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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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Gorham Chantilly Sterling Silver Luncheon Knife french blade
Gorham Chantilly Sterling Silver Luncheon Knife french blade
$22.00
Cascade By Towle Sterling Silver Regular Knife French 8 3 4
Cascade By Towle Sterling Silver Regular Knife French 8 3 4
$49.00
Towle OLD BROCADE STERLING French Hollow Knife 737698
Towle OLD BROCADE STERLING French Hollow Knife 737698
$35.99
International ANNIVERSARY SILVERPLATE New French Knife With Bolster 241283
International ANNIVERSARY SILVERPLATE New French Knife With Bolster 241283
$6.99
French Scroll by Alvin Sterling Silver Steak Knife Set 4pc Texas Sized Custom
French Scroll by Alvin Sterling Silver Steak Knife Set 4pc Texas Sized Custom
$289.00
Gorham SOVEREIGN OLD STERLING French Hollow Knife 7000589
Gorham SOVEREIGN OLD STERLING French Hollow Knife 7000589
$41.99
French Renaissance by Reed Barton Sterling Steak Knife Set Texas Sized Custom
French Renaissance by Reed Barton Sterling Steak Knife Set Texas Sized Custom
$289.00
French Provincial by Towle Sterling Silver Steak Knife Set Texas Sized Custom
French Provincial by Towle Sterling Silver Steak Knife Set Texas Sized Custom
$289.00
Alvin Winchester Sterling Handle 9 Old French Knife 1917 No Mono Silver Gorham
Alvin Winchester Sterling Handle 9 Old French Knife 1917 No Mono Silver Gorham
$28.99
Westmorland John  Priscilla Sterling 9 New French Knife No Mono 1940 Silver
Westmorland John Priscilla Sterling 9 New French Knife No Mono 1940 Silver
$29.99
Reed  Barton French Renaissance Sterling Old Mark Butter Spreader 3 Count
Reed Barton French Renaissance Sterling Old Mark Butter Spreader 3 Count
$99.99
International JOAN OF ARC STERLING French Hollow Knife 6261843
International JOAN OF ARC STERLING French Hollow Knife 6261843
$37.99
Vtg FRENCH brass silver plated WINE Taster Sommelier Cup Bourgognes Patriarch
Vtg FRENCH brass silver plated WINE Taster Sommelier Cup Bourgognes Patriarch
$24.99
FRENCH SILVER Antique NAPKIN RING c1900
FRENCH SILVER Antique NAPKIN RING c1900
$50.54
PARIS PUIFORCAT WHISKY DECANTER  ICE BUCKET SET FRENCH SILVER GILT CRYSTAL 1900
PARIS PUIFORCAT WHISKY DECANTER ICE BUCKET SET FRENCH SILVER GILT CRYSTAL 1900
$2,395.00
Antique Cristofle French Silver Plate City Government Table Serving Spoon
Antique Cristofle French Silver Plate City Government Table Serving Spoon
$398.98
SILVER MAGAZINE MARCH APRIL 1972 ENGLISH FRENCH RUSSIAN OREGON HISTORY MARKS
SILVER MAGAZINE MARCH APRIL 1972 ENGLISH FRENCH RUSSIAN OREGON HISTORY MARKS
$11.99
2 Reed and Barton Francis 1st Sterling Silver French Hollow Knives No Mono
2 Reed and Barton Francis 1st Sterling Silver French Hollow Knives No Mono
$90.00
19th Century French Silver Inkwell 1819 38
19th Century French Silver Inkwell 1819 38
$103.68
Alvin BRIDES BOUQUET SILVERPLATE Old French Hollow Knife With Bolster 5484313
Alvin BRIDES BOUQUET SILVERPLATE Old French Hollow Knife With Bolster 5484313
$13.99
1 STIEFF CORSAGE STERLING SILVER NEW FRENCH HOLLOW KNIFE 9
1 STIEFF CORSAGE STERLING SILVER NEW FRENCH HOLLOW KNIFE 9
$20.00

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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.

1847 Rogers ANCESTRAL 1924 6 New French Solid Dinner Knives Silverplate Flatware,  Vintage Antique Sterling Silver 800 Plate 1800s French ,  Vintage Antique Silver Fork 800 Minerva stamp French Hallmark G BAER maker mark,  Antique French Art Nouveau Sterling Silver Mesh Purse 2 compatments Ivy pattern,  Antique French Beautiful uninscribed Sterling Silver seal,  Antique French Beautiful uninscribed Sterling Silver seal Louis XVI Pattern,  ANTIQUE 1930s FRENCH ART DECO CHRISTOFLE SILVER PLATE COFFEE TEAPOT SUGAR CUP,  4 Southern Charm Knives Sterling Silver handle by Alvin 8 7 8 inch Knife french,  Rose Leaf Silverplate Dinner Knife National Silver Co 1937 Nw French Hollow,  ANTIQUE PARIS FRANCE STERLING SILVER D L SWORD STARS MINERVA OYSTER FORKS PAIR,  ANTIQUE VINTAGE 800 SILVER PARIS SOUVENIR SPOON ALBERT DEFLON FRANCE,  Towle sterling pierced serving spoon pattern French Provincial no monogram nice,  Ercuis France Sequoia Sterling Place Spoon,  Ercuis France Brantome Sterling Dinner Knife,  Ercuis France Brantome Sterling Place Spoon,  Ercuis France Sequoia Silver Dinner Fork,  Ercuis France Rocaille Sterling Five Piece Place Setting,  1938 Oneida Prestige Plate GRENOBLE Silverplate New French Hollow Dinner Knife,  1938 Oneida Prestige Plate GRENOBLE Silverplate New French Hollow Grille Knife,  VTG TOWLE LARGE SOLID STERLING DINNER FORK 50g FRENCH PROVINCIAL PATTERN,  Birks LOUIS DE FRANCE SILVERPLATE Cream Soup Spoon 2279613,  Great Sterling Handled Salad Set WEB FRANCE,  Gorham CHANTILLY STERLING GORHAM French Hollow Knife 2235405,  Birks LOUIS DE FRANCE SILVERPLATE Place Oval Soup Spoon 974991,  TOWLE Candlelight Sterling Silver French Dinner Knife 8 3 4 No Mono,  TOWLE Candlelight Sterling Silver French Dinner Knife 8 3 4 No Mono,  Birks LOUIS DE FRANCE SILVERPLATE Salad Fork 933964,  Birks LOUIS DE FRANCE SILVERPLATE Fork 933962,  International GUEST OF HONOR SILVERPLATE French Hollow Knife 248802,  Birks LOUIS XV STERLING French Hollow Knife With Bolster 4355377,  Towle French Provincial Sterling Silver Cream Soup Spoons 6 1 4 No Monos,  Reed Barton ENGLISH GENTRY SILVERPLATE French Hollow Knife 6611976,  French antique silverplate flatware early 1900c,  ANTIQUE FRENCH STERLING SILVER ETCHED GLASS SMALL DISHCOASTERLATE 19th CENTURY,  Antique English Hall marked Guilloche Enamel Sterling Silver Mirror French style,  ANTIQUE FRENCH SOLID SILVER PILL BOXLATE 19th OR EARLY 20th CENTURY,  ANTIQUE FRENCH STERLING SILVER NAPKING RINGART NOUVEAU,  LOVELY EXQUISITE LRG 19TH FRENCH STERLING SILVER BOINTABURET CRYSTAL JEWELRY BOX,  Wallace FRENCH REGENCY STERLING Hollow Handle Bar Knife 758635,  Sterling Silver Flatware Gorham Greenbrier Regular Knife French,  ANTIQUE FRENCH STERLING SILVER COFFEE CUPS SAUCERSSET OF 6LATE 19th CENTURY,  ROSE BY KIRK STERLING SILVER REGULAR KNIFE FRENCH 9 1 8,  Easterling American Classic Sterling Handle French BlKnife 8 7 8 KGR4,  Antique French Silver Topped Cut Crystal Inkwell Marked Susse Fres Paris,  Rare Japanese Bk Puiforcat Silver French Art Deco,  IS Silver Rogers Bros First Love Silverplate Floral French Hollow Knife Dinner,  Antique Sterling Silver 18th Century French Louis XVIII Wine Cup Tumbler Signed,  FORGET ME NOT BY STIEFF STERLING SILVER REGULAR KNIFE FRENCH 8 7 8,  Antique French sterling silver Hors doeuvre set 4 pcs Felix Malique 1890 Paris,  Rare Antique French sterling silver Sugar sifter spoon 1798 1809 Paris,  

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