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ANTIQUE GERMAN 800 SILVER AND ETCHED CRYSTAL CLARET DECANTER  circa 1905
ANTIQUE GERMAN 800 SILVER AND ETCHED CRYSTAL CLARET DECANTER circa 1905
$600.00
German 800 Silver and Enamel Souvenir Teaspoon Frankfurt
German 800 Silver and Enamel Souvenir Teaspoon Frankfurt
$14.95
ANTIQUE BRUCKMAN  SOHNE GERMANY 800 silver FIGURAL ICE CREAM SLICE BACCHUS
ANTIQUE BRUCKMAN SOHNE GERMANY 800 silver FIGURAL ICE CREAM SLICE BACCHUS
$399.00
GERMAN SILVER AND ETCHED GLASS DECANTER SET
GERMAN SILVER AND ETCHED GLASS DECANTER SET
$1,200.00
Antique Silverplate Flatware German 90 WP  Co Pfeiffer
Antique Silverplate Flatware German 90 WP Co Pfeiffer
$100.00
Vintage German Justus Brenger 90 Silver Plated Eagle Claw  Rose Sugar Tongs
Vintage German Justus Brenger 90 Silver Plated Eagle Claw Rose Sugar Tongs
$16.99
German 800 Silver  Blue Enamel Demitasse Spoon circa 1900 Floral Design
German 800 Silver Blue Enamel Demitasse Spoon circa 1900 Floral Design
$125.00
800 SILVER BRIGHT CUT GERMAN NAPKIN RING ENGRAVED NAME OF DORA 1 1 2 BY 2
800 SILVER BRIGHT CUT GERMAN NAPKIN RING ENGRAVED NAME OF DORA 1 1 2 BY 2
$90.00
RARE Antique Sterling Silver 925 Silhouette Enamel Thimble German courtesans
RARE Antique Sterling Silver 925 Silhouette Enamel Thimble German courtesans
$65.00
WW2 SILVER and STEEL us and german coins stamps++
WW2 SILVER and STEEL us and german coins stamps++
$23.29
WW2 SILVER and STEEL us and german coins stamps++
WW2 SILVER and STEEL us and german coins stamps++
$23.28
WW2 SILVER and STEEL us and german coins stamps++
WW2 SILVER and STEEL us and german coins stamps++
$23.27
antique german 800 silver large purse 304gr Louis XVI st
antique german 800 silver large purse 304gr Louis XVI st
$250.00
19th c german silver 800 tripod vase rococo st 440g hanau mark h 268cm
19th c german silver 800 tripod vase rococo st 440g hanau mark h 268cm
$600.00
magnificent antique german silver 800 jardiniere gravy boat rococo st 339g
magnificent antique german silver 800 jardiniere gravy boat rococo st 339g
$750.00
WW2 SILVER and STEEL us and german coins stamps++
WW2 SILVER and STEEL us and german coins stamps++
$23.26
free WW2 silver us NICKEL + WW2 german SILVER EAGLE coin stamp +
free WW2 silver us NICKEL + WW2 german SILVER EAGLE coin stamp +
$29.36
IKORA GERMAN SILVERPLATE SQUARE 975SERVING TRAY w BALL FEET
IKORA GERMAN SILVERPLATE SQUARE 975SERVING TRAY w BALL FEET
$10.00
8 Antique Wilhelm Binder German 800 Silver Art Deco Demitasse Cups And Saucers
8 Antique Wilhelm Binder German 800 Silver Art Deco Demitasse Cups And Saucers
$225.00
German ART NOUVEAU Sterling Silver CUP GOBLET 81 ORIVIT Cologne Germany 1900
German ART NOUVEAU Sterling Silver CUP GOBLET 81 ORIVIT Cologne Germany 1900
$2,800.00
Web Germany Mid Century Vintage Sterling Silver Pastry Ice Fork Scissor Tongs
Web Germany Mid Century Vintage Sterling Silver Pastry Ice Fork Scissor Tongs
$129.50

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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.

5 WW2 Zink steel and SILVER us and german coins STAMP++,  free WWII us NICKEL + WW2 german SILVER EAGLE coin stamp,  Antique Germany silver plated cigarette box wood lined,  18TH CENTURY JUDAICA SILVER KIDDUSH CUP GERMANY,  ANTIQUE GERMAN SILVER HAVDALLAH COMPENDIUM 18TH CENTURY NO RESERVE JUDAICA,  Antique German Silver Christening Cup,  Vintage German Silver Coin Holder,  German Gustav Memmert Sterling Silver 800 Serving Spoon,  Germany German Flag Coat Of Arms Souvenir Spoon Silverplate Argente Versilbert O,  German 800 Silver Compote Repousse Fruit and Leaves Circa 1880,  ca1869 STERLING SILVER TABLEWARE SET 6 KNIVES w Orig Box Germany,  Antique WHS Co Germany sterling silver baby juice Christening cup vintage,  German Silver Plate Bud Vase,  Large Heavy 835 German Sterling Silver Scalloped Rim Footed Center Piece Bowl,  George Roth German Hanau Silver Figural Pierced Footed Presentation Tray c1900,  Vintage Sterling Silver Rose Flower Gescher Germany Spoon,  19c GERMAN 800 SILVER HANUKKAH HANUKIA MENORAH JEWISH JUDAICA 8 LIGHT,  Small Vintage German 800 Silver Floral Repousse Nut or Candy Dish,  19c GERMAN 800 SILVER REPOUSSE CHERUBS ANGELS TEA CADDY GOLD WASH LINING,  Nice vintage Solingen Germany silverplate ornate pastry tongs,  LSSL Antique German Silverplate Flatware 14 Pc Set Stahl 90 spoons forks knives,  4 WW2 Zink Steel and SILVER us and german coins ++,  3 SILVER WW2 US and german coins stamps+,  4 WW2 Zink Steel and SILVER us and german coins ++,  19c GERMAN 800 SILVER REPOUSSE CARD CASE CIGARETTE TOBACCO SNUFF BOX CASE,  19c GERMAN 800 SILVER REPOUSSE OVAL BOX PHEASANT FINIAL LID JEWELRY BOX,  Very rare German Silver Chalice Vintage,  19c GERMAN 800 SILVER MESH COIN PURSE VINTAGE,  19c GERMAN 800 SILVER SWAN GOOSE MASTER SALT CELLAR WITH GLASS INSERT VINTAGE,  ANTIQUE AMERICAN SILVER CO SILVERPLATE SUGAR SPOON BERLIN PATTERN 1889,  Antique German 800 Silver Ornate Figural Repousse Tea Strainer Village Scenes,  Towle Chelmsford Silverplate Satin Finish Flatware 22 Pieces Made in Germany,  German Patent 100 Silver Plated Tablespoon,  Antique 5 Piece Silver Coffee Tea Serving Set 800 Silver Germany Late 1800s,  QUALITY HEAVY GERMAN STERLING SILVER SHELL WITH SHELL FEET HALLMARKED 563 T OZ,  German Silver Plate Teaspoon Set Locomotive Train Makers Mark Schwamberger,  West Germany Silver Tray,  4 GERMAN 800 SILVER VINTAGE FIGURAL SPOONS,  Six heavy 835 silver shot glasses Germany 140 g by Oskar Haegele,  German 835 silver vase 75 97 g,  Bavarian sterling silver overlay porcelain pitcher Germany,  Antique German 800 Silver Repousse Tea Serving Strainer,  Vintage Caravelle Silver Plate Leaf Western Germany 3 Footed Bowl Candy Dish,  SOLINGEN 800 SILVER GERMANY 2 SETS KNIFE FORK,  German Silver Plate Antique Pie Cake Server RK 90 RK 90,  Vintage Mid Century 1972 Munich Germany Sterling Silver Bowl Olympics Souvenir ,  Berlin 800 Silver Souvenir Spoon Enamel Handle 4,  ANTIQUE 800 GERMAN SILVER TEA CADY,  LQQK ANTIQUE Vanity Horse Hair Clothing Brush REPOUSSE FLORAL GERMAN SILVER,  German States 1567 Schreckenberger Angelgroschen Saxe Gotha Silver Coin SALE,  

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