French


facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmail

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.

Ebay is one such online marketplace that prides itself on a reputation of trust for safe online shopping. Increasingly, online shoppers insist on a secure and safe online shopping experience. The mix of eBay's Seller Feedback system and Paypal's Buyer Protection Program deliver on these consumer demands.

The eBay buyer interface offers the online shopper choices such as: buy now; make an offer; or bid on an auction within a secure and trusted online environment.

Gorham Elmwood Silverplate ROSLYN 8 1 2 French Dinner Knife 1915 Mono K
Gorham Elmwood Silverplate ROSLYN 8 1 2 French Dinner Knife 1915 Mono K
$3.49
Genuine French Verge Fusee Pocket Watch Silver cased Deslandes Marchand maker
Genuine French Verge Fusee Pocket Watch Silver cased Deslandes Marchand maker
$337.89
International JEWEL SILVERPLATE French Solid Knife 8556322
International JEWEL SILVERPLATE French Solid Knife 8556322
$7.99
Oneida DEAUVILLE SILVERPLATE French Solid Knife With Bolster S8161395G2
Oneida DEAUVILLE SILVERPLATE French Solid Knife With Bolster S8161395G2
$5.99
Christofle France Silver Plate Fish Fork or Serving Fork in an Unknown Pattern
Christofle France Silver Plate Fish Fork or Serving Fork in an Unknown Pattern
$49.99
19th c french sterling silver 950 8 coffee spoons 184g Marquess coat of arm
19th c french sterling silver 950 8 coffee spoons 184g Marquess coat of arm
$200.00
1900 french sterling silver luncheon dessert serving set Louis XVI Linzeler
1900 french sterling silver luncheon dessert serving set Louis XVI Linzeler
$135.00
Gorham LANCASTER STERLING French Hollow Knife 2423405
Gorham LANCASTER STERLING French Hollow Knife 2423405
$69.95
French Sterling Silver Renaissance Meat Serving Set Carving Knife
French Sterling Silver Renaissance Meat Serving Set Carving Knife
$180.00
French Victorian Silver Plate Sugar Tongs Boulenger Paris 1880
French Victorian Silver Plate Sugar Tongs Boulenger Paris 1880
$40.00
CHRISTFOFLE Hotel Collection 5 Forks 3 Knives Pearl Pattern Silverplate France
CHRISTFOFLE Hotel Collection 5 Forks 3 Knives Pearl Pattern Silverplate France
$70.00
Winthrop by Tiffany and Co Sterling Silver Dinner Knife New French 9 3 4
Winthrop by Tiffany and Co Sterling Silver Dinner Knife New French 9 3 4
$139.00
French Gothic Engraved Nickel Silver Napkin Ring Mono JCB 19th C
French Gothic Engraved Nickel Silver Napkin Ring Mono JCB 19th C
$45.00
French Silverplate Gravy Sauce Boat Underplate Louis XV P Morel Paris 1860
French Silverplate Gravy Sauce Boat Underplate Louis XV P Morel Paris 1860
$240.00
French Silver Plate Large Serving Spoon Louis XV style Paris 1910
French Silver Plate Large Serving Spoon Louis XV style Paris 1910
$45.00
3 GORHAM STERLING SILVER OLD FRENCH HOLLOW W BOLSTER KNIVES 1909 FLEURY PATTERN
3 GORHAM STERLING SILVER OLD FRENCH HOLLOW W BOLSTER KNIVES 1909 FLEURY PATTERN
$49.00
Old Newbury OAK LEAF STERLING French Hollow Knife With Bolster 4329825
Old Newbury OAK LEAF STERLING French Hollow Knife With Bolster 4329825
$21.99
Associated LADY WASHINGTON SILVERPLATE French Hollow Knife With Bolster 9494191
Associated LADY WASHINGTON SILVERPLATE French Hollow Knife With Bolster 9494191
$7.99
2 GORHAM FAIRFAX STERLING SILVER NEW FRENCH HOLLOW KNIVES 9 5 8
2 GORHAM FAIRFAX STERLING SILVER NEW FRENCH HOLLOW KNIVES 9 5 8
$39.00
George II Plain by Birks Sterling Silver Regular Knife New French SP w Pistol 9
George II Plain by Birks Sterling Silver Regular Knife New French SP w Pistol 9
$69.00
CHRISTOFLE SILVER FRANCE 8 STAINLESS DINNER KNIVES 975 BERRY ACIER CAPRICORNE
CHRISTOFLE SILVER FRANCE 8 STAINLESS DINNER KNIVES 975 BERRY ACIER CAPRICORNE
$449.95

Use this handy search tool to find available silver antiques:




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.

Lovely Antique French PUIFORCAT Hallmarked Silver 25pc Flatware Set,  Vintage French Scroll by Alvin Sterling Salad Fork No Mono 6 1 2,  French Sterling Silver Vermeil Strawberry Service 2 pc w box,  RARE Matched Pair of Antique French PUIFORCAT Sterling Silver Ecuelle Tureens,  Antique French Sterling Silver Absinthe or Bedside Service 2 Decanters Tray ++,  ODIOT Antique French Sterling Silver Vermeil Hors dOeuvre Server Set 4pc,  Coquillor Glace Vintage French Silver Plate Chilled Butter Dish Press 3 pcs,  Sterling Reed Barton FRENCH RENAISSANCE ROUND BOWL SOUP SPOON 6 NM,  Vintage Silverplate and Enamel Souvenir Spoon Nantes France,  Small Carving Fork OLD FRENCH Gorham Sterling Silver Flatware No Monogram,  Carving Set OLD FRENCH Gorham Sterling Silver Flatware No Monogram,  Pie Server OLD FRENCH Gorham Sterling Silver Flatware No Monogram,  Fancy Etched French 950 Sterling with Gold Wash Slice 10 1 2,  Vintage French Sterling Silver over Wood Pepper Mill Grinder Peugeot France,  International TRIANON STERLING Old French Hollow Knife 7538069,  Antique 19C French Sterling Silver Pierced Sugar Sifter SL,  FRENCH PROVINCIAL BY TOWLE STERLING SILVER BABY SET 2 PC 4,  Pair Of French Sterling Silver Candlesticks By Jean Francios Veyrat Paris Ca1820,  LADY DRAKE 1940 SILVERPLATE GRILLE VIANDE KNIVES NEW FRENCH BLADES ONEIDA LOT PR,  127pc Christofle France Vendome Arcantia pattern Silverplate Flatware,  Christofle France MARLY Pattern Silverplate 5 piece Place Setting,  Antique French Silverplate Crystal Hinged Casket Jewelry Trinket box 1800s,  RAVINET Rare French Sterling Silver Dinner Flatware Set 12 pc Iris Pattern,  Vintage antique solid silver French albert watch chain,  PUIFORCAT Imposing French Sterling Silver Vermeil Sugar Bowl Rococo 616 grams,  Antique French Silverplate Enamel Brass Match Safe Vesta Case,  Rare French Sterling Silver Vermeil Fruits Spoons Set 6 pc Rococo,  ANTIQUE CHRISTOFLE FRANCE SILVERPLATE SET 4 PCS TEA COFFEE SUGAR POT CREAMER,  FRENCH DESIGN BEAUTIFUL ANTIQUE 800 SOLID SILVER FISH SET,  International VINTAGE SILVERPLATE French Hollow Knife 261431,  French small sieve serving spoon silver 19th century,  Louis XV Rare Antique Silver Wine Beaker Cup Paris France 1724,  TERRIFIC VICTORIAN FRENCH HANDPAINTED SILVER MINIATURE PORTRAITAPPAY PARIS,  Gorham Etruscan Sterling 9 5 8 HH Old French Blade Dinner Knife Bolster No Mono,  International FIDELIS SILVERPLATE French Solid Knife 246884,  Puiforcat Debain French Sterling Silver Flatware Set 126 pc w chests Art Nouveau,  Soufflot Rare French All Sterling Silver Vermeil Ice Cream Set 14 pc box Dolphin,  International AMBASSADOR SILVERPLATE French Hollow Knife 240850,  International LOVELY LADY SILVERPLATE French Hollow Knife 251441,  ANTIQUE FRENCH NAPOLEON III ERA STERLING SOUP TUREEN 1969 gm,  Vintage French Silver Plate Christofle Sugar Tongs Spatour Pattern,  Antique French Art Nouveau Silver Plate Christofle Gramont Ice Sugar Tongs,  1920s French Silver Plate Christofle Gallia Napkin Ring Art Deco,  Antique FrenchChristofleSilver PlatedPie Pastry ServerFiletsPattern,  Vintage French Christofle Silver Plate Napkin Ring French Navy Anchor 1949,  Antique French Silver Plate Christofle Ice Sugar Tongs Lions Claw 19th C,  Antique FrenchChristofle AlfnideSilver Plate Flatware Set Napoleon III 1860,  Antique French Silver Plate Christofle Ice Sugar Tongs Lions Claw,  Antique FrenchChristofle AlfnideSilver Plated Ladle Filets Pattern 1875,  Antique French Silver Plate SFAM Ice Sugar Tongs Neoclassic Lions Claw,  

Comments are closed.