Pewter with nine shields
|Pewter, nine shields, ship number 1|
This is very similar to #2 (below), but it does not have a sail (and there is no remnant of it ever having had one). The shields are unidirectional, oriented with the dragon head as the front. The shields are different on each side. Because pewter is a soft metal and easily bent, I have seen ships of this style with heads and/or tails bent inwards to varying degrees.
|These are the raised markings on the underside of the ship. They read "HÅNDSTØPT", "TPB", and "TINN".|
|This is a closeup of the shields on the port side of the ship (the bow would be to the left).|
|This is a closeup of the shields on the starboard side of the ship (the bow would be to the right).|
|This is near the top of the bow, on the port side. If you look carefully, you can see where the raised word "NORGE" has been covered or obscured.|
|Pewter, nine shields, ship number 2|
This ship is listed in H&J as #4258 in the 'Sterling & Plated Figurals' section, although this is neither sterling nor plated - it is solid pewter. H&J notes a 'paddle spoon' in the description, but none is pictured. The word "NORGE" is written on the front of the sail in raised lettering. It has the same pennant and detail at the sail top as the 5-shield #2 ship.
This ship is very similar to the one above. The shields are unidirectional, oriented with the dragon head as the front. The shields on each side are different, and are identical to the ship above.
|These are the raised markings on the underside of the ship. They read "HÅNDSTOPT", "TPB", and "TINN". Notice that the 'O' in 'HÅNDSTOPT' does not have the slash through it like it does in many other markings (even the ship just above).|
|The word "NORGE" is marked on the top of the bow, on the port side, in raised lettering.|
This is nearly identical to the ship above, however, the raised word "NORGE" at the bow has been obscured, and while the sail appears unmarked, in the light at the correct angle you can faintly see the word "SVERIGE", which has been obscured. It still has the same pennant and detailing along the top of the sail (what looks to be a vertical scratch on the sail is only glare from the scan). This ship also has the same raised markings on the underside, with the same 'HÅNDSTOPT' marking (no slash on the 'O').
|This is the spoon that came with variation 1 of this ship. It is identical to the spoon shown with the 5-shield #1 ship, second variation. It came with a ribbon of blue and yellow, I've been told those are Swedish colors.|
|This is the reverse of the above spoon. In raised lettering, it is marked "TPB" vertically along the reverse of the handle, with the "B" closest to the bowl of the spoon.|
|Pewter, nine shields, ship number 3 - no picture yet|
This ship has a dragon head at one end, and a curled tail at the other. It is a 'footed salt' style, with what look like four small plain posts as supports. It has a sail, and while the mast protrudes above the sail, it does not appear to have a pennant on top of the mast as some other ships have. The shields do not overlap, and they all appear to have the identical design. There is a 'wavy' design along the edges of the prow and stern.