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What is a spoon collector called?

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Unlike other types of collectors, such as numismatists and philatelists, there is no specific term to refer to spoon collectors, who refer to themselves simply as "spoon collectors." The practice of collecting spoons as a hobby dates back to at least the late 19th century in the United States.

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What is a spoon collector called?
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Spoon collecting likely began in Europe in the mid- to late-18th century. In the United States, the first souvenir spoons were produced by Galt & Bros of Washington D.C. in 1889. The spoon featured George Washington, and a companion spoon featuring Martha Washington was released soon after. Interest in spoon collecting exploded the following year.

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