Brushes & Grooming Sets – Sterling Silver


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In today's economic climate it is increasingly wise to get the best value for our purchasing spend. So, there is little reason to over-spend for antique sterling silver brushes and grooming sets, especially with the competition online merchants supply, in terms of price, quality and service.

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Old Vintage Brush  Mirror Sterling R B CO
Old Vintage Brush Mirror Sterling R B CO
$84.08
ANTIQUE WILSON  GILL SILVER MOUNTED GROOMING SET c1909
ANTIQUE WILSON GILL SILVER MOUNTED GROOMING SET c1909
$454.48
Good Vintage Boxed Silver Brush And Comb Set
Good Vintage Boxed Silver Brush And Comb Set
$25.97
Vintage Sterling Brush HAIR LADY nail flowers scroll C1258 Gorham hallmarks
Vintage Sterling Brush HAIR LADY nail flowers scroll C1258 Gorham hallmarks
$45.99
Vintage Sterling Silver 4 Piece Vanity Set Art Deco Style
Vintage Sterling Silver 4 Piece Vanity Set Art Deco Style
$49.99
Silver Plated Scissor Servers
Silver Plated Scissor Servers
$2.58
Sterling Towle Old Mirror DEMITASSE SPOON 4 1 4 Fine Condition Free Shipping
Sterling Towle Old Mirror DEMITASSE SPOON 4 1 4 Fine Condition Free Shipping
$20.00
Cake Comb Vintage Sheffield 925 Sterling Stamped Handle Stainless Comb
Cake Comb Vintage Sheffield 925 Sterling Stamped Handle Stainless Comb
$25.99
ANTIQUE CAMUSSO STERLING SILVER 925 BEVELED PERUVIAN MIRRORSTUNNING  RARE
ANTIQUE CAMUSSO STERLING SILVER 925 BEVELED PERUVIAN MIRRORSTUNNING RARE
$650.00
Unger Bros Art Nouveau Sterling Silver Loves Dream Hair Brush Sleeping Woman
Unger Bros Art Nouveau Sterling Silver Loves Dream Hair Brush Sleeping Woman
$80.00
Cased 1905 Silver Brass  Steel Scissor Set
Cased 1905 Silver Brass Steel Scissor Set
$235.03
Webster Sterling Company Silver Nail Buffer  Clothes Brush Antique Mono AB
Webster Sterling Company Silver Nail Buffer Clothes Brush Antique Mono AB
$22.00
Vintage Antique sterling silver vanity brush grooming monogrammed
Vintage Antique sterling silver vanity brush grooming monogrammed
$12.50
Tiffany Co Sterling Silver Gilt Powder Box Vintage 925 Genuine 1938
Tiffany Co Sterling Silver Gilt Powder Box Vintage 925 Genuine 1938
$300.00
ICE TONGS SILVER PLATE CAST CIRCA 1860  SMALL SIZE SCISSOR STYLE TWISTED
ICE TONGS SILVER PLATE CAST CIRCA 1860 SMALL SIZE SCISSOR STYLE TWISTED
$90.00
ANTIQUE SILVER  FAUX TORTOISESHELL HAND MIRROR
ANTIQUE SILVER FAUX TORTOISESHELL HAND MIRROR
$27.27
Gorham Sterling Silver Hand Mirror Antique Victorian Repousse Flowers Shells
Gorham Sterling Silver Hand Mirror Antique Victorian Repousse Flowers Shells
$202.50
Antique Vintage Sterling Sliver Vanity Clothes Brush with Repousse Floral Design
Antique Vintage Sterling Sliver Vanity Clothes Brush with Repousse Floral Design
$30.00
Antique Harrods Silver Plated Large Meat Tray Platter Mirror Finish C1890
Antique Harrods Silver Plated Large Meat Tray Platter Mirror Finish C1890
$97.39
Antique English Sterling Silver Lid  Cut Glass Star Base Vanity Jar 1908
Antique English Sterling Silver Lid Cut Glass Star Base Vanity Jar 1908
$75.00

Whether a hobby or an investment, here are eight pointers for acquiring antique sterling and/or silver plate flatware.

1. Select a silver: Style, Historical Era or Artist.

Reflect upon your way-of-life and personal tastes, then arrive at choices that will be a good fit. Do you envisage using your antique silver flatware fairly often, or only use items from your collection for memorable occasions and holiday celebrations?

There are many niche aspects of antique silver flatware collecting. Some collectors zero in on a certain design pattern, while others collect a specific maker or historical period.

Some antique sterling silverware collectors direct their attention on a distinct style of antique silver flatware, such as: sauce boats or coffee pots, while others have more diverse interests and extend into regional silver flatware, such as Middle Eastern or Russian, or pieces from specific makers, such as: Christofle or Oneida Rogers.

2. Mix-n-Match

Do not be afraid to mix and match patterns.

This collecting concept brings awesome aesthetic elegance to a table setting. This is a delightful option especially with difficult-to-find, or rare silver flatware patterns. And will help for putting together a set large enough for entertaining your family, friends or guests.

3. Wear or Damage

A history of overuse does not always lower the worth of antique silver flatware or silver plate flatware, while signs of abuse may or may not. For instance, minimal damage or blemishes on a rare flatware piece will not significantly lessen its value. The price of a tarnished piece should be lower than retail, of course. Be mindful of buying tarnished silver flatware through the internet. Pictures can be fake and disguise apparent wear, damage or repair. Buying tarnished pieces at estate sales and flea markets may be an an alternative, but reviewing them closely for wear remains a fundamental skill for your collecting hobby or business.

4. Monograms

Many collectors view classic, detailed monograms as a lost form of art and historically important. It does not decrease the desirability or appeal of a silver flatware collectible when a monogram is present. Most pieces are, however, have more value without a monogram. As you become more familiar with antique silver and sterling silver flatware, you will be able to detect if the monogram has been removed. Monogram removal can damage a piece of antique silver and dramatically minimize its actually worth.

5. Authenticity

A few collectors downgrade 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 repaired on hollow handle knives, Certain collectors prefer to have them refitted with stainless steel blades. However, stainless steel was not introduced in flatware crafting until the early 1920s. This is one of those aspects of collecting that can be a matter of personal preference, but you do need to be alert that your antique silver flatware may lessen in value if you switch the knife blades.

6. Repairs

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 prohibitive for more common items, but it is truly worth it to restore rare antique silver flatware pieces. cut to appear to be like ice cream forks or a sugar spoon has been altered to resemble a sugar sifter. Look for signs that pieces have been modified and avoid purchasing them for your collection.

8. Fake Antique Silver Flatware

New forgeries in favorite and rare pattern designs appear for sale on a regular basis online. Examples include:, salt spoons and scarce pieces such as assorted knives, forks and spoons. Several of these items have no craftsman's stamps. Moreover, forged maker's marks in silver have appeared for hundreds of years. The age of an antique silverware piece does not always 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.

Brushes & Grooming Sets - recently purchased sterling silver collectibles.

Sterling Silver Antique Art Deco 1920s 4 Piece Dresser Jar Set Hand Mirror,  VINTAGE ART DECO SILVER PLATE SET OF mirror and cumb,  Antique 1909 Chester Solid Silver Handled Nail Tool Victor Luxenburg TG Emporium,  sterling silver Hallmarked manicure set 2,  ANTIQUE EMBOSSED ORNATE SILVER HANDLED MANICURE TOOL LATE 1800 EARLY 1900S,  SOLID SILVER MANICURE TOOL,  Small Cut Crystal Vanity Jar Pot With Sterling Silver Guilloche Enamel Lid,  Stunning Art Deco English Sterling Silver Guilloche Enamel Hand Mirror,  Fabulous Art Deco Sterling Silver and Guilloche Enamel Lidded Powder Box,  Antique Solid Silver Inlaid Hair Clothes Brush Cased Christening Present,  RARE VINTAGE ANTIQUE 1930s 1940s 875 SILVER BRUSH 179 gr,  VINTAGE ANTIQUE APPLICATOR 4831 FINE BRUSH STERLING SILVER WITH NATURAL BRISTLE,  Pair Silver Backed Clothes Brushes Comb Sterling Cased Hallmarked 1958,  Silver Shoe Horn Birmingham 1906 William Devenport,  TIFFANY CO MAKERS FANCY CHASED STERLING HANDLED COMB,  12 pc Sterling Silver Repousse Vanity Suite Lot 207,  Vintage Tiffany and Co Clothes Brush Sterling Silver 1910 Rare Low Shipping,  Gorham Sterling Silver bonnet clothes brush with a floral scroll design,  Antique American Made Art Nouveau Sterling Silver Shoe Horn,  ANTIQUE PAIR OF INTERNATIONAL STERLING SILVER VANITY BRUSHES,  

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