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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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BOULENGER Silverplate FISH Set Large Fork  Shovel Saint Jacques Shell France
BOULENGER Silverplate FISH Set Large Fork Shovel Saint Jacques Shell France
$110.00
French Sterling Silver Dessert Spoon Mono SM 1880
French Sterling Silver Dessert Spoon Mono SM 1880
$25.00
French Art Deco MOdern Style Sterling Silver Napkin Rings Saglier Paris
French Art Deco MOdern Style Sterling Silver Napkin Rings Saglier Paris
$120.00
French Silverplate Appetizer Pickles Candy Dish Revolving Tray Wine Taste 1960
French Silverplate Appetizer Pickles Candy Dish Revolving Tray Wine Taste 1960
$80.00
French Sterling Silver Napkin Ring Mono MC Henin Paris 34g
French Sterling Silver Napkin Ring Mono MC Henin Paris 34g
$75.00
French Silver Nickel Plated 12 Oyster Forks Old Paris Pattern 1900
French Silver Nickel Plated 12 Oyster Forks Old Paris Pattern 1900
$80.00
4 Piece Reed Barton Sterling French Renaissance
4 Piece Reed Barton Sterling French Renaissance
$130.00
5 Oneida Capri Silverplate 1935 Wm Rogers Triple New French Hollow Grille Knives
5 Oneida Capri Silverplate 1935 Wm Rogers Triple New French Hollow Grille Knives
$47.89
Fantastic Set French 6 Glasses And G Keller Sterling Bases Deco
Fantastic Set French 6 Glasses And G Keller Sterling Bases Deco
$2,499.00
Exellent French Deco Sevres  Sterling Box
Exellent French Deco Sevres Sterling Box
$1,150.00
Gabert French Sterling Gold wash Hors Doeuvre Dessert Set 3 pc original box
Gabert French Sterling Gold wash Hors Doeuvre Dessert Set 3 pc original box
$220.00
2 5 Pc Place Settings FRENCH CHIPPENDALE Reed  Barton Silverplate
2 5 Pc Place Settings FRENCH CHIPPENDALE Reed Barton Silverplate
$39.99
French Silver And Enamel Art Noveaux Pill Box Round
French Silver And Enamel Art Noveaux Pill Box Round
$999.00
E2706 CHRISTOFLE FRANCE SILVER PLATE NAPOLEON EMPEREUR BOTTLE OPENER COLL GALLIA
E2706 CHRISTOFLE FRANCE SILVER PLATE NAPOLEON EMPEREUR BOTTLE OPENER COLL GALLIA
$99.95
IMPRESSIVE ANTIQUE 1880s FRENCH REPOUSSE STERLING SILVER TEA POT Neoclassical st
IMPRESSIVE ANTIQUE 1880s FRENCH REPOUSSE STERLING SILVER TEA POT Neoclassical st
$980.00
Vintage 1847 Rogers Silverplate Dinner Knife SYLVIA 1934 long french blade
Vintage 1847 Rogers Silverplate Dinner Knife SYLVIA 1934 long french blade
$7.99
Christofle France Silverplate CLUNY 5 pcs Flatware Place Settings Post 1940
Christofle France Silverplate CLUNY 5 pcs Flatware Place Settings Post 1940
$260.00
Christofle France Silverplate CLUNY 1 3 pc Pl Setting Knf Frk Tblsp Post 1940
Christofle France Silverplate CLUNY 1 3 pc Pl Setting Knf Frk Tblsp Post 1940
$160.00
Christofle France Silverplate CLUNY 2 3 pc Dessert Set Knf Fork Spn Post 1940
Christofle France Silverplate CLUNY 2 3 pc Dessert Set Knf Fork Spn Post 1940
$340.00
Christofle France Silverplate CLUNY 1 3 pc Dessert Set Knf Spn Fk
Christofle France Silverplate CLUNY 1 3 pc Dessert Set Knf Spn Fk
$180.00
Christofle France Silverplate CLUNY Dessert Knife Flatware Knives Post 1940
Christofle France Silverplate CLUNY Dessert Knife Flatware Knives Post 1940
$49.00

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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.

Crosby CROSBY SILVERPLATE French Hollow Knife With Pinched Handle 6485196,  Lot Of 4 French Style Grille Knives 1933 Fidelis Wm Rogers International Silver,  Set of 5 IS Crown Silverplate RADIANCE 8 3 8 French Hollow Grille Knives 1939,  Antique Sterling Silver Embossed Carving Set Knife Fork Paris Hallmark,  Pair of Reed Barton Sterling French Renaissance Place Knives,  Set of 4 Reed Barton Sterling French Renaissance Lunch Knives,  SET OF TWO ANTIQUE FRENCH CHRISTOFLE SILVERPLATE OVAL TRAY,  SET of 12 Christofle SPATOURS Silver plate Table dinner Spoons FRANCE,  SET 12 FRENCH CHRISTOFLE DINNER TABLE FISH KNIVES POMPADOUR SILVER PLATED,  SET OF FRENCH CHRISTOFLE DINNER TABLE FORKS SPOONS CLEMENT MAROT SILVER PLATE,  SET OF 6 FRENCH CHRISTOFLE DINNER TABLE SPOONS POMPADOUR SILVER PLATE NEW,  SET of 4 Christofle SPATOURS Silver plate Table Dinner SPOONS FRANCE,  Rococo French Sterling Minerva Silver Tea Strainer Bucket,  French Silverplate Serving Spoons Qty4 Armand Frenais Paris,  CHRISTOFLE FRANCE Silverplate Holloware6 3 4 Waste Candy Bowl,  Antique French silver Vesta Match Safe Box Case Holder with monogram JMB,  1870 80s French 950 Silver Cased Monogrammed Egg Cup Spoon by Boyer Callot,  Antique French Solid Silver Dinner Plate c 1860 L 257 cm 533 g,  FRENCH PROVINCIAL TOWLE STERLING HOLLOW HANDLE BUTTER SPREADER K523,  Christofle France Cat Family Silverplate Cat with 2 Kittens Lumiere collection,  Wallace Silverplate SWEETHEART 1940 New French Hollow Knife 9 5 8,  Sterling Gorham CAMELLIA FRENCH BLADE KNIFE 8 7 8 NM,  Puiforcat Fabulous French Sterling Silver Tea Spoons Set with Sugar Tongs Iris,  Boivin Fabulous French Sterling Silver Vermeil 18k Tea Coffee Set 4 pc Bacchus,  FRENCH SCROLL BY ALVIN STERLING SILVER WEDDING CAKE KNIFE CUSTOM MADE 12,  FRENCH SCROLL BY ALVIN STERLING SILVER ICE SCOOP HH WS CUSTOM MADE 9 3 4,  FRENCH RENAISSANCE BY REED BARTON STERLING PIE SERVER HHWS 10 1 4,  FRENCH REGENCY BY WALLACE STERLING SILVER WEDDING CAKE SET SERVER 2PC CUSTOM HH,  ANTIQUE FRENCH SILVER VERMEIL FRANCE ICE CREAM SPOON SET 6 PCS BUTTON ROSES,  PUIFORCAT CHANTACO FRENCH SILVERPLATE BUTTER SPREADER 95 EUC,  PUIFORCAT CHANTACO FRENCH SILVERPLATE CHEESE KNIFE 295 EUC,  1880s CHARLES PECONNET EGYPTIAN PARIS 950 SILVER FRENCH GRAVY SAUCE BOAT,  HEPPLEWHITE BY REED BARTON STERLING DINNER KNIFE W SP BLADE OLD FRENCH 9 1 2,  Sterling Silver Towle French Provincial Pattern 725 Inch Dinner Fork B3968,  LEFEBVRE Gorgeous French Sterling Silver Fish Servers 2 pc Rococo,  International FRONTENAC STERLING Old French Hollow Knife 6949620,  Nice Sterling Silver Towle French Provincial Pattern 625 Inch Soup Spoon B3972,  PUIFORCAT Fabulous French Sterling Silver Dinner Flatware Set 2 pc Rococo,  VINTAGE FRENCH HANOVERIAN SILVER PLATED MONOGRAM SERVING SPOON HALLMARKED N 73,  TETARD Antique French Sterling Silver Louis XVI Centerpiece Serving Bowl Dish,  BOIVIN Rare Antique French Sterling Silver 146 Rose Water Sprinkler 788 gr,  Antique French Sterling Silver Ebony Knives 12 pc w box Art Nouveau Period,  Sterling Silver Towle French Provincial Pattern 85 Inch Serving Spoon B3975,  Ornate Floral Chased Cup French First Standard Sterling Ladoucette Garvard 1877,  Sterling Silver Towle French Provincial Pattern 725 Inch Dinner Fork B3969,  BOXED set of 12 ART DECO style FRENCH SILVER PLATED 525 long TEASPOONS,  French Engine Turned Napkin Ring Sterling Silver Emile Puiforcat 1890,  Gorham NOCTURNE Sterling 87 8 New French Hollow Handle Knife 1938 3 AVAILABLE,  Towle FRENCH PROVINCIAL STERLING Baby Toothbrush No Bristles 3381720,  SIECLE French Silverplate Mother of Pearl Salad Set,  

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