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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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Hallmarked 800 Silver French Statue Figurine On Onyx Plinth Signed Artist
Hallmarked 800 Silver French Statue Figurine On Onyx Plinth Signed Artist
$393.71
Antique Victorian French Silver Match Holder Vesta BARREL shaped
Antique Victorian French Silver Match Holder Vesta BARREL shaped
$111.55
Oneida GRAPE VINEYARD VARIATION SILVERPLATE French Knife With Bolster 5761369
Oneida GRAPE VINEYARD VARIATION SILVERPLATE French Knife With Bolster 5761369
$7.99
Large Antique French Silver Plated Mirrord Plateau Centerpiece Table Tray
Large Antique French Silver Plated Mirrord Plateau Centerpiece Table Tray
$2,200.00
ANTIQUE FRENCH STERLING SILVER THIMBLE XIXth SCALLOPED CROWN BAND BOARS HEAD
ANTIQUE FRENCH STERLING SILVER THIMBLE XIXth SCALLOPED CROWN BAND BOARS HEAD
$60.00
Oneida DEAUVILLE SILVERPLATE French Hollow Knife 491321
Oneida DEAUVILLE SILVERPLATE French Hollow Knife 491321
$9.99
Beautiful Christofle France Champagne Cork Puller SilverPlate Ebony Wood
Beautiful Christofle France Champagne Cork Puller SilverPlate Ebony Wood
$399.00
Gorham Chantilly Sterling Silver 9 HH New French Dinner Knife No Monogram
Gorham Chantilly Sterling Silver 9 HH New French Dinner Knife No Monogram
$24.99
Gorham Fairfax Sterling Silver 8 3 4 New French Blade Dinner Knife No Monogram
Gorham Fairfax Sterling Silver 8 3 4 New French Blade Dinner Knife No Monogram
$29.99
MEADOWBROOK 5 French Grille Viande Knives Oneida Rogers 1937 Silverplate
MEADOWBROOK 5 French Grille Viande Knives Oneida Rogers 1937 Silverplate
$15.00
Wallace FRENCH REGENCY STERLING Hollow Handle Bar Knife 758635
Wallace FRENCH REGENCY STERLING Hollow Handle Bar Knife 758635
$29.99
Signed French Christofle Cocktail Shaker Vintage Art Deco Silverplate Complete
Signed French Christofle Cocktail Shaker Vintage Art Deco Silverplate Complete
$259.99
Vtg Towle Sterling Silver Baby Fork  Spoon French Provincial 3689 Grams
Vtg Towle Sterling Silver Baby Fork Spoon French Provincial 3689 Grams
$29.99
International GUEST OF HONOR SILVERPLATE French Hollow Knife 248802
International GUEST OF HONOR SILVERPLATE French Hollow Knife 248802
$7.99
Ercuis France Rocaille Sterling Five Piece Place Setting
Ercuis France Rocaille Sterling Five Piece Place Setting
$1,000.00
Ercuis France Sequoia Silver Dinner Fork
Ercuis France Sequoia Silver Dinner Fork
$175.00
Ercuis France Brantome Sterling Dinner Fork
Ercuis France Brantome Sterling Dinner Fork
$200.00
Birks LOUIS XV STERLING French Hollow Knife With Bolster 4355377
Birks LOUIS XV STERLING French Hollow Knife With Bolster 4355377
$55.99
Reed  Barton ENGLISH GENTRY SILVERPLATE French Hollow Knife 6611976
Reed Barton ENGLISH GENTRY SILVERPLATE French Hollow Knife 6611976
$19.99
Ercuis France Brantome Sterling Place Spoon
Ercuis France Brantome Sterling Place Spoon
$200.00
Ercuis France Brantome Sterling Dinner Knife
Ercuis France Brantome Sterling Dinner Knife
$150.00

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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.

International CHALFONTE SILVERPLATE French Hollow Knife 243548,  6X SHOT BEAKERS HALPHEN STERLING SILVER PARIS CIRCA 1890,  French Christofle Lumiere Openwork Figurine Duck Silverplate,  French Christofle Lumiere Openwork Figurine Duck Duckling Silverplate,  FRENCH SILVERPLATE ELEGANT a la RUSSE FISH SET,  ANTIQUE FRANCE SILVERPLATE CHARLIONAIS POURAILLY 162795 MINIATURE BOWL SIGNED,  Wallace ROSE POINT STERLING French Hollow Knife 3700837,  ENCHANTRESS BY INTERNATIONAL STERLING SILVER REGULAR KNIFE FRENCH 9 1 8,  COQUILLOR GLACE FRENCH SILVER BUTTER DISH 3 PART PIERCED WITH INSERT FOR ICE,  Antique French Sterling Vermeil Pill Trinket box Putto,  France Solid Silver Table Spoons Set Of 5 Christofle Marly,  KING BY DOMINICK HAFF STERLING SILVER REGULAR KNIFE FRENCH BLADE 8 3 4,  Antique French Sterling Silver Serving Bowl Roussel,  Antique CHRISTOFLE FRANCE Silverplate Ice Tongs 65 Claws,  FRENCH PROVINCIAL TOWLE STERLING BON BON,  EXQUISITE PAIR OF CANDLESTICKS SILVER ORIENTAL FIGURES FRANCE XIX CENTURY,  Lunt Chatalaine Sterling Silver French Hollow Knife,  ASCOT by RICCI ARGENTIERI Silverplate 9 1 2 New French Hollow Knife 24 avail,  SPATOURS by CHRISTOFLE of France Silverplate Fish Fork 7,  4 Silver Plate Silverplate Beloved 1940 Wm Rogers Knife Hollow French 8 1 4,  Silver Plate Silverplate Beloved 1940 Wm Rogers Knife Hollow French 8 1 4 Grille,  International EXQUISITE SILVERPLATE French Hollow Knife 246678,  Old French Gorham Sterling Gumbo Soup Spoons,  WAVE EDGE BY TIFFANY CO STERLING SILVER DINNER KNIFE OLD FRENCH 10,  Christofle Silver Collectible Fawn Paris France NIB,  French Renaissance Reed Barton All Sterling 2PC Salad Set,  PATRICIAN BY COMMUNITY PLATE SILVERPLATE DINNER KNIFE NEW FRENCH BLADE HH,  AUDUBON BY TIFFANY CO STERLING SILVER REGULAR KNIFE FRENCH 9,  France antique 950 silver pie serving spoon,  French Antique Clothing Brushes in Silver Plate Set of 2 1940s,  Sterling Towle FRENCH PROVINCIAL SAUCE LADLE NM,  Sterling Towle FRENCH PROVINCIAL SUGAR SPOON NM,  Sterling Towle FRENCH PROVINCIAL COLD MEAT FORK NM,  Art deco 1925 french sterling silver 950 oval tray for 6 demitasses 1089g,  french silverplate soup ladle Christofle america,  beautiful french silverplate gallia christofle sugar bowl Louis XVI style,  antique french silver minerve 950 coffeepot ribbon LouisXVI style 613g Ravinet,  Rare french silverplate Christofle 6 individual gravy spoons Chinon pattern,  Art deco 1925 french sterling silver 950 6 demi tasses Ravinet 487g,  antique french sterling silver 950 carving set Louis XVI st all sterling fork,  antique french sterling silver handles salad serving set Louis XVI st,  early 19th c french950 sterling silver coffee pot 1809 1819 2nd coq empire st,  mid 19th c french sterling silver 950 luncheon dessert serving set Louis XVI st,  antique french silver 950 sugar bowl ribbons LouisXVI style 457g Ravinet,  19th c french sterling silver 950 dessert serving set 4pc Louis XVI 193gr,  French silverplate christofle creamer milk jug Marly Louis XV,  french silverplate Christofle 2 ice cube spoons cocktail sieve 3p,  french sterling 950 silver dessert luncheon forks spoons 15pces regence st 778g,  french silverplate gallia christofle creamer milk jug Louis XVI style,  Rare french silverplate Christofle individual gravy spoon Chinon pattern,  

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