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In today's economic cycle it is increasingly wise to get the best value for our purchasing spend. So, why overpay for exquisite antique silver and sterling flatware with Canadian heritage when fine collectibles are available from online merchants and marketplaces.

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The eBay interface offers internet shoppers flexibility with the options of: buy now, make an offer, or bid on an auction for a huge array of products within an internationally trusted environment.

Canadian Souvenir Bon Bon Candy Nut Spoon Sterling Silver 1900 Enamel
Canadian Souvenir Bon Bon Candy Nut Spoon Sterling Silver 1900 Enamel
$85.00
Canadian Souvenir Spoon Sterling Silver Enamel 1902
Canadian Souvenir Spoon Sterling Silver Enamel 1902
$85.00
Canadian Souvenir Demitasse Spoon Ottawa Parliament Buildings Sterling 1900
Canadian Souvenir Demitasse Spoon Ottawa Parliament Buildings Sterling 1900
$40.00
4 Vintage Lipman Brothers Sterling Silver Nut Candy dishes 4 1 2 inches 128 G
4 Vintage Lipman Brothers Sterling Silver Nut Candy dishes 4 1 2 inches 128 G
$121.92
Canada STERLING SOUVENIR SPOON PENETANGUISHENE with 3 cut out Maple Leaves
Canada STERLING SOUVENIR SPOON PENETANGUISHENE with 3 cut out Maple Leaves
$19.99
4 Vintage Lipman Brothers Sterling Silver Nut Candy dishes 4 1 2 inches 128gram
4 Vintage Lipman Brothers Sterling Silver Nut Candy dishes 4 1 2 inches 128gram
$97.50
Stunning Birks Ellis Sterling Silver Sugar Caster Shaker MuffineerCirca 1926
Stunning Birks Ellis Sterling Silver Sugar Caster Shaker MuffineerCirca 1926
$245.00
Lovely Vintage Set Of 4 Birks Sterling Silver Nut Candy Butter Dishes
Lovely Vintage Set Of 4 Birks Sterling Silver Nut Candy Butter Dishes
$185.00
ELLIS BROS  RODEN BROS STERLING PIERCED NAPKIN RING NO MONOGRAM
ELLIS BROS RODEN BROS STERLING PIERCED NAPKIN RING NO MONOGRAM
$35.00
ABP Antique Sterling Crystal Cut Glass Bowl Henry BIRKS Canada Hendery
ABP Antique Sterling Crystal Cut Glass Bowl Henry BIRKS Canada Hendery
$695.00
Sterling Silver  Enamel Souvenir Spoon for Hamilton Canada Maple Leaf
Sterling Silver Enamel Souvenir Spoon for Hamilton Canada Maple Leaf
$35.00
ANTIQUE BIRKS GEORGE II PLAIN STERLING SILVER LETTER OPENER PISTOL GRIP HANDLE
ANTIQUE BIRKS GEORGE II PLAIN STERLING SILVER LETTER OPENER PISTOL GRIP HANDLE
$69.29
PLAIN ROLLED RIM SAUCE BOWL BY BIRKS STERLING
PLAIN ROLLED RIM SAUCE BOWL BY BIRKS STERLING
$30.00
Blossom by Carl Petersen Canada Sterling Silver Flatware Set Handmade Rare
Blossom by Carl Petersen Canada Sterling Silver Flatware Set Handmade Rare
$11,695.50
EARLY ACADIAN SILVER SPOON MAYBE 1600s FLEUR DE LIS HALLMARKS AND MAKERS MARK
EARLY ACADIAN SILVER SPOON MAYBE 1600s FLEUR DE LIS HALLMARKS AND MAKERS MARK
$300.00
ANTIQUE STERLING SILVER ENAMEL VANCOUVER BX SUGAR SPOON CANADA 225 GRAMS SYBOLL
ANTIQUE STERLING SILVER ENAMEL VANCOUVER BX SUGAR SPOON CANADA 225 GRAMS SYBOLL
$75.00
Fiddle Reverse Tipt Teaspoons 2 Halifax Nova Scotia James Langford 1840 Sterling
Fiddle Reverse Tipt Teaspoons 2 Halifax Nova Scotia James Langford 1840 Sterling
$292.50
Pair Of Carl Poul Petersen Sterling Silver Cigarette Holders Tobacciana
Pair Of Carl Poul Petersen Sterling Silver Cigarette Holders Tobacciana
$124.99
Carl Poul Petersen Sterling Silver Dish Canada Montreal Jensen Family
Carl Poul Petersen Sterling Silver Dish Canada Montreal Jensen Family
$199.99
DOMINICK AND HAFF MAZARIN SALT SPOON 2 1 4 MFRD BY BIRKS STERLING IN CANADA
DOMINICK AND HAFF MAZARIN SALT SPOON 2 1 4 MFRD BY BIRKS STERLING IN CANADA
$11.25
Carl Poul Petersen Montreal Canada Sterling Large Pie Server 9 7 8L
Carl Poul Petersen Montreal Canada Sterling Large Pie Server 9 7 8L
$199.99

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Take advantage of the following tips to assist your antique silver flatware collecting desires.

1. Opt for a silver flatware: Style, Historical Era or Maker.

Reflect upon your way-of-life and unique tastes, then make choices that will be a good fit. Do you expect to use your antique silver flatware almost every day, or rather use pieces from your set for particular occasions and holiday celebrations?

Antique silver flatware is a very broad collectible category including lots of specialty areas. It can depend on the sort of collector you are. For instance, some collectors show interest for a special pattern style, while others direct their attention a certain silver flatware manufacture or historical era

Some antique silverware collectors focus on a specific style of antique silver flatware, such as: cups or goblets, while others have more diverse interests and expand into regional silver flatware, such as Asian or Canadian, or collectibles from specific craftsman, such as: Holmes & Edwards.

2. Mix It Up

Take a risk, collect a variety of craft patterns.

This collecting tactic brings awesome aesthetic charm to a table setting. This is a beautiful choice especially with difficult-to-find, or discontinued silver flatware patterns. And is often a must for assembling a set sizeable enough for entertaining your family, friends or guests.

3. Signs of Overuse or Damage

A history of overuse does not always reduce the value of antique silver flatware or silver plate flatware, while actual damage may or may not. For instance, minimal damage or flaws on a rare flatware piece will not significantly lower its value. The price of a damaged piece should be significantly lower than retail, of course. Be mindful of buying tarnished silver flatware via the internet. Pictures can be fake and conceal obvious wear, damage or repair. Finding tarnished pieces at estate sales and flea markets may be an an alternative, but reviewing them closely for damage remains an important skill for your collecting hobby or business.

4. Monograms

Many collectors view ancient, detailed monograms as a lost form of art and historically relevant. It does not detract from the desirability or valuation of a silver flatware piece when a monogram is present. Most pieces are, however, have more value without a monogram. As your knowledge increases with antique silver and sterling silver flatware, you will be able to notice monogram removal. Monogram removal can damage a piece of antique silver and dramatically diminish its worth.

5. Authenticity

Various collectors frown upon 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 substituted on hollow handle knives, A number of collectors desire to have them replaced with stainless steel blades. However, 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 preference, but you do need to be careful that your antique silver flatware may go down in value if you modify the knife blades.

6. Repair

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

8. Forgeries

New forgeries in common and rare pattern designs can be found for sale frequently on the Internet. Examples include:, salt spoons and scarce pieces such as asparagus servers. Plenty of these types of silver flatware have no maker's stamps. Moreover, forged artist's markings in silver have persisted centuries. The age of an antique silverware piece does not necessarily indicate it's genuineness. So learn as much as you can before investing in expensive antique silver flatware.

Silver and Sterling Flatware - Canadian origins: recently sold items.

Antique Sterling Silver Pierced Napkin Ring by Birks of Canada Circa 1900,  STERLING SOUVENIR SPOON M W U A 5 T 7 BIRKS,  Antiques Silver Lancaster Ellis Butter Knife S 74g 9 5 8 Long 2,  Pair Canadian antique silver spoons x 2 maker IL Quebec c 1740,  ABP Antique Sterling Crystal Cut Glass Bowl Henry BIRKS Canada Hendery,  Sterling Silver Round Shaped Salver Chased Pierced Border,  Lovely Vintage Set Of 4 Birks Sterling Silver Nut Candy Butter Dishes,  Stunning Birks Ellis Sterling Silver Sugar Caster Shaker MuffineerCirca 1926,  STERLING SOUVENIR SPOON SUMMERLAND B C BY BM CO,  Sterling Napkin Ring after an Antiques French XVIII Century,  Sterling Silver Salt Cellar,  TOWLE MID CENTURY SILVER FLUTES STERLING SILVER 10 PLATTER TRAY 270 gramsN,  Sterling Silver Shell Box,  Sterling Silver Shell,  Sterling Silver Perfume Flask,  Sterling Siver Candlestick after an Antiques XVIII century Spanish design,  Sterling Silver Candlesticks Reeds,  Sterling Silver Candlesticks after Ebenezer Coker,  Sterling Silver Candlesticks Georgian Style,  FIDDLE BACK or TIPPED TABLE SPOON STERLING by ROBERT WILKES 1847 1880 MP,  FIDDLE BACK or TIPPED TABLE SPOON STERLING by ROBERT WILKES 1847 1880 MP aa,  WINNIPEG MANITOBA Canada Sterling Silver Canadian Souvenieur Spoon Maple Leaf,  Lovely Vintage Sterling Silver Enamel Canada Maple Leaf Souvenir Spoon c 1910,  FINE ESTATE LOT POUL PETERSEN STERLING SILVER SERVING FORK LADLE,  unknown PIERCED PICKLE FORK BIRKS RODEN STERLING,  Old English by Birks Canada Sterling Silver Flatware Set Service 110 Pcs Dinner,  RODEN BROTHERS CANADA STERLING SILVER HAIR BRUSH MONOGRAMMED BUT LOVELY,  Windsor Castle 1955 BH C C Birmingham England Sterling Spoon,  Sterling Notre Dame Lbs 24780 Souvenir Spoon by Birks w Twist Handle,  TUDOR ROPE BORDER SHOE HORN STERLING HANDLE BY unknown,  STERLING ENAMEL SOUVENIR SPOON STRATFORD ON,  NorthWest Territories Sterling Souvenir Spoon BM Co 4 13 16 Canada 9555eg,  Birks Sterling Silver Salt Dip Pair with Melamine Sterling Mid Century 0886,  STERLING ENAMEL SOUVENIR SPOON PENETANGUISHENE BY unknown,  STERLING SOUVENIR SPOON PENETANGUISHENE with 1903 5 cent TOP BY unknown,  CHANTILLY BUTTER SPREADER FLAT HANDLE BY BIRKS STERLING,  FIDDLE or TIPPED LUNCHEON FORK BIRKS RODEN STERLING,  GEORGIAN PLAIN 1914 LUNCHEON FORK BY BIRKS STERLING,  OLD THREAD PICKLE FORK BIRKS STERLING,  OLD THREAD 5 OCLOCK SPOON BIRKS STERLING,  STERLING ENAMEL SOUVENIR SPOON BANFF CANADA,  THREADED MASTER BUTTER KNIFE BIRKS RODEN STERLING,  STERLING SOUVENIR SPOON BROCKVILLE ONT,  unknown SMALL SUGAR TONGS BIRKS RODEN STERLING,  TUDOR HAMMERED SEAFOOD FORK by BIRKS STERLING,  4 Vintage Lipman Brothers Sterling Silver Nut Candy dishes 4 1 2 inches 128 G,  1840s CANADIAN SILVER BY RICHARD KESTELL OLVIER RKO FIDDLE PATTERNTEA SPOON,  Teapot Bullet Shaped Silver St Petersburg Russia c1840 Gustav Okerblom,  Neoclassical Master Salt Cellars Sterling c1794 Nathaniel Smith Sheffield UK,  Windsor Castle Top Card Case Sterling Silver George Unite Birmingham c1869,  

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