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Q. I found this piece while going through old stuff in a deceased relative’s house. It caught my eye because it looked to be silver. I have no idea what it might be. My best guess is a snuff spoon. Other than the spoon, it also has a retractable blade. On the back is engraved, “Gifford’s Pat. Nov. 5, 1867.” It is 2-1/4 inches long closed and 2-3/4 inches long when opened. I am stumped. What was it used for, and does it have any value?