Day 171 – The Colorado State Capitol Spoon

I’m sure I’ve driven through Colorado at some point in my life on some family road trip, but I’ll get to officially check it off my list when I fly to Denver later today for work.

To commemorate my first official trip to The Centennial State, here’s an antique spoon showing the State Capitol Building in Denver. 

The maker’s mark is partially rubbed off from the back of the spoon (or was poorly stamped in the first place) but the last “B” in the Paye and Baker mark is clearly visible.

Since P&B didn’t open their business until 1901, this spoon can’t date back to when the Capitol building opened in 1894. I’d date it to sometime between 1901 and 1910.