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In today's economic trend it is smart to get the most you can for your purchasing power. With the vast amount of competition, both online and offline, there is little reason to pay full price fine Middle Eastern antique flatware - silver, sterling or silver plated.

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ANTIQUE ISLAMIC TURKISH SOLID SILVER FILIGREE HINGED CUFF HAND BRACELET ART DECO
ANTIQUE ISLAMIC TURKISH SOLID SILVER FILIGREE HINGED CUFF HAND BRACELET ART DECO
$65.00
A SILVER SPOON SILVER TONGS FILIGREE ONYX SILVER COINS Persia Middle East c1950s
A SILVER SPOON SILVER TONGS FILIGREE ONYX SILVER COINS Persia Middle East c1950s
$145.00
SOLID SILVER CUP GOBLET ZARF FINCAN 800 Silver Alexandria Egypt c1910 Excel Cond
SOLID SILVER CUP GOBLET ZARF FINCAN 800 Silver Alexandria Egypt c1910 Excel Cond
$249.00
EXQUISITE SET 4 PERSIAN SILVER CUPS w FABULOUS ENGRAVING c1900 1930 HEAVY WEIGHT
EXQUISITE SET 4 PERSIAN SILVER CUPS w FABULOUS ENGRAVING c1900 1930 HEAVY WEIGHT
$2,880.00
Antique Persian Silver Server 875 Heavy construction Close to Sterling Purity
Antique Persian Silver Server 875 Heavy construction Close to Sterling Purity
$99.00
Superb Antique Indian Silver Box Ornately Embossed
Superb Antique Indian Silver Box Ornately Embossed
$195.00
Antique Indian Persian Middle East Silver Enamel Perfume Box Incense Box
Antique Indian Persian Middle East Silver Enamel Perfume Box Incense Box
$395.00
Superb Antique Indian Kashmir Silver Perfume Spice Box Incense Box 19th c
Superb Antique Indian Kashmir Silver Perfume Spice Box Incense Box 19th c
$295.00
Antique Persian Enamel Silver Tray  Signed Very fine and detailed hand work
Antique Persian Enamel Silver Tray Signed Very fine and detailed hand work
$165.00
BEAUTIFUL ANTIQUE PERSIAN ISFAHAN SIGNED SOLID SILVER CIGARETTE BOX
BEAUTIFUL ANTIQUE PERSIAN ISFAHAN SIGNED SOLID SILVER CIGARETTE BOX
$345.00
ANTIQUE PERSIAN QAJAR SOLID SILVER TRAY CHASED AND REPUSSE
ANTIQUE PERSIAN QAJAR SOLID SILVER TRAY CHASED AND REPUSSE
$495.00
LARGE Antique Hand Chased Silver Copper Tray Middle Eastern Islamic Persian
LARGE Antique Hand Chased Silver Copper Tray Middle Eastern Islamic Persian
$99.00
Antique Silver Persian Wine Set
Antique Silver Persian Wine Set
$300.00
10 pc HEAVY OLD TURKISH SILVER ENGRAVED TEASPOONS
10 pc HEAVY OLD TURKISH SILVER ENGRAVED TEASPOONS
$660.00
ANTIQUE GREEK OTTOMAN ISLAMIC MIDDLE EAST SILVER FOB SEAL POCKET WATCH ORNAMENT
ANTIQUE GREEK OTTOMAN ISLAMIC MIDDLE EAST SILVER FOB SEAL POCKET WATCH ORNAMENT
$110.00
Antique 84 Silver Set of 6 Persian tea cup holders NO RESERVE
Antique 84 Silver Set of 6 Persian tea cup holders NO RESERVE
$699.00
SILVER ARMENIAN AMULET TALISMAN NECKLACE
SILVER ARMENIAN AMULET TALISMAN NECKLACE
$199.00
Antique Persian Enameled Silver Tea Set of 6 with Tray and Sugar Holder
Antique Persian Enameled Silver Tea Set of 6 with Tray and Sugar Holder
$15,500.00
Antique 84 Silver Large Serving SpoonFlat Server Persian Floral Swirl Pattern
Antique 84 Silver Large Serving SpoonFlat Server Persian Floral Swirl Pattern
$349.99
ANTIQUE OTTOMAN TURKISH SILVER FILIGREE BELT
ANTIQUE OTTOMAN TURKISH SILVER FILIGREE BELT
$870.00
Antique Persian Qajar Silver Coin
Antique Persian Qajar Silver Coin
$90.00

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Practice the following tips to assist your antique silver flatware collecting desires.

1. Think about a silver flatware: Style, Historical Period or Maker.

Reflect upon your way-of-life and individual preferences, then try to make decisions that are a good match. Do you plan to use your antique silver flatware regularly, or instead use objects from your collection for memorable occasions and holiday celebrations?

There are many specialty aspects of antique silver flatware collecting. It can depend on the sort of collector you are. For example, some collectors show interest for a specific pattern style, while others direct their attention a certain silver flatware manufacture or historical period.

Some antique sterling silverware collectors are only interested in a distinctive type of antique silver flatware, such as: napkin rings or pitchers, while others have more {eclectic|diverse interests and broaden into regional silver flatware, such as Spanish or Middle Eastern, or pieces from specific artists, such as: Alvin or Birks.

2. Mix-n-Match

Be bold with accumulating an assortment of silverware design patterns.

This collecting tip brings outstanding aesthetic charm to a table setting. This is a delightful option particularly with hard-to-find, or rare silver flatware patterns. And will benefit you for putting together a set sizable enough for entertaining your family, friends or guests.

3. Signs of Overuse or Damage

Signs of use do not always lessen the value of antique silver flatware or silver plate flatware, while signs of damage may or may not. For instance, small damage or flaws on a rare flatware piece will not significantly lessen its value. The price of a tarnished piece should be significantly lower than retail, of course. Be wary of buying tarnished silver flatware online. Pictures can be deceptive and conceal apparent wear, flaws or repair. Buying tarnished pieces at estate sales and flea markets may be an affordable option, but reviewing them closely for wear remains an important skill for your collecting hobby or business.

4. Monograms

Many collectors view old, intricate monograms as a lost art form and historically relevant. It does not diminish the desirability or merit of a silver flatware collectible when a monogram is displayed. Most pieces are, however, have more market worth without a monogram. As you expand your knowledge with antique silver and sterling silver flatware, you will be able to identify monogram removal. Monogram erasing can damage a piece of antique silver and dramatically diminish its actually worth.

5. Authenticity

Various collectors downgrade antique silverware pieces that have been updated, 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, A few collectors prefer to have them refitted 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 choice, but you do need to be aware that your antique silver flatware may lessen in value if you modify the knife blades.

6. Repairs

Dents, or general types of damage can be repaired by a silversmith. Pieces can also be replated by a skilled silversmith. It can be an expensive project for common pieces, but it is fully worth the money spent to work with a expert silversmith for restoring valued and rare silver flatware items.

7. Modified Items

Be alert that these exist and develop skills to identify if a piece has been modified from its original condition. Common flatware pieces are sometimes changed to make them appear to be more unusual and valuable pieces. For example, spoons are occasionally cut to appear to be like ice cream forks or a sugar spoon was altered to resemble a sugar sifter. Look for signs that pieces have been modified and avoid purchasing them for your collection.

8. Forgeries

New forgeries in sought after and rare pattern designs can be found for sale frequently online. Examples include:, butter dishes and scarce pieces such as assorted knives, forks and spoons. Quite a few of these types of silver flatware have no maker's markings. Further, forged maker's markings in silver have been around centuries. The age of an antique silverware piece does not really indicate it's authenticity. So learn as much as you can before investing in expensive antique silver flatware.

Silver and Sterling Flatware - Middle Eastern origins: - recently purchased pieces.

ANTIQUE ORIGINAL PERFECT EUROPEAN ENAMEL HEAVY STRONG SILVER CIGARETTE CASE,  ANTIQUE ORIGINAL SILVER ENAMEL EUROPEAN EGG STYLE PENDANT WATCH,  PERSIAN ART EXHIBITION ANTIQUE PERSIAN ISFAHAN SILVER TRAY SIGNED DAIEZADEH,  ANTIQUE ORIGINAL PERFECT ENAMEL SILVER GOLD PLATED UMBRELLA,  VINTAGE 900 SILVER TURKISH NECKLACE,  GIGANTIC AND MASSIVE ANTIQUE SOLID SILVER SET OF PERSIAN ISFAHAN BOWL,  ANTIQUE PERSIAN 84 SILVER CIGARETTE CASE GILT SILVER COMPACT BOTH SIGNED 275 G,  RARE GORGEOUS OTTOMAN ANTIQUE SILVER NECKLACE ca 1890 1905,  ROSE WATER SPRINKLER LARGE SIZE ANTIQUE STERLING SILVER CHASED,  Vintage Egyptian 900 Silver Aladdins Oil Lamp Form Table Lighter Mid 20th C,  STERLING SILVER BERBER Makkawi Cup Egyptian Middle East Hallmarked 1174,  Pre 1940 Egyptian Sterling Silver Wood Lined Box 5x35x15 0814,  Persian Iranian Silver Coins collection of 3,  Vintage Fine Silver Persian Tabriz Footed Engraved Floral Cut Out Serving Dish,  Antiqe OttomanTurkey Enamel Silver cupTUGRA,  Exotic Zarf Filigree Cup Holder Zurf Near Eastern Turkish Silver,  Antique Persian Silver Vase Signed,  VERY FINE ISLAMIC OTTOMAN TURKISH SILVER GALLERY TOP ZARF SET OF 4 CUPS GOBLETS,  Antique Silver Bracelet With Red Glass Cabochons,  Antique Judaica Sterling Silver 84P Shabbat Candelbra Candle Holder 1930s,  ANTIQUE PERSIAN ISFAHAN STERLING SILVER CHASED ENGRAVED VASE W BIRDS 220 gr,  Antique Judaica Solid Silver Kadish wine cup,  LARGE ANTIQUE PERSIAN QAJAR ISLAMIC SOLID SILVER CUP GOBLET BOWL MUG,  890 GRAMS ANTIQUE PERSIAN ISFAHAN SILVER BOX,  1580 GRAMS ANTIQUE PERSIAN QAJAR ISLAMIC SOLID SILVER COFFE SERVICE SET,  BELT STERLING SILVER TURKISH 1880 FULLY MARKED BEAUTIFULLY ENGRAVED CONSTRUCTED,  NICE ANTIQUE PAIR TURKISH OTTOMAN ISLAMIC SOLID SILVER HANDLED CUPS SIGNED 1900,  Antiqe OttomanTurkey Silver cupTUGRA,  ANTIQUE OTTOMAN SILVER BUTTON,  Vintage 1920s 30s 875 Purity Silver Round Persian box w Hand Engravings Designs,  ANTIQUE ORIGINAL SILVER EGYPTIAN OIL CANDLE,  ANTIQUE ORIGINAL PERFECT EUROPEAN SILVER NAKED LADY DECORATED CIGARETTE CASE,  Antique Turkish Ottoman Empire Sterling Silver Table Salt Ruby Red Insert Tughra,  Antique Silver Islamic Middle Eastern Coin Dish 800 Hallmark,  Original Antique Qajar Persian silver vase 487 gram 19TH jug m1229,  Original Antique Qajar Persian silver vase 168 gram 19TH enameled jug m1230,  Judaica Israel Sterling Silver Cut Glass pedestal BOWL,  ANTIQUE RUSSIAN SILVER POTS,  Turkish 900 Silver Repousse Bowl,  ANTIQUE OTTOMAN TURKISH SILVER FILIGREE BELT CIRCA 1840,  VINTAGE EGYPT SOUVENIR SPOON LOT OF 8 SIX MARKED WITH EGYPT SILVER MARKS OLD,  Antique Turkish Mirror Floral Design 900 Silver Approx 12,  Antique Silver Filigree Card Case With Chain Beautiful,  ANTIQUE ISLAMIC PERSIAN SOLID SILVER CIGARETTE ASHTRAY HAND MADE 105 GM,  Antique 18th Century Turkish Persian Russian True Silver Niello Gold Plated Box,  ANTIQUE PERSIAN MIDDLE EAST 900 PURE SILVER BOWL 11 NOT SCRAP,  Antique Persian Islamic Turkish Sterling Silver Turquoise Case Box Arabic,  Nice 19th C TURKISH Silver TEASPOON Engine Turned Pattern NR,  ANTIQUE PERSIAN STERLING SILVER 84 TRAY 29 ToZ,  VTG PERSIAN STERLING SILVER CHASED ENGRAVED GLASS SERVING BOWL 125 GRAMS,  

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