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Wendy Bathel has a wide variety of decorative collectors spoons sittingin the back of her closet however one of her spoons is not like theother During her time in the Air Force as an active duty member shewas enjoying a meal on base with her co-workers when she decided to addjust one more spoon to her collection A restaurant spoon from theAirmens club was a great addition she decided so she just took itThe spoon is not as decorative as the others she admits but it isstill a huge addition to her collection Unlike her stolen spoon from the Airmens club her other collectorsspoons are extremely decorative and today at least six spoons wouldsell for big bucks due to the fact they are real silver She estimatesher whole collection to not be worth very much money because most ofher spoons are not real silver and can be found in most souvenir shopsstill around today and how common spoon collecting was back in theday she laughs Bathel was raised in Prior Lake Minnesota and graduated from PriorLake high school Immediately following graduation she joined the AirForce as an active duty airmen She immediately traveled to thePhilippines to work While she was working as active duty Batheltraveled to many places Including the Philippines Hawaii Rome JapanTaiwan and many more She wanted to start collecting something so thatthe collection would remind her of all the places she had been whilefighting for her country She decided to collect spoons Spoon collecting started in 1890 known as the souvenir spoon crazeaccording to aarfcom The European fad swept into America and theUnited States started producing these collectors spoons The collapse ofthe silver market in 1893 made spoon collecting much more accessible tothe middle and lower class families because they were more affordableThe mania was short lived and after World War I people had lost thedesire to collect spoons Today it is just a simple pass-time or hobbyfor some Americans Bathel picked
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