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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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Boxed Set of Six Asian Sterling Silver 950 Lotus Bowl Demitasse Teaspoons
Boxed Set of Six Asian Sterling Silver 950 Lotus Bowl Demitasse Teaspoons
$45.99
ANTIQUE CHINESE SILVER PLATED JUG DRAGON HANDLE HAND ENGRAVED AROUND 1900 CHINA
ANTIQUE CHINESE SILVER PLATED JUG DRAGON HANDLE HAND ENGRAVED AROUND 1900 CHINA
$129.00
6 Vintage Leonard EPNS Silver Plate Wine Goblets Cordial Chalice Made India 5
6 Vintage Leonard EPNS Silver Plate Wine Goblets Cordial Chalice Made India 5
$29.99
Antique Vtg Made In India Set Of 6 Silverplate Cordial Goblets 375
Antique Vtg Made In India Set Of 6 Silverplate Cordial Goblets 375
$29.99
CASED SET STERLING Silver LENOX China DEMITASSE Coffee 6 CUPS  6 SAUCERS
CASED SET STERLING Silver LENOX China DEMITASSE Coffee 6 CUPS 6 SAUCERS
$179.32
Sterling Silver Bowl British Colonial India 5 1 4 inch 142 grams
Sterling Silver Bowl British Colonial India 5 1 4 inch 142 grams
$110.70
Vintage Silver Silver Plated Bell Made In China
Vintage Silver Silver Plated Bell Made In China
$3.50
Sevres China 835 Silver Small Demitasse Coffee Cup Liquor Tot Miniature 1 7 8
Sevres China 835 Silver Small Demitasse Coffee Cup Liquor Tot Miniature 1 7 8
$155.93
Luen Wo Chinese Export silver mounted five piece vanity set
Luen Wo Chinese Export silver mounted five piece vanity set
$4,299.99
BEAUTIFUL 1900S WOMANS CHINESE ENAMELED STERLING SILVER POCKET FLASK
BEAUTIFUL 1900S WOMANS CHINESE ENAMELED STERLING SILVER POCKET FLASK
$899.99
Vintage Silver Yokohama Japan Souvenir Spoons lot 4021kf
Vintage Silver Yokohama Japan Souvenir Spoons lot 4021kf
$15.00
PERSIAN Twisted Handle Butter Knife Rogers Silverplate 1871 No Monogram
PERSIAN Twisted Handle Butter Knife Rogers Silverplate 1871 No Monogram
$12.88
PERSIAN Cake or Pie Server Engraved Blade Rogers Silverplate 1871 No Monograms
PERSIAN Cake or Pie Server Engraved Blade Rogers Silverplate 1871 No Monograms
$20.88
PERSIAN Fluted  Gilded Bowl Serving Spoon C1870 Rogers Silverplate Terrific
PERSIAN Fluted Gilded Bowl Serving Spoon C1870 Rogers Silverplate Terrific
$40.88
Set of 6 Vintage Chinese or Korean Sterling Silver enamel tea spoons
Set of 6 Vintage Chinese or Korean Sterling Silver enamel tea spoons
$250.00
PERSIAN 8 Nut Picks Rogers Silverplate 1871 Great for Hors doeuvres
PERSIAN 8 Nut Picks Rogers Silverplate 1871 Great for Hors doeuvres
$40.88
PERSIAN 3 Nut Picks Rare Rogers Mark Silverplate 1871 Great for Hors doeuvres
PERSIAN 3 Nut Picks Rare Rogers Mark Silverplate 1871 Great for Hors doeuvres
$15.88
Greek or Ottoman Sterling Silver Sash Buckel with Gold Wash  Heart Crest 26oz
Greek or Ottoman Sterling Silver Sash Buckel with Gold Wash Heart Crest 26oz
$224.99
Gorham Sterling Silver Pedestal Bowl Ottoman Islamic Design Hand Chased Mde 1916
Gorham Sterling Silver Pedestal Bowl Ottoman Islamic Design Hand Chased Mde 1916
$1,549.99
Silver Pipe Bowl ottoman Islamic with Chains and Pierced Cutout
Silver Pipe Bowl ottoman Islamic with Chains and Pierced Cutout
$274.99

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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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