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In today's economic trend it is smart to get the most you can for your purchasing power. With the wide amount of competition, both online and offline, there is little reason to pay full retail price for beautiful French antique silver and sterling silver flatware collectibles.

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ART DECO PARIS Solid Silver Sugar Tongs Maison dOrfvrerie Richard 612g
ART DECO PARIS Solid Silver Sugar Tongs Maison dOrfvrerie Richard 612g
$121.76
PAIR QUALITY VINTAGE FRENCH CHRISTOFLE SILVER PLATED COASTERS IN ORIGINAL BOX
PAIR QUALITY VINTAGE FRENCH CHRISTOFLE SILVER PLATED COASTERS IN ORIGINAL BOX
$54.11
PAIR QUALITY VINTAGE FRENCH CHRISTOFLE SILVER PLATED COASTERS VGC
PAIR QUALITY VINTAGE FRENCH CHRISTOFLE SILVER PLATED COASTERS VGC
$54.11
French Silver 12 forks 6 fish 6 normalVictoria Plate Hallmarked
French Silver 12 forks 6 fish 6 normalVictoria Plate Hallmarked
$33.81
French Sterling Silver Pap Spoon
French Sterling Silver Pap Spoon
$40.00
Gorham OLD FRENCH 1905 Sterling Silver Round Bowl Cream Soup Spoon 13 Toz
Gorham OLD FRENCH 1905 Sterling Silver Round Bowl Cream Soup Spoon 13 Toz
$34.99
Reed  Barton French Renaissance Sterling Silver Ladle 6 1 4 No Mono
Reed Barton French Renaissance Sterling Silver Ladle 6 1 4 No Mono
$49.99
French Provincial Towle Sterling Silver Cold Meat Fork
French Provincial Towle Sterling Silver Cold Meat Fork
$90.00
French Provincial Towle Sterling Silver Gravy Ladle
French Provincial Towle Sterling Silver Gravy Ladle
$80.00
Old French Gorham Sterling Silver Sugar Tongs
Old French Gorham Sterling Silver Sugar Tongs
$40.00
ANTIQUE SET OF TWELVE SILVER PLATED CAKE FORKS AND CAKE SLICE FRENCH
ANTIQUE SET OF TWELVE SILVER PLATED CAKE FORKS AND CAKE SLICE FRENCH
$108.23
COOK Elegant Pair of 2 French FLATWARE for SALAD in Sterling Silver Minerve
COOK Elegant Pair of 2 French FLATWARE for SALAD in Sterling Silver Minerve
$135.00
Sterling Silver Gorgeous BIG FRENCH Tea Coffee POT in EXCELLENT CONDITION
Sterling Silver Gorgeous BIG FRENCH Tea Coffee POT in EXCELLENT CONDITION
$980.00
Lovely Set of 4 French SALTCELLARS in Sterling Silver and Vermeil inside
Lovely Set of 4 French SALTCELLARS in Sterling Silver and Vermeil inside
$140.00
Vintage Sterling Silver GHF G H French Co Pie Cake Server engraved Roses Flowers
Vintage Sterling Silver GHF G H French Co Pie Cake Server engraved Roses Flowers
$30.69
Alvin Sterling Silver Flatware Chateau Rose French Dinner Knife 8 3 4 in
Alvin Sterling Silver Flatware Chateau Rose French Dinner Knife 8 3 4 in
$18.00
WW1 SILVER FUMSUP TOUCH WOOD WITH INSET GENERAL FRENCH PICTURECIRCA 1914
WW1 SILVER FUMSUP TOUCH WOOD WITH INSET GENERAL FRENCH PICTURECIRCA 1914
$101.45
French Silver ravinet denfert original VTG sommelier wine taster cup fine
French Silver ravinet denfert original VTG sommelier wine taster cup fine
$175.00
1956 Grams French Renaissance Reed  Barton Sterling Silver Flatware Set 41Pcs
1956 Grams French Renaissance Reed Barton Sterling Silver Flatware Set 41Pcs
$695.00
TOWLE FRENCH PROVINCIAL LARGE STERLING SILVER Cold Meat Fork No Mono Approx 62g
TOWLE FRENCH PROVINCIAL LARGE STERLING SILVER Cold Meat Fork No Mono Approx 62g
$28.45
Lovely French Sterling Silver Boxed Sugar Bon Bon Tongs
Lovely French Sterling Silver Boxed Sugar Bon Bon Tongs
$75.00

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Practice the following tips to assist your antique silver flatware collecting objectives.

1. Consider a silver flatware: Style, Historical Period or Craftsman.

Picture your lifestyle and individual tastes, then make decisions that are a good fit. Do you expect to use your antique silver flatware every day, or instead use pieces from your collection for specific occasions and holiday celebrations?

Antique silver flatware is a very broad collectible category rich in a great many specialty areas. Some collectors focus on a certain design pattern, while others acquire a particular craftsman or historical period.

Some antique sterling silverware collectors center their attention on a single genre of antique silver flatware, such as: ash trays or baskets, while others have more eclectic interests and broaden into regional silver flatware, such as Asian or French, or pieces from specific craftsman, such as: Reed & Barton.

2. Mix-n-Match

Don't be afraid to mix and match patterns.

This collecting tactic provides awesome aesthetic elegance to a table setting. This is a delightful option especially with difficult-to-find, or discontinued silver flatware patterns. And will help for assembling a set large enough for entertaining your family, friends or guests.

3. Wear or Damage

A history of overuse does not automatically diminish the value of antique silver flatware or silver plate flatware, while signs of damage may or may not. For example, small damage or blemishes on a rare flatware piece will not significantly lower its value. The price of a tarnished piece should be significantly lower than retail, of course. Be careful of buying tarnished silver flatware through the internet. Pictures can be fake and hide apparent wear, flaws or repair. Investing in tarnished pieces at estate sales and flea markets may be an affordable option, but checking them closely for wear remains a key skill for your collecting hobby or business.

4. Monograms

A lot of collectors view aged, detailed monograms as a lost form of art and historically notable. It does not detract from the desirability or merit of a silver flatware collectible when a monogram is displayed. Most pieces are, however, even more valuable without a monogram. As you become more familiar with antique silver and sterling silver flatware, you will develop skills to recognize monogram removal. Monogram erasing can damage a piece of antique silver and dramatically diminish its worth.

5. Authenticity

Certain collectors downgrade antique silverware pieces that have been restored, such as those with replacement knife blades. Silverplated knife blades are often found with wear. They can easily be repaired on hollow handle knives, A number of collectors desire to have them replaced with stainless steel blades. But, 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 taste, but you do need to be aware that your antique silver flatware may decline in value if you replace the knife blades.

6. Repairs

A silversmith ought be sourced for any repairs required for damaged pieces. A silversmith is also skilled for replating silver flatware pieces. The cost can be expensive for more common items, but it is certainly worthwhile to restore rare antique silver flatware pieces. cut to look like ice cream forks or a sugar spoon has been altered to resemble a sugar sifter. As your knowledge expands, look for signs of modification and avoid investing in those modified pieces.

8. Forgeries

New fake pieces in in demand and rare patterns can be found for sale often online. Examples include:, salt spoons and rare pieces such as assorted knives, forks and spoons. Many of these items have no manufacture's stamps. Moreover, forged maker's markings in silver have appeared centuries. The age of an antique silverware piece does not really indicate it's authenticity. So learn as much as you can prior to investing in expensive antique silver flatware.

Silver and Sterling Flatware - French origins: - recently sold silver flatware.

Gorham USA King Edward Sterling Silver Dinner Knife 9 French Blade,  Royal Windsor by Towle Sterling Silver Regular Knife French 8 3 4,  Silver Plated French Normandie SPOON 47in31gms AUGIS,  French Provincial by Towle Sterling Silver BBQ Serving Fork 7 1 2 Custom Made,  SUPERB Antique French Minerva Solid Silver Gilt Lined Pill Box Trinket Pot,  Metal Argente Unusual Design PARIS SPOON Sailing Ship Silver Plated 52in34gms,  Antique 19c French 800 Silver Figural Mermaid Double Handle Footed Bowl,  TOWLE FRENCH PROVINCIAL STERLING SILVER HANDLE MASTER BUTTER KNIFE 6 3 4,  ANTIQUE FRENCH STERLING SILVER Wine Cup Timbale or Beaker Cup ART NOUVEAU,  Oneida DEAUVILLE SILVERPLATE French Hollow Knife 491327,  ANTIQUE FRENCH BEAUTIFUL SOLID SILVER ENAMELLED CIGARETTE VESTA CASE c1910,  French Renaissance by RB Sterling Silver BBQ Serving Fork 7 3 4 Custom,  ANTIQUE FRENCH STERLING SILVER Wine Cup Timbale or Beaker Cup ART NOUVEAU BIRD,  George II Plain by Birks Sterling Silver Regular Knife French 9,  Tiffany Co Flemish Sterling Silver French Blade Knife,  ANTIQUE FRENCH STERLING SILVER Wine Cup Timbale or Beaker Cup GUILLOCHE MEDALLI,  Lunt Sterling Granado NEW FRENCH HOLLOW KNIFE WITH BOLSTER 9 Mono B,  ANTIQUE FRENCH STERLING SILVER WINE TASTING CUP Gallia,  ANTIQUE FRENCH STERLING SILVER Wine Cup Timbale or Beaker Cup ART DECO 1930s,  ANTIQUE FRENCH STERLING SILVER Wine Cup Timbale or Beaker Cup ROCOCO MEDALLION,  ANTIQUE FRENCH STERLING SILVER PILL BOX LOUIS XVI,  CHRISTOFLE ANTIQUE FRENCH STERLING SILVER TEA STRAINER LOUIS XVI,  ANTIQUE FRENCH STERLING SILVER SUGAR BOWL,  Rogers Bros Fork Set of Three 3 La France June 1920 Silverplate,  CHRISTOFLE ANTIQUE FRENCH SILVERPLATE TEA or COFFEE POT LOUIS XVI,  ANTIQUE FRENCH STERLING SILVER Wine Cup Timbale or Beaker Cup circa 1820 SMOOTH,  Wallace Sterling Silver PRINCESS ANNE French Hollow Knife 8 3 4,  ANTIQUE FRENCH STERLING SILVER 3pc HORS DOEUVRES SET PUIFORCAT LOUIS XVI,  French Christofle Lumiere Openwork Figurine Two BEAR Silverplate,  ANTIQUE FRENCH STERLING SILVER OLIVE FRUIT LARGE SERVICE SPOON LOUIS XV,  ANTIQUE FRENCH STERLING SILVER 5pc OYSTER FORKS SET circa 1900 LOUIS XVI,  ANTIQUE FRENCH STERLING SILVER 6pc LIQUOR CUPS SET with Box,  Towle King Richard Sterling Silver Handled Lunch Knife New French Blade 9,  French Colonial Eng By Blackinton Sterling Silver Cream Soup Spoon 6 1 4,  SET 37 Christofle AMERICA Silver plate Table Dinner Forks Spoons Ladle FRANCE,  SET 8 Christofle AMERICA Silver plate Moka SPOONS FRANCE VGC RARE,  CHRISTOFLE Antique Shaker cocktail MINT silver plated France SILVERPLATE,  Christofle CLUNY Silver plate soup ladle FRANCE ANTIQUE PATTERN FRANCE,  SPATOURS CHRISTOFLE FISH knives forks Silver plated FRANCE + Servers,  SET 18 Christofle AMERICA Silver plate Table Dinner Forks Spoons FRANCE,  French Colonial Eng By Blackinton Sterling Silver Place Soup Spoon 6 7 8,  SET of 12 Christofle ALBI Silver plate Table Dinner Forks FRANCE FRANCE,  SPATOURS CHRISTOFLE SERVERS spoon forks DESSERT Silver plated FRANCE serving,  SPATOURS CHRISTOFLE SERVER LADLE SOUP SAUCE CREAM Silver plated FRANCE NEW,  CHRISTOFLE 12 TEA COFFEE SPOONS Silver plated FRANCE ANTIQUES,  Towle Sterling Silver French Provincial Dessert Oval Soup Spoons,  SPATOURS CHRISTOFLE SERVERS spoon forks SALAD Silver plated FRANCE serving,  BRIDAL BOUQUET ALVIN STERLING 4PC PLACE SETTINGS FRENCH,  Vintage TOWLE Sterling Silver FRENCH PROVINCIAL 8 7 8 Dinner Knife,  Antique TOWLE Sterling Silver FRENCH PROVINCIAL 7 Master Butter Knife,  

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