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German Hallmarked Solid Silver Set of 6 Kiddush Cups and Tray
German Hallmarked Solid Silver Set of 6 Kiddush Cups and Tray
$304.44
800 Silver German Travel Spoons Enamel Shield
800 Silver German Travel Spoons Enamel Shield
$25.00
5 x 2pc Fish Set Koch  Bergfeld 800 Fine Silver Made in Germany
5 x 2pc Fish Set Koch Bergfeld 800 Fine Silver Made in Germany
$450.00
Antique German 800 Fine Silver 7 Pairs of Fish Knife  Fork Sets M H Wilkens
Antique German 800 Fine Silver 7 Pairs of Fish Knife Fork Sets M H Wilkens
$695.00
German Sterling Silver Etched Crystal Wine Decanter by Schleissner Sohne Hanau
German Sterling Silver Etched Crystal Wine Decanter by Schleissner Sohne Hanau
$295.00
BEAUTIFUL ANTIQUE GERMAN SOLID SILVER 800 LIDDED POT ARABIC MOORISH DESIGN
BEAUTIFUL ANTIQUE GERMAN SOLID SILVER 800 LIDDED POT ARABIC MOORISH DESIGN
$103.51
Antique solid silver salt with glass liner Germany
Antique solid silver salt with glass liner Germany
$115.69
WMF Ikora German Stylish Silver Plated Deco Bowl
WMF Ikora German Stylish Silver Plated Deco Bowl
$19.99
1880s German 800 Silver Serving Spoon Village Lady with Geese Reticulated Roses
1880s German 800 Silver Serving Spoon Village Lady with Geese Reticulated Roses
$69.00
HISTORIC TABLEWARE HISTORISCHE BESTECKE GERMAN KNIFE FORK SILVER SPOON
HISTORIC TABLEWARE HISTORISCHE BESTECKE GERMAN KNIFE FORK SILVER SPOON
$40.00
800 Silver Pierced serving bowl C E Keyser 11 diameter 289 grams Germany 1920s
800 Silver Pierced serving bowl C E Keyser 11 diameter 289 grams Germany 1920s
$235.00
Art Deco 800 German Silver  Enamel Hamburg Souvenir Spoon
Art Deco 800 German Silver Enamel Hamburg Souvenir Spoon
$49.99
Silver Plate FOHR German Sterling Silver Serving Spoon
Silver Plate FOHR German Sterling Silver Serving Spoon
$39.99
Vintage 800 Silver Bowl Dish Cherubs Reticulated  c1900 Germany
Vintage 800 Silver Bowl Dish Cherubs Reticulated c1900 Germany
$800.00
2 ANTIQUE SILVER BUTTER PATS GERMAN WILHELM BINDER CRESCENT MOON CROWN W
2 ANTIQUE SILVER BUTTER PATS GERMAN WILHELM BINDER CRESCENT MOON CROWN W
$49.99
Antique Art Nouveau SILVER cutlery serving fork knife original box Germany 1900
Antique Art Nouveau SILVER cutlery serving fork knife original box Germany 1900
$199.00
Vintage German 835 Silver Oval Tray Over 5 troy ounces 9 x 6
Vintage German 835 Silver Oval Tray Over 5 troy ounces 9 x 6
$139.00
Vintage G Hermling German 835 Silver Wine Bottle Coaster Over 3 Troy Ounces
Vintage G Hermling German 835 Silver Wine Bottle Coaster Over 3 Troy Ounces
$79.00
Vintage German 830 Sterling Silver Bowl 55 Square Dish
Vintage German 830 Sterling Silver Bowl 55 Square Dish
$119.00
Vintage German 830 Silver Scalloped Bowl over 12 Troy Ounces
Vintage German 830 Silver Scalloped Bowl over 12 Troy Ounces
$339.00
J Dix Vintage German 800 Silver Bowl 825 Diameter
J Dix Vintage German 800 Silver Bowl 825 Diameter
$159.00

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Whether a hobby or an investment, here are eight tips for collecting antique sterling and/or silver plate flatware.

1. Select a silver flatware: Style, Historical Period or Craftsman.

Picture your way-of-life and unique preferences, then come up with decisions that will be a good match. Do you expect to use your antique silver flatware fairly often, or rather use items from your collection for remarkable occasions?

There are numerous specialty areas of antique silver flatware collecting. Some collectors concentrate on a specific design pattern, while others acquire a particular manufacturer or historical era.

Some antique sterling silverware collectors concentrate on a specific variety of antique silver flatware, such as: tea pots or vases, while others have more {eclectic|varied interests and expand into regional silver flatware, such as Spanish or German, or pieces from specific artists, such as: Towie or Sheffield.

2. Mix It Up

Take a risk, acquire a broad variety of craft patterns.

This collecting tip brings great aesthetic appeal to a table setting. This is a delightful option particularly with hard-to-find, or rare silver flatware patterns. And will help for assembling a set sizable enough for entertaining your family, friends or guests.

3. Wear or Damage

A history of overuse does not always diminish the worth of antique silverware or sterling silver flatware, while signs of damage may or may not. For example, negligible damage or defects on a rare flatware piece will not significantly lessen its value. The price of a tarnished collectible should be significantly lower than retail, of course. Be cautious of buying tarnished silver flatware via the internet. Pictures can be misleading and disguise obvious wear, damage or repair. Buying tarnished pieces at estate sales and flea markets may be an an alternative, but reviewing them closely for damage remains an essential skill for your collecting hobby or business.

4. Monograms

Many collectors view classic, fancy monograms as a lost form of art and historically important. It does not lessen the desirability or appeal of a silver flatware piece when a monogram is displayed. Most pieces are, however, more valuable without a monogram. As you become more familiar with antique silver and sterling silver flatware, you will be able to identify monogram removal. Monogram removal can damage a piece of antique silver and markedly minimize its actually worth.

5. Authenticity

Some collectors downgrade antique silverware pieces that have been refreshed, such as those with replacement knife blades. It is not uncommon for antique silverplate knife blades to show signs of wear and usage. They can easily be substituted on hollow handle knives, so some collectors desire to have them replaced with stainless steel blades. But, stainless steel was not introduced in flatware crafting until the early 1920s. This is one of those sides of collecting that can be a matter of personal taste, but you do need to be mindful that your antique silver flatware may lessen in value if you alter the knife blades.

6. Repair

Dents, or general types of damage can be repaired by a silversmith. A silversmith is also skilled for replating silver flatware pieces. It can be an expensive project for common pieces, but it is fully fully worth the time and money to hire a capable silversmith for restoring valued and rare silver flatware items.

7. Modified Pieces

Be informed that these exist and learn how to detect if a piece has been modified from its authentic state. Common flatware pieces are sometimes changed to make them appear to be more rare and valuable pieces. For example, spoons are occasionally cut to resemble ice cream forks or a sugar spoon may have been changed to resemble a sugar sifter. As your skills improve, look for signs of modification and avoid buying those modified pieces.

8. Fake Antique Silver Flatware

New forgeries in favorite and rare pattern designs can be found for sale often on the Internet. Examples include:, butter dishes and rare pieces such as assorted knives, forks and spoons. Plenty of these items have no craftsman's marks. Moreover, forged artist's markings in silver have existed for hundreds of years. The age of an antique silverware piece does not always indicate it's genuineness. So the lesson here is start and continue your learning and improve your skills to reduce the risk of investing in forged or fake antique silverware collectibles.

Silver and Sterling Flatware - German origins: - recently bought antique silver flatware.

German Sterling Silver 6 Dessert Forks Gebrder Reiner Krumbach Bayern 1910,  Silver Plate Set Of 6 Forks Pie Spoon 90g Versilbert Germany Justinus Solingen,  Buchholz Zelt German Hanau Silver Compote 19th Century Pierced w Cherub Stem,  Antique German NeresheimerHanau Silver Pill Snuff Vanity Box,  VINTAGE BERNDORF SILVERPLATE TRAY 17 NIB ORIGINAL WEST GERMANY HALLMARK,  VINTAGE BERNDORF SILVERPLATE TRAY 17 NIB ORIGINAL WEST GERMANY,  Vintage German Silver Spoon Set of 7 pcs,  Vintage German Silver and Acrylic Spoon Set of 6 pcs,  Antique GERMAN Boxed Set EGG CUP NAPKIN RING SPOON 800 Silver 3 pieces,  Antique German Krumbach Bayern Spoon Box Set of 6 Sterling Silver 925 FMGE Early,  VINTAGE WILKENS 90 SILVER PLATE PASTRY FORKS SET OF 6 GERMANY,  Antique German Koch Bergfeld 800 Silver Ornate Serving Spoon,  Vintage German Silver Evening Bag Ca 1920,  VINTAGE BOXED SILVER ANTIKO 800 CAKE PASTRY FORKS GERMAN,  Set Of Thirteen Tea Coffee Sugar Vintage Collectible USSR German Silver Spoons,  VINTAGE DW HABER NY SILVER SOLDERED FANCY BOWL MADE IN GERMANY,  Web Sterling Silver Handled Ornate Pastry Dessert Toast Server Germany Tongs,  GERMAN 800 SILVER TOP OLD CRYSTAL DECANTER SIGNED GORGEOUS DESIGN BY WTB,  Pair VERY Heavy Antique Sterling Silver Repousse Candleholder Germany 366g,  Vintage Pair of Sterling Handled Vanity Cuticle Nail Scissors by GW Germany,  VINTAGE GERMANY 800 SILVER DUDERSTRAD RATHAUS ENAMEL SOUVENIR SPOON ORG TAG,  Antique German Silver Tray with Soldier Statue Figurine c1860s,  Antique Sterling Solid Silver Dutch German Netherland Box Case W Cherubs c1880,  Vintage 835 CB Silver Hildesheimer Rose Sugar Jam Spoon 5 long Germany,  Georg Roth Hanau Germany Solid 800 Silver Swan Salt with Crystal Insert C 1900,  Solid Silver German Stirrup Bowl Stirrup Cup,  LOT OF 6 GORGEOUS VINTAGE SILVER 800 GLASS HOLDERS GERMANY 649 gram,  GERMAN SILVER COINS SET OF 10 FAMOUS PEOPLE + CERTIFICATES,  Vntg Antique Tea Strainer Bohringer Ceylon German Silver Color Metal Advertising,  Antique Silver Vodka Two Shots 19th Century Made in Germany date 1888,  Vintage German 800 Silver Pickle Fork 5 4094,  Antique German Bavaria 800 Silver Demitasse Cups with Porcelain Inserts Qty 4,  Nice Set 3 800 German Silver Demitasse Spoons B3888,  4 VTG 90 STANDARD SILVERPLATE FLUTED WINE GOBLETS MADE IN GERMANY 5 5 8,  Ernst Gideon Bek German Sterling Silver Mesh Chainmail Purse w Coin Purse c1900,  Antique german silver ladies Purse,  ANTIQUE GERMAN SILVER REPOUSSE GOLD WASH TEA STRAINER w MOTHER CHILD HANDLE,  German Sterling Silver Cobalt Blue Glass Syrup Jar by Wurttembergische,  Antique German Matchbox match matches Holder Sleigh 800 Silver scupture 927 gr,  Aesthetic Round Box German 835 Standard Silver 1890,  Renaissance Revival Spoon Habana Engraved Bowl German 800 Standard Silver,  Happy Gentry Relaxing Flask Funnel German Hanau 800 Silver Gebruder Glaser 1890,  German sterling silver bowl,  ANTIQUE VINTAGE GERMAN BRONZE Silverplate SMALL VASE Signed,  Antique Solid STERLING SILVER TEA CUP Germany Collectible Taza VICTORIAN 19 CENT,  Antique Silver Marksman Medal Crescent Moon Crown 800 German Marksmanship Cross,  Antique German Silver Chain Mail Purse Kid Leather Lining,  Elegant Set of 12 Fine German 800 Silver hors doeuvre Appetizer Forks 322 grams,  Antique 19th Century 800 Silver Repousse Tape Measure Germany,  Caviar Knives with Natural Horn Blades 800 Silver Handles Vintage German Unique,  

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