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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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Incredible Vintage Egypt 900 Silver Repousse Tea Coffee Pot
Incredible Vintage Egypt 900 Silver Repousse Tea Coffee Pot
$299.00
Vintage Egypt 900 Silver Bowl Plate w Feet 7 1 2 267g Circa 1947
Vintage Egypt 900 Silver Bowl Plate w Feet 7 1 2 267g Circa 1947
$258.00
ANTIQUE INDIAN PAKISTAN ISLAMIC PAK94 SIL SILVER CHASED TEA STRAINER
ANTIQUE INDIAN PAKISTAN ISLAMIC PAK94 SIL SILVER CHASED TEA STRAINER
$125.00
Antique Hand Chased Persian solid Silver Miniature Samovar set made for Export
Antique Hand Chased Persian solid Silver Miniature Samovar set made for Export
$1,900.00
ANTIQUE ISFAHAN PERSIAN SILVER BOX 423 Grams Marked Fadavi 84
ANTIQUE ISFAHAN PERSIAN SILVER BOX 423 Grams Marked Fadavi 84
$739.00
INCREDIBLE ANTIQUE OTTOMAN TURKISH BELT 835 SILVER NIELLO HAND MADE
INCREDIBLE ANTIQUE OTTOMAN TURKISH BELT 835 SILVER NIELLO HAND MADE
$2,500.00
Antique Persian Silver Hand Chased handled bowl
Antique Persian Silver Hand Chased handled bowl
$375.00
antique 1900 1940 egyptian coin silver 900 islamic large round box
antique 1900 1940 egyptian coin silver 900 islamic large round box
$382.50
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
$545.00
19th century Beautiful Persian Silver Urn Hand Chased 16
19th century Beautiful Persian Silver Urn Hand Chased 16
$2,200.00
Vintage Solid Egyptian Silver Serving Spoon Large Decorative 247 Oz 7004g
Vintage Solid Egyptian Silver Serving Spoon Large Decorative 247 Oz 7004g
$78.99
ANTIQUE PERSIAN SOLID SILVER AND ENAMEL VASE
ANTIQUE PERSIAN SOLID SILVER AND ENAMEL VASE
$75.00
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 IOANNINA GREECE EPIRUS JANNINA SILVER ALLOY PLATE SIGNED VAFIADIS
ANTIQUE GREEK IOANNINA GREECE EPIRUS JANNINA SILVER ALLOY PLATE SIGNED VAFIADIS
$65.00
Very rare SilverCasketIslam weight 358 g
Very rare SilverCasketIslam weight 358 g
$480.00
Sudanese Hammered Engraved Serving Plate Khartoum Sterling Silver 1940
Sudanese Hammered Engraved Serving Plate Khartoum Sterling Silver 1940
$522.00
ANTIQUE PERSIAN ISLAMIC ARABIC CHASED SILVER FOOTED GOBLET CUP VASE 4 1 2
ANTIQUE PERSIAN ISLAMIC ARABIC CHASED SILVER FOOTED GOBLET CUP VASE 4 1 2
$49.99
Set of TWO Fine Persian Turkish Ottoman Silver Photo Frames 19 Century 800 5x4
Set of TWO Fine Persian Turkish Ottoman Silver Photo Frames 19 Century 800 5x4
$175.00
Fine Persian Turkish Ottoman Silver 900 Candlestick Holder Hallmarked 19 Century
Fine Persian Turkish Ottoman Silver 900 Candlestick Holder Hallmarked 19 Century
$175.00
ONE Fine Persian Turkish Ottoman Silver 7 Plate 19 Century Ornate 112g S 800
ONE Fine Persian Turkish Ottoman Silver 7 Plate 19 Century Ornate 112g S 800
$150.00
Fine Silver 415g Persian Turkish Tea Spice Caddy Bowl Dish Lid 800 Gilded 19c
Fine Silver 415g Persian Turkish Tea Spice Caddy Bowl Dish Lid 800 Gilded 19c
$500.00

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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 SILVER ENAMEL AMAZING SOLCIER DECORATED BROOCHE,  ANTIQUE OTTOMAN LARGE SILVER CIGARETTE CASE SIGNED,  ANTIQUE ORIGINAL PERFECT ANIMAL DECORATED SILVER EUROPEAN BELT,  STERLING SILVER MIDDLE EASTERN DAGGER CASE CHASED ENGRAVED MARKED 1880,  Antique Egyptian hand made engraved L lidded silver bowl plate hallmark 1948,  LOT OF VINTAGE PRE 1946 EGYPT CARIO 900 SILVER ENGRAVED BOWLS AND DISHES,  RARE ANTIQUE YEMENITE STERLING SILVER NECKLACE 243 GRAMS,  Vintage Gilded Filagree and enamel Flowers Cigarette Case silver ,  925 Silver Hanging Wedding Mirror Ornate Authentic Turkish Oval Ornek Bag,  Vintage Made in Turkey Trinket Box Sterling Silver Filigree Turkish Quartz,  Persian Silver Decorative Candlestick By Parvaresh Circa 1950s Marked 84 Purity,  Antique Middle East Ottoman Islamic Solid Silver Filigree Belt,  OTTOMAN EMPIRE ANTIQUE SINGLE PIECE OF SILVER BELT BUCKLE SIGNED ,  Vintage Silver Washed Cut Work Syrian Box,  ANTIQUE OTTOMAN TUGHRA TURKISH GREEK MIDDLE EAST BALKAN WATCH SILVER CHAIN EAGLE,  ANTIQUE ORIGINAL PERFECT EUROPEAN SILVER ENAMEL CIGARETTE CASE,  ANTIQUE ORIGINAL SILVER ENAMEL ZENITH HALLMARK SMALL TRAVEL WATCHES,  ANTIQUE ORIGINAL EUROPEAN PERFECT ENAMEL SILVER BIG HEAVY TRAY,  ANTIQUE OTTOMAN GREEK MIDDLE EAST GILDED SILVER HEAD ORNAMENT PENTACLE TEPELIK,  antique iranian silver cocktail shaker,  PERSIAN SILVER 84 HAND CHASED BOWL 297 grams,  OTTOMAN SILVER BRIDE HEAD ORNAMENT,  Rare Antique 20th C Large Solid 84 Persian Silver Scholar Box Rabie 1419 Grams,  Antique 84 Silver Set of 6 Persian tea cup holders NO RESERVE,  Antique middle eastern silver engraved beautiful details box hallmarked,  Sterling Silver Chased Basket After Mappin Webb,  4 Persian Islamic Silver Tea Coffee Set Ornately Hand Chased 900 Silver 1713 gr,  Antique Egyptian Sterling Silver Filled Container Decorative Had Carved 124grams,  Turkey silver 900 pair of wine goblets coin hand engraving 20s,  ANTIQUE ORIGINAL PERFECT SILVER ENAMEL CORAL OTTOMAN BIG HEAVY BELT BUCKLE,  STERLING SILVER TEASPOON MIDDLE EASTERN COIN MIDDLE TWIST HANDLE,  STERLING SILVER TEASPOON MIDDLE EASTERN COIN MIDDLE TWIST HANDLE,  Set of HAZORFIM Israeli 800 Silver Condiment Server Fork Spoon Rose Pattern,  A PAIR OF ANTIQUE OTTOMAN TURKISH SILVER ZAR CUPS FILIGREE HAND ENGRAVED 19c,  OLD VINTAGE EGYPTIAN SILVER SAUCER,  ANTIQUE ORIGINAL PERFECT SILVER ENAMEL BIG PENDANT,  Antique Middle East Palm Tree Ocean 800 or 84 Sterling Silver Niello Belt Buckle,  TURKISH SPOONS STERLING SILVER ENGRAVED FULLY MARKED DATED 1870 ANTIQUE,  Exotic Box Valentines Day Hearts Middle Eastern Egyptian Silver,  Ottoman Empire Silver Coins Coffee Spoon Palestine 1900,  Antique Middle Eastern Persia Hand Woven Silver Metal Basket Box Circa 1930s,  1580 GRAMS ANTIQUE PERSIAN QAJAR ISLAMIC SOLID SILVER COFFE SERVICE SET,  324 GRAMS 16x9x3 CM ANTIQUE PERSIAN QAJAR ISLAMIC SOLID SILVER BOX,  ONE OF A KIND ANTIQUE PERSIAN QAJAR HOLY SILVER AND ENAMELED AND JEWELED HAND,  OTTOMAN ANTIQUE JEWELRY SILVER NECKLACE RARE AND GORGEOUS,  Unusual Persian Silver Candlestick 1900,  Antique 800 Silver Salt Spoon Turkey Sandcast 23g 2 3 8L,  Middle Eastern Coin Bowl Dish 800 Silver 1900,  Lovely Vtg Geisler Air Cruises Deep Blue Stone 935 Sterling Silver Brooch Pin,  Figural Bowl 12 Marching Men Chased Figures 900 Silver 1900,  

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