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In today's economic cycle it is smart to get the most you can for your purchasing power. So, why overpay for collecting antique Asian silver and sterling silver flatware when bargains are available from online merchants and marketplaces.

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ANTIQUE CHINESE QING DYNASTY SILVER PARASOL WALKING STICK CANE GREAT GRAPHICS
ANTIQUE CHINESE QING DYNASTY SILVER PARASOL WALKING STICK CANE GREAT GRAPHICS
$950.00
Chinese Hong Kong Sterling Silver Overlay Scent Bottle
Chinese Hong Kong Sterling Silver Overlay Scent Bottle
$43.39
Chutney Chili Sauce Silver Spoon Antique Enamel INDIA Nabob Punjab 1880
Chutney Chili Sauce Silver Spoon Antique Enamel INDIA Nabob Punjab 1880
$38.58
antique chinese sterling silver spoons
antique chinese sterling silver spoons
$775.00
RARE CHINESE EXPORT SILVER 12 PCS DESERT SET 6 EACH FORKS  SPOONS DRAGON 1900
RARE CHINESE EXPORT SILVER 12 PCS DESERT SET 6 EACH FORKS SPOONS DRAGON 1900
$595.00
Antique Chinese Sterling Silver  Jade Bead Dragon Handle Incense Burner
Antique Chinese Sterling Silver Jade Bead Dragon Handle Incense Burner
$325.00
VINTAGE antique 4 str baroque pearl necklace CHINESE sterling ENAMEL FILAGREE
VINTAGE antique 4 str baroque pearl necklace CHINESE sterling ENAMEL FILAGREE
$195.00
Rare Luen Wo Pair Trumpet Prunus Branch Bud Vases SHANGHAI Chines
Rare Luen Wo Pair Trumpet Prunus Branch Bud Vases SHANGHAI Chines
$249.99
Antique Persian Cigarette Case Sterling Silver
Antique Persian Cigarette Case Sterling Silver
$300.00
Godinger Silverplate Butter Knife Spreader Beaded Flat Handle Japan
Godinger Silverplate Butter Knife Spreader Beaded Flat Handle Japan
$4.00
Chinese Export Silver Bowl Lutus Poppy Flower Signed 95 Grams
Chinese Export Silver Bowl Lutus Poppy Flower Signed 95 Grams
$350.00
TR Vintage Asian Japanese etched Sterling 950 cigarette case signed
TR Vintage Asian Japanese etched Sterling 950 cigarette case signed
$450.00
Rare Figural Asian Wise Man Silver Plate Toothpick Holder Pairpoint
Rare Figural Asian Wise Man Silver Plate Toothpick Holder Pairpoint
$195.00
Silver silver plated coffee tea serving pitcher W A India dining table
Silver silver plated coffee tea serving pitcher W A India dining table
$22.95
Pairpoint Silverplate Butter Dish 542 Covered Asian Motif Bamboo w Underplate
Pairpoint Silverplate Butter Dish 542 Covered Asian Motif Bamboo w Underplate
$65.00
Japan Sterling 2 Sterling Silver  Moulded Glass Cocktail Coasters No Mono
Japan Sterling 2 Sterling Silver Moulded Glass Cocktail Coasters No Mono
$24.88
Thai Sterling Silver and Niello Souvenir Spoon Bangkok Thailand
Thai Sterling Silver and Niello Souvenir Spoon Bangkok Thailand
$17.88
Asian Silver Demitasse Spoon with Crescent Moon and Star Finial
Asian Silver Demitasse Spoon with Crescent Moon and Star Finial
$17.88
ANTIQUE CHINESE STERLING SILVER BELT
ANTIQUE CHINESE STERLING SILVER BELT
$345.00
Vintage 950 Sterling Silver Iced Tea Cocktail Stir Spoons Japan Figural w case
Vintage 950 Sterling Silver Iced Tea Cocktail Stir Spoons Japan Figural w case
$55.00

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Take advantage of the following tips to assist your antique silver flatware collecting desires.

1. Identify a silver flatware: Style, Historical Era or Maker.

Think about your way-of-life and your own tastes, then arrive at decisions that will be a good fit. Do you expect to use your antique silver flatware frequently, or instead use objects from your collection for remarkable occasions?

There are various specialty facets of antique silver flatware collecting. It can depend on the style of collector you are. For example, some collectors have a preference for a specific pattern style, while others center their attention on a certain silver flatware maker or historical period.

Some antique silverware collectors direct their attention on a certain kind of antique silver flatware, such as: napkin rings or pitchers, while others have more eclectic passions and broaden into regional silver flatware, such as Asian or Canadian, or collectibles from specific craftsman, such as: Alvin or Birks.

2. Mash It Up

Don't be afraid to mix and match patterns.

This collecting strategy gives great aesthetic charm to a table setting. This is a delightful option particularly with difficult-to-find, or discontinued silver flatware patterns. And will benefit you for assembling a set big enough for entertaining your family, friends or guests.

3. Wear or Damage

A history of overuse does not always lessen the value of antique silverware or sterling silver flatware, while actual damage may or may not. For instance, moderate damage or blemishes on a rare flatware piece will not significantly reduce its value. The price of a tarnished collectible should be significantly lower than retail, of course. Be careful of buying tarnished silver flatware through the internet. Pictures can be misleading and obscure apparent wear, damage or repair. Finding tarnished pieces at estate sales and flea markets may be an an alternative, but reviewing them closely for problems remains an important skill for your collecting hobby or business.

4. Monograms

Quite a few collectors view ancient, fancy monograms as a lost form of art and historically important. It does not reduce the desirability or merit of a silver flatware piece when a monogram is present. Most pieces are, however, even more valuable without a monogram. As your knowledge increases with antique silver and sterling silver flatware, you will develop skills to identify if the monogram has been removed. Monogram erasing can damage a piece of antique silver and markedly lessen its selling price.

5. Authenticity

Some collectors under estimate antique silverware pieces that have been restored, such as those with replacement knife blades. It is not uncommon for antique silverplate knife blades to show signs of wear and usage. They can easily be replaced on hollow handle knives, Certain collectors favor to have them replaced with stainless steel blades. But, stainless steel was not introduced in flatware manufacturing until the early 1920s. This is one of those sides of collecting that can be a matter of personal inclination, but you do need to be careful that your antique silver flatware may decline in value if you alter the knife blades.

6. Repair

A silversmith ought be sourced for any repairs required for damaged pieces. A silversmith is also skilled for replating silver flatware pieces. It can be an expensive project for common pieces, but it is fully fully worthwhile to hire a competent silversmith for restoring valued and rare silver flatware items.

7. Modified Pieces

Be conscious that these exist and develop skills to detect if a piece has been modified from its genuine state. Common flatware pieces are sometimes altered to make them appear to be more unusual and valuable pieces. For example, spoons are occasionally cut to look like ice cream forks or a sugar spoon has been pierced to resemble a sugar sifter. Look for signs that pieces have been modified and avoid purchasing them for your collection.

8. Forgeries

New forgeries in in demand and rare patterns can be found for sale regularly on the Internet. Examples include:, salt spoons and sought after pieces such as assorted knives, forks and spoons. Many of these types of silver flatware have no maker's marks. Further, forged artist's marks in silver have been around for hundreds of years. The age of an antique silverware piece does not actually indicate it's genuineness. So the lesson here is start and continue your learning and improve your skills to reduce the risk of investing in forged or fake antique silverware collectibles.

Asian Antique Silver - recently purchased silver flatware.

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