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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.

When thinking of shopping online, eBay represents one of the leaders for online shopping. The combination of eBay's Seller Feedback system and Paypal's Buyer Protection Program make the online shopping environment safe and secure.

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.

Vintage Carl Poul Petersen Sterling Silver Footed Tray C 1944 76
Vintage Carl Poul Petersen Sterling Silver Footed Tray C 1944 76
$4,999.99
Pair Of Carl Poul Petersen Canadian Sterling Silver Gold Wash Cigarette Holders
Pair Of Carl Poul Petersen Canadian Sterling Silver Gold Wash Cigarette Holders
$124.99
6 Hand Made Carl Poul Petersen Canadian Sterling Silver Spoons Pea Pod Pattern
6 Hand Made Carl Poul Petersen Canadian Sterling Silver Spoons Pea Pod Pattern
$394.99
Pair of Carl Poul Petersen Canadian Sterling Silver Serving Spoon and Fork
Pair of Carl Poul Petersen Canadian Sterling Silver Serving Spoon and Fork
$394.99
Unique Canadian Canada STERLING SILVER SOUVENIR SPOON PENETANGUISHENE
Unique Canadian Canada STERLING SILVER SOUVENIR SPOON PENETANGUISHENE
$16.49
Lovely Set Of 4 Vintage Birks Sterling Silver Nut Candy Butter Dishes
Lovely Set Of 4 Vintage Birks Sterling Silver Nut Candy Butter Dishes
$125.00
Fine Set of 9 Canadian Coin Silver Teaspoons by James Leslie of Ottawa 166g
Fine Set of 9 Canadian Coin Silver Teaspoons by James Leslie of Ottawa 166g
$95.00
ANTIQUE STERLING SILVER LETTER OPENER 329 800 MARK 8 GRAMS ANT109
ANTIQUE STERLING SILVER LETTER OPENER 329 800 MARK 8 GRAMS ANT109
$19.95
68 PC SET LOUIS XV BIRKS STERLING DINNER SIZE FLATWARE FOR 8 NO MONO 8 PCS EACH
68 PC SET LOUIS XV BIRKS STERLING DINNER SIZE FLATWARE FOR 8 NO MONO 8 PCS EACH
$2,200.00
BIRKS STERLING SILVER HANDLE SAXON BUTTER KNIFE KNIVES SPREADER SET OF 6 C
BIRKS STERLING SILVER HANDLE SAXON BUTTER KNIFE KNIVES SPREADER SET OF 6 C
$99.99
BIRKS STERLING SILVER HANDLE SAXON LUNCHEON KNIVES SET OF 6 C
BIRKS STERLING SILVER HANDLE SAXON LUNCHEON KNIVES SET OF 6 C
$99.99
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
$118.07
Breadner Co Canadian Sterling Silver Demitasse Spoon with Flying Geese Design
Breadner Co Canadian Sterling Silver Demitasse Spoon with Flying Geese Design
$26.68
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
VINTAGE STERLING SILVER CANADA MADE CUP
VINTAGE STERLING SILVER CANADA MADE CUP
$225.00
VINTAGE BIRKS STERLING SILVER GOLD PLATED DRINKING GLASS HOLDER
VINTAGE BIRKS STERLING SILVER GOLD PLATED DRINKING GLASS HOLDER
$125.00
STERLING SILVER Wine Sherbet Cup GLASS INSERT Replacement Etched Floral Motif
STERLING SILVER Wine Sherbet Cup GLASS INSERT Replacement Etched Floral Motif
$9.99
Royal Canadian Artillery STERLING Cigarette CASE Colonel SHARMAN Narcotic 1946
Royal Canadian Artillery STERLING Cigarette CASE Colonel SHARMAN Narcotic 1946
$199.99
Canadian MONTREAL Sterling SILVER Large SOUP SPOON James DWIGHT 1818 Fiddle
Canadian MONTREAL Sterling SILVER Large SOUP SPOON James DWIGHT 1818 Fiddle
$149.99
BIRKS Sterling SILVER Louis XV Fancy Scalloped Sauce LADLE Heavy Weight 1940
BIRKS Sterling SILVER Louis XV Fancy Scalloped Sauce LADLE Heavy Weight 1940
$39.99
GORHAM Sterling SILVER Beaded Large Sauce LADLE Heraldic Lion Rampant 1890s
GORHAM Sterling SILVER Beaded Large Sauce LADLE Heraldic Lion Rampant 1890s
$79.99

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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.

Sterling Silver Round Shaped Salver Chased Pierced Border,  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,  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 128gram,  BIRKS STERLING SILVER HANDLE SAXON LUNCHEON KNIVES SET OF 6 C,  BIRKS STERLING SILVER HANDLE SAXON BUTTER KNIFE KNIVES SPREADER SET OF 6 C,  Silver Souvenir Spoon Edmonton Alberta Canada Maple Leaf Handle,  unknown PIERCED PICKLE FORK BIRKS RODEN STERLING,  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,  set of 7 James E Ellis spoons 5 5 8 19th c Toronto sterling silver,  Carl Poul Petersen Montreal Sterling Silver Silent Butler,  Carl Poul Petersen Montreal Sterling Silver Pie Knife Blossom Design,  Carl Poul Petersen Montreal Sterling Silver muffineer caster,  Carl Poul Petersen Montreal Sterling Silver muffineer caster pea pod,  Birks Sterling Silver Salt Dip Pair with Melamine Sterling Mid Century 0886,  Lovely Set Of 4 Vintage Birks Sterling Silver Nut Candy Butter Dishes,  STERLING SOUVENIR SPOON PENETANGUISHENE with 1903 5 cent TOP BY unknown,  Carl Poul Petersen Sterling Silver Dinner Knife 9 3 4,  RODEN BROS LTD CANADA STERLING SM SERVING SPOON XLNT COND NO MONO,  Six Canadian antique silver desert spoons FWS Kingston 1884 to 1889,  Pair Canadian antique silver serving spoons G Spanenberg Kingston c 1845 70,  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,  Winnipeg Canada Sterling Silver Canadian Souvenieur Spoon Maple Leaf,  

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