Grouping of twenty-nine (29) pieces coin silver flatware, including forks and spoons plus rare Olive pattern knives. 1st - 15th items: Fifteen (15) forks in the fiddle thread pattern with incuse marks for Hildeburn & Bros, Philadephia, including ten (10) dinner forks (7 7/8" L) and five (5) smaller forks (6 3/4"L). All monogrammed MF. 16th - 19th items: Four (4) fiddle pattern teaspoons with worn Watson and Hildeburn marks. Monogrammed JMF (same script as forks). 20th - 29th items: Ten (10) rare Olive pattern knives (5 measuring 10 1/4" and 5 measuring 8 3/8"), unmarked. Not monogrammed. Note: the coin silver forks and spoons, and possibly the knives, likely descended to Mary Bright Wilson through the Fulton family, whose Civil War letters are featured in this auction. Combined weight, coin silver forks and spoons: 31.90 troy ounces.
Property of the Lincoln County Museum, Fayetteville, TN; Bequest of Mary Bright Wilson (1909-2004), formerly of Fayetteville, and descended in her family.
1st - 15th items: Overall very good condition. 16th - 19th items: Teaspoons show wear to marks but are in otherwise very good condition. 20th - 29th items: Knife blades are highly oxidized, pitted, and need replacing; one is broken off at the halfway point.