"The Apple King, Medford Ore." teaspoon by Mayer Bros., circa 1900. Bowl is enameled view of huge apples on a railroad flatcar.

Regional Spoon Collector ClubsPresident James Garfield teaspoon with Battle of Lake Erie bowl, cast by Gorham Mfg. Co. circa 1891.

The spoon clubs listed below have regional bases but typically their spheres of activity are much broader. Many collectors belong to more than one club and participate in club activities as they are able to. Each individual club has its own programs for promoting spoon collecting. Some have websites and some distribute newsletters containing informative spoon collecting articles and pictures. Most of them have periodic meetings and have hosted national spoon conventions in the past. Please contact individual clubs through their respective web sites.

Dallas Spooners. Periodic meetings, hosted national conventions in San Antonio, TX, 2003 and Dallas, TX, 1998.

Northeastern Spoon Collectors Guild (NSCG). Quarterly newsletter, website, semi-annual meetings, hosted national conventions in Salem, MA in 1990, in Washington, DC in 2000 and at Niagara Falls in 2006 and in Dayton, Ohio in 2011.

SouthWest Spoon Collectors' Club (SWSCC). Presently inactive. Hosted the national convention in Oklahoma City, September 11-16, 2007.

Spoon Collectors of Southern California (SCSC). Quarterly newsletter, website, bi-monthly meetings, hosted national conventions in Pasadena, CA, in 2002; San Diego, CA, in 1996 and 2008; Western Mexico Cruise in 2010; and Santa Fe, NM in 2014.

Washington State Spooners (WSSC). Presently inactive, hosted national conventions Alaska cruise 2004 and at Bellingham, WA in 1999.

Bowl of Garfield spoon shown above-right. Depicts Commodore Perry's victory in the Battle of Lake Erie, Sep. 10, 1813.