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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Art Nouveau Sterling Silver vanity brush
Art Nouveau Sterling Silver vanity brush
$49.99
925 STERLING SILVER HANDCRAFTED EMBOSSED MIRROR SWIRL MED ZURIC CANDLESTICKS
925 STERLING SILVER HANDCRAFTED EMBOSSED MIRROR SWIRL MED ZURIC CANDLESTICKS
$980.00
A FINE VINTAGE STERLING SILVER LADIES CIRCULAR COMPACT BIRMINGHAM 1947
A FINE VINTAGE STERLING SILVER LADIES CIRCULAR COMPACT BIRMINGHAM 1947
$55.88
Sterling Women s Vanity Set
Sterling Women s Vanity Set
$800.00
Tiffany  Co Makers Sterling Silver Clothes Brush NO MONO + BAG
Tiffany Co Makers Sterling Silver Clothes Brush NO MONO + BAG
$250.00
Sterling Hand Mirror with 5 Cherub Faces
Sterling Hand Mirror with 5 Cherub Faces
$371.25
Vintage Gorham Sterling Silver B4364 Fleur De Lis Art Deco Nail Buffer
Vintage Gorham Sterling Silver B4364 Fleur De Lis Art Deco Nail Buffer
$225.00
Sterling Silver Dresser Jar Powder Box or Container
Sterling Silver Dresser Jar Powder Box or Container
$22.50
VINTAGE STERLING HANDLE BUTTON HOOK BRITISH MARKS C 1929 CSG  CO
VINTAGE STERLING HANDLE BUTTON HOOK BRITISH MARKS C 1929 CSG CO
$39.99
MIXED BAG of Vintage 925 Sterling Silver Items inc Mirrors  Comb 106g
MIXED BAG of Vintage 925 Sterling Silver Items inc Mirrors Comb 106g
$21.29
La Pierre Sterling Silver  Cut Crystal Powder Vanity Jar c1930 Hand Chased
La Pierre Sterling Silver Cut Crystal Powder Vanity Jar c1930 Hand Chased
$145.00
Art deco colorful square enameled sterling Volupte powder compact
Art deco colorful square enameled sterling Volupte powder compact
$49.99
Theodore W Foster Purse Compact Foster  Bailey American Sterling Silver
Theodore W Foster Purse Compact Foster Bailey American Sterling Silver
$175.00
925 STERLING SILVER VINTAGE LADiES COMPACT 624 GRAMS
925 STERLING SILVER VINTAGE LADiES COMPACT 624 GRAMS
$119.99
International Sterling Silver Royal Danish 3 pc Vanity DRESSER SET mid century
International Sterling Silver Royal Danish 3 pc Vanity DRESSER SET mid century
$325.00
ANTIQUE STERLING SILVER BUTTON HOOK AND AWL
ANTIQUE STERLING SILVER BUTTON HOOK AND AWL
$24.95
UNGER BROTHERS STERLING and ABP CUT GLASS DRESSER POWDER VANITY JAR
UNGER BROTHERS STERLING and ABP CUT GLASS DRESSER POWDER VANITY JAR
$79.99
Mary Dunhill Sterling Silver Oval Powder Compact Case c1930 Monogrammed
Mary Dunhill Sterling Silver Oval Powder Compact Case c1930 Monogrammed
$105.00
EXQUISITE RARE ANTIQUE VICTORIAN SOLID SILVER TWIST PROPELLING BUTTON HOOK 1889
EXQUISITE RARE ANTIQUE VICTORIAN SOLID SILVER TWIST PROPELLING BUTTON HOOK 1889
$38.58
ANTIQUE 1904 SILVER HALLMARKED LARGE PHOTO MIRROR FRAME 15 X 95
ANTIQUE 1904 SILVER HALLMARKED LARGE PHOTO MIRROR FRAME 15 X 95
$98.27

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 Hair Brush Small Womens Grooming Estate Antique Monogrammed,  ANTIQUE SILVER BUTTON HOOK REPOUSSE REYNOLDS ANGLES HM 1900 BY LEVI SALAMAN,  Beautiful Hand Painted John William Deakin 1905 Hallmarked Silver Vanity Brush,  Vintage Saart Bros Sterling Brush And Mirror Estate Find,  Antique Victorian Sterling Silver LID POWDER TALC Dresser JAR,  STERLING SILVER ENGRAVED ANTIQUE COMPACT CASE LION IMAGE HEAVY 9 OZs,  Antique Sterling Silver Vanity Dresser Set,  Antique English sterling silver dresser set vanity enamel pink Guillouche enamel,  Antique Continental Silver Enamel Moustache Comb,  Sheffield England Sterling Brush Ornate Floral Design Sterling Monogrammed,  Vtg 1907 Edwardian William Devenport Solid Silver Cut Glass Vanity Trinket Box,  silver small tool with beautiful carved handle im told its a button hook,  Tiffany And Co 1883 Sterling Silver Shoe Horn Button Hook,  Antique Repousse Sterling Silver Lidded Glass Dresser Vanity Jar Art Nouveau,  AN ANTIQUE GORHAM STERLING SILVER 32 MENS WISK BRUSH,  vintage the celtic butter curler silver plated,  French Art Deco Sterling Silver Box Compact,  Antique Edwardian sterling silver handheld mirror frame repair scrap WA 1905,  ANTIQUE Silver Plated Shoe Boot Button Hook Ornate Floral Scroll Handle,  Antique marked Tiffany Co Sterling Silver 61 4 hand hammered hand mirror,  

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