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ANTIQUE FRENCH SOLID SILVER NAPKING RINGROSE PATTERNART NOUVEAU
ANTIQUE FRENCH SOLID SILVER NAPKING RINGROSE PATTERNART NOUVEAU
$59.00
Vintage Christofle French Collection Gallia Woven Vannerie Silver Plate Basket
Vintage Christofle French Collection Gallia Woven Vannerie Silver Plate Basket
$72.00
ANTIQUE FRENCH SILVERPLATE TABLE CANDLESTICKBOULENGEREARLY 20th CENTURY
ANTIQUE FRENCH SILVERPLATE TABLE CANDLESTICKBOULENGEREARLY 20th CENTURY
$39.00
VINTAGE STERLING SILVER TEA SPOON FRENCH RENAISSANCE REED AND BARTON
VINTAGE STERLING SILVER TEA SPOON FRENCH RENAISSANCE REED AND BARTON
$39.99
VINTAGE STERLING SILVER ICED TEA SPOON FRENCH RENAISSANCE REED AND BARTON
VINTAGE STERLING SILVER ICED TEA SPOON FRENCH RENAISSANCE REED AND BARTON
$79.99
VINTAGE STERLING SILVER KNIFE FRENCH RENAISSANCE REED AND BARTON
VINTAGE STERLING SILVER KNIFE FRENCH RENAISSANCE REED AND BARTON
$39.99
Antique French Napoleon 800 Silver With Full Enamel Bowl Souvenir Spoon
Antique French Napoleon 800 Silver With Full Enamel Bowl Souvenir Spoon
$295.00
VINTAGE STERLING PIE SERVER FRENCH RENAISSANCE REED AND BARTON
VINTAGE STERLING PIE SERVER FRENCH RENAISSANCE REED AND BARTON
$69.99
VINTAGE STERLING JELLY SPOON FRENCH RENAISSANCE REED AND BARTON
VINTAGE STERLING JELLY SPOON FRENCH RENAISSANCE REED AND BARTON
$59.99
VINTAGE STERLING SILVER LARGE LADLE FRENCH RENAISSANCE REED AND BARTON
VINTAGE STERLING SILVER LARGE LADLE FRENCH RENAISSANCE REED AND BARTON
$79.99
Gorham MELROSE Sterling 4 Piece Place Settings French Blade Buy 1 or more
Gorham MELROSE Sterling 4 Piece Place Settings French Blade Buy 1 or more
$125.00
French Silverplate Large Soup Tureen Serving Ladle HP Mono
French Silverplate Large Soup Tureen Serving Ladle HP Mono
$74.99
Antique French Tetard Paris sterling silver service 40 pc Fiddle Thread Shell
Antique French Tetard Paris sterling silver service 40 pc Fiddle Thread Shell
$1,950.00
Antique French Sterling silver Tetard Paris 85 dinner fork 95g Fiddle Shell
Antique French Sterling silver Tetard Paris 85 dinner fork 95g Fiddle Shell
$99.99
Gorham KING EDWARD 6 Sterling Dinner Knives 9 Inch New French Blades
Gorham KING EDWARD 6 Sterling Dinner Knives 9 Inch New French Blades
$185.00
Rare Fiddle Shell Tetard Paris 950 silver sterling 7 Dessert spoons set 4 215g
Rare Fiddle Shell Tetard Paris 950 silver sterling 7 Dessert spoons set 4 215g
$195.00
Antique Sterling Silver Souvenir Spoon Paris Arc de Triomphe Leaves Wood A Augis
Antique Sterling Silver Souvenir Spoon Paris Arc de Triomphe Leaves Wood A Augis
$5.00
Reed  Barton Sterling Silver French Renaissance Pattern Iced Tea Spoon
Reed Barton Sterling Silver French Renaissance Pattern Iced Tea Spoon
$49.00
International CHARM SILVERPLATE French Hollow Grille Knife 243602
International CHARM SILVERPLATE French Hollow Grille Knife 243602
$8.99
Reed  Barton Sterling Silver French Renaissance Cold Meat Fork 9
Reed Barton Sterling Silver French Renaissance Cold Meat Fork 9
$149.00
International AVON SILVERPLATE French Hollow Knife 1005591
International AVON SILVERPLATE French Hollow Knife 1005591
$10.99

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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.

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