Thursday, December 29, 2005

Dubrow's teaspoon for sale on Ebay

Sadly, the auction is already over.

Here's the bid:
You are bidding on a vintage silver plated iced tea spoon from the long closed Dubrow's Cafeteria in New York City. Until it closed in 1985, the cafeteria was a fixture in the Garment District at 7th Avenue at 38th Street and was the location for filming the PBS movie "The Cafeteria", a short story by Isaac Bashevis Singer. Spoon handle is marked "dubrow's" Manufacturer stamp on back of handle is "R.W.& S." A great piece of memorabilia!

Spoon is in very good condition with no rusting or noticeable defects. Silver plate appears intact with some areas of scratching and wear, particularly on the underside of the bowl. The blackness of the bowl you see is from the scan, not the spoon. It is shiny!

Buyer pays $3.00 USPS First Class shipping which includes insurance. Will combine shipping on multiple wins. U.S. Buyers only. Will only ship in U.S. Will accept personal check (shipping delayed until check clears), money order or cashiers check. Sorry, no PayPal. Buyer must pay within 10 days. Buyer must e-mail seller within 3 days. Thanks for bidding!

Starting bid - $9.99. Ebay user “caddie49”

Here's a link to the archived listing on Ebay, which includes a picture.


Anonymous said...

I was just watching a movie on hbo called "everyday people," a story about a family restaurant that faces closing and how the news affects everyone - basically,(i'm sure) it was loosely based on the restaurant ratner's on delancy street in brooklyn - my fondest memories were being dragged around by my mother up and down the delancy street area looking for this, that, and the other (she was fond of czech crystal, and several stores carried the a hardworking women raising three kids by herself, it was her one vice, - when she had saved up enough, she'd treat herself another piece) and sometimes ending up at ratners - to this day, the smell of the butter from their rugelah haunts my memories, and it reminded me of another place she introduced me to as a child - dubrow's. being a true goy, the first time i went on my own as a teenager, i couldn't understand what i had done wrong when i asked for a roast beef with mayo lol! the poor guy behind the counter actually took a step back, he was so aghast! "not here!" he said. "i'll serve you the roast beef, the mayo you get over there...." as i got older, i learned the meaning of 'traif' and then understood my faux pas. but it was the coolest place - great as a teen to go to because no one ever chased you out, and the whole day could be spent nursing or nibbling on whatever it was you and your friends could afford. i'm just old enough to have these nostalgic pangs, when i walk around the neighborhoods i grew up in or frequented as a child, the sad memories of "remember when 'x' used to be here....," and it's getting harder to find others who share the same or similar memories, the population has changed so and is transplanted. the changing face of nyc isn't necessarily the best thing...

Eve said...

Sounds like a great show!

Thanks for sharing your memories of Dubrow' really is of a different era.