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Early Disneyland Sterling Silver Collector Spoons


Early Disneyland Sterling Silver Collector Spoons

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Disney sterling silver collector spoons were part of the very first souvenirs ever offered at The Original Disneyland Park which opened back in 1955. Walt Disney World followed suit by offering sterling silver collector spoons during their early years, opening in 1971. The variates of Disneyland sterling silverware included: Sleeping Beauty themed smaller demitasse style "Tea" spoons, larger Five o'clock style "Tea" spoons, sugar shells, motes, and bon bon scoops. Later Disneyland souvenir offerings included two Mickey Mouse demitasse "Tea" spoons one inscribed "Disneyland" and one uninscribed. There are also at least three varieties of the very scarce Disneyland Sleeping Beauty Castle letter openers: solid brass 7 3/4" in length and silver plated in both 7 3/4" and 5 5/8" lengths. Walt Disney World we know of only small demitasse sterling silver souvenir "tea" spoons: a Cinderella Castle inscribed "Walt Disney World", a Mickey Mouse "Walt Disney World", a castle logo inscribed "Walt Disney World", and an EPCOT Mickey Ears logo style inscribed "Walt Disney World". All of these Disney souvenir spoons are indexed on this page with links to medium sized obverse and reverse images of each item which in turn link to larger individual images in supplemental full-sized windows. Too much information? :-)

The number of these treasures that are still surviving is hard to estimate. Although Disney sterling sliver souvenir spoons were offered during the early years of both Disney USA resorts and then for the most part, they were phased out by the early 1980s. Today, affordable quality precious metal Disney souvenirs are not common. Their disappearance may have been do a 1980s price spike in the precious metal or maybe a business model change. As many collectors know, the 1980s were a world of stress for many silver collectibles, their sellers, and collectors. The value of silver collectibles increased on one hand, but their availability and affordability decreased on the other. Given the high scrap silver value and the "silver frenzy" of the time, it is hard to estimate the number of silver coins and other silver collectibles, including our nostalgic Disney treasures, that were scrapped, melted or spared. At 1990s Long Beach Coin Shows, this author observed a selection of surviving silver Disney collectibles offered for sale. Some of these items were once held by scrap metal dealers, coin dealers and speculators. Today, the lucky keepsakes that have escaped decades of hazards live on mostly in collections and on cool websites. :-) So yes, for anyone not born with a silver spoon in their mouth, it's not too late to get one! :-)



Disneyland Castle Spoon Rings Demitasse and Five O'Clock Sizes Standard and Spiral Styles
Disneyland Sleeping Beauty Castle rings
demitasse and larger five o'clock shown
with standard and spiral styles.

Disneyland Castle Spoon Rings Demitasse and Five O'Clock Sizes Standard and Spiral Styles (Shank side view)

Disney sterling silver spoon rings are shared here as nostalgic precious metal keepsakes. They are handmade from vintage souvenirs that were originally offered during the very earliest years of the first two Disney Resorts. Over the years, many collectors and jewelers have recognized the unique history, quality and rarity of these early Disneyland sterling silver collectibles. Especially in recent years, as in the 1960-70s, handmade quality up-cycled "sustainable" spoon rings have been popular. As a result, many early examples of sterling silver spoon souvenirs have survived the decades by finding new lives as prized Disney themed jewelry. I hope you too will find seeing these treasured silver survivors, some dating back to the very early years of the parks, magical. I know when I see a young Disneyland guest proudly wearing one of these 50+ year old souvenirs, I can't help but wonder... How many memories the souvenir has shared, so far? How many more memories will future heirs add? Related: Disneyland Pressed Coin Jewelry.

The cost of Disney sterling silver spoon ring jewelry
generally reflects the scarcity and value of the spoon used as well as the time and expertise of the jeweler. Prices have greatly appreciated over the years as interest in early Disney souvenirs has increased. Demitasse spoon ring sizes: ~6-8. Five o'clock spoon ring sizes: standard style 12+, spiral style 8 to 10. Hallmarks of the spoon used WDP, 1954, ASI etc. add significantly to the value of the ring. (Additional spoon ring images are nested in the Disney sterling silver spoon images below.)

Credit and thanks to Steve at Vintage Sterling Spoon Rings (website) also known as eBay vintage_sterling_spoon_rings (eBay) for sharing with us his knowledge and images of both Disneyland themed sterling spoon rings and Walt Disney World themed sterling spoon rings.

Comparison of incuse or "stamped" and standard  STERLING Hallmarks

Two of the scarcest varieties of Disneyland souvenir spoons as defined by their hallmarks. Both varieties include the coveted "STERLING © Walt Disney Productions ASI " hallmarks. One features the extremely scarce incuse or stamped style "STERLING" hallmark lettering and the second the standard raised "STERLING" lettering. The ASI hallmark is found only on very early Disneyland souvenirs making spoons with these marks extra scarce and desirable to many collectors. (Related: Our ASI American Souvenirs Inc. page and the Disney Sterling Silver Spoon Image Index Below)


Prices for Sleeping Beauty Castle souvenir spoons at Disneyland Park ranged from $2.20-$3.30 back in the day.1 I know how you feel, I missed those sales too. :-) In later years, original spoon packaging price tags evidence prices ranging from $2.57 to $20.00 for the most common, "STERLING © Walt Disney Productions" demitasse spoons. More recently in 2019, an ASI Disneyland demitasse spoon with the rare incuse or stamped "STERLING" hallmark sold for $335.00+.2 Today's market values appear to be very much dependent on hallmarks in combination with spoon type, size, and of course rarity. The highest sale prices seem to generally go to the ASI hallmarks with a stamped or incuse "STERLING". (At this time, there are two items listed here with these very rare incuse hallmarks, the Disneyland ASI hallmarked Demitasse spoon and the especially rare Disneyland 1954 hallmarked Bon Bon Scoop.) The second highest valued hallmark is the raised lettering or standard "STERLING © 1954 Walt Disney Productions ASI", third are items marked "STERLING © 1954 Walt Disney Productions", and then items marked only "STERLING © Walt Disney Productions" sans 1954 and ASI. I must add that no matter the hallmarks, Disneyland sterling silver spoons often bring significant premiums over their contemporary, comparative rivals. I'm told these high values are "Disney Magic"! I'd agree more if I were selling instead of buying. :-)

American Souvenirs Inc., ASI  The  Disneyland Souvenir Company. ASI, American Souvenirs Incorporated's triangular ASI logo or hallmark is to may avid collectors evidence of a very early and very collectable Disneyland treasure. As mentioned in a trade publication, a book, a newspaper, and here (Please see our American Souvenirs Incorporated, ASI page.) an early agreement was made between the Disney brothers and American Souvenirs Inc. to provide many if not all of the Disneyland souvenirs. The contract was awarded before the park opened. But by early 1956, things were publicly falling apart. (I have no conformations, but heard that the agreement had ended before the park even opened.) So seeing an ASI logo makes it easier to accurately date some early Disneyland treasures.... like spoons. :-)

1 From late 1950s Disneyland mail order catalog page. Offers these store display sterling silver souvenir spoons for $2.20-$3.30 each.

2 From original package price tags found on items in my personal collection, old mail order catalogs, and closed auction information from both Van Eaton Galleries and eBay. Values are surely not scientific or definitive.



Disclaimer: I'm far from a Disney silver souvenir spoon expert. But I have found the nostalgic treasures make fun collectibles. With these notes and images I want to share history I've found that may be of interest to others. I hope fellow collectors with greater knowledge of this hobby will chime in to help make this a better resource for all. The sterling silver spoons, motes, scoops, and letter openers known to me at the time of publication are pictured below. Have an addition or correction? Please Contact Boomer.




Store display of early  Disneyland sterling silver souvenir spoons encased in a solid acrylic block. Front image.
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Some Disney Souvenir Spoon Packaging
1958 or 1959 Mail Order Catalog Page
1.  Early Disneyland store display of sterling silver souvenir spoons encased in a solid acrylic block. Undated. Hallmarked "STERLING © (The "1954" hallmark is missing. - Mechanically removed from each item. See Disneyland Spoon Store Display Back Image.)  2.  Some spoon Packaging and prices. Walt Disney Productions".  3.  Disneyland mail order page with souvenir spoons, late 1950s. Click to enlarge.

Disneyland Sterling Silver Souvenir
Index with Image Links


Disneyland Sleeping Beauty Castle Themed Sterling Silver Spoons
  1. Sleeping Beauty Castle Five O'Clock Spoon ~5.625" long.
    Hallmarked "incuse STERLING, © 1954 Walt Disney Productions ASI"
  2. Sleeping Beauty Castle Five O'Clock Spoon ~5.625" long.
    Hallmarked "STERLING © 1954 Walt Disney Productions ASI"
  3. Sleeping Beauty Castle Five O'Clock Spoon ~5.625" long.
    Hallmarked "STERLING © 1954 Walt Disney Productions"
  4. Sleeping Beauty Castle Sugar Shell Spoon ~5.625" long.
    Closed Gate Hallmarked "STERLING © Walt Disney Productions"
  5. Sleeping Beauty Castle Sugar Shell Spoon ~5.625" long.
    Open Gate Hallmarked "STERLING © Walt Disney Productions"
  6. Sleeping Beauty Castle Sugar Shell Spoon ~5.625" long.
    Open Gate Hallmarked "STERLING © Walt Disney Productions"

  7. Sleeping Beauty Castle Demitasse Spoon ~4.25" long.
    HMKs. "incuse STERLING, © 1954 Walt Disney Productions ASI
    "
  8. Sleeping Beauty Castle Demitasse Spoon ~4.25" long.
    Hallmarked "STERLING © 1954 Walt Disney Productions ASI"
  9. Sleeping Beauty Castle Demitasse Spoon ~4.25" long.
    Hallmarked "STERLING © 1954 Walt Disney Productions"
  10. Sleeping Beauty Castle Demitasse Spoon ~4.25" long.
    Closed Gate Hallmarked "STERLING © Walt Disney Productions"
  11. Sleeping Beauty Castle Demitasse Spoon ~4.25" long.
    Open Gate Hallmarked "STERLING © Walt Disney Productions"
Disneyland Mickey Mouse Themed Sterling Silver Spoons:
  1. Mickey Mouse Standing "Disneyland" Demitasse ~4.25" long.
    Hallmarked "STERLING © Walt Disney Productions"
  2. Mickey Mouse "Blank" Demitasse ~4.25" long.
    Hallmarked "STERLING © Walt Disney Productions"
Disneyland Sleeping Beauty Castle Sterling Silver Scoops, Motes and Shovel Varieties
  1. Sleeping Beauty Castle Bon Bon Scoop or Shovel ~4.5" long.
    Hallmarked "STERLING, © 1954 Walt Disney Productions ASI
    "
  2. Sleeping Beauty Castle Bon Bon Scoop or Shovel ~4.5" long.
    Hallmarked "incuse STERLING © 1954 Walt Disney Productions"
  3. Sleeping Beauty Castle Bon Bon Scoop or Shovel ~4.5" long.
    Hallmarked "STERLING © Walt Disney Productions"
  4. Sleeping Beauty Castle Mote or Pierced Bon Bon Scoop ~4.5" long.
    Hallmarked "STERLING © 1954 Walt Disney Productions ASI"
Walt Disney World Demitasse Sterling Silver "Tea" Spoon Varieties
  1. Cinderella Castle "Walt Disney World" Demitasse ~4.5" long.
    Hallmarked "STERLING, © Walt Disney Productions
    "
  2. Mickey Mouse "Walt Disney World" Demitasse ~4.5" long.
    Hallmarked "STERLING © Walt Disney Productions"
  3. Cinderella Castle Logo "Walt Disney World" Demitasse ~4.5" long.
    Hallmarked "r STERLING"
  4. Cinderella Castle Logo "Walt Disney World" Demitasse ~4.5" long.
    Hallmarked "STERLING © Walt Disney Productions"
  5. EPCOT Mickey Mouse Ears Logo Demitasse ~4.5" long.
    Hallmarked "STERLING © Walt Disney Productions"
Disneyland Sleeping Beauty Castle Themed Letter Openers, Very Scarce
  1. Sleeping Beauty Castle Small Silver Plated Letter Opener ~5.625" long.
    Hallmarked "© 1954 Walt Disney Productions ASI"
  2. Sleeping Beauty Castle Large Silver Plated Letter Opener ~7.75" long.
    Hallmarked "© 1954 Walt Disney Productions ASI"
  3. Sleeping Beauty Castle Large Brass Letter Opener ~7.75" long.
    Hallmarked "© 1954 Walt Disney Productions ASI
    "

Disney Sterling Silver Souvenir Images

Five O'Clock Sterling Silver "Tea" Spoons

Disneyland Sleeping Beauty Castle Themed
Circa 1954+ Sterling Silver, Approximate Size: 5.625" or 14.3cm

Disneyland Sleeping Beauty Castle Five O'clock Sterling Silver "Tea"   Spoon with STERLING, © 1954, WDP, and ASI  Hallmarks.  Obverse
Disneyland Sleeping Beauty Castle Five O'clock Sterling Silver "Tea"   Spoon with STERLING, © 1954, WDP, and ASI  Hallmarks.  Reverse

Disneyland Sleeping Beauty Castle Five O'clock Sterling Silver "Tea"   Spoon with STERLING, 1954, & © WDP  Hallmarks.  Obverse
Disneyland Sleeping Beauty Castle Five O'clock Sterling Silver "Tea"   Spoon with STERLING, 1954, & © WDP  Hallmarks.  Reverse
Disneyland Sleeping Beauty Castle Five O'clock Sterling Silver "Tea"   Spoon handle with STERLING, © 1954, WDP, and ASI  Hallmarks.  Reverse
Disneyland Sleeping Beauty Castle Five O'Clock Sterling Silver "Tea" Spoon Handle with STERLING, © 1954, WDP, and ASI Hallmarks. Reverse
Disneyland Sleeping Beauty Castle Five O'clock Sterling Silver "Tea"   Spoon handle with STERLING, 1954, & © WDP  Hallmarks.  Reverse
Disneyland Sleeping Beauty Castle Five O'Clock Sterling Silver "Tea" Spoon Handle with STERLING, 1954, & © WDP Hallmarks. Reverse

Disneyland Sleeping Beauty Castle Five O'clock Sterling Silver "Tea"   Spoon with STERLING & © WDP  Hallmarks.  Obverse
Disneyland Sleeping Beauty Castle Five O'clock Sterling Silver "Tea"   Spoon with STERLING & © WDP  Hallmarks.  Reverse
   
   
Disneyland Sleeping Beauty Castle Five O'clock Sterling Silver "Tea"   Spoon handle with STERLING & © WDP  Hallmarks.  Reverse
Disneyland Sleeping Beauty Castle Five O'Clock Sterling Silver "Tea" Spoon handle with STERLING & © WDP Hallmarks. Reverse
 
Disneyland Sleeping Beauty Castle Themed
Circa 1954+, Sterling Silver, Approximate Size: 5.375" or 13.5cm

Disneyland Sleeping Beauty Castle Sterling Silver Sugar Shell "Tea" Spoon, STERLING, © 1954, WDP, & ASI Hallmarks. Obverse
Disneyland Sleeping Beauty Castle Sterling Silver Sugar Shell "Tea" Spoon, STERLING, © 1954, WDP, & ASI Hallmarks. Obverse

Disneyland Sleeping Beauty Castle Sterling Silver Sugar Shell "Tea" Spoon, STERLING, © 1954, & WDP Hallmarks. Obverse
Disneyland Sleeping Beauty Castle Sterling Silver Sugar Shell "Tea" Spoon, STERLING, © 1954, & WDP Hallmarks. Reverse
Disneyland Sleeping Beauty Castle Sterling Silver Sugar Shell "Tea" Spoon Handle, STERLING, © 1954, WDP, & ASI Hallmarks. Reverse
Disneyland Sleeping Beauty Castle Sterling Silver Sugar Shell "Tea" Spoon Handle, STERLING, © 1954, WDP, & ASI Hallmarks. Reverse
Disneyland Sleeping Beauty Castle Sterling Silver Sugar Shell "Tea" Spoon Handel, STERLING, © 1954, & WDP Hallmarks. Reverse
Disneyland Sleeping Beauty Castle Sterling Silver Sugar Shell "Tea" Spoon Handel, STERLING, © 1954, & WDP Hallmarks. Reverse

Disneyland Sleeping Beauty Castle Sterling Silver Sugar Shell "Tea" Spoon, STERLING & © WDP Hallmarks. Obverse
Disneyland Sleeping Beauty Castle Sterling Silver Sugar Shell "Tea" Spoon, STERLING & © WDP Hallmarks. Reverse
Disneyland Sleeping Beauty Castle
                                              Large Five O'Clock Spoon Standard
Disneyland Castle
"5 O'Clock" Ring
Largest Size.



Mickey Mouse Disneyland 
                                              "Demitasse" ring.
Mickey Mouse
Disneyland
"Demitasse" Ring

Disneyland Sleeping Beauty Castle
 Demitasse Spoon ring
Disneyland Sleeping
Beauty Castle
"Demitasse" Ring



Mickey Standing no inscription demitasse spoon ring.
Mickey Mouse
No Inscription

"Demitasse" ring.

Rings made from Disneyland souvenir spoons. Click to open larger images.
 
Disneyland Sleeping Beauty Castle Sterling Silver Sugar Shell "Tea" Spoon Handle, STERLING & © WDP Hallmarks. Reverse
Disneyland Sleeping Beauty Castle Sterling Silver Sugar Shell "Tea" Spoon Handle, STERLING & © WDP Hallmarks. Reverse


Disneyland Sleeping Beauty Castle Themed
Circa 1954+ Approximate Sizes: ~4.25" or 10.5 cm in length

Disneyland Sleeping Beauty Castle  Sterling Silver Demitasse  "Tea"   Spoon with © 1954, WDP, and ASI Stamped STERLING  Hallmarks .  Obverse
Disneyland Sleeping Beauty Castle  Sterling Silver Demitasse  "Tea"   Spoon with Stamped Sterling, © 1954, WDP, and ASI  Hallmarks.  Reverse

Disneyland Sleeping Beauty Castle  Sterling Silver Demitasse  "Tea"   Spoon handle with Sterling, © 1954, WDP, and ASI  Hallmarks.  Obverse
Disneyland Sleeping Beauty Castle  Sterling Silver Demitasse  "Tea"   Spoon with STERLING, 1954, and ASI  Hallmarks.  Reverse
Disneyland Sleeping Beauty Castle  Sterling Silver Demitasse  "Tea"   Spoon Handle with Sterling, © 1954, WDP and ASI  Hallmarks.  Reverse
Disneyland Sleeping Beauty Castle Sterling Silver Demitasse "Tea" Spoon Handle with Stamped STERLING, © 1954, WDP and ASI Hallmarks. Reverse
Disneyland Sleeping Beauty Castle  Sterling Silver Demitasse  "Tea"   Spoon handle with Sterling, © 1954, WDP and ASI  Hallmarks.  Reverse
Disneyland Sleeping Beauty Castle Sterling Silver Demitasse "Tea" Spoon Handle with STERLING, © 1954, WDP and ASI Hallmarks. Reverse

Disneyland Sleeping Beauty Castle  Sterling Silver Demitasse  "Tea"   Spoon with STERLING, 1954, and © WDP  Hallmarks.  Obverse
Disneyland Sleeping Beauty Castle  Sterling Silver Demitasse  "Tea"   Spoon handle with Sterling, ©, 1954, and WDP  Hallmarks.  Reverse

Disneyland Sleeping Beauty Castle  Sterling Silver Demitasse  "Tea"   Spoon with gate closed.  STERLING & © WDP  Hallmarks.  Obverse
Disneyland Sleeping Beauty Castle  Sterling Silver Demitasse  "Tea"   Spoon with gate closed.  STERLING & © WDP  Hallmarks.  Reverse
Disneyland Sleeping Beauty Castle  Sterling Silver Demitasse  "Tea"   Spoon handle with STERLING, 1954, and © WDP  Hallmarks. Large image reverse
Disneyland Sleeping Beauty Castle Sterling Silver Demitasse "Tea" Spoon handle with STERLING, 1954, and © WDP Hallmarks. Reverse
Disneyland Sleeping Beauty Castle  Sterling Silver Demitasse  "Tea"   Spoon handle with gate closed. STERLING, and © WDP  Hallmarks. Reverse
Disneyland Sleeping Beauty Castle Sterling Silver Demitasse "Tea" Spoon handle with gate closed. STERLING, and © WDP Hallmarks. Reverse

Disneyland Sleeping Beauty Castle  Sterling Silver Demitasse  "Tea"   Spoon with open gate and STERLING, ©, and WDP hallmarks.  Obverse
Disneyland Sleeping Beauty Castle  Sterling Silver Demitasse  "Tea"   Spoon with open gate and STERLING, and ©, WDP hallmarks.  Reverse
Comparison of the three known gate or portucullis styles, coarse, fine, and open

Open and Closed Gates? Spoons shown here have three different gate or portcullis designs. Here is a link to a poor but magnified image of The three styles of "castle gates" or portcullises to help date and attribute Disney collector spoons. Pictured are the coarse gates of ASI hallmarked spoons, fine post-ASI gate and the later open gates as detailed on Sleeping Beauty Castle souvenir spoons. Maybe of interest: Many of the very earliest Disneyland souvenirs were marked "ASI". Here is a link to what we have about ASI, American Souvenirs Incorporated and their early relationship with Disneyland.

Disneyland Sleeping Beauty Castle  Sterling Silver Demitasse  "Tea"   Spoon handle with open gate with STERLING, and © WDP hallmarks.  Reverse
Disneyland Sleeping Beauty Castle Sterling Silver Demitasse "Tea" Spoon handle with open gate with STERLING and © WDP hallmarks. Reverse
 

Mickey Mouse Standing over inscribed "Disneyland"  Sterling Silver Demitasse  "Tea"   Spoon  STERLING and © WDP  Hallmarks.  Obverse
Mickey Mouse Standing over inscribed "Disneyland"  Sterling Silver Demitasse  "Tea"   Spoon  STERLING and © WDP  Hallmarks.  Reverse


Disney sterling silver demitasse tea spoon, Mickey Mouse standing no park inscription, STERLING, © WDP Hallmarks.  Obverse
Disney sterling silver demitasse tea spoon, Mickey Mouse standing no park inscription, STERLING, © WDP Hallmarks.  Reverse
Disney sterling silver demitasse tea spoon handle , Mickey Mouse standing over "Disneyland", STERLING & © WDP Hallmarks.  Reverse
Disney sterling silver demitasse tea spoon handle, Mickey Mouse standing over "Disneyland", STERLING & © WDP Hallmarks. Reverse

Disney sterling silver demitasse tea spoon handle , Mickey Mouse standing no park name inscribed, STERLING & © WDP  Hallmarks.  Reverse
Disney sterling silver demitasse tea spoon handle, Mickey Mouse standing no park name inscribed, STERLING & © WDP Hallmarks. Reverse. Although this spoon is not inscribed "Disneyland", the original packaging indicated the spoon was offered at the Original Disneyland Park. We believe it is unlikely, but possible that the spoon was also offered at WDW.

Circa 1954+, Sterling Silver, Approximate Sizes: ~11.5cm or 4.5"

Disneyland Sleeping Beauty Castle Sterling Silver 
Bon Bon Scoop "Spoon" with STERLING, © 1954,  WDP & ASI
Hallmarks.  Obverse
Disneyland Sleeping Beauty Castle Sterling Silver 
Bon Bon Scoop "Spoon" with STERLING, © 1954, WDP & ASI
Hallmarks.  Reverse

Disneyland Sterling Silver Sleeping Beauty Castle Bon Bon Scoop "Spoon" with Stamped STERLING, © 1954 & WDP Hallmarks.  Obverse
Disneyland Sterling Silver Sleeping Beauty Castle Bon Bon Scoop "Spoon" with Stamped STERLING, © 1954 & WDP Hallmarks.  Reverse
Disneyland Sleeping Beauty Castle Sterling Silver 
Bon Bon Scoop "Spoon" Handle with STERLING, © 1954, WDP & ASI
Hallmarks.  Reverse
Disneyland Sleeping Beauty Castle Sterling Silver Bon Bon Scoop "Spoon" Handle with STERLING, © 1954, WDP & ASI Hallmarks. Reverse
Disneyland Sterling Silver Sleeping Beauty Castle Bon Bon Scoop "Spoon" Handle with Stamped STERLING, © 1954 & WDP Hallmarks.  Reverse
Disneyland Sterling Silver Sleeping Beauty Castle Bon Bon Scoop "Spoon" Handle with Stamped STERLING, © 1954 & WDP Hallmarks. Reverse

Disneyland Sleeping Beauty Castle Sterling Silver 
Bon Bon Scoop "Spoon" with STERLING, © & WDP 
Hallmarks.  Obverse
Disneyland Sleeping Beauty Castle Sterling Silver 
Bon Bon Scoop "Spoon" with STERLING, © & WDP 
Hallmarks.  Reverse

Disneyland Sleeping Beauty Castle Sterling Silver  Mote or Pierced Bon Bon Scoop "Spoon"  with STERLING, © 1954 WDP & ASI Hallmarks.  Obverse
Disneyland Sleeping Beauty Castle Sterling Silver  Mote or Pierced Bon Bon Scoop "Spoon" with STERLING, © 1954 WDP & ASI Hallmarks.  Reverse
Disneyland Sleeping Beauty Castle Sterling Silver Bon Bon Scoop "Spoon" Handle with STERLING, © & WDP Hallmarks.  Reverse
Disneyland Sleeping Beauty Castle Sterling Silver Bon Bon Scoop "Spoon" Handle with STERLING, © & WDP Hallmarks. Reverse
Disneyland Sleeping Beauty Castle Sterling Silver  Mote or Pierced Bon Bon Scoop "Spoon" Handle with STERLING, © 1954 WDP & ASI Hallmarks.  Reverse
Disneyland Sleeping Beauty Castle Sterling Silver Mote or Pierced Bon Bon Scoop "Spoon" Handle with STERLING, © 1954 WDP & ASI Hallmarks. Reverse


Maybe circa 1970s, Approximate Sizes: ~4.25" or 10.5cm

Walt Disney World Castle design  Sterling Silver Demitasse  "Tea" Spoon with STERLING & © WDP Hallmarks. Obverse
Walt Disney World Cinderella Castle design  Sterling Silver Demitasse  "Tea" Spoon with STERLING & © WDP Hallmarks. Reverse

Walt Disney World Mickey Mouse Standing Over "Walt Disney World" Sterling Silver Demitasse  "Tea" Spoon with STERLING & © WDP Hallmarks. Obverse
Walt Disney World Mickey Mouse Standing Over "Walt Disney World" Sterling Silver Demitasse  "Tea" Spoon with STERLING & © WDP Hallmarks. Reverse
Walt Disney World Castle design  Sterling Silver Demitasse  "Tea" Spoon Handle with STERLING & © WDP Hallmarks. Reverse
Walt Disney World Castle Design Sterling Silver Demitasse "Tea" Spoon Handle with STERLING & © WDP Hallmarks. Reverse
Walt Disney World Mickey Mouse Standing Over "Walt Disney World" Inscription Sterling Silver Demitasse  "Tea" Spoon Handle with STERLING & © WDP Hallmarks. Reverse
Walt Disney World Mickey Mouse Standing Over "Walt Disney World" Inscription Sterling Silver Demitasse "Tea" Spoon Handle with STERLING & © WDP Hallmarks. Reverse

Walt Disney World Castle Logo Over "Walt Disney World" Inscription Sterling Silver Demitasse  "Tea" Spoon with r STERLING Hallmarks. Obverse
Walt Disney World Castle Logo Over "Walt Disney World" Inscription Sterling Silver Demitasse  "Tea" Spoon with r STERLING Hallmarks. Reverse

Walt Disney World Castle Logo Over "Walt Disney World" Inscription Sterling Silver Demitasse  "Tea" Spoon with STERLING & © WDP Hallmarks. Obverse
Walt Disney World Castle Logo Over "Walt Disney World" Inscription Sterling Silver Demitasse  "Tea" Spoon with STERLING & © WDP Hallmarks. Reverse
Walt Disney World Castle Logo Over "Walt Disney World" Inscription Sterling Silver Demitasse  "Tea" Spoon Handle with r STERLING Hallmarks. Reverse
Walt Disney World Castle Logo Over "Walt Disney World" Inscription Sterling Silver Demitasse "Tea" Spoon Handle with "Stamped" or incuse "r STERLING" Hallmarks. Reverse
Walt Disney World Castle Logo Over "Walt Disney World" Inscription Sterling Silver Demitasse  "Tea" Spoon Handle with STERLING & © WDP Hallmarks. Reverse
Walt Disney World Castle Logo Over "Walt Disney World" Inscription Sterling Silver Demitasse "Tea" Spoon Handle with STERLING & © WDP Hallmarks. Reverse

Walt Disney Mickey Mouse Ears Globe Logo Over "Walt Disney World" Inscription Sterling Silver Demitasse  "Tea" Spoon with STERLING & © WDP Hallmarks. Obverse
Walt Disney Mickey Mouse Ears Globe Logo Over "Walt Disney World" Inscription Sterling Silver Demitasse  "Tea" Spoon with STERLING & © WDP Hallmarks. Reverse

Walt Disney World Cinderella Castle Demitasse Spoon Ring
Walt Disney World
Cinderella Castle
"Demitasse" ring


Mickey Mouse Walt Disney World 
                                              "Demitasse" ring.
Mickey Mouse
Walt Disney World
"Demitasse" ring.

EPCOT Logo Mickey Ears Walt Disney World "Demitasse" ring.
EPCOT Mickey Ears
Walt Disney World
"Demitasse" ring.


Castle Logo Walt Disney World "Demitasse" ring.
Castle Logo
Walt Disney World
"Demitasse" ring
Rings made from WDW souvenir spoons. Click to open larger images.
Walt Disney Mickey Mouse Ears Globe Logo Over "Walt Disney World" Inscription Sterling Silver Demitasse  "Tea" Spoon Handle with STERLING & © WDP Hallmarks. Reverse
Walt Disney Mickey Mouse Ears Globe Logo Over "Walt Disney World" Inscription Sterling Silver Demitasse "Tea" Spoon Handle with STERLING & © WDP Hallmarks. Reverse


Circa ~1954-5 Silver Plated & Solid Brass,
Approximate Sizes: Large 7.75" or 19.7cm, Small size 5.75" or 14.5cm


Small Silver Plated  Disneyland  
Sleeping Beauty Castle Letter Opener 
© 1954, WDP & ASI Hallmarks.  Obverse
Small Silver Plated Disneyland Sleeping Beauty Castle Letter Opener © 1954, WDP & ASI Hallmarks. 5 5/8" (14.5 cm) Obverse
Small Silver Plated  Disneyland  
Letter Opener 
© 1954, WDP & ASI Hallmarks.  Reverse
Small Silver Plated Disneyland Sleeping Beauty Castle Letter Opener © 1954, WDP & ASI Hallmarks. 5 5/8" (14.5 cm) Reverse

Large Silver Plated  Disneyland Sleeping Beauty Castle  
Letter Opener 
© 1954, WDP & ASI Hallmarks.  Obverse
Large Silver Plated Disneyland Sleeping Beauty Castle Letter Opener © 1954, WDP & ASI Hallmarks. ~7 3/4" (19.5 cm) Obverse
Large Silver Plated Disneyland  
Sleeping Beauty Castle Letter Opener © 1954, WDP, ASI Hallmarks  Reverse
Large Silver Plated Disneyland Sleeping Beauty Castle Letter Opener © 1954, WDP & ASI Hallmarks. ~7 3/4" (19.5 cm) Reverse

Large Brass Disneyland Sleeping Beauty Castle Letter Opener © 1954, WDP & ASI Hallmarks. Obverse
Large Brass Disneyland Sleeping Beauty Castle Letter Opener © 1954, WDP & ASI Hallmarks. ~7 3/4" (19.5 cm) Obverse
Large Brass Disneyland Sleeping Beauty Castle  
Letter Opener 
© 1954, WDP & ASI Hallmarks.  Reverse
Large Brass Disneyland Sleeping Beauty Castle Letter Opener © 1954, WDP & ASI Hallmarks. ~7 3/4" (19.5 cm) Reverse

Image of ©1954 Brass Disneyland Letter Opener Van Eaton Auction

© Van Eaton Galleries June 2017 Catalog

The Van Eaton Galleries June 2017 Catalog Page 98 Reads: "319. Pre-Opening Disneyland Letter Opener. (Disneyland, 1954) A very rare Disneyland letter opener created in 1954 by American Souvenirs Incorporated to be sold at Disneyland during its opening year. The letter opener has an embossed image of Sleeping Beauty Castle on the handle as well as the word "Disneyland". On the back, there is a 1954 Walt Disney Productions copyright as well as the ASI logo. This is one of the earliest Disneyland souvenirs ever created, and has a beautiful patina. This item measures 7.75"x0.5" and is in good condition with some slight bending. $200-$300". (Item #319 letter opener, sold for $500.00 plus buyer's premium, from the Van Eaton Galleries June of 2017 Prices Realized PDF.) -
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Disneyland Sleeping Beauty Castle Letter Openers based on my searches, are extremely scarce. Of the three types we've identified so far, the smaller size silver plated style is the hardest to find and larger size brass letter openers are not much easier, I know of only a half dozen or so of the "less scarce" large silver plated Disneyland letter openers that have been offered publicly. (Note: A brass letter opener under close examination, high magnification showed signs of long term tarnish, but no sign that it has ever been silver plated.) We do not know if any of these letter openers ever had much "onstage" time, that is long term sales. Surely, it seems if they were offered for any significant time, they would be more common. It was suggested that they look sort of lethal. Maybe their store time was limited because of that? True, but in 1950s Disneyland you could take your turn at firing a 22 caliber rifle at targets in the Main Street Penny Arcade. Pocket knives and replica weapons were for sale and all in an amusement park where guests weren't screened on entry. Personally, I'm thinking letter openers weren't a big risk then, but it's only my opinion. Hopefully others will chime in with better recollections of this history. If you have additions or corrections for fellow collectors, please contact the web master to share them here with credit.


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