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ABOVE: An E.L. Deacon (ELD) California and miner's themed spoon appears in two variants, one with an applied overlay on the handle depicting a group of seals, and the other with a miner (lower left).  The reverse (lower right) depicts a prospector. The usual  ELD California miner's theme handle is also shown compared to the handle with the applied seals. [Harry Merrick]
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ABOVE: An E.L. Deacon (ELD) California and miner's themed spoon appears in two variants, one with an applied overlay on the handle depicting a group of seals, and the other with a miner (above lower left).  The reverse (above lower right) depicts a prospector. The usual  ELD California miner's theme handle is also shown compared to the handle with the applied seals. [Harry Merrick]
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BELOW: The rare view of Avalon Bay from west to east is known from four Catalina souvenir spoons:
  
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[[File:ELD bowl.png|450px|thumbnail|center|<center>E. L. Deacon spoon with rare view of Avalon Bay from west to east</center>]]
 
[[File:ELD bowl.png|450px|thumbnail|center|<center>E. L. Deacon spoon with rare view of Avalon Bay from west to east</center>]]
  
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: Deacon miner's themed spoon with miner (embossed east view)
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: Deacon miner's themed spoon with seals overlay (engraved bowl with gold wash example)
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: Deacon California State spoon
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: double-sided Native American figural spoon
  
 
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[[File:ELDeacon seals.png|650px|thumbnail|center|<center>The bowl of this Deacon spoon has a gold washed Avalon scene engraving, likely dating to the first few years of the 20th Century.  It is possible that both the overlay (seals) on the handle and the bowl engraving were undertaken by a Catalina jeweler, as similar bowl engravings have been found on spoons of various other manufacturers. <br>not in SCIF archives</center>]]
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[[File:ELDeacon seals.png|650px|thumbnail|center|<center>The bowl of this Deacon spoon has a gold washed Avalon scene engraving, likely dating to the first few years of the 20th Century.  It is possible that both the overlay (seals) on the handle and the bowl engraving were undertaken by a Catalina jeweler, as similar bowl engravings have been found on spoons of various other manufacturers. [Harry Merrick]<br>not in SCIF archives</center>]]
  
[[File:Deacon - CA Miining theme - f embossed Avalon SE view.jpg|650px|thumbnail|center|<center>not in SCIF archives</center>]]
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[[File:Deacon - CA Miining theme - f embossed Avalon SE view.jpg|650px|thumbnail|center|<center>Deacon miner's spoon with embossed east view of Avalon Bay<br>not in SCIF archives</center>]]
  
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[[File:Deacon - CA Mining theme r -emboss Avalon SE view.jpg|650px|thumbnail|center|<center>reverse of above </center>]]

Latest revision as of 22:05, 14 May 2021

E. L. Deacon maker's mark
E. L. Deacon maker's mark


CATALINA SOUVENIR SPOONS: E. L. DEACON JEWELRY CO., DENVER, CO
Eugene Deacon was a maker of souvenir spoons (1900-1912). Deacon spoons are marked: E.L.D. Sterling.

Manufacturer's bowl caption

  • AVALON, SANTA CATALINA ISL CAL


E. L. Deacon spoons

ABOVE: An E.L. Deacon (ELD) California and miner's themed spoon appears in two variants, one with an applied overlay on the handle depicting a group of seals, and the other with a miner (above lower left). The reverse (above lower right) depicts a prospector. The usual ELD California miner's theme handle is also shown compared to the handle with the applied seals. [Harry Merrick]


BELOW: The rare view of Avalon Bay from west to east is known from four Catalina souvenir spoons:

E. L. Deacon spoon with rare view of Avalon Bay from west to east
Deacon miner's themed spoon with miner (embossed east view)
Deacon miner's themed spoon with seals overlay (engraved bowl with gold wash example)
Deacon California State spoon
double-sided Native American figural spoon




The bowl of this Deacon spoon has a gold washed Avalon scene engraving, likely dating to the first few years of the 20th Century. It is possible that both the overlay (seals) on the handle and the bowl engraving were undertaken by a Catalina jeweler, as similar bowl engravings have been found on spoons of various other manufacturers. [Harry Merrick]
not in SCIF archives
Deacon miner's spoon with embossed east view of Avalon Bay
not in SCIF archives
reverse of above