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29108. (commemorative spoon) c.1900. U.S. Life Saving Station, South Haven, Michigan.

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29108. (commemorative spoon) c.1900. U.S. Life Saving Station, South Haven, Michigan.

29108. (commemorative spoon) c.1900. Beautiful bold commemorative spoon bears a detailed engraved image of the U.S. Life Saving Station, South Haven, Michigan. The spoon is decorated in a gold wash and features a highly-detailed engraved image of the Bibb #3-Type station built in 1887 and boat ramp, with their surfboat in the foreground. The spoon measures 5 7/8” long with decorated handle and is in marvelous overall condition for its age, with surprisingly little surface wear. The gold washed bowl is enhanced by the bold handle decorated in raised relief. Nicely detailed commemorative piece and an extremely rare and desirable location, commemorating this interesting early life-saving station. Marked sterling. (VG+). $98 net.