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    Posted 7 years ago

    Red_Rosie
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    According to my mother, this spoon came with a box of cereal in Australia, year unknown. I ate my breakfast with it for many years until I realised that it may be valuable (even if only historically). A girl is depicted on the front, and the words "GERMEA" on the back. Length 16cm.

    The hallmark is "ROGERS & SON AA".

    I've found various advertisements for John T Cutting's "Germea Cereal", e.g. http://www.amazon.com/Germea-Breakfast-Cereal-Cutting-Desbrosses/dp/B00FM8HFQ2 (indicating the cereal's American origin) but never any reference to the spoon. I'd love to know more about it.

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    1. dickie1927, 5 years ago
      I was interested to read your story. I have an old pair of scissors, marked "Breakfast Food" with a girl eating from a bowl marked GERMEA and the name D. Peres, Solingen, stamped near the rivet. The item is in fair, usable condition and the blades are still sharp. It is 15 cm long. Any offer?
    2. Red_Rosie, 5 years ago
      That's interesting. Do you know the history of the scissors?
    3. dickie1927, 5 years ago
      No. I am now 90 and my wife is 87. She thinks she probably got them from her father, who died in 1942. My guess is that they may have been included as a gift in a packet of cereal, perhaps before the war which started in 1939.
      We have no use for them so if any one wants them, give me their address and I'll post them.
    4. Red_Rosie, 5 years ago
      Could we discuss this further via private email? My address is rosemary.saul@sydney.edu.au

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