SOUVENIR SPOONS OF PORTUGAL
Situated on the Iberian peninsula, the Portugese Republic has been a
seafaring nation since its inception.
Prince Henry the Navigator was instrumental in making Portugal one of
the longest lived of the modern European colonial empires.
The top left spoon (Puerto de la Luz carries an 800 silver mark
but it is not a Portuguese mark
The other spoons are unmarked and may be silver plated, but they look
and feel like they might be 800 silver
Maputo Railway Station , formerly called Lourenco Marques Railway
Station before independence is actually in Mozambique (Africa
south east coast).
When this spoon was made, Portugal was the colonial power and the
inscription on the municipal building is "This is Portugal"
For over five centruies, the Port of Las Palmas (aka Puerto de la
Luz) has been the largest and most important supply port for
ships plying the mid-Atlantic, Africa and parts of Europe.
It is also one of the main Spanish ports and was the port used when
Prince Henry the Navigator sent his ships to explore the west African
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