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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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JAPAN 84 SILVER SOUVENIR SPOON 1915 DRAGON WITH FLOWER BOWL
JAPAN 84 SILVER SOUVENIR SPOON 1915 DRAGON WITH FLOWER BOWL
$19.99
I49 1700 AD MUGHAL EMPIRE INDIA RARE ANTIQUE URDU 925 STERLING SILVER COIN
I49 1700 AD MUGHAL EMPIRE INDIA RARE ANTIQUE URDU 925 STERLING SILVER COIN
$53.99
Rare Vintage SIAM silver clip on Unusual shape earrings Siamese dancing figure
Rare Vintage SIAM silver clip on Unusual shape earrings Siamese dancing figure
$19.15
INTERNATIONAL SILVER FOOTED CAVIAR MUFFIN CAKE DISPLAY STAND WITH HANDLE JAPAN
INTERNATIONAL SILVER FOOTED CAVIAR MUFFIN CAKE DISPLAY STAND WITH HANDLE JAPAN
$35.00
Rare Antique 20th C Large Solid 84 Persian Silver Scholar Box Rabie 1419 Grams
Rare Antique 20th C Large Solid 84 Persian Silver Scholar Box Rabie 1419 Grams
$2,999.00
1919 One Rupee India Pak 94 Sil 3 Silver Coin Ashtray 418 Grams Uncirculated
1919 One Rupee India Pak 94 Sil 3 Silver Coin Ashtray 418 Grams Uncirculated
$79.99
BEAUTIFUL CHINESE EXPORT SILVER BLOSSOM BOX c1900 ANTIQUE
BEAUTIFUL CHINESE EXPORT SILVER BLOSSOM BOX c1900 ANTIQUE
$114.99
LARGE ANTIQUE 20th C PERSIAN ISFAHAN ISLAMIC QAJAR SOLID SILVER PAIR VASE
LARGE ANTIQUE 20th C PERSIAN ISFAHAN ISLAMIC QAJAR SOLID SILVER PAIR VASE
$2,599.00
ANTIQUE ISFAHAN PERSIAN SILVER BOX 476 GRAMS JAHROMY
ANTIQUE ISFAHAN PERSIAN SILVER BOX 476 GRAMS JAHROMY
$850.00
Museum Antique Islamic Qajar Indo Persian Silver Vase 84 Marked
Museum Antique Islamic Qajar Indo Persian Silver Vase 84 Marked
$7,500.00
PERSIAN STERLING SILVER 84 TRAY 1993 ToZ
PERSIAN STERLING SILVER 84 TRAY 1993 ToZ
$789.00
PERSIAN ISLAMIC ROUND SOLID 84 SILVER TRAY 723 GRAMS
PERSIAN ISLAMIC ROUND SOLID 84 SILVER TRAY 723 GRAMS
$1,150.00
Bombay India Sterling Silver Sourvenir Spoon Enameled Bowl Elephant
Bombay India Sterling Silver Sourvenir Spoon Enameled Bowl Elephant
$85.00
Mustard Pot Georgian Solid Sterling Silver China Oriental Revival 1809
Mustard Pot Georgian Solid Sterling Silver China Oriental Revival 1809
$224.88
Chinese Export Silver Beaker  DRAGON PEARL  FROG   SIGNED
Chinese Export Silver Beaker DRAGON PEARL FROG SIGNED
$20.00
Fisherman  Traps Miniature Model China Solid Sterling Silver Hong Kong 1900
Fisherman Traps Miniature Model China Solid Sterling Silver Hong Kong 1900
$95.83
CHINESE EXPORT STERLING SPOON 4 5 8 LONG CHINESE HALLMARKS FREE US SHIP
CHINESE EXPORT STERLING SPOON 4 5 8 LONG CHINESE HALLMARKS FREE US SHIP
$60.00
Antique Chinese Cigarette Case SIlver C 1900 Monogram
Antique Chinese Cigarette Case SIlver C 1900 Monogram
$699.00
I46 1700 AD MUGHAL EMPIRE INDIA ETHNIC URDU 925 STERLING SILVER COIN
I46 1700 AD MUGHAL EMPIRE INDIA ETHNIC URDU 925 STERLING SILVER COIN
$53.99
ANTIQUE 20thC CHINESE EXPORT SOLID SILVER LARGE DRAGON BOX c1900
ANTIQUE 20thC CHINESE EXPORT SOLID SILVER LARGE DRAGON BOX c1900
$3,826.71

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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.

6 Sterling Silver East Asian Themed 5 1 8 Spoon Set,  STERLING SILVER CHINESE EXPORT SHAKER,  Ten Silver Chinese Spoons Wang Hing 122g 117cm A589516,  Four SIlver Chinese Fish Knives Forks Tien Shing 280g A589516,  Chinese Export Solid Silver Tea Strainer engraved with Dragons Hang Chow Mei Hwa,  Antique Chinese Silver Cigarette Case Bamboo Engraved Card Holder,  Old Handwork Miao Silver Carve Chinese 12 Zodiac Good Lucky safeness Pair State,  Collectables Dynasty Decorated Old Tibet Silver Carved Dragon Tortoise Tea Pot,  ANTIQUE CHINA CHINESE SILVER WHITE METAL TEA CADDY ORIENTAL 1900,  AN IMPORTANT TIFFANY CHINESE STYLE STERLING SILVER SOUP TUREEN 3120 g,  ANTIQUE PERSIAN SILVER MINI CUP 1132 GRAMS,  PERSIAN ANTIQUE SILVER PITCHER 3735 GRAMS,  BEAUTIFUL PERSIAN ANTIQUE SILVER SQUARE BOX 2585G,  BEAUTIFUL PERSIAN ANTIQUE SILVER RECTANGULAR BOX 372G,  Antique Chinese Silver Enamel Carved Flowers Mosaic Red Zircon Pendant mk,  Set of 5 Silverplate Goblets Eales India,  Asian Thai Sterling Silver Niello Figurative Salt Cellars Mustard Pot C 1930s,  Fine Antique Chinese Sterling Silver Art Deco Jade Coffee Pot 881 GRAMS,  Fine Antique Chinese Sterling Silver Art Deco Jade Teapot 816 GRAMS,  Fine Antique Chinese Sterling Silver Art Deco Jade Tilt Stand Teapot 1416 GRAMS,  Fine Pair Antique Chinese Sterling Silver Art Deco Creamer Sugar 680 GRAMS,  Fine Antique Chinese Sterling Silver Art Deco Footed Compote Bowl 209 GRAMS,  Fine Antique Chinese Sterling Silver Art Deco Water Wine Pitcher 629 GRAMS,  Fine Antique Chinese Sterling Silver Art Deco Water Wine Goblet 226 GRAMS 1,  Fine Antique Chinese Sterling Silver Art Deco Water Wine Goblet 200 GRAMS 2,  12 Ornate Thai Silver Plate Iced Tea Spoons + 4 Matching Butter Spread Knives,  Fine Antique Chinese Sterling Silver Art Deco Water Wine Goblet 212 GRAMS 3,  Fine Antique Chinese Sterling Silver Art Deco Water Wine Goblet 207 GRAMS 4,  Fine Antique Chinese Sterling Silver Art Deco Water Wine Goblet 211 GRAMS 5,  Fine Antique Chinese Sterling Silver Art Deco Water Wine Goblet 222 GRAMS 6,  Fine Antique Chinese Sterling Silver Art Deco Water Wine Goblet 230 GRAMS 7,  Fine Antique Chinese Sterling Silver Art Deco Water Wine Goblet 2089 GRAMS 8,  Fine Antique Chinese Sterling Silver Art Deco Water Wine Goblet 230 GRAMS 9,  Fine Antique Chinese Sterling Silver Art Deco Water Wine Goblet 212 GRAMS 10,  Fine Antique Chinese Sterling Silver Art Deco Water Wine Goblet 209 GRAMS 11,  Fine Antique Chinese Sterling Silver Art Deco Water Wine Goblet 201 GRAMS 12,  Fine Antique Chinese Sterling Silver Art Deco Ceremonial Wine Goblet 212 GRAMS,  Fine Antique Chinese Sterling Silver Art Deco Soup Berry Bowl 190 GRAMS 1,  Fine Antique Chinese Sterling Silver Art Deco Soup Berry Bowl 194 GRAMS 2,  Fine Antique Chinese Sterling Silver Art Deco Soup Berry Bowl 200 GRAMS 3,  Fine Antique Chinese Sterling Silver Art Deco Soup Berry Bowl 1963 GRAMS 4,  Fine Antique Chinese Sterling Silver Art Deco Soup Berry Bowl 187 GRAMS 5,  Fine Antique Chinese Sterling Silver Art Deco Soup Berry Bowl 188 GRAMS 6,  Fine Antique Chinese Sterling Silver Art Deco Soup Berry Bowl 184 GRAMS 7,  Fine Antique Chinese Sterling Silver Art Deco Soup Berry Bowl 196 GRAMS 8,  Fine Antique Chinese Sterling Silver Art Deco Soup Berry Bowl 198 GRAMS 9,  Fine Antique Chinese Sterling Silver Art Deco Soup Berry Bowl 189 GRAMS 10,  Fine Antique Chinese Sterling Silver Art Deco Soup Berry Bowl 192 GRAMS 11,  Fine Antique Chinese Sterling Silver Art Deco Rooster Foot Ice Tongs 896 GRAMS,  Fine Antique Chinese Sterling Silver Art Deco Monumental 1570 GRAM Ice Bucket,  

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