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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 OTTOMAN TUGHRA TURKISH GREEK MIDDLE EAST BALKAN WATCH SILVER CHAIN EAGLE
ANTIQUE OTTOMAN TUGHRA TURKISH GREEK MIDDLE EAST BALKAN WATCH SILVER CHAIN EAGLE
$1,950.00
Antique Indian Silver Filigree Chukram coins Decorative Two Dishes
Antique Indian Silver Filigree Chukram coins Decorative Two Dishes
$165.00
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
$14,500.00
very RARE 84 Silver BOX Middle East hallmark 19 century 304 g
very RARE 84 Silver BOX Middle East hallmark 19 century 304 g
$390.00
RARE Hand Etched Cordial Communal 900 Sterling SILVER Cup  Saucer 46 gr
RARE Hand Etched Cordial Communal 900 Sterling SILVER Cup Saucer 46 gr
$0.99
VINTAGE PERSIAN SILVER HAND CHASED KIDDUSH CUP JUDAICA STAR OF DAVID ZION
VINTAGE PERSIAN SILVER HAND CHASED KIDDUSH CUP JUDAICA STAR OF DAVID ZION
$100.00
RARE Solid Silver Niello Antique Tall Picture Frame Middle East India Must See
RARE Solid Silver Niello Antique Tall Picture Frame Middle East India Must See
$650.00
ANTIQUE ORIGINAL EUROPEAN SILVER AMAZING STRONG CIGARETTE CASE
ANTIQUE ORIGINAL EUROPEAN SILVER AMAZING STRONG CIGARETTE CASE
$799.00
RARE ANTIQUE FILIGREE SILVER OTTOMAN TURKISH SILVER COIN  FLOWERS DECOR TONGS
RARE ANTIQUE FILIGREE SILVER OTTOMAN TURKISH SILVER COIN FLOWERS DECOR TONGS
$69.99
RARE ANTIQUE FILIGREE SILVER OTTOMAN TURKISH SILVER COIN 2 X SPOONS
RARE ANTIQUE FILIGREE SILVER OTTOMAN TURKISH SILVER COIN 2 X SPOONS
$99.99
RARE ANTIQUE COLLECTIBLE 4 X FILIGREE SILVER OTTOMAN TURKISH SILVER COIN SPOONS
RARE ANTIQUE COLLECTIBLE 4 X FILIGREE SILVER OTTOMAN TURKISH SILVER COIN SPOONS
$119.99
RARE ANTIQUE COLLECTIBLE 4 X FILIGREE SILVER OTTOMAN TURKISH SILVER COIN SPOONS
RARE ANTIQUE COLLECTIBLE 4 X FILIGREE SILVER OTTOMAN TURKISH SILVER COIN SPOONS
$119.99
Charming Pair Turkish Silver Saucers Dishes
Charming Pair Turkish Silver Saucers Dishes
$100.00
ANTIQUE OTTOMAN GREEK MIDDLE EAST GILD SILVER HEADDRESS TEPELIK TURKISH JEWELRY
ANTIQUE OTTOMAN GREEK MIDDLE EAST GILD SILVER HEADDRESS TEPELIK TURKISH JEWELRY
$1,350.00
Antique Safavid Empire Era Silver
Antique Safavid Empire Era Silver
$600.00
ANTIQUE OTTOMAN GREEK MIDDLE EAST ISLAMIC GILDED SILVER BUCKLE TUGHRA ABDULMECID
ANTIQUE OTTOMAN GREEK MIDDLE EAST ISLAMIC GILDED SILVER BUCKLE TUGHRA ABDULMECID
$980.00
Egypt coin jewlery silver Pound chain medallion pendant vintage antique
Egypt coin jewlery silver Pound chain medallion pendant vintage antique
$62.97
Hand Chased Egyptian Silver Small Bottle Vase w Handles Made in Cairo Egypt 165g
Hand Chased Egyptian Silver Small Bottle Vase w Handles Made in Cairo Egypt 165g
$179.99
VTG ISRAEL 800 SILVER SIX SHOT CUPS W ETCHED DECORATION
VTG ISRAEL 800 SILVER SIX SHOT CUPS W ETCHED DECORATION
$82.00
ANTIQUE EGYPTIAN 800 SILVER 6 NAPKINS RINGS W HAND EMBROIDERED SILK NAPKINS
ANTIQUE EGYPTIAN 800 SILVER 6 NAPKINS RINGS W HAND EMBROIDERED SILK NAPKINS
$120.00
Antique 800 Silver Continental Silver Pierced Bowl Hand Made  Engraved
Antique 800 Silver Continental Silver Pierced Bowl Hand Made Engraved
$225.00

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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.

SET OF 5 OLD PERSIAN SILVER SOUP SPOONS HAND CHASED ENGRAVED 325 grams,  Vintage Solid Silver Round Box from Persian Estate w Crest Emblem,  Antique Persian Solid Silver Small Snuff Perfume Bottle,  Persian Solid Silver Small Snuff Perfume Antique Bottle lot 2,  Antique 84 Silver Set of 6 Persian tea cup holders NO RESERVE,  Sterling Silver Chased Basket After Mappin Webb,  A IMPORTAN 19th HAND MADE OTTOMAN SILVER CAUCASIAN BELT BUCKLE,  Antique Egyptian Sterling Silver Filled Container Decorative Had Carved 124grams,  ANTIQUE PERFECT SILVER EUROPEAN JESUS DECORATED AMAZING BIG PENDANT,  ANTIQUE ORIGINAL PERFECT SILVER ASIAN AMAZING CIGARETTE CASE,  ANTIQUE ORIGINAL SILVER AMAZING ENAMEL HORSE AND ZIRKON DECORATED POCKET WATCHES,  ANTIQUE ORIGINAL PERFECT EUROPEAN ENAMEL HEAVY STRONG SILVER CIGARETTE CASE,  ANTIQUE ORIGINAL SILVER TRAIN DECORATED AMAZING HANDMADE BIG POCKET WATCHES,  STERLING SILVER TEASPOON MIDDLE EASTERN COIN MIDDLE TWIST HANDLE,  STERLING SILVER TEASPOON MIDDLE EASTERN COIN MIDDLE TWIST HANDLE,  Almost Sterling 900 90 SILVER PLATTER TRAY PLATE Egypt 500+ Grams 125,  VTG RARE ANTIQUE 4 PIECES HAND MADE PERSIAN SOLID 84 SILVER CARVED W SIGN,  OLD VINTAGE EGYPTIAN SILVER SAUCER,  Vintage Egyptian 900 Silver Water Pipe Hookah,  18 19TH C ISLAMIC SILVER PRAYER HOLDER WITH QURAN BOX ALL ORIGINAL BOFFER,  3 pc Sterling Silver Covered Dish OTTOMAN Turkish Tugra Izmir T Kosorelis,  17 pc Turkish Ottoman Silver Desert Set Turkish Izmir Vase Dishes Forks Spoons,  VTG ANTIQUE HAND MADE PERSIAN SOLID 84 SILVER FOOTED BOWL W HAND CARVED,  TURKISH SPOONS STERLING SILVER ENGRAVED FULLY MARKED DATED 1870 ANTIQUE,  BEAUTIFUL ANTIQUE SILVER PERSIAN ISFAHAN HEXAGON CANISTER OR TEA CADDY,  EXCEPTIONAL ANTIQUE SIGNED PERSIAN ISFAHAN SOLID SILVER DRINK SET,  ANTIQUE OTTOMAN TURKISH TURKEY SILVER COVERED BOWL KAPAKLI TUGHRA SAH CROWN,  ANTIQUE OTTOMAN TURKISH TURKEY SILVER COVERED BOWL KAPAKLI TUGHRA SAH,  ANTIQUE OTTOMAN SILVER TRAY WITH SAH AND TUGRA OF ABDUL HAMID II 1876 1909,  ANTIQUE ARABIC CHERUBS PENDANT PILL BOX SOLID SILVER,  Ottoman Empire Silver Coins Coffee Spoon Palestine 1900,  Egyptian or Persian Silver Pill Box Chariot Bow And Arrows SL,  RARE ANTIQUE YEMENITE STERLING SILVER AMBER KERDAL NECKLACE 214 GRAMS,  Arabic Lebanese Silver Antique Spoon Tablespoon Beirut 1894 RARE,  Egyptian silver box engraved with beautiful details hallmarked circa approx 1946,  18 19TH C PERSIAN SILVER ENAMELED TRINKET BOX WITH CABOCHON RUBY VERY NICE,  Details zu Antique Persian Ottoman India China Unmarked Silver Rosewater,  OTTOMAN ANTIQUE JEWELRY SILVER NECKLACE RARE AND GORGEOUS,  Antique 800 Silver Salt Spoon Turkey Sandcast 23g 2 3 8L,  PAIR OF ISRAELI 800 SILVER HEXAGONAL SHABBAT CANDLESTICKS 575 TALL,  SILVER BUCKLE NEILLO MIDDLE EAST PERFECT 52 GRAMS 1890 DATE 95 CM BY 7,  ANTIQUE ORIGINAL PERFECT HANDMADE SILVER EUROPEAN TEA KETTLE,  Antique Vintage Solid Silver Or Plated Mirror Ottoman Safavid Middle East,  ANTIQUE ORIGINAL EUROPEAN SILVER HANDMADE TRAY,  ANTIQUE ORIGINAL PERFECT SILVER EUROPEAN AMAZING BOX,  A PAIR OF ANTIQUE OTTOMAN TURKISH SILVER ZAR CUPS FILIGREE HAND ENGRAVED 19c,  Silver 800 Fruit Candy Desert Bowl Old Hazorfim Israel Holy Land Decorative Rare,  late 1800s early 1900s Fantastic Turkish Silver Decanter Ewer,  ANTIQUE ORIGINAL EUROPEAN 1905 DATED AMAZING SILVER CIGARETTE CASE,  ANTIQUE ORIGINAL SILVER EUROPEAN ENAMEL AMAZING FOR LADY NECKLASE,  

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