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I did it. Finally bought my first REAL absinthe antiques. (I already have a spoon that was supposed to be an antique but I think it's more of a fauxtique...)

 

Anyway. Three little reasonably priced lovelies arrived today from Oxy. Also, I picked up a copy of Marie Corelli's Wormwood from Abebooks (bargain price too, since it's eighth printing from 1897).

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I'm a happy bunny!

 

I can't believe how sturdy these spoons are. Heavy and clearly mean business.

 

I think this could be the start of something dangerous... I have intentionally avoided collecting antique absinthe goodies until now, but I have got the taste for more. More. MORE! :devil:

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Oh yeah, them one are sturdy allright :)

 

C'mon come to Paris on a week end, I'll show you around, you may find things to your taste :)

 

That being said, the first spoons are always something. As is the first glass, the first fountain, the first brouille, and the thrill runs again everytime you discover something great (even if this great thing was already in your collection and yet you didn't know it, as it happened to me yesterday).

 

Advices from a modest collector :

- Keep a close eye on your wallet

- Don't go bulimic : better have few pieces of quality over a lot of "crap"

- Definitely keep a close eye on your wallet

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Good advice! :)

 

I'll be in Boveresse next month and have a feeling that I'm going to come out quite poor...

(Not to hijack my own thread, but are you attending Boveresse this year?)

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Thank you! I'm looking forward to growing my collection of antique goodies - I resisted for so long, but now I am weak (and soon penniless).

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Feuille 1 :)

 

I've been dreaming of having this one since I started collecting, and had a dedicated budget for the mere hope I'd see one appear :)

Very nice :worshippy:

I like the idea of a dedicated budget for a specific piece... Now I just need to choose a piece and decide my limit!

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Can anyone help me ID this spoon? It is the only one I have that I haven't classified!

 

Thanks in advance!

Les Epis (spikes) "Marie- Claude Delahayes" book "Les Cuilleries" p.50

 

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Can anyone help me ID this spoon? It is the only one I have that I haven't classified!

And here is the yellow variation

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I concur, everyone interested in vintage spoons should have the "MCD". Darn good reference book.

 

A piece of advice I provided to Jen though

Be careful though, relying too much on this book is a trap.

First of all it’s not by any means :

- exhaustive (unreferenced models and variations exists (resp rare and common))

- up to date (some rarities have varied much with the development of ebay.fr)

- a good value indicator (same rarity can range from 50 to 2500€)

 

Enjoy

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I didn't want to put these lovely spoons in a new or repro spoon holder, so I went on Ebay, and searched antique vase, silver vase, copper vase, etc. I found this 3.5 pound all copper 19th century vase

for $5. Can't beat it. Just ugly enough to be cool and honor the spoons. Not too much polishing, some of the old patina is part of its spirit. There were a few other cool vases that would serve nicely. Just thought I'd share! The tough part was getting someone's Grandma's ashes out to make room for the spoons! :shock:

 

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Very nice find ! Given it rarity, one may wonder where you've found it ;)

 

 

In my mailbox! :laugh: Seriously Aggelos, I really love the Les Trous series in general.

I have a Les Trous #25 in the same condition, also a very solid and fun spoon to use.

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Very nice Poilus #33... Holes used in foxholes I believe, forgive the pun. Made for soldiers if memory serves.

 

How's this one Clement? The very first in the universe, and certainly pre-ban "Les Trous Noir!"

 

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