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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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ANTIQUE FRENCH STERLING SILVER TEA POT19th CENTURY
ANTIQUE FRENCH STERLING SILVER TEA POT19th CENTURY
$685.00
CHRISTOFLE FOR GALLIAFRENCH SILVERPLATE COFFEE TEA SET5 PIECES 20th CENTURY
CHRISTOFLE FOR GALLIAFRENCH SILVERPLATE COFFEE TEA SET5 PIECES 20th CENTURY
$649.00
Towle FRENCH PROVINCIAL STERLING Infant Feeding Spoon 734370
Towle FRENCH PROVINCIAL STERLING Infant Feeding Spoon 734370
$79.95
FRENCH ART DECO STERLING SILVER EGG CUP WITH ITS SPOON1930 YEARS
FRENCH ART DECO STERLING SILVER EGG CUP WITH ITS SPOON1930 YEARS
$109.00
Superb 1700s French 950 Silver Side Handle Chocolate Pot
Superb 1700s French 950 Silver Side Handle Chocolate Pot
$2,880.00
Antique French Sterling Silver coridal miniature goblet guilloche hallmarked
Antique French Sterling Silver coridal miniature goblet guilloche hallmarked
$69.00
Fine set 18 French 950 Gilt Silver Gold  Mother of pearl Fruit Dessert Knives
Fine set 18 French 950 Gilt Silver Gold Mother of pearl Fruit Dessert Knives
$1,410.00
1785 Superb French 950 Silver Side Handle Chocolate Coffee Pot
1785 Superb French 950 Silver Side Handle Chocolate Coffee Pot
$2,640.00
International SPRINGTIME STERLING French Hollow Knife 259747
International SPRINGTIME STERLING French Hollow Knife 259747
$27.99
Gallia Silver Holloware coffee pot Paris
Gallia Silver Holloware coffee pot Paris
$99.99
Christofle France Silver Plate Marly Fish Fork
Christofle France Silver Plate Marly Fish Fork
$7.99
OLD FRENCH BY GORHAM STERLING SILVER VEGETABLE PEELER HHWS CUSTOM MADE 6
OLD FRENCH BY GORHAM STERLING SILVER VEGETABLE PEELER HHWS CUSTOM MADE 6
$139.00
c1890 Exquisite French 950 Silver Main Pince Asparagus Server Alphonse Debain
c1890 Exquisite French 950 Silver Main Pince Asparagus Server Alphonse Debain
$1,920.00
Oneida BIRD OF PARADISE SILVERPLATE French Hollow Knife With Bolster 6716303
Oneida BIRD OF PARADISE SILVERPLATE French Hollow Knife With Bolster 6716303
$7.99
Antique French Silver Sterling Thimbles
Antique French Silver Sterling Thimbles
$34.99
PUIFORCAT Deco France Sterling Silver Cigarette Box 2865 g
PUIFORCAT Deco France Sterling Silver Cigarette Box 2865 g
$2,200.00
Gorham CHANTILLY STERLING GORHAM Old French Hollow Knife With Bolster 8456791
Gorham CHANTILLY STERLING GORHAM Old French Hollow Knife With Bolster 8456791
$37.99
Wallace CARDINAL SILVERPLATE French Hollow Knife 757833
Wallace CARDINAL SILVERPLATE French Hollow Knife 757833
$17.99
Francis I by Reed  Barton Sterling 9 1 8 New HH French Place Knife
Francis I by Reed Barton Sterling 9 1 8 New HH French Place Knife
$45.00
CHRISTOFLE FRANCE SILVERPLATE 7 7 8 OVAL SOUP SPOON TABLESPOON
CHRISTOFLE FRANCE SILVERPLATE 7 7 8 OVAL SOUP SPOON TABLESPOON
$6.00
International JOAN OF ARC STERLING French Hollow Knife 250335
International JOAN OF ARC STERLING French Hollow Knife 250335
$49.99

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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.

Birks Louis De France Silver Plate Flatware 4 pc Place Setting Knife Fork Spoon,  Birks Silverplate Woven Wine Basket HAND Made in FRANCE for Birks Bottle Holder,  18 BIRKS SILVER Plate LOUIS DE FRANCE Mono R 3 Butter Knives 8 Spoons 7 Forks,  Birks Silver Regency Plate LOUIS De FRANCE 7 1 8 COLD MEAT FORK Serving Fork,  2 Antique Art Nouveau French FLEUR de LIS Silver Plate Knife Rests,  2 sets 5 place BIRKS Regency SILVER Louis De FRANCE Luncheon KNIFE FORK SPOON,  Antique FRENCH 950 Sterling SILVER SOUP Punch LADLE 13 1 2 C MAHLER 2414 Gr,  RARE Pedestal American STERLING SILVER CREAM Pitcher SUGAR GH French Ellmore,  4 Sterling SILVER 6 Side Plates USA Silversmiths GH FRENCH,  Pottery Barn ANTIQUE SILVER SILVERPLATE French Hollow Knife 8821974,  MARIE ANTOINETTE BY DOMINICK HAFF STERLING DINNER KNIFE OLD FRENCH BLADE,  OLD french Silverplate floral TUMBLE CUP TIMBALE marked MP TELOIN,  French Art Deco fruit stand by Gallia Christofle silver plated and glass 1930,  Alvin FRENCH SCROLL STERLING Fork 9789,  Reed Barton FRENCH CHIPPENDALE SILVERPLATE Salad Fork 569727,  TOWLE STERLING FORKS FRENCH PROVINCIAL NO MONO,  ANTIQUE 19th CEN STERLING SILVER ENGRAVED FRENCH CUP 44 grams DROUSSE,  TOWLE STERLING TEASPOONS FRENCH PROVINCIAL NO MONO,  TOWLE STERLING ICED TEA SPOONS FRENCH PROVINCIAL NO MONO,  TOWLE STERLING COCKTAIL FORKS FRENCH PROVINCIAL NO MONO,  TOWLE STERLING PIERCED SERVING SPOON FRENCH PROVINCIAL NO MONO,  TOWLE STERLING SUGAR SPOON FRENCH PROVINCIAL NO MONO,  TOWLE STERLING SERVING FORK FRENCH PROVINCIAL NO MONO,  TOWLE STERLING GRAVY LADLE FRENCH PROVINCIAL NO MONO,  Oneida BRIDAL WREATH SILVERPLATE French Hollow Knife 10318767,  GORHAM STERLING NEW FRENCH HOLLOW KNIFES KING EDWARD NO MONO,  Antique silver sterling cup First title French,  Gorham OLD FRENCH STERLING Salad Serving Fork 6518764,  HENIN Antique French Sterling Silver Mascarons Salad Serving Set Renaissance,  Antique French all sterling silver vermeil Ice cream set 13 pieces bindweeds,  REED BARTON STERLING 9 1 2 NEW FRENCH HOLLOW KNIFES CHAMBORD MONO G,  International CAMEO STERLING French Hollow Knife 838085,  Gorham SHELBURNE SILVERPLATE Old French Hollow Knife With Bolster 8892217,  2xANTIQUE ART DECO FRENCH CHRISTOFLE ALFENIDE SILVERPLATE COFFEE TEA SUGAR SPOON,  Antique French Silver Sauceboat circa 1890 maker Edmond Tetard stock id 7174,  Antique French Art Nouveau Minerve Silver Handled Letter Opener Hallmarked,  Reed Barton FRENCH RENAISSANCE STERLING Ice Cream Spoon 4020922,  COOK Superb French glass heater for COGNAC in Plate Silver with its wick,  JOAN OF ARC ROUEN FRENCH Antique SILVER GOLD PIN BROOCH c1900,  FRENCH ART DECO MODERNIST SILVER COFFEE SET c1930,  ESTATE STERLING SILVER REED BARTON FRENCH ANTIQUE 1901 478 OZT SET OF 6 SPOON,  silver Monaco Souvenir Collector Spoon Collectible French Riviera Augis Vintage,  Vintage Towle Sterling Silver EIGHT Cocktail Forks French Provincial Pattern,  beautiful antique french guilloche silver 950 crystal sugar bowl Debain,  French sterling gilded silver gravy ladle Vendome shell Henin cie,  Vintage Towle Sterling Silver Pierced Serving Spoon French Provincial Pattern,  FRENCH STERLING SILVER CHILDS CUP 1880 ENGRAVED RIM FULLY MARKED SMALL SIZE,  Old French Gorham All Sterling Tea Infuser Spoon,  6pcs Antique French Sterling Silver ice cream spoons Flatware Set Dessert fruit,  Vintage Reed Barton Sterling French Renaissance Pierced Serving Spoon 825,  

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