kric777 From United States of America, joined Jun 2002, 242 posts, RR: 0 Posted (2 years 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 4596 times:
For my job, I have to travel to a lot of small towns in VA/WV/MD/NC/SC. I have spent the last two weeks in a friendly little town in West Virginia about 20 miles from Morgantown. Eating lunch at the local diner, I noticed that their silverware was partially made up of well-worn United Airlines forks, knives, and spoons with the "Tulip" UNITED script on the ends. Seeing an opportunity for a neat souvenir, I explained to the waitress that I was an aviation enthusiast and asked if I could buy a few pieces (I wanted to get at least one fork, one spoon, and one knife). The waitress checked with the manager, who said that since the owner was not around, they wouldn't be allowed to sell me anything
I'm curious how old that silverware was, and if it had any collector value....
cedarjet From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 7724 posts, RR: 55 Reply 3, posted (1 year 11 months 3 weeks 6 days ago) and read 4227 times:
It's very nice to have, but not that valuable. EBay is a reliable guide to what people are actually paying in the real world. At an airline memorabilia convention, expect to pay a buck a piece tops, five bucks for a fistfull. I have a cutlery draw of unused 1970s Northwest Orient (ORIENT!!) that was ten dollars. I guess for all it's historical value, there's a lot of it about.
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FlyASAGuy2005 From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 6540 posts, RR: 11 Reply 6, posted (1 year 11 months 1 week 5 days ago) and read 3865 times:
The stuff's cheap and are a dime a dozen, really. I went to an airline collector's road show this year at Delta's Heritage Museum. TONS of cool stuff from a bunch of airlines no longer around. Got a set of Pan Am silverware for $10 box full of the stuff), an old Delta Pilot's uniform from the 1960s for under $50 for the entire set including the hat, and a bunch of other stuff.
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