Boxes – Sterling Silver

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SNUFF BOX STERLING SILVER CIRCA 1920s
SNUFF BOX STERLING SILVER CIRCA 1920s
$61.68
ANTIQUE SOLID SILVER SNUFF BOX VERY RARE AMERICAN PILL BOX
ANTIQUE SOLID SILVER SNUFF BOX VERY RARE AMERICAN PILL BOX
$595.00
Set 6 Barker Brothers England Art Deco Sterling Silver Demitasse Spoons Orig Box
Set 6 Barker Brothers England Art Deco Sterling Silver Demitasse Spoons Orig Box
$99.99
Antique Webster American Cut Glass  Sterling Silver Dresser Box  Hair Receiver
Antique Webster American Cut Glass Sterling Silver Dresser Box Hair Receiver
$240.00
Vintage Sterling Silver Nursing Spoon in Original Fitted Box Birmingham 1937
Vintage Sterling Silver Nursing Spoon in Original Fitted Box Birmingham 1937
$18.87
Victorian Box English Birmingham Sterling Silver A  J Zimmerman 1898
Victorian Box English Birmingham Sterling Silver A J Zimmerman 1898
$1,237.50
ANTIQUE AUSTRIAN STERLING SILVER  GUILLOCHE ENAMEL SNUFF TRINKET BOX
ANTIQUE AUSTRIAN STERLING SILVER GUILLOCHE ENAMEL SNUFF TRINKET BOX
$126.82
Beautiful Solid Silver Sterling Pencil  Box
Beautiful Solid Silver Sterling Pencil Box
$12.85
Good Sterling Silver Cigarette Box by T F  Co London 1929
Good Sterling Silver Cigarette Box by T F Co London 1929
$174.81
Vintage Large Solid Silver Cigarette Box Hallmarked 1964
Vintage Large Solid Silver Cigarette Box Hallmarked 1964
$88.26
Vintage handmade Solid Sterling Silver pill box lady smell flower floral design
Vintage handmade Solid Sterling Silver pill box lady smell flower floral design
$73.14
BEAUTIFUL LARGE ANTIQUE SOLID SILVER BOX HALLMARKED BIRMINGHAM 1962 633g
BEAUTIFUL LARGE ANTIQUE SOLID SILVER BOX HALLMARKED BIRMINGHAM 1962 633g
$505.59
STERLING SILVER PILL BOX
STERLING SILVER PILL BOX
$14.99
Nice vintage solid sterling silver pill trinket box London 1995
Nice vintage solid sterling silver pill trinket box London 1995
$68.54
Antique solid Silver Holy Oil Stocks box Birmingham 1911
Antique solid Silver Holy Oil Stocks box Birmingham 1911
$42.85
LARGE ANTIQUE VICTORIAN STERLING SILVER HEART TRINKET BOX
LARGE ANTIQUE VICTORIAN STERLING SILVER HEART TRINKET BOX
$349.00
Beautiful Continental Antique Sterling Silver French Snuff Box With Large Ruby
Beautiful Continental Antique Sterling Silver French Snuff Box With Large Ruby
$1,062.59
Vintage Sterling Silver Snuff Pill Box Israel
Vintage Sterling Silver Snuff Pill Box Israel
$139.00
ARMY  NAVY COOPERATIVE SOCIETY VICTORIAN STERLING SILVER CIGARETTE BOX 1895
ARMY NAVY COOPERATIVE SOCIETY VICTORIAN STERLING SILVER CIGARETTE BOX 1895
$179.95
Antique 800 Sterling Silver Gebruder Reiner Group Of 6 Spoons in Box
Antique 800 Sterling Silver Gebruder Reiner Group Of 6 Spoons in Box
$299.00

Whether you look for collecting sterling or silver plate antiques, the following tips apply.

1. Make a decision on a silver: Style, Historical Period or Artist.

Reflect upon your way-of-life and unique preferences, then come up with choices that are a good fit. Do you expect to use your antique silver flatware daily, or only use items from your collection for special occasions?

Antique silver flatware is a very extensive collectible niche comprising a great deal of specialist areas. It can depend on the style of collector you are. For example, some collectors put emphasis on a distinctive pattern style, while others target a certain silverware artist or historical era

Some antique sterling silverware collectors concentrate on a particular style of antique silver flatware, such as: cups or goblets, while others have more varied passions and broaden into regional silver flatware, such as Spanish or Mexican, or pieces from specific makers, such as: Reed & Barton.

2. Mix-n-Match

Be bold with accumulating a variety of silverware design patterns.

This collecting tactic provides awesome aesthetic charm to a table setting. This is a delightful choice particularly with difficult-to-find, or rare silver flatware patterns. And is often a must for putting together a set sizable enough for entertaining your family, friends or guests.

3. Signs of Overuse or Damage

A history of overuse does not automatically lessen the value of antique silverware or sterling silver flatware, while actual damage may or may not. For instance, minor damage or defects on a rare flatware piece will not significantly reduce its value. The price of a tarnished piece will be lower than retail, of course. Be cautious of buying tarnished silver flatware via the internet. Pictures can be fake and disguise apparent wear, damage or repair. Purchasing tarnished pieces at estate sales and flea markets may be an affordable option, but examining them closely for problems remains an essential skill for your collecting hobby or business.

4. Monograms

Quite a few collectors view aged, elaborate monograms as a lost art form and historically relevant. It does not detract from the desirability or importance of a silver flatware collectible when a monogram is displayed. Most pieces are, however, have more market worth without a monogram. As you become more familiar with antique silver and sterling silver flatware, you will develop skills to ascertain if the monogram has been removed. Monogram erasing can damage a piece of antique silver and significantly decrease its selling price.

5. Authenticity

A number of collectors under value antique silverware pieces that have been updated, such as those with replacement knife blades. Silverplated knife blades are often found with wear. They can easily be replaced on hollow handle knives, Certain collectors desire to have them refitted with stainless steel blades. But, stainless steel was not introduced in flatware manufacturing until the early 1920s. This is one of those factors of collecting that can be a matter of personal inclination, but you do need to be mindful that your antique silver flatware may lessen in value if you modify the knife blades.

6. Repair

Dents, or general types of damage can be repaired by a silversmith. A silversmith is also skilled for replating silver flatware pieces. The cost can be expensive for more common items, but it is definitely worth it to restore rare antique silver flatware pieces. cut to look like ice cream forks or a sugar spoon was altered to resemble a sugar sifter. As your skills improve, look for signs of modification and avoid buying those modified pieces.

8. Fake Antique Silver Flatware

New fake pieces in common and rare patterns appear for sale on a regular basis on the Internet. Examples include:, salt spoons and rare pieces such as assorted knives, forks and spoons. Several of these types of silver flatware have no manufacture's marks. Further, forged maker's markings in silver have persisted centuries. The age of an antique silverware piece does not automatically indicate it's authenticity. 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.

Boxes - recently sold sterling silver antiques.

RARE 19th CEN PERSIAN SOLID SILVER FIGURATIVE ISLAMIC SNUFF PILL BOX BIRDS,  Sterling silver jewelry box from Bangkok Thailand ornate 388 grams 75x45 in,  RARE VICTORIAN STERLING SILVER CRUMB SWEEPER PRESANTATION BOX 19TH CENTURY,  E2744 INTERNATIONAL STERLING SILVER RHAPSODY 68 PIECE SET WITH FREE BOX MINT,  E2495 TIFFANY CO STERLING SILVER ROSE FINIAL SACCHARINE TRINKET BOX + TONGS,  Vintage Sterling Silver Trinket Box with Tigers Eye Gemstone Slab Lid,  EDWARDIAN ART DECO ANTIQUE STERLING SILVER ROYAL BLUE GUILLOCHE ENAMEL BOX,  RARE STERLING SILVER ANTIQUE SNUFF BOX POINTED TOE SHOE w CHERRIES DUTCH CLOG,  ANTIQUE S KIRK SON STERLING SILVER FLORAL REPOUSSE MATCH BOX COVER HOLDER,  ANTIQUE SOLID SILVER BOX CARVED FIGURAL FACE COW BONE,  Antique c1900s Sterling Silver Stamp Box holder Hallmarked Beautiful,  Solid Silver Match Box Holder Birmingham 1937 Mappin Webb,  TIFFANY CO STERLING SILVER Pill Box Strawberry shaped,  TIFFANY CO STERLING SILVER Pill Box acorn shaped,  TIFFANY CO STERLING SILVER Hinged Pill Box Walnut,  Sterling Silver and Abalone coffee spoons RARE ONE OF A KIND35Org box,  VINTAGE JAPANESE 950 STERLING SILVER RICKSHAW SALT PEPPER SHAKER SET In Box,  sterling silver pill box with bear on top1 1 4 x 1 inch hinged top cute guy,  Sterling silver cocktail picks set of 8 in original box,  VINTAGE NOUVEAU WOMAN ROUND STERLING SILVER TRINKET BOX OR JEWELRY BOX,  STERLING SILVER 6 Salt Pepper Shakers 44grams w Original Box SHIPS FREE,  German antique Judaica solid silver snuff box case by Simon Rosenau chinoiserie,  Liberty Co antique sterling silver guilloche enamel tudric box art nouveau,  A Solid Silver jewellery drawer box Adie Lovekin Birmingham 1892,  Large Solid Silver Cigarette Box or Case,  Rare Set of Sterling Silver Coronation Spoons in Box,  Beautiful Rose Flower Top Sterling Silver Box,  Antique Fine Sterling Silver Ladies Circular Compact Box,  Antique Fine Sterling Silver Ladies Circular Pill Box,  Rare Antique Sterling Silver Overlay Ebony Wood Jewelry Box,  Antique Edwardian Style Solid Silver Snuff Pill Box European Austrian German,  Sterling Silver Pill Box,  Solid silver box casket 1917 pierced intricate cover Alhambra Theatre Glasgow,  Vintage Smith Smith Sterling silver box,  ANTIQUE Sterling Silver BIRKS double Bridal RING boxExcellent Condition,  New Pill Snuff box Sterling Heart Shape Engraved Sterling silver 80 Gr,  WALLACE MEADOW ROSE 38 PC STERLING SILVER FLATWARE BOX,  set of 6 vintage sterling silver spoon in original box,  Georg Jensen of Denmark Sterling Silver Small Pill or Snuff Box Engraved,  Elegant Antique French Sterling Silver Mother of Peal 12pc 8 Knife Set Box,  ANTIQUE GORHAM STERLING SILVER ECCLESIASTIC PYX OR BOX 1850 1899,  Sterling Silver HM Coy Box Early 20th Century England,  Antique French Sterling Silver Mother of Pearl 12pc 8 Table Knife Set Box,  Tiffany Co Sterling Silver 925 Baseball paperweight Rare with Tiffany Box,  ANTIQUE FOUR STERLING SILVER SALT PEPPERS SHAKERS in ORIGINAL BOX USA,  Peruvian Sterling Silver Brazilian Amazon Beads and Wood Pill Box,  TIFFANY CO LONDON ENGLAND STERLING SILVER 925 1958 MONO EGG TRINKET BOX,  STERLING SILVER BOX WITH PINK LILAC GUILLOCHE TOP ROUND,  Antique Sterling Silver Repousse Box Heart Chatelaine Accessory,  Set of 4 Christolfe Paris Sterling Silver Crystal Salt Pepper Shakers in Box,  

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