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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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French Antique By Reed and Barton Sterling Silver Olive Spoon Pcd Org 5 7 8
French Antique By Reed and Barton Sterling Silver Olive Spoon Pcd Org 5 7 8
$79.00
Large complete 10 p Ercuis Art deco cutlery in silver plate France app 1940
Large complete 10 p Ercuis Art deco cutlery in silver plate France app 1940
$840.00
French Antique By Reed and Barton Sterling Silver Cold Meat Fork Large 9 1 4
French Antique By Reed and Barton Sterling Silver Cold Meat Fork Large 9 1 4
$139.00
ANTIQUE BIRKS STERLING SILVER SAXON SterlingOld French Hollow Butter Knife 1914
ANTIQUE BIRKS STERLING SILVER SAXON SterlingOld French Hollow Butter Knife 1914
$25.00
Gorham CHANTILLY GOLD VERMEIL STERLING French Hollow Knife 4244877
Gorham CHANTILLY GOLD VERMEIL STERLING French Hollow Knife 4244877
$53.99
LOVELY EXQUISITE 19TH FRENCH STERLING SILVER BOINTABURET FRENCH CRYSTAL BOX
LOVELY EXQUISITE 19TH FRENCH STERLING SILVER BOINTABURET FRENCH CRYSTAL BOX
$1,500.00
ACCEPTING BEST OFFERS19TH FRENCH STERLING SILVER REED AND BARTON SERVICE FOR 18
ACCEPTING BEST OFFERS19TH FRENCH STERLING SILVER REED AND BARTON SERVICE FOR 18
$9,500.00
Art Deco French Silver Plated CHRISTOFLE FRUIT DISH CAKE STAND CENTERPIECE
Art Deco French Silver Plated CHRISTOFLE FRUIT DISH CAKE STAND CENTERPIECE
$399.00
Oneida KING JAMES SILVERPLATE French Hollow Knife 495402
Oneida KING JAMES SILVERPLATE French Hollow Knife 495402
$19.99
Gorham PARIS STERLING Fruit Knife With Silverplate Blade 3730101
Gorham PARIS STERLING Fruit Knife With Silverplate Blade 3730101
$93.95
Wallace Silverplate BUCKINGHAM 8 New French hollow handle knives
Wallace Silverplate BUCKINGHAM 8 New French hollow handle knives
$13.99
Christening Silver Cup Bebe French
Christening Silver Cup Bebe French
$58.71
Exellent French Deco Sevres  Sterling Box
Exellent French Deco Sevres Sterling Box
$1,150.00
Fantastic Set French 6 Glasses And G Keller Sterling Bases Deco
Fantastic Set French 6 Glasses And G Keller Sterling Bases Deco
$2,499.00
STIEFF ROSE STERLING NEW FRENCH HOLLOW HANDLE KNIFE
STIEFF ROSE STERLING NEW FRENCH HOLLOW HANDLE KNIFE
$25.00
International JOAN OF ARC STERLING French Hollow Knife 250337
International JOAN OF ARC STERLING French Hollow Knife 250337
$45.99
French Silver And Enamel Art Noveaux Pill Box Round
French Silver And Enamel Art Noveaux Pill Box Round
$999.00
Reed  Barton Marlborough Sterling 9 5 8 HH New French Dinner Knife No Monogram
Reed Barton Marlborough Sterling 9 5 8 HH New French Dinner Knife No Monogram
$44.99
Francis I By Reed and Barton Sterling Tea Knife French 7 7 8
Francis I By Reed and Barton Sterling Tea Knife French 7 7 8
$79.00
Vintage CHRISTOFLE FRANCE Gallia Silverplate Wine Basket Caddy Excellent
Vintage CHRISTOFLE FRANCE Gallia Silverplate Wine Basket Caddy Excellent
$89.99
SILVERPLATE FLATWARE SET AJD PARIS FRANCE 42 PIECE MIXED PIECES
SILVERPLATE FLATWARE SET AJD PARIS FRANCE 42 PIECE MIXED PIECES
$249.00

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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.

Gorham KING GEORGE STERLING French Thin Hollow Handle Knife 6317310,  Rogers Bros Fork Set of Three 3 La France June 1920 Silverplate,  MAGNIFICENT 1900 FRENCH STERLING SILVER BOWL,  1910 Silverplate 8 3 4 OLD FRENCH HOLLOW KNIFE Community SHERATON,  Cambridge Gold by Old Newbury Crafters Onc Sterling Silver Dinner Knife French,  1832 1840 Jean Francois Veyrat Gild Silver Set Paris France,  Extremely Rare Lovely French Art Nouveau Solid Silver Iris Flower Goblet Cup ,  Towle Sterling Silver French Provincial 47 Piece Flatware Set,  Beautiful Antique Sterling Silver Glass Basket Made in France,  Antique French Sterling Silver Baccarat Crystal Box 1820s,  Rare French Sterling Sedan Chair Perfume Bottle,  Gorham FRENCH CLASSIC SILVERPLATE Fork 972983,  Alvin ORANGE BLOSSOM STERLING Old French Hollow Knife With Bolster 3426385,  Antique French Sterling Knifes,  1897 antique PARIS SILVER SOUVENIR SPOON travel,  GHF French Sterling Silver GH Sterling Baby Cup,  Silver marks of French buckles for fashion 1650 1830,  STERLING SILVER POWDER BOX AND BRUSH G KELLER PARIS,  French silverplate Christofle Vendome Set of 12 Pastry Cake forks,  French Provincial Sterling By Towle Sterling Pickle Fork,  French silverplate Christofle Vendome Set of 5 fish forks 5 fish knives 10 p,  French silverplate Christofle Vendome shell Serving set Spoon,  French silverplate Christofle Cluny Salad serving set Fork,  French silverplate Alfenide Christofle Pompadour pattern 12 Pastry Cake Forks,  Antique FrenchCHRISTOFLESilver plate3 Spoons 3 Forks ELEGANT marked,  LUNT STERLING NEW FRENCH HOLLOW KNIFES AMERICAN VICTORIAN NO MONO,  EARLY 19C ANTIQUE FRENCH STERLING SILVER SOUP LADLE SERVING PIECE 950 REGENCY,  Vintage Towle Sterling Silver French Provinicial Pattern Flatware Set 2 Mar,  Vintage Towle Sterling Silver French Provinicial Pattern Flatware Set 3 Mar,  Vintage Towle Sterling Silver French Provinicial Pattern Spoon 28g Mar,  Vintage Towle Sterling Silver French Provinicial Pattern Flatware Set 1 Mar,  Set of Vintage FrenchSilver platedFISH SERVER Knife + Fork w hallmark,  silver french pastry hors doeuvre foie gras set with box,  FRONTENAC Sterling Silver Knife Old French w Bolster 9 Set of Six,  Puiforcat Neoclassic Fabulous French Sterling Silver Crumb Tray Service,  ca1900 Fine Silver Sewing Thimble South Italy France Collectible Sewing Access,  REED BARTON STERLING OLD FRENCH HOLLOW KNIFES LA PARISIENNE MONO KB,  19C Antique French Sterling Silver Flatware Set 3pc Fork Spoon Knife Minerva 950,  Antique Art Nouveau French Sterling Silver 950 and Gold Napkin Ring 49gr,  International AMBASSADOR SILVERPLATE French Solid Knife 240844,  Antique 1840 French Sterling Silver Round Covered Box,  19C Antique French Sterling Silver Tea Coffee Spoon Set 4pc Flatware Henin,  ANTIQUE LATE XIX Th C CHRISTOFLE SILVERWARE SERVER SET SILVER PLATED FRANCE,  Antique French Victor Saglier Silver Plated Set Coffee Tea Kettle Milk Jug 19C,  PUIFORCAT French Sterling Silver Dessert Entremet Flatware Set 24 pc w box Iris,  Antique French Silver Monkey Spoon Garden Tools LION Deer Figural Bowl Flowers,  Rare Casket Candy box Lid Tin Glas Silver France XIX Jh F519,  Antique French Apollonox Solid Silver Large Serving Set Spoon Fork w Box 19C,  WE8 French silver plate Christofle Fish Serving Set Fork Knife Flatware,  Antique French Silver Wine Taster Paris Circa 1750 Stock ID 8885,  

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