craze was destined to stay! Hence Billy Possum items are much rarer to find today.

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SOLD
£38 - $50
Note: US Dollar prices are approximate. The purchase price will depend on the exchange rate at the time of the transaction.
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