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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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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.

Oneida ADAM SILVERPLATE Old French Solid Knife 2321264
Oneida ADAM SILVERPLATE Old French Solid Knife 2321264
$11.99
Tiffany  Company HAMILTON STERLING French Hollow Knife With Bolster 4694518
Tiffany Company HAMILTON STERLING French Hollow Knife With Bolster 4694518
$78.95
3 Pcs Cardeilac Christolfe France Versailles Sterling Silver s
3 Pcs Cardeilac Christolfe France Versailles Sterling Silver s
$480.00
Antique French Silverplate Soup Ladle Excellent Condition 12 1 2 No Mono
Antique French Silverplate Soup Ladle Excellent Condition 12 1 2 No Mono
$44.99
Reed  Barton English Gentry Silverplate French Hollow Knife 5 Avail 1450 ea
Reed Barton English Gentry Silverplate French Hollow Knife 5 Avail 1450 ea
$14.50
PAIR OF ANTIQUE FRENCH CUT CRYSTALSTERLING SILVER DECANTERSEARLY 20th CENTURY
PAIR OF ANTIQUE FRENCH CUT CRYSTALSTERLING SILVER DECANTERSEARLY 20th CENTURY
$249.00
ANTIQUE FRENCH STERLING SILVER TEA CUP  SAUCEREARLY 20th CENTURY
ANTIQUE FRENCH STERLING SILVER TEA CUP SAUCEREARLY 20th CENTURY
$169.00
ANTIQUE FRENCH STERLING SILVER EGG CUP WITH SPOONEARLY 20th CENTURY
ANTIQUE FRENCH STERLING SILVER EGG CUP WITH SPOONEARLY 20th CENTURY
$99.00
ANTIQUE FRENCH STERLING SILVER DESSERT SERVING SETLATE 19th CENTURY
ANTIQUE FRENCH STERLING SILVER DESSERT SERVING SETLATE 19th CENTURY
$179.00
ANTIQUE FRENCH STERLING SILVERCRYSTAL SALT CELLARSET OF 2LOUIS XV STYLE
ANTIQUE FRENCH STERLING SILVERCRYSTAL SALT CELLARSET OF 2LOUIS XV STYLE
$159.00
Antique FRENCH Sterling and Enamel VINAIGRETTE SNUFF BOX lady playing harp
Antique FRENCH Sterling and Enamel VINAIGRETTE SNUFF BOX lady playing harp
$250.00
Antique Silver Plate SPOON 575 REED  BARTON 3 Scalloped 1884 French design
Antique Silver Plate SPOON 575 REED BARTON 3 Scalloped 1884 French design
$12.00
Circa 1850French Sterling Silver Candlestick Holder Of Dictinction by DEBAIN
Circa 1850French Sterling Silver Candlestick Holder Of Dictinction by DEBAIN
$545.00
French Antique Reed  Barton Sterling Silver Pickle Fork
French Antique Reed Barton Sterling Silver Pickle Fork
$35.00
Old French Gorham Sterling Silver Cold Meat Fork
Old French Gorham Sterling Silver Cold Meat Fork
$95.00
ANTIQUE STERLING FRENCH WINE TASTER TASTE VIN COIN HANDLE REBUBLIQUE FRANCAISE
ANTIQUE STERLING FRENCH WINE TASTER TASTE VIN COIN HANDLE REBUBLIQUE FRANCAISE
$89.99
International OLD COLONY SILVERPLATE French Hollow Knife With Bolster S9989569G2
International OLD COLONY SILVERPLATE French Hollow Knife With Bolster S9989569G2
$10.99
antique french silver 950  800 minerve 2 baby cups LOUIS XVI style 32gr 41gr
antique french silver 950 800 minerve 2 baby cups LOUIS XVI style 32gr 41gr
$90.00
antique french sterling silver handle only leg of mutton holder LXVI b
antique french sterling silver handle only leg of mutton holder LXVI b
$56.00
french sterling silver 950 minerve 2 sugar tongs Louis XVI st 70g + 17gr
french sterling silver 950 minerve 2 sugar tongs Louis XVI st 70g + 17gr
$120.00
early 20th c french sterling guilloche silver sugar tongs V Boivin 52gr
early 20th c french sterling guilloche silver sugar tongs V Boivin 52gr
$66.00

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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.

Spotswood by Gorham Sterling Silver Regular Knife New French Blade 8 3 4,  19C ANTIQUE FRENCH STERLING SILVER DESSERT SERVING SET FLATWARE 3PC BOX MINERVA,  4 ANTIQUE STERLING SILVER SPOON PARISDENMARKWINSOR TORONTO 42GRAMS 1850 1899,  Art Deco antique French sterling silver Sugar bowl Box,  International ANNIVERSARY SILVERPLATE French Hollow Knife 241288,  Heart Handled Set of Six coin silver French Haiti long handled spoons,  REED BARTON STERLING 9 1 8 NEW FRENCH HOLLOW KNIFES FRANCIS I NO MONO,  Towle OLD COLONIAL STERLING Old French Hollow Knife 7009652,  French Antique Art Nouveau Solid Silver Medal Hanger Signed Emile Dropsy c1890,  Antique French Sterling Gilt Silver Amber Agate Box Circa 1890,  ART NOUVEAU FRENCH STUDIO CHRISTOFLE SILVER Pl Faun PITCHER EWER JUG NUDE SATYR,  Ercuis dinner fork silverplate French vintage,  Antique French Sterling Dinner Knife Set 18 PC Angels,  Antique Art Nouveau French Sterling Silver Bread Knife,  ANTIQUE FRENCH SET 4 SILVER MINERVA 950 VERMEIL SALT CELLARS SPOONS L COIGNET,  Silver SNUFF Box French Antique NIELLO c1880 Gilt Interior Minerva Head,  Gorham NOCTURNE STERLING French Hollow Knife 182079,  Alvin MISS ALVIN STERLING French Hollow Knife 10540,  ANTIQUE Trinket Box French Le Seigneur Silver Plate EPNS P U W Footscray,  Antique French silver Art Nouveau aide memoire chatelaine pencil,  PUIFORCAT French Gilded sterling Silver Tea spoons strainer sugar tong 14 Swan,  French Antique Sterling Silver Compact Powder Case France circa 1920s,  ANTIQUE FRENCH STERLING SILVER WINE TASTER c1825,  Antique French Silver Plate Fish Serving Set,  SUGAR ICE TONGS STERLING SILVER CHASED AND ENGRAVED ANTIQUE FRENCH 1900,  SUGAR ICE TONGS STERLING SILVER CHASED AND ENGRAVED ANTIQUE FRENCH 1880,  French Provincial Towle Sterling HH Cheese Servers,  CHRISTOFLE DELAFOSSE 1 DINNER FORK SILVER PLATED FRANCE 1900 PATTERN LUSTER,  19th FRENCH 950 SILVER TASTEVIN WINE TASTER OLD PATTERN 1187grs HALLMARKED,  SUGAR ICE TONGS STERLING SILVER CHASED AND ENGRAVED ANTIQUE FRENCH 1880,  LARGE FRENCH MADE I BELIEVE MAHOGANY WOODEN BOWL ON HEAVY STERLING BAS,  Vintage French Rene Oster Strasbourg Silver Plate Set of 12 Original Box,  Puiforcat French Gilded All sterling silver dessert knife 12 PS,  American Colonial by Amston Sterling Silver Regular Knife French 8 7 8,  Antique French Art Nouveau Mother Of Pearl MOP Silver Dance card Fan Chatelaine,  Oneida Community 1989 Silverplate BELCOURT New French Hollow Knife,  FRENCH SILVER SOLID YELLOW DOUBLE SIDED ENAMEL COMPACT THE LOVERS HALLMARKED,  Gorham PARIS STERLING Blunt Hollow Knife With Bolster 3730002,  E2706 CHRISTOFLE FRANCE SILVER PLATE NAPOLEON EMPEREUR BOTTLE OPENER COLL GALLIA,  ANTIQUE 1920 SILVER MILK FRENCH JAR JUG BY CHRISTOFLE HALLMARKED AND ENGRAVED,  French antique silverplate flatware early 1900c,  HALLMARKED FRENCH STERLING SILVER TEA CADDY SPOON,  FRENCH ANTIQUE STERLING SILVER OLIVE SPOON,  vintage french silver hallmarked spoon,  King Edward Gorham Sterling Lunch Knifes French,  vintage french hallmarked silver spoon,  ALVIN STERLING SILVER FORK 7 1 8 FRENCH SCROLL NO MONO,  New French Hollow Knife 8 7 8 in in Stieff Rose by Stieff 1892 Sterling,  STERLING SILVER PLATE FRENCH GILT BEAD PATTERN BORDER CHRISTOFLE 1880,  TIFFANY CO Silver Plated Old French Individual Fish Knife 7 7 8 Monogrammed,  

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