I promise this is my last post on spoons! Until I buy more.
So we’ve talked before about how Disney likes to imprint single images on many different products. Here we have an example of the same image being imprinted on basically the same type of product, but with a twist:
Is there a difference? Only their Barista knows for sure. And anyone else with a pair of eyes and a basic level of observation skill.
In this case, you could have either the standard spoon shape or a shell variant.
I love it when I find small items like this still in the original packaging!
The back of the spoon tells us that this was made by Monogram Products of Largo, FL. They have updated the look of their logo but they still produce Disney products, such as Toy Story, The Little Mermaid, Mickey & Friends, Winnie the Pooh, Nightmare Before Christmas, Monsters Inc. and more!
However, it was manufactured in New Zealand, of all places!
These contain no Disney trademark, but from the design of Mickey, I’d say we can date the spoons from the 1980’s.
Here’s a little blurb from www.discoverahobby.com about spoon collecting, in case you’ve been bitten by the collecting bug: “There are certain tips that every spoon collector would benefit from. The main thing is to decide as to what kind of spoon you would like to collect in your collection as part of your hobby. There are different kinds like the antique spoons and there are also modern-day souvenir spoons. Some people can even have two collections, one of each of these types. There are many other themes based on which you can collect spoons. These could be based on the interest in birds, animals, (Disney – our addition), and or only souvenir collections.”
Who knows, maybe you have a collectible spoon in your kitchen drawer right now!