|Flatware with the Cream of Rye Silver Co. backstamp was made by Oneida for the Minneapolis Cereal Co.
They gave away teaspoons as premuims inside packages of Cream of Rye cereal. Spoons could be saved and
sent back to the company in exchange for other pieces of flatware. For example, 24 teaspoons could be
submitted in exchange for 6 orange spoons; 36 teaspoons would get you a gravy ladle. One could also exchange
teaspoons for a 26-piece service for six (200 spoons) or a 42-piece set (360 spoons).