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VINTAGE Silver CREAM  SUGAR 830S GERMAN MH Wilkens  Sohne HAMMERED Texture
VINTAGE Silver CREAM SUGAR 830S GERMAN MH Wilkens Sohne HAMMERED Texture
$149.99
Old Estate German 800 Silver BACCHUS Grapevine Cream Sauce or Small Gravy Ladle
Old Estate German 800 Silver BACCHUS Grapevine Cream Sauce or Small Gravy Ladle
$125.00
Antique German Silver Angel Trinket Box Precious Depiction of Cherubs hallmark
Antique German Silver Angel Trinket Box Precious Depiction of Cherubs hallmark
$650.00
Antique German Silver Brides basket with cherubs and etched crystal liner
Antique German Silver Brides basket with cherubs and etched crystal liner
$4,500.00
Antique Hanau Germany Solid Silver HOT WATER Chocolate Tea Coffee POT 1854
Antique Hanau Germany Solid Silver HOT WATER Chocolate Tea Coffee POT 1854
$233.89
2 Antique Solid SILVER Spoons 1842 BRAHMFELD  GUTRUF Hamburg Germany BG 94 gr
2 Antique Solid SILVER Spoons 1842 BRAHMFELD GUTRUF Hamburg Germany BG 94 gr
$77.96
OUTSTANDING Solid Silver 3 pc DRESSER SET Mirror Hair Brush JOHANN BECK GERMANY
OUTSTANDING Solid Silver 3 pc DRESSER SET Mirror Hair Brush JOHANN BECK GERMANY
$155.93
Vintage WMF Germany EP Brass Silver Plated Engraved Square Tray
Vintage WMF Germany EP Brass Silver Plated Engraved Square Tray
$16.99
Antique Sterling Silver Repousse Grape Shears Scissors Vom Cleff
Antique Sterling Silver Repousse Grape Shears Scissors Vom Cleff
$125.00
Antique Silverplate Footed Bowl GERMANY
Antique Silverplate Footed Bowl GERMANY
$14.99
WMF Etched Glass Silver Plate Vintage German Ice Tea Lemonade Water Pitcher Jug
WMF Etched Glass Silver Plate Vintage German Ice Tea Lemonade Water Pitcher Jug
$59.99
Antique German Louis Kuppenheim Hammered 900 Silver Card Cigarette Case
Antique German Louis Kuppenheim Hammered 900 Silver Card Cigarette Case
$195.00
Really Stunning  Rare Vintage Hallmarked Solid Silver Pegasus Statue German
Really Stunning Rare Vintage Hallmarked Solid Silver Pegasus Statue German
$173.11
Early 1900s Coin Silver Heidelberg Germany Souvenir Spoon 900 Fine
Early 1900s Coin Silver Heidelberg Germany Souvenir Spoon 900 Fine
$22.50
RARE ANTIQUE STERLING SILVER 800 FIGURAL PENGUIN SALT HALLMARKS GERMANY
RARE ANTIQUE STERLING SILVER 800 FIGURAL PENGUIN SALT HALLMARKS GERMANY
$79.00
VINTAGE BMF GQMD 90 GERMAN Heavy Silverplate Flatware 43 pc SET Service for 6+
VINTAGE BMF GQMD 90 GERMAN Heavy Silverplate Flatware 43 pc SET Service for 6+
$119.99
German Solid Silver Single Serve Teapot Creamer Wood Handle wth Hallmarks c1742
German Solid Silver Single Serve Teapot Creamer Wood Handle wth Hallmarks c1742
$999.99
Solid Silver Cruet Tray Figural Pierced Gallery Griffins German 800 fine 29 oz
Solid Silver Cruet Tray Figural Pierced Gallery Griffins German 800 fine 29 oz
$699.99
German Pierced Silver Sugar Bowl w Oak Leaf Motif Dresden c1820
German Pierced Silver Sugar Bowl w Oak Leaf Motif Dresden c1820
$474.99
German Sterling Silver Standing Napkin Holder Frame Marked Dated 1916
German Sterling Silver Standing Napkin Holder Frame Marked Dated 1916
$99.99

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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.

Antique German 800 Silver Enamel Lyon Souvenir Spoon,  Antique 800 Silver Germany Figural Ornate Cherub Purse Frame,  Martin Mayer Antique 800 Silver Germany Bird Flower Basket Miniature,  STUNNING VINTAGE GERMAN 800 SILVER GILT ENAMEL SOUVENIR SPOON WEISBADEN,  OLD ANTIQUE 800 GERMAN SILVER SOUP LADLE 188 GRAMS,  German Sterling Gilt Silver Pair of Swans Spice Condiments Mechanical Wings,  Gorgeous Sterling Silver 800 German High Repousse Floral Covered Sugar B2918,  ANTIQUE SOLID SILVER GERMAN TOBACCO BOX 1911 MEDIEVAL BATTLE WAR TOBACCIANA,  Assorted SCRAP STERLING SILVER Inc German Dutch Chinese Napkin Rings 196g,  Circa 1930s Art Deco German Silver Ladys Powder Compact,  Art Deco silver claret jug Berlin circa 1910,  925 STERLING SILVER FINE TOOTHPICK FROM GERMANY SFS,  Antique German Silver Basket,  German Cut Glass and Silver Mounted Claret Jug Antique Circa 1890,  Antique German Silver Beaker Circa 1760,  German Silver Beaker Antique Circa 1760,  Vintage 800 Silver G DAHMEN FORK 8 3 8 German,  Antique German 19th century Sterling Silver Big Sauce Boat,  Vintage German Hildesheimer Rose 800 Silver SMALL FORK ROSE ON HANDLE,  VINTAGE ART DECO R BLACKINTON GERMANY STERLING SILVER VANITY NAIL SCISSORS,  wm a rogers german silver Violet,  Set Silver 800 Cigarette case and match box vesta w box German 1900s Hallmarked,  Antique German Silver Gilt Beaker Pre 1800,  Antique German Silver Gilt Beaker Pre 1800,  ANTIQUE GERMAN SILVER OCTAGONAL SHAPE BOWL 1909 ENGRAVED FIGURES,  Vintage WMF IKORA Germany Silverplate Footed Oval Tray Dish Bowl,  6 VINTAGE REU 800 SILVER TRAVEL SHIELD SOUVENIR ENAMELED SPOONS GERMAN CITIES,  Set of 2 Serving Spoons H Meyen Co 800 German Silver Antique 8 3 4 210gr,  6 Vintage Sterling Silver Mother of Pearl Handle Fruit Knives Made in Germany,  Vintage Ernst Treusch German Art Deco Silver 3 Light Candelabra Candlestick,  Vintage Coin Silver L M Rosenthal Berlin Germany 14 FIDDLE SOUP LADLE,  Set of 11 Spoons German Silver 800 Spoons wwith Fork and in Original Case,  ANNIVERSARY Gift Silverplate Dish Pierced Fruit Bowl German Footed No Tarnish,  Silver Jam Preserve Spoon800 GradeGerman,  German Vintage 800 Silver MASTER BUTTER KNIFE Unknown Maker 8 nm,  WALKING STICK STERLING SILVER TROPICAL TIMBER GERMANY CIRCA 1925,  German Vintage 800 Silver PASTRY OR CHEESE KNIFE Unknown Maker 8 1 4 nm,  Vintage 835 SILVER CREAMER SUGAR German W Binder,  2 ANTIQUE SILVER BUTTER PATS GERMAN WILHELM BINDER CRESCENT MOON CROWN W,  Hanau German Silver Footed Salver Tray Waldron Family Coat of Arms,  Antique silver ladle ca 1848 RARE German Schrodter huge 12 loth 181g OB1987,  VINTAGE GERMAN 800 SILVER GOLD WASHED TIGERS EYE MINIATURE MANDOLIN ON STAND,  Art Deco WMF Silver Plated 4pcs Tea Coffee Set Germany 1900,  WMF Silverplate WMF66 WMF 66 Fork 7 3 8 Straight Lines Glossy Germany,  Antique Germany Hanau Silver Hallmarked Small Decorative Tray Nativity Scene,  WM A Rogers German Silver Plate 1912 Violet Pattern Spoons Antique,  6 ANTIQUE GLASSER GERMAN 800 SILVER DEMITASSE ESPRESSO CUPS LINERSCHERUBS PLAY,  German Continental Silver 750 Tablespoon Mono F SCHMIDT 1872 Wellhausen,  GERMAN ART DECO SILVER 800 TRAY 186gr HAND CRAFTED ENGRAVING,  Vintage Web Germany Sterling Silver Floral Pastry Sandwich Tongs 9 3 4 No Mono,  

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