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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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BIRKS STERLING SILVER HANDLE SAXON LUNCHEON KNIVES SET OF 3 C
BIRKS STERLING SILVER HANDLE SAXON LUNCHEON KNIVES SET OF 3 C
$49.99
Lovely Vintage Set Of 4 Birks Sterling Silver Nut Candy Butter Dishes
Lovely Vintage Set Of 4 Birks Sterling Silver Nut Candy Butter Dishes
$125.00
Unique Canadian Canada STERLING SILVER SOUVENIR SPOON PENETANGUISHENE
Unique Canadian Canada STERLING SILVER SOUVENIR SPOON PENETANGUISHENE
$17.49
Canadian Silverplate Box  Stamped BIRKS EP NS
Canadian Silverplate Box Stamped BIRKS EP NS
$20.00
BIRKS STERLING SILVER HANDLE SAXON BUTTER KNIVES SPREADER SET OF 6 C
BIRKS STERLING SILVER HANDLE SAXON BUTTER KNIVES SPREADER SET OF 6 C
$119.99
BIRKS Sterling Silver Handled SAXON Butter KNIVES Knife Threaded 1950 Qty 8
BIRKS Sterling Silver Handled SAXON Butter KNIVES Knife Threaded 1950 Qty 8
$79.99
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
$117.86
Sterling Silver  Enamel Souvenir Spoon for Hamilton Canada Maple Leaf
Sterling Silver Enamel Souvenir Spoon for Hamilton Canada Maple Leaf
$35.00
Old English by Birks Canada Sterling Silver Flatware Set Service 60 Pcs Dinner
Old English by Birks Canada Sterling Silver Flatware Set Service 60 Pcs Dinner
$3,650.75
Alberta Canada Sterling Souvenir Pin Charm by BM CoVivid Colors CrossWaves
Alberta Canada Sterling Souvenir Pin Charm by BM CoVivid Colors CrossWaves
$7.00
Carl Poul Petersen Sterling Silver Dish Canada Montreal Jensen Family
Carl Poul Petersen Sterling Silver Dish Canada Montreal Jensen Family
$199.99
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
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
$10.50
Canadian Sterling Silver Fruit Bowl Carl Poul Petersen Georg Jensen 775 gr
Canadian Sterling Silver Fruit Bowl Carl Poul Petersen Georg Jensen 775 gr
$3,999.99
Dutch Silver Plate 6 Demitasse Spoons  6 Cocktail Forks Sola 90  Gero 90
Dutch Silver Plate 6 Demitasse Spoons 6 Cocktail Forks Sola 90 Gero 90
$196.44
Canadian Enamel Demitasse Souvenir Spoons Three Sterling Silver
Canadian Enamel Demitasse Souvenir Spoons Three Sterling Silver
$99.00
Vintage Canadian Souvenir Spoon Rossland B C Sterling Silver 1900
Vintage Canadian Souvenir Spoon Rossland B C Sterling Silver 1900
$64.80
Canadian Demitasse Souvenir Spoon Parliament Buildings Ottawa Sterling Silver
Canadian Demitasse Souvenir Spoon Parliament Buildings Ottawa Sterling Silver
$36.00
Carl Poul Petersen Montreal Sterling Silver pair of candlestick pea pod design
Carl Poul Petersen Montreal Sterling Silver pair of candlestick pea pod design
$425.00
Gorgeous Vintage 1947 Birks Canadian Sterling Silver Teapot Melon Form
Gorgeous Vintage 1947 Birks Canadian Sterling Silver Teapot Melon Form
$1,200.00

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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 SOUVENIR SPOON M W U A 5 T 7 BIRKS,  4 Vintage Lipman Brothers Sterling Silver Nut Candy dishes 4 1 2 inches 128gram,  Alberta Canada Sterling Souvenir Pin Charm by BM CoVivid Colors CrossWaves,  Sterling Silver Round Shaped Salver Chased Pierced Border,  4 Vintage Lipman Brothers Sterling Silver Nut Candy dishes 4 1 2 inches 128 G,  STERLING SOUVENIR SPOON SUMMERLAND B C BY BM CO,  BIRKS STERLING SILVER HANDLE SAXON BUTTER KNIVES SPREADER SET OF 6 C,  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,  ELLIS BROS RODEN BROS STERLING PIERCED NAPKIN RING NO MONOGRAM,  WINNIPEG MANITOBA Canada Sterling Silver Canadian Souvenieur Spoon Maple Leaf,  Lovely Vintage Sterling Silver Enamel Canada Maple Leaf Souvenir Spoon c 1910,  Rare MONTREAL Sterling SILVER Mug Beaker STEIN Engraved Details HARPER 1880 CDN,  Canadian Souvenir Bon Bon Candy Nut Spoon Sterling Silver 1900 Enamel,  Canadian Souvenir Demitasse Spoon Ottawa Parliament Buildings Sterling 1900,  Canadian Souvenir Spoon Sterling Silver Enamel 1902,  Silver Souvenir Spoon Edmonton Alberta Canada Maple Leaf Handle,  ANTIQUE STERLING SILVER ENAMEL NIAGARA FALLS SUGAR SPOON CANADA 23 GRAMS SYBOLL,  ANTIQUE STERLING SILVER ENAMEL VANCOUVER BX SUGAR SPOON CANADA 225 GRAMS SYBOLL,  unknown PIERCED PICKLE FORK BIRKS RODEN STERLING,  Antique Sterling Silver Pierced Napkin Ring by Birks of Canada Circa 1900,  Windsor Castle 1955 BH C C Birmingham England Sterling Spoon,  Sterling Notre Dame Lbs 24780 Souvenir Spoon by Birks w Twist Handle,  BIRKS STERLING SILVER HANDLE SAXON LUNCHEON KNIVES SET OF 3 C,  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,  Carl Poul Petersen Montreal Sterling Silver Silent Butler,  Carl Poul Petersen Montreal Sterling Silver Pie Knife Blossom Design,  Carl Poul Petersen Montreal Sterling Silver large serving spoon pea pod design,  Carl Poul Petersen Montreal Sterling Silver large serving fork pea pod design,  STERLING SILVER Wine Sherbet Cup GLASS INSERT Replacement Etched Floral Motif,  Royal Canadian Artillery STERLING Cigarette CASE Colonel SHARMAN Narcotic 1946,  Canadian MONTREAL Sterling SILVER Large SOUP SPOON James DWIGHT 1818 Fiddle,  Carl Poul Petersen Montreal Sterling Silver muffineer caster,  Carl Poul Petersen Montreal Sterling Silver muffineer caster pea pod,  BIRKS Sterling SILVER Louis XV Fancy Scalloped Sauce LADLE Heavy Weight 1940,  GORHAM Sterling SILVER Beaded Large Sauce LADLE Heraldic Lion Rampant 1890s,  GORHAM Sterling SILVER Beaded Sauce LADLE Heraldic Lion Rampant 1890s,  RARE Durgin Sterling FUSILIERS MONT ROYAL Montreal REGIMENTAL Silver FORKS 1907,  

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