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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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Snake Silver Watch Chain With Loop Over Button End Steam Punk Antique French
Snake Silver Watch Chain With Loop Over Button End Steam Punk Antique French
$46.49
RARE ANTIQUE FRENCH SOLID STERLING SILVER NELSON FORK c1850 AMPUTEE SOLDIER
RARE ANTIQUE FRENCH SOLID STERLING SILVER NELSON FORK c1850 AMPUTEE SOLDIER
$232.46
French Sterling Silver Beter Cheese Serving Knife Paris 1900
French Sterling Silver Beter Cheese Serving Knife Paris 1900
$150.00
French Sterling Silver Bakelite Fork Spoon Salad Serving Set Louis XVI Paris
French Sterling Silver Bakelite Fork Spoon Salad Serving Set Louis XVI Paris
$60.00
French Victorian Christofle Silverplate Vegetable Dish Tureen Paris 1930
French Victorian Christofle Silverplate Vegetable Dish Tureen Paris 1930
$260.00
French Silverplate Gravy Sauce Boat Underplate Louis XV P Morel Paris 1860
French Silverplate Gravy Sauce Boat Underplate Louis XV P Morel Paris 1860
$170.00
French Vermeil Sterling Silver Cake Pie Dessert Spade Knife Foliage Paris 1900
French Vermeil Sterling Silver Cake Pie Dessert Spade Knife Foliage Paris 1900
$70.00
ART DECO Nic Kor Silverplate Individual PUNCH LADLE in Original Box France
ART DECO Nic Kor Silverplate Individual PUNCH LADLE in Original Box France
$90.00
French Sterling Silver Handles Carving Set Large Fork  Knife Mono SC 1910
French Sterling Silver Handles Carving Set Large Fork Knife Mono SC 1910
$180.00
Advertising Milk Pot Silverplate La Veilleuse Bar Coffee Shop Paris France 1920
Advertising Milk Pot Silverplate La Veilleuse Bar Coffee Shop Paris France 1920
$50.00
La France Silverplate FORK 1920 International Silver 7 1 2 Silverware Vintage
La France Silverplate FORK 1920 International Silver 7 1 2 Silverware Vintage
$7.99
11 Fine Sterling Silver Gorham Old French Demitasse Spoons
11 Fine Sterling Silver Gorham Old French Demitasse Spoons
$200.00
Large Early French Sterling Silver Tray with Hallmarks c1770
Large Early French Sterling Silver Tray with Hallmarks c1770
$1,999.99
Pair Gorham Sterling Silver Salt Pepper Caster Baronial Paris Exhibition c1900
Pair Gorham Sterling Silver Salt Pepper Caster Baronial Paris Exhibition c1900
$1,299.99
Collectible Alvin Sterling French Scroll 1953 Flat Butter Spreader No Mono
Collectible Alvin Sterling French Scroll 1953 Flat Butter Spreader No Mono
$30.00
Fabulous Antique French Christofle Silver Plate Fork  Spoon in Original Box
Fabulous Antique French Christofle Silver Plate Fork Spoon in Original Box
$59.78
LUXURIOUS ANTIQUE 1880s FRENCH FULL STERLING SILVER TEA COFFEE POT Rococo style
LUXURIOUS ANTIQUE 1880s FRENCH FULL STERLING SILVER TEA COFFEE POT Rococo style
$980.00
Fabulous Antique French Silver Plate Christening Cup in Original Box
Fabulous Antique French Silver Plate Christening Cup in Original Box
$53.13
Antique Vtg French plate silverplate demitasse baby small 425 fork O
Antique Vtg French plate silverplate demitasse baby small 425 fork O
$9.99
Sterling GORHAM Baby Fork OLD FRENCH no mono
Sterling GORHAM Baby Fork OLD FRENCH no mono
$45.00
Sterling GORHAM 11 Cake Breaker OLD FRENCH no mono
Sterling GORHAM 11 Cake Breaker OLD FRENCH no mono
$65.00

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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.

Towle Sterling Silver French Provincial Dessert Oval Soup Spoons,  BRIDAL BOUQUET ALVIN STERLING 4PC PLACE SETTINGS FRENCH,  Henri Gabert French 800 Silver Gilded Teaspoon Cockerel Finial Paris c1890,  4 Forks Towle Sterling Silver FRENCH PROVINCIAL 7 1 4,  French Colonial Eng By Blackinton Sterling SIlver Iced Tea Spoon 7 5 8,  Early French Sterling Soup Ladle Hand Hammered Raised Bowl 14 1819 1838 235 gr,  Towle French Provincial Sterling Silver,  French Colonial Eng By Blackinton Sterling Silver Grapefruit Spoon 5 3 4,  Antique Silver Plate Butter Knife French Ivory Cutlery W Mammatt Sheffield 1900s,  Champagne Bucket Art Deco French Silver Plate Perfect Ca 1930,  English Gadroon Gorham Sterling 4 pc Dinner Place Settings French blade,  Ercuis antique french silver plated caviar cup,  French Christofle Silver Plated Knife Set Gorgeous,  AN ANTIQUE SET OF SIX PARIS SILVER PLATED SAILORS BUTTONS ANCHOR DESIGN,  French Emile Maitreau Early 1800s Sterling Silver 950 Fiddle Serving Spoon,  2 Christolfe France CLUNY SilverPlate Dinner Soup Spoons s,  Modern Victorian by Lunt Sterling Silver Pair of 2 Regular Knives french 8 3 4,  RARE Antique French Silverplate Flatware 22 HEAVY 8 pcs marked 84 and MB,  Silver round box France 497 gr 18th cent Argent beautiful model,  Francis I By Reed and Barton Old Sterling Dinner Knife w SP Blade French,  1901 Reed Barton French Antique Sterling Silver Demitasse Coffee Spoon Monogra,  Towle Sterling French Provincial Serving Spoon,  Alvin GEORGE WASHINGTON SILVERPLATE Old French Hollow Knife With Bolster 6290400,  Old French by Gorham Sterling Silver BBQ Serving Fork 7 1 2 Custom Made,  Antique French Sterling Silver Gilt Vermeil Sugar Tongs Figural Putti Grapes,  Francis I By Reed and Barton Old Sterling Dinner Knife New French 9 3 4,  Ornate Antique French Sterling Silver Coffee Tea Cup Saucer Set Louis Coignet,  Nice Set of 6 French Solid Silver Shot Cups Beakers c 1920 H 39 cm,  Antique French Sterling Silver Inkwell Green Marble Desk Inkstand Hallmarked,  Ashmont by Reed Barton Sterling Silver Dinner Knife French 9 7 8,  French Silver Strawberry Dish Fruit Bowl c1890 by Veyrat,  French Silver Marriage Cup Bowl c1797,  French Solid Silver Empire Coffee Pot c1819 Rare Rams Head,  French Silver and Cut Glass Jars c1820 by Pierre Nicolas Blaquiere of Paris,  French 950 Silver Campaign Can 1819 1838,  French 950 Silver Louis XVI Style c1870 Oil Vinegar Cruet Stand,  French Silver Snuff Box c1850,  Large French Silver Shell Dish Comport by Veyrat Paris c1835,  French Napoleonic Silver Chamberstick 1797 1809,  Vendome by Christofle France Silverplate Flatware Set Service 62 pieces,  Francis I By Reed and Barton Old Sterling Silver Regular Knife French 9 1 8,  Antique Art Nouveau French 800 Silver Chain Mail Mesh Chatelaine Purse,  Francis I By Reed and Barton Old Sterling Silver Regular Knife Old French 9 3 8,  Antique French 800 Silver Carved Banded Agate Handle Wax Seal Desk Stamp,  Antique French silver Albert Albertina watch chain 10 grams,  Antique French silver with gold plate Albert Albertina watch chain 20 grams,  RARE Antique French Christofle Silver Plate 2 PIECES SETRR MUST SEE,  SUPERB VINTAGE LOT OF SILVER PLATED TRIKET BOX AND COASTER CLARIE MADE IN FRANCE,  French Silver Open Salt Toulon c 1748 as is,  Wallace French Regency 9 Dinner Knife Sterling Silver No Monogram,  

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