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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Vtg Towle Old Mirror Salad Fork Lot Sterling
Vtg Towle Old Mirror Salad Fork Lot Sterling
$99.95
18th Century scissor action silver sugar nips by Henry Plumpton
18th Century scissor action silver sugar nips by Henry Plumpton
$124.52
ANTIQUE BUTTON HOOK STERLING SILVER HANDLE CRISFORD  NORRIS BIRMINGHAM 1903
ANTIQUE BUTTON HOOK STERLING SILVER HANDLE CRISFORD NORRIS BIRMINGHAM 1903
$3.52
Exquisite Antique Guiloche Enamel Blue Floral Sterling Silver Powder Box
Exquisite Antique Guiloche Enamel Blue Floral Sterling Silver Powder Box
$247.00
VINTAGE1932CLASSIC DESIGN SILVER NAIL BUFFERHMARKED
VINTAGE1932CLASSIC DESIGN SILVER NAIL BUFFERHMARKED
$10.24
VINTAGE ANTIQUE APPLICATOR BRUSH ROYAL STERLING SILVER WITH NATURAL BRISTLE
VINTAGE ANTIQUE APPLICATOR BRUSH ROYAL STERLING SILVER WITH NATURAL BRISTLE
$110.00
Victorian Silver Mounted Faux Tortoise Shell Comb
Victorian Silver Mounted Faux Tortoise Shell Comb
$38.16
c1850s SILVER INLAID TIGER POWDER HORN PERSIAN INDIAN BIDRI MADRAS SPAIN
c1850s SILVER INLAID TIGER POWDER HORN PERSIAN INDIAN BIDRI MADRAS SPAIN
$1,125.00
Pill Box Powder Compact Vienna Silver Enamel
Pill Box Powder Compact Vienna Silver Enamel
$333.29
Powder Compact Sterling Silver Enamel
Powder Compact Sterling Silver Enamel
$333.29
Solid sterling silver vintage Art Deco antique powder compact  mirror box case
Solid sterling silver vintage Art Deco antique powder compact mirror box case
$139.17
Stunning Vintage Hallmarked Solid Silver Hand Mirror
Stunning Vintage Hallmarked Solid Silver Hand Mirror
$65.91
Vintage ORNATE VICTORIAN Sterling Silver small Brush monogram
Vintage ORNATE VICTORIAN Sterling Silver small Brush monogram
$25.20
Victorian Silver Dress Belt Buckle Fully Hallmarked Birmingham 1899
Victorian Silver Dress Belt Buckle Fully Hallmarked Birmingham 1899
$249.02
Vintage Tiffany  Co Compact Sterling Silver Original Box 1962 Large
Vintage Tiffany Co Compact Sterling Silver Original Box 1962 Large
$700.00
Silver nail buffer in holder by BIRKS
Silver nail buffer in holder by BIRKS
$73.25
Cartier Silver gilt Inlay Black enamel diamond Sapphire Cabochon ladies compact
Cartier Silver gilt Inlay Black enamel diamond Sapphire Cabochon ladies compact
$4,394.70
1940s GEORG JENSEN PYRAMID STERLING SILVER ART DECO VANITY SET MIRROR BRUSH COMB
1940s GEORG JENSEN PYRAMID STERLING SILVER ART DECO VANITY SET MIRROR BRUSH COMB
$3,500.00
SIX PIECE STERLING VANITY SET 20th Century Marked Lot 270
SIX PIECE STERLING VANITY SET 20th Century Marked Lot 270
$70.00
Antique Webster Solid Sterling Silver Baby Brush  Teething Ring
Antique Webster Solid Sterling Silver Baby Brush Teething Ring
$34.99

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.

3 ANTIQUE SILVER LADIES GROOMING ITEMS CHERUB ANGEL DECORATION H M 1907 5,  TIFFANY CO VINTAGE STERLING SILVER BRUSH,  Vintage Rare 4 Piece Grooming Set Silver Plated Comb Brush and 2 Mirrors J,  Chinese Middle East 4 Sterling Silver Hand Repousse Vanity Jewelry Trinket Box,  Antique ART NOUVEAU Gorham STERLING SILVER 1894 Repousse HAIR CLOTHES BRUSH 6,  Unger Bros Sterling Silver Hair Brush Art Nouveau Rococo Style Design,  Mauser Sterling Silver Hair Brush 1920 No Mono,  VINTAGE TOWLE STERLING HANDHELD MIRROR 70 GRAMS FLORAL,  Dominick and Haff Sterling Silver Repousse Clothes Brush Monogram EEF,  Sterling silver vanity jar 8 sided lid 10 sided base Birmingham,  AUSTRALIAN STERLING SILVER COMPACT BRITANNIC ART DECO ENGINE TURNED 75gms 3,  VTG GORHAM STERLING SILVER CLASSIC WREATH MOTIF VANITY HAIR BRUSH,  Powder Crystal Jar with Sterling Silver Lid,  Gorham 1821 Sterling baby brush,  Vintage Sterling Hand Mirror,  Antique 1900 1940 SB Saart Brothers Sterling Silver Mens Vanity Set,  1800s repousse silver hand mirror and brush vanity set,  Antique Silver Dressing Table Mirror MAKE ME AN OFFER,  VINTAGE ANTIQUE STERLING SILVER 4 INCH FINGER NAIL FILE SILVERWARE FLATWARE,  Vintage Sterling Silver Repousse Art Nouveau Clothes Brush with Monogram,  

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