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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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Large Antique French Silver Plated Mirrord Plateau Centerpiece Table Tray
Large Antique French Silver Plated Mirrord Plateau Centerpiece Table Tray
$2,200.00
4 TOWLE Craftsman Sterling Silver 8 7 8 New French Hollow Knives Knife
4 TOWLE Craftsman Sterling Silver 8 7 8 New French Hollow Knives Knife
$45.99
2 TOWLE Craftsman Sterling Silver 8 7 8 New French Hollow Knives Knife
2 TOWLE Craftsman Sterling Silver 8 7 8 New French Hollow Knives Knife
$22.99
Sauciere Sauceboat French Sterling Silver
Sauciere Sauceboat French Sterling Silver
$650.00
Christofle Sterling Silver Cake Server From France 67 Oz
Christofle Sterling Silver Cake Server From France 67 Oz
$68.00
Christofle Sterling Silver Soup Ladle From France Weighing 88 Oz
Christofle Sterling Silver Soup Ladle From France Weighing 88 Oz
$175.00
La France Wm Rogers  Son Silver Plate Serving Spoons Sugar Master Butter Deco
La France Wm Rogers Son Silver Plate Serving Spoons Sugar Master Butter Deco
$15.99
ANTIQUE FRENCH STERLING SILVER SUGAR SIFTER SPOONLATE 19th CENTURY
ANTIQUE FRENCH STERLING SILVER SUGAR SIFTER SPOONLATE 19th CENTURY
$99.00
Antique Odiot French 950 Sterling Silver Pair Neoclassical Master Salt Cellars
Antique Odiot French 950 Sterling Silver Pair Neoclassical Master Salt Cellars
$575.00
Vintage Rare St Medard Contour Pattern 6 pc Silver Plate Flatware French
Vintage Rare St Medard Contour Pattern 6 pc Silver Plate Flatware French
$25.00
1819 1838 Nice French 800 Silver Wine Taster Tastevin Grape Design
1819 1838 Nice French 800 Silver Wine Taster Tastevin Grape Design
$360.00
Wallace FRENCH REGENCY STERLING Hollow Handle Bar Knife 758635
Wallace FRENCH REGENCY STERLING Hollow Handle Bar Knife 758635
$31.99
International GUEST OF HONOR SILVERPLATE French Hollow Knife 248802
International GUEST OF HONOR SILVERPLATE French Hollow Knife 248802
$7.99
Fine set 6 French 950 Silver Boin Taburet Sterling Silver Breakfast Knives
Fine set 6 French 950 Silver Boin Taburet Sterling Silver Breakfast Knives
$960.00
MEADOWBROOK 5 French Grille Viande Knives Oneida Rogers 1937 Silverplate
MEADOWBROOK 5 French Grille Viande Knives Oneida Rogers 1937 Silverplate
$15.00
Reed  Barton French Renaissance Sterling Silver 7 1 8 Dinner Frok
Reed Barton French Renaissance Sterling Silver 7 1 8 Dinner Frok
$44.95
Reed  Barton French Renaissance Sterling Silver 6 1 8 Individual Salad Fork
Reed Barton French Renaissance Sterling Silver 6 1 8 Individual Salad Fork
$39.95
Reed  Barton French Renaissance Sterling Silver 5 7 8 Cream Soup Spoon
Reed Barton French Renaissance Sterling Silver 5 7 8 Cream Soup Spoon
$49.95
Reed  Barton French Renaissance Sterling Silver 5 7 8 Teaspoon
Reed Barton French Renaissance Sterling Silver 5 7 8 Teaspoon
$31.95
Reed  Barton French Renaissance Sterling Silver 9 New French Hollow Knife
Reed Barton French Renaissance Sterling Silver 9 New French Hollow Knife
$31.95
Towle Old Master Sterling Silver 8 7 8 New French Dinner Knife No Monogram
Towle Old Master Sterling Silver 8 7 8 New French Dinner Knife No Monogram
$20.99

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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.

Set of 4 French Sterling Silver ART DECO Salt Pepper Shakers Glass + its box,  Art Deco French Sterling silver Gilded Snail or Oyster Holder,  Art Deco French Sterling silver Gilded Fish fork knife set,  Art Deco French Sterling silver Gilded Lobster fork,  Art Deco French Sterling silver Gilded Oyster Snail Forks,  French Antique Miniature Traveling Candlesticks Wine Cups Sterling Silver 1920s,  19th century French Antique silver citrus spoon with devils head design,  ANTIQUE FRENCH STERLING SILVER MEMORABILIA PLATTER TRAY SALVER COIGNET MINERVA 1,  Oneida GRAPE VINEYARD VARIATION SILVERPLATE French Knife With Bolster 5761369,  Rare French silverplate sauce spoon Spring mechanism ,  Vintage French Silver Plate MANCHE A GIGOT Bone Holder Carving Tool,  Silver Plate Spoon Orleans France 1920s,  Antique French Sterling Silver Handled Carving Knife Kings pattern,  PUIFORCAT Antique French Sterling Silver compote fruit ladle Empire Swan 19th,  ANTIQUE FRENCH SILVER BABY RATTLE ART NOUVEAUX HANDMADE ca 1900 RARE,  VINTAGE FRENCH SILVER PLATE CHRISTOFLE LARGE SOUP LADLE CHINON PATTERN GLEAMING,  VINTAGE FRENCH SILVER PLATE CHRISTOFLE LARGE SERVING SPOON FORK CHINON PATTER,  VINTAGE FRENCH SILVER PLATE CHRISTOFLE 5 TABLE SPOONS 825 INCHES CHINON PATTER,  VINTAGE FRENCH SILVER PLATE CHRISTOFLE 6 LARGE DINNER FORKS 825 CHINON PATTER,  Antique FRENCH SILVER DRESSING TABLE TRINKET BOX c1900,  James Robinson QUEEN ANNE STERLING Old French Table Knife With Bolster 5650506,  International DESIRE SILVERPLATE French Solid Knife 6796799,  Wallace ROSE POINT STERLING French Hollow Knife 3700837,  International CHALFONTE SILVERPLATE French Hollow Knife 243548,  French All Sterling Silver Sugar Sifter Spoon w box 1887,  A c 1900 French silver mounted and rhodium gilt glass dressing table jar,  French Christofle Lumiere Openwork Figurine Duck Silverplate,  French Christofle Lumiere Openwork Figurine Duck Duckling Silverplate,  ANTIQUE FRANCE SILVERPLATE CHARLIONAIS POURAILLY 162795 MINIATURE BOWL SIGNED,  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,  ASCOT by RICCI ARGENTIERI Silverplate 9 1 2 New French Hollow Knife 24 avail,  SPATOURS by CHRISTOFLE of France Silverplate Fish Fork 7,  Heavier French Sterling Silver Vermeil Liquor Shot Cordial Cups Sterling Tray,  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,  International EXQUISITE SILVERPLATE French Hollow Knife 246678,  ANTIQUE FRENCH LADIES ART DECO STERLING COIN DANCE PURSE MONOGRAMED 69 grams,  Wine Cooler Silver Plate Orfevrerie de France Reticulated French 6 Tall,  SET of 7 Christofle VENDOME COQUILLE Silver plate Table Dinner SPOONS FRANCE NEW,  REDUCEDSUPERB 19thC French Sterling Silver Creamer Pitcher by HENRI SOUFFLOT,  EXQUISITE PAIR OF CANDLESTICKS SILVER ORIENTAL FIGURES FRANCE XIX CENTURY,  FRENCH PROVINCIAL TOWLE STERLING BON BON,  EXQUISITE Sterling Silver Pumpkin Melon Shaped Creamer Pitcher French Mark,  IMPRESSIVEFrench Sterling Silver Antique Creamer Milk Pitcher by TETARD,  Lunt Chatalaine Sterling Silver French Hollow Knife,  1900s French Silver plated Dessert Coffee Tea spoons METAL ALLIAGE BLANC,  Reed Barton MARLBOROUGH Sterling Silver French Hollow Dinner Knife 9 1 8,  

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