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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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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
$149.99
Canadian Demitasse Souvenir Spoon Parliament Buildings Ottawa Sterling Silver
Canadian Demitasse Souvenir Spoon Parliament Buildings Ottawa Sterling Silver
$36.00
Vintage Canadian Souvenir Spoon Rossland B C Sterling Silver 1900
Vintage Canadian Souvenir Spoon Rossland B C Sterling Silver 1900
$64.80
2 Antique Ornate Silverplate Coin Silver Spoon s c1877 Niagara Falls Silver Co
2 Antique Ornate Silverplate Coin Silver Spoon s c1877 Niagara Falls Silver Co
$4.25
Carl Poul Petersen Sterling candlesticks pea pod design
Carl Poul Petersen Sterling candlesticks pea pod design
$249.99
Birks Sterling Imperial Order of the Daughters of the Empire Athlone 63 4 Demit
Birks Sterling Imperial Order of the Daughters of the Empire Athlone 63 4 Demit
$49.99
Canadian Souvenir Demitasse Spoon Ottawa Parliament Buildings Sterling 1900
Canadian Souvenir Demitasse Spoon Ottawa Parliament Buildings Sterling 1900
$36.00
Canadian Souvenir Spoon Sterling Silver Enamel 1902
Canadian Souvenir Spoon Sterling Silver Enamel 1902
$76.50
Canadian Souvenir Bon Bon Candy Nut Spoon Sterling Silver 1900 Enamel
Canadian Souvenir Bon Bon Candy Nut Spoon Sterling Silver 1900 Enamel
$76.50
Pair Canadian antique silver spoons x 2 maker I L orJ L Quebec c 1740
Pair Canadian antique silver spoons x 2 maker I L orJ L Quebec c 1740
$267.74
FAB c1900 1925 BIRKS CANADIAN STERLING SILVER 4pc TEA SET HEAVY WEIGHT
FAB c1900 1925 BIRKS CANADIAN STERLING SILVER 4pc TEA SET HEAVY WEIGHT
$3,840.00
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
$12.00
6 RODEN BROS LOUIS XV PATTERN STERLING DEMITASSE SPOONS
6 RODEN BROS LOUIS XV PATTERN STERLING DEMITASSE SPOONS
$126.00
BIRKS Louis De France SERVING FORK And SPOON Vintage Regency Silver Plate
BIRKS Louis De France SERVING FORK And SPOON Vintage Regency Silver Plate
$22.00
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
STERLING SILVER CANADA DECORATED SMALL SERVING SPOON
STERLING SILVER CANADA DECORATED SMALL SERVING SPOON
$30.00
Roden Brothers Sterling 925 Silver Demitasse Spoons R lion Canada
Roden Brothers Sterling 925 Silver Demitasse Spoons R lion Canada
$39.90
Victorian 1898 WOBA Trophy CANADA Silverplate by Standard Silver Toronto EXC
Victorian 1898 WOBA Trophy CANADA Silverplate by Standard Silver Toronto EXC
$39.99
Canadian Enamel Demitasse Souvenir Spoons Three Sterling Silver
Canadian Enamel Demitasse Souvenir Spoons Three Sterling Silver
$99.00
Birks Sauceboat 1630 Georgian Gravy Sauce Boat Canadian Sterling Silver
Birks Sauceboat 1630 Georgian Gravy Sauce Boat Canadian Sterling Silver
$243.75
Great 4PC Set Birks Canadian STERLING SILVER Coffee  Tea Pot Sugar Creamer
Great 4PC Set Birks Canadian STERLING SILVER Coffee Tea Pot Sugar Creamer
$945.00

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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.

Six Canadian antique silver spoons M S Brown Halifax NS 1840 1872,  Four Canadian antique silver spoons by John Munro Saint John NB 1803 1874,  Six Canadian antique silver spoons Edwin Sterns Yarmouth Nova Scotia c 1823 1850,  Pair Canadian antique silver spoons x 2 maker I L orJ L Quebec c 1740,  WONDERFUL SOUVENIR STERLING TORONTO SUGAR TONGS,  CLASSIC VINTAGE LIPIMAN BROS CANADIAN STERLING SILVER 95 PLATTER TRAY,  Canadian Enamel Demitasse Souvenir Spoons Three Sterling Silver,  Victorian 1898 WOBA Trophy CANADA Silverplate by Standard Silver Toronto EXC,  LOUIS XV BY RODEN BROS STERLING SILVER RAMEKIN CUP HOLDER WITH INSERT 0476,  STERLING SOUVENIR SPOON M W U A 5 T 7 BIRKS,  Carl Poul Petersen Sterling candlesticks pea pod design,  P W Ellis Sterling Silver 9 Serving Spoon Norman Pattern Disc 1922 90 Grams,  Sterling Silver Round Shaped Salver Chased Pierced Border,  4 Vintage Lipman Brothers Sterling Silver Nut Candy dishes 4 1 2 inches 128 G,  Sterling Napkin Ring after an Antiques French XVIII Century,  Sterling Silver Salt Cellar,  Sterling Silver Shell Box,  Sterling Silver Shell,  Sterling Silver Perfume Flask,  Sterling Silver Candlesticks Antique Sheffield Style,  Sterling Siver Candlestick after an Antiques XVIII century Spanish design,  Sterling Silver Candlesticks Reeds,  Sterling Silver Candlesticks Scroll and Vine Motifs,  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,  STERLING EBONY BREAD ROLL FORK 1900 BIRKS RODEN,  unknown PIERCED PICKLE FORK BIRKS RODEN STERLING,  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,  SC Co Sterling Silver and Enamel Maple Leaf Calgary Souvenir Spoon,  BIRKS STERLING SILVER SALT DIP PAIR WITH MELAMINE STERLING MID CENTURY 0886,  Antiques Silver Lancaster Ellis Butter Knife S 74g 9 5 8 Long 2,  TUDOR NAIL FILE STERLING HANDLE BY J E ELLIS CO,  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,  

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