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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  Bone Toddy Ladle Mothers Estate
Large Antique French Silver Bone Toddy Ladle Mothers Estate
$149.99
International Joan of Arc Sterling Silver 9 1 4 New French HH Knife No Monogram
International Joan of Arc Sterling Silver 9 1 4 New French HH Knife No Monogram
$23.99
Gorham Buttercup Sterling 9 5 8 HH True Dinner Knife New French Blade No Mono
Gorham Buttercup Sterling 9 5 8 HH True Dinner Knife New French Blade No Mono
$32.99
Alvin Sterling 1903 BRIDAL ROSE 9 Old French Blade KNIFE monogrammed
Alvin Sterling 1903 BRIDAL ROSE 9 Old French Blade KNIFE monogrammed
$72.50
1752 RARE 18TH CENTURY FRENCH SILVER SMALL CUP BEAKER
1752 RARE 18TH CENTURY FRENCH SILVER SMALL CUP BEAKER
$600.00
SILVER PLATED TEAPOT KIRBY BEARD  CO PARIS 12 CMS HIGH X 20 CMS TOTAL LENGTH
SILVER PLATED TEAPOT KIRBY BEARD CO PARIS 12 CMS HIGH X 20 CMS TOTAL LENGTH
$20.37
Vintage Sterling Silver Iced Teaspoon Reed  Barton French Renaissance Mono
Vintage Sterling Silver Iced Teaspoon Reed Barton French Renaissance Mono
$34.99
Reed  Barton Sterling Silver French Renaissance Mono W Sugar Shell Spoon c 1941
Reed Barton Sterling Silver French Renaissance Mono W Sugar Shell Spoon c 1941
$59.99
CHRISTOFLE SILVER FRANCE 8 STAINLESS DINNER KNIVES 975 BERRY ACIER CAPRICORNE
CHRISTOFLE SILVER FRANCE 8 STAINLESS DINNER KNIVES 975 BERRY ACIER CAPRICORNE
$449.95
LOVELY SOLID SILVER FRENCH NIELLO SNUFFBOX PARIS C1830
LOVELY SOLID SILVER FRENCH NIELLO SNUFFBOX PARIS C1830
$458.26
ANTIQUE FRENCH SET 2 BOTTLE PERFUME CRYSTAL  SILVER  VISIT MY STORE
ANTIQUE FRENCH SET 2 BOTTLE PERFUME CRYSTAL SILVER VISIT MY STORE
$399.99
Sterling Silver Large Table Serving Spoons pair 1826 French fiddle back
Sterling Silver Large Table Serving Spoons pair 1826 French fiddle back
$134.57
French Sterling Silver luncheon Entremet Flatware Set 24pc Louis XVI st
French Sterling Silver luncheon Entremet Flatware Set 24pc Louis XVI st
$690.00
19th c french sterling 950 silver 12 coffee spoons sugar tongs rococo st 364gr
19th c french sterling 950 silver 12 coffee spoons sugar tongs rococo st 364gr
$425.00
antique french alloy 800 guilloche silver coffee spoons 6 99g
antique french alloy 800 guilloche silver coffee spoons 6 99g
$92.00
late 19th c french sterling silver candelstick Louis Philippe st 313cm Favier
late 19th c french sterling silver candelstick Louis Philippe st 313cm Favier
$780.00
Gorgeous early 20th c french 800 silver 12 demi tasse spoons rams head 184gr
Gorgeous early 20th c french 800 silver 12 demi tasse spoons rams head 184gr
$400.00
Gorgeous late 19th c french sterling silver candelabra Louis Philippe st 525cm
Gorgeous late 19th c french sterling silver candelabra Louis Philippe st 525cm
$2,400.00
early 20th c french silverplate christofle crumb catcher table tidy shells
early 20th c french silverplate christofle crumb catcher table tidy shells
$140.00
antique french sterling silver 950 minerve baby cup 108g Xavier pearls
antique french sterling silver 950 minerve baby cup 108g Xavier pearls
$140.00
french sterling silver 950 minerve sugar tongs french baguette pattern 53gr
french sterling silver 950 minerve sugar tongs french baguette pattern 53gr
$70.00

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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.

Bonnescoeur French Sterling Silver Fish Servers 2 pc box Asymmetrical Rococo,  STERLING SILVER JEWELRY LOT SOUTHWESTERN ITALY STEIFF FRANCE DENMARK APX2500GMS,  SOUFFLOT Gorgeous French Sterling Silver Dinner Flatware 18 pc Rococo,  ONE Christofle POMPADOUR Silver Plate Fish Knife 7 3 4 inch FRANCE,  ONE Christofle POMPADOUR Silver Plate Fish Knife 7 3 4 inch FRANCE,  Sterling GORHAM 11 Cake Breaker OLD FRENCH no mono,  Sterling GORHAM 4 Serving Pieces Spoons Meat Fork Gravy Ladle OLD FRENCH no mono,  Sterling GORHAM 5 7 8 Teaspoon OLD FRENCH no mono,  8 Sterling GORHAM Iced Tea Spoons OLD FRENCH no mono,  2 Sterling INTERNATIONAL 4p Place Size Settings JOAN OF ARC w new french blades,  Superb French Sterling Silver Knives 12 pc w box Ribbon,  SET of 6 Christofle POMPADOUR Silver plate Fish Knives 7 3 4 inch FRANCE,  TALLOIS Refined French Sterling Silver Vermeil Open Salt Caddy,  Antique French 950 Silver Emile Huignand c1880 Dolphin Mask Rococo Salad Servers,  Vintage Alvin Sterling Silver French Scroll Salad Forks Multiples 6 1 2,  Vintage Alvin Sterling Silver French Scroll Master Butter Knife 7 1 8,  Vintage Alvin Sterling Silver French Scroll Cream Soup Spoons Multiples,  Vintage Alvin Sterling Silver French Scroll Large Dinner Forks Multiples 8,  PUIFORCAT Rare French All Sterling Silver Ice Cream Set 2 pc Moderne Model,  Rare French Sterling Silver Ice Cube Sugar Tongs in Scissor form Empire Pattern,  H H PARIS FRANCE Sterling Silver Spoon GOLD WASH Roses Scrolls XC 923,  International Sterling RHAPSODY OLD New French Hollow Knife 9 1 8 NM,  Puiforcat French Sterling Silver Dinner Flatware Set 36 pc w Chests Louis XVI,  ODIOT Rare French All Sterling Silver Vermeil Ice Cream Set 2 pc Rococo,  French Provencial or Canadian Sterling Silver Spoon c1790 Marked,  French Sterling Silver Vermeil Cut Crystal Trinket Powder Jewerly Box w Case,  Vintage French SFAM Neoclassic Empire Style Silver Plate Flatware Set 37 pcs,  Gorgeous French Sterling Silver Desk Set w original box Louis XVI pattern,  French Sterling Silver Tumbler Cup Orleans c1779 Hallmarked,  RISLER Rare French All Sterling Silver Vermeil Picture Frame Framed Calendar,  Gorgeous French Silver Ebony Dessert Knife set 6 pc Violets Art Nouveau,  Large Old French Fiddle Thread Silver Serving Ladle PM15 12 3 4 inch c1890,  Victorian 19th Century Pilgrimage Souvenir Lourdes Cathedral France Silver Cup,  French Sterling Julip or Beaker Cup w Gold Wash Hallmarked Tonnelier 950 fine,  Sterling Silver Flatware Gorham English Gadroon Regular Knife French T Mono,  French Sterling Silver Tumbler Cup Paris c1782 Hallmarked,  French Sterling Silver Niello Enamel Pill Box Marked 950 fine w Gold Wash 1835,  Large French UNIPLAT Silver Serving Ladle Blanc 12 Hallmark Odiot Rattail c1890,  Large Early French Sterling Silver Tray with Hallmarks c1770,  FRENCH PROVINCIAL BY TOWLE STERLING SILVER FRUIT NUT SET 5 PC HHWS CUSTOM,  Gorham King Edward Knife new french hollow Sterling,  FRENCH RENAISSANCE BY REED BARTON STERLING FRUIT NUT SET 5 PC HHWS CUSTOM,  French Art Deco Modernist Silver Plate Tazza Fruit Bowl Luc Lanel Machine Age,  FRENCH SCROLL BY ALVIN STERLING SILVER FRUIT NUT SET 5 PC HHWS CUSTOM MADE,  GORHAM BUTTERCUP STERLING LUNCHEON KNIVES FRENCH BLADES NO MONOGRAM MORE,  Antique Wood Ornate Sterling Salad Fork Spoon Set Servers Made France 10 3 4 L,  PANTHEON BY INTERNATIONAL STERLING SILVER DINNER KNIFE NEW FRENCH 9 3 4,  4 DELLA ROBIA Alvin Sterling Silver French Hollow Dinner Knife ART DECO 10,  4 DELLA ROBIA Alvin Sterling Silver French Hollow Dinner Knife 10 Art Deco 2,  REED BARTON Sterling Silver FRENCH RENAISSANCE,  

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