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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 ORIGINAL SILVER FILIGREE AMAZING SMALL MEDICINE BOX
ANTIQUE ORIGINAL SILVER FILIGREE AMAZING SMALL MEDICINE BOX
$299.00
ANTIQUE ORIGINAL SILVER ASIAN TURQUOISE CHINESE DRAGON DECORATED AX KNIFE
ANTIQUE ORIGINAL SILVER ASIAN TURQUOISE CHINESE DRAGON DECORATED AX KNIFE
$1,249.00
antique 1900 1940 egyptian coin silver 900 islamic large round box 414g
antique 1900 1940 egyptian coin silver 900 islamic large round box 414g
$425.00
ANTIQUE GREEK  TURKISH MIDDLE EAST ISLAMIC ZARFS GILT SILVER CUP GOBLETS
ANTIQUE GREEK TURKISH MIDDLE EAST ISLAMIC ZARFS GILT SILVER CUP GOBLETS
$650.00
ANTIQUE GREEK OTTOMAN SILVER FOB WAX SEAL BLOOD STONE COAT ARMS EAGLE CROSS 1827
ANTIQUE GREEK OTTOMAN SILVER FOB WAX SEAL BLOOD STONE COAT ARMS EAGLE CROSS 1827
$495.00
19th century Beautiful Persian Silver Urn Hand Chased 16
19th century Beautiful Persian Silver Urn Hand Chased 16
$2,100.00
Sudanese Hammered Engraved Serving Plate Khartoum Sterling Silver 1940
Sudanese Hammered Engraved Serving Plate Khartoum Sterling Silver 1940
$522.00
Magnificent Persian Solid Silver Tray 558 Grams
Magnificent Persian Solid Silver Tray 558 Grams
$1,900.00
ANTIQUE AFGAN SILVER BRACELETEARLY 20th CENTURY
ANTIQUE AFGAN SILVER BRACELETEARLY 20th CENTURY
$95.00
Antique Persian Silver Jewlery Box
Antique Persian Silver Jewlery Box
$165.75
Persian Antique Silver Tray
Persian Antique Silver Tray
$802.99
Persian Antique Silver Set of 6 Saucers Plate Qajar Era Handmade Hand Engraved
Persian Antique Silver Set of 6 Saucers Plate Qajar Era Handmade Hand Engraved
$806.00
Antique Turkish Ottoman Silver Belt Tugra Niello Linked Gilt and Enamel
Antique Turkish Ottoman Silver Belt Tugra Niello Linked Gilt and Enamel
$895.00
ANTIQUE ORIGINAL PERFECT SILVER CHINESE AGATHE ENAMEL FILIGREE DECORATED OWL
ANTIQUE ORIGINAL PERFECT SILVER CHINESE AGATHE ENAMEL FILIGREE DECORATED OWL
$2,499.00
ANTIQUE SILVER AMAZING EUROPEAN SMALL ALCOHOL CONTAINER
ANTIQUE SILVER AMAZING EUROPEAN SMALL ALCOHOL CONTAINER
$799.00
ANTIQUE ORIGINAL AMAZING FULL SILVER EUROPEAN BOX
ANTIQUE ORIGINAL AMAZING FULL SILVER EUROPEAN BOX
$599.00
ANTIQUE ORIGINAL SILVER ENEMAL EUROPEAN NORWAY MADE SPOON SET
ANTIQUE ORIGINAL SILVER ENEMAL EUROPEAN NORWAY MADE SPOON SET
$699.00
ANTIQUE PERSIAN SILVER CIGARETTE CASE W FANTASTIC QUALITY ENGRAVINGS RARE
ANTIQUE PERSIAN SILVER CIGARETTE CASE W FANTASTIC QUALITY ENGRAVINGS RARE
$495.00
Antique Silver Hand Made Bracelet Middle Eastern Small Islamic Solid Silver
Antique Silver Hand Made Bracelet Middle Eastern Small Islamic Solid Silver
$85.00
BIG ORNATE TASSLED RARE GORGEOUS ANTIQUE OTTOMAN TURKISH SILVER FILIGREE BELT
BIG ORNATE TASSLED RARE GORGEOUS ANTIQUE OTTOMAN TURKISH SILVER FILIGREE BELT
$299.00
antique islamic silver niello horse whip handle ottoman signed
antique islamic silver niello horse whip handle ottoman signed
$250.00

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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.

INCREDIBLE ANTIQUE OTTOMAN TURKISH BELT 835 SILVER NIELLO HAND MADE,  OTTOMAN SILVER BRIDE HEAD ORNAMENT,  ANTIQUE ISFAHAN PERSIAN SILVER BOX 423 Grams Marked Fadavi 84,  Egyptian 800 Fine Silver Black Obsidian Cabochon Pill Snuff Trinket Box,  SILVER ANTIQUE HANDCARVED PERSIAN CIGARETTE CASE 154 GRAMS,  Pair of Persian 84 Silver 5000 Dinar Coin Mounted Dishes Kajar Dynasty 1340,  Pair of Persian 84 Silver 2000 Dinar Coin Mounted Dishes Kajar Dynasty 1328,  84 Silver 5000 Dinar Coin Mounted Dish Mosafardineshaw Kajar Dynasty 1320,  fine antique sterling silver footed bowl Egyptian hallmarks,  Antique Islamic Persian silver box 435 gram well 19th 1900 xix marked m1153,  Vintage Egypt 900 Silver Bowl Plate w Feet 7 1 2 267g Circa 1947,  Incredible Vintage Egypt 900 Silver Repousse Tea Coffee Pot,  Estate Antique Indo Persian Silver Belt with Peacocks Lion Moonstone Cabochons,  ANTIQUE OTTOMAN LARGE SILVER CIGARETTE CASE SIGNED,  ANTIQUE ISFAHAN PERSIAN SILVER BOX 476 GRAMS JAHROMY,  Rare 800 silver Persian hip flask beautiful floral pattern low start,  PERSIAN STERLING SILVER 84 TRAY 1993 ToZ,  Museum Antique Islamic Qajar Indo Persian Silver Vase 84 Marked,  STERLING SILVER MIDDLE EASTERN DAGGER CASE CHASED ENGRAVED MARKED 1880,  Antique Indian Gilt Silver Small Dish India,  Set of Six Antique Iraqi Silver and Niello Napkin Rings Iraq,  Antique Indian Gilt Silver Bowl India,  LOT OF VINTAGE PRE 1946 EGYPT CARIO 900 SILVER ENGRAVED BOWLS AND DISHES,  Egyptian 600 Silver Sphinx Head Teaspoon No Monogram,  Middle Eastern Silver Saucer with Hallmark on back,  RARE ANTIQUE YEMENITE STERLING SILVER NECKLACE 243 GRAMS,  Vintage Gilded Filagree and enamel Flowers Cigarette Case silver ,  Fine Antique Sterling Silver Repousse Kutch Persian Indian Silver Goblet 1,  Fine Antique Sterling Silver Repousse Kutch Persian Indian Silver Goblet Cup 2,  Silver Necklace with Maria Theresa Thaler Coins Sultanate of Oman circa 1800,  OLD ANTIQUE PERSIAN COIN SILVER LION SALT CANDY DISH PASHA COLLECTIBLE USA ART,  Turkey Ottoman Empire Silver Bracelet,  Amazing Antique Turkish Sterling Silver Tea Set with 6 Unique Cups,  Antique 19th Century Ottoman Empire Turkish Sterling Silver Ink,  Elegant Antique Persian 84 Sterling Silver Set With Intricate Details,  Beautiful Antique Persian Silver Tea Set With Excellent Persian Motif Details,  Fantastic Antique Silver Turkish Or Egyptian Scroll Container With Fine Details,  Fabulous Sterling Silver Egyptian Apple Trinket Box with Tray 1090 Grams MARKED,  Heavily Decorated Antique 19th Century Persian Sterling Silver Cigarette Case,  High Quality Antique 19th C Persian 84 Sterling Silver Creamer,  Marvelous Set Of 6 Antique Silver Persian Tea Set With Fine Persian Motif 46 Oz,  Very Large Beautiful Antique Persian Silver Tray with Superb Quality 1838 Gram,  Vintage 900 Coin Silver Turkish Ottoman Repousse Hanging Wall Mirror,  Vintage Egyptian 900 Fine Silver Intricate Hieroglyph Cartouche Spoon 162G,  Antique Middle East Ottoman Islamic Solid Silver Filigree Belt,  Antique 19th Century Ottoman Judaica Solid Silver Filigree Ner Tamid Basket,  900 Silver Ornate Islamic Persian Ottoman Decorative Hand Mirror Figural Bird,  Vintage Silver Washed Cut Work Syrian Box,  MUSEUM ANTIQUE SOLID SILVER PERSIAN ISLAMIC QAJAR MINIATURE BONBONNIERE BOX,  Old Persian or Egyptian Solid Silver Covered Potpourri Bowl Middle Eastern SL,  

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