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Antique German Sterling Silver Toby Jug 1904
Antique German Sterling Silver Toby Jug 1904
$1,150.00
BEAUTIFUL GERMAN ART DECO SOLID SILVER MOUNTED CANDLE STICK WITH QUARTZ STEM
BEAUTIFUL GERMAN ART DECO SOLID SILVER MOUNTED CANDLE STICK WITH QUARTZ STEM
$257.48
Antique German 800 Silver 19cm Dish 141 grams  circa late 19th century
Antique German 800 Silver 19cm Dish 141 grams circa late 19th century
$157.13
Antique solid silver engraved Ice Cream spoons in Box Germany from ca 1900
Antique solid silver engraved Ice Cream spoons in Box Germany from ca 1900
$195.00
TEA CADDY STERLING SILVER GERMAN CIRCA 1910
TEA CADDY STERLING SILVER GERMAN CIRCA 1910
$389.52
German Sterling Silver Toby Jug Antique 1904
German Sterling Silver Toby Jug Antique 1904
$1,049.72
vintage german silver calling card case hope silver co
vintage german silver calling card case hope silver co
$150.00
German 800 Silver Gilt Neuenburg Enamelled Crested COFFEE SPOON 38in8gm
German 800 Silver Gilt Neuenburg Enamelled Crested COFFEE SPOON 38in8gm
$11.87
WMF Fachermuster Silverplate Cutlery Fantastic German Setting For 6
WMF Fachermuster Silverplate Cutlery Fantastic German Setting For 6
$214.38
ANTIQUE GERMAN SILVER BUCKET PAIL PIN CUSHION WITH CHERUB SCENES
ANTIQUE GERMAN SILVER BUCKET PAIL PIN CUSHION WITH CHERUB SCENES
$125.44
STERLING SILVER SPOON SERVING Galleon Neresheimer Hanau Germany 1905 UK Import
STERLING SILVER SPOON SERVING Galleon Neresheimer Hanau Germany 1905 UK Import
$375.00
Antique German Sterling Silver Flatware Set  183 pc
Antique German Sterling Silver Flatware Set 183 pc
$2,995.00
DUVAN GERMAN SILVER 2 LONG HANDLED DESSERT SPOONS
DUVAN GERMAN SILVER 2 LONG HANDLED DESSERT SPOONS
$6.00
ORIGINALS RODGERS GERMAN SILVER 3 LONG HANDLED DESSERT SPOONS
ORIGINALS RODGERS GERMAN SILVER 3 LONG HANDLED DESSERT SPOONS
$7.50
FAIRFIED GERMAN SILVER 2 LONG HANDLED DESSERT SPOONS
FAIRFIED GERMAN SILVER 2 LONG HANDLED DESSERT SPOONS
$6.50
7 Piece German 835 Coin Solid Silver Shot Glass Liquer Set w Tray
7 Piece German 835 Coin Solid Silver Shot Glass Liquer Set w Tray
$154.00
ANTIQUE STERLING SILVER ROSE STEM HANDLE SHELL BOWL SUGAR SERVING SPOON GERMANY
ANTIQUE STERLING SILVER ROSE STEM HANDLE SHELL BOWL SUGAR SERVING SPOON GERMANY
$28.50
WMF GERMANY ENGRAVED SILVER FORK
WMF GERMANY ENGRAVED SILVER FORK
$18.00
Antique German Silver Beaded Suede Tasseled Purse  Beautiful
Antique German Silver Beaded Suede Tasseled Purse Beautiful
$244.00
COLOSSAL WMF GERMANY FACHER SILVERPLATE FLATWARE SET FOR 12 EXCELLENT 121 PCS
COLOSSAL WMF GERMANY FACHER SILVERPLATE FLATWARE SET FOR 12 EXCELLENT 121 PCS
$800.00
Antique German 800 Silver Gilded Ribbed Trinket Box Case 9oz
Antique German 800 Silver Gilded Ribbed Trinket Box Case 9oz
$165.00

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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.

Vintage German WMF64 800 Silver LADLE 7 NM,  Vintage German WMF64 800 Silver TEASPOON 5 1 2 NM,  Vintage German WMF64 800 Silver FORK 8 NM,  Antique German coin silver courting spoons,  Vintage German WMF64 800 Silver FORK 7 NM,  Vintage German WMF64 800 Silver TABLESPOON 8 NM,  Vintage German WMF64 800 Silver DESSERT OVAL SOUP SPOON 7 1 4 NM,  Vintage 800 Silver Miniature Spoon Made in Germany 71 grams 2 A8181,  ART NOUVEAU GERMAN PLAZKALBER STERLING SILVER HAND MIRROR 2 BRUSHES VANITY SET,  Antique Dutch or German 800 Solid Silver Dollhouse Miniature Table SL,  Antique Dutch or German 800 Solid Silver Dollhouse Miniature Chair SL,  Antique German Silver Miniature Figurine L Nagel Renaissance Organ Grinder,  STERLING SILVER COMPORTS CHASED ENGRAVED AND PIERCED ANTIQUE GERMAN 1840,  Small WMF silver plate secessionist pitcher creamer pre 1914 ostrich Mark German,  Vintage german 800 sterling silver pair of napkin rings engraved decoration,  800 Silver Antique German Hallmarked Art Deco Match Safe Vesta Case 185 grams,  Koch Bergfeld German 800 Silver Crystal Perfume Bottle c1860 Twist Flute,  German solid silver Jugendstil tea strainer Martin Mayer Mainz 1888,  Pair of German 800 Silver Mounted Crystal Art Glass Cruets 19th Century,  2 Antique German 800 Sterling Silver Demi Spoons Gustav Haegermann 5 Markings,  Early 20th Century German 800 Silver Kaser Walter Rochuskapelle Silver Cup,  German WMG Ikora Silver Oval Plate Mint Dish Made In Germany FREE SHIPPING,  Vintage Mid Century 1972 Munich Germany Sterling Silver Bowl Olympics Souvenir ,  ANTIQUE JKNEWITZ MAINZ GERMANY 800 SILVER ORNATE OPEN WORK BOWL BASKET 105 gr,  1800s HAMBURG GERMANY BAACK SILVER HAND ENGRAVED FISH SLICE 38 grams,  Charming german 800 silver openwork basket rococo style Manns Adam,  c1930 German 800 Silver Art Nouveau Large Biscuit Tin,  Set of 6 silver and jade demitasse spoons marked 800 German Sterling Silver,  1942 Chinese Silver Salver Zee Sung to German Consul Manchuria,  VINNTAGE SILVER SHELL SHAPE PIN DISH ON 3 BALL FEET HALLMARKED POSS GERMAN,  VESTA CASE LARGE SIZE ROYAL CREST GERMAN CIRCA 1850 STERLING SILVER 800 MARKED,  Antique 800 Silver Overlay Rococo Decanter Hallmarked European Germany Hanau,  German 800 silver figural egg spoons with vermeil gold wash set of 6,  German 800 Silver Nut Dish c1920 Repousse Arrow Design 55,  German serving spoons coin silver 750,  800 Silver Tray Johann S Kurtz Co Germany 71 ozt Hallmarked,  German 800 Silver Basket With Swing Handle Circa 1910 MAGNIFICENT,  German 800 Silver Reticulated Basket c1900 Raised Foliate Scroll Design 14toz,  GERMAN ANTIQUE SILVERPLATE 3 COFFEE SPOONS 19th CEN HAND CRAFTED,  Antique Silver Fiddle Head Tea Dessert Spoon Germany Late 18th Century,  Two Unusual Large Antique Solid Silver Serving Spoons By Robbe Berking Germany,  Continental Hanau Asparagus Sandwich Tongs Courting Scene German 800 Silver 1890,  VINTAGE CUT GLASS SILVERPLATE PITCHER WITH ICE INSERT US ZONE GERMANY,  VINTAGE GERMAN SILVER CHAINMAIL PURSE,  German sterling silver three cluster trembler pin brooch,  Sterling silver souvenir spn enamel Berlin Black Eagle crown Brandon Burger Thor,  German 800 Sterling Punch Ladle Mono,  Solid Silver Pie Server Germany Bremer Silberwarenfabrik 800 Silver Server,  Old German Silver Belt Buckel,  Early German Sterling Wood Handle Trowel,  

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