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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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VERY NICE IRAQI SIGNED SCENIC SILVER SALT SHAKER A468
VERY NICE IRAQI SIGNED SCENIC SILVER SALT SHAKER A468
$90.36
SIGNED SCENIC IRAQI SILVER NIELLO CUP OR SALT CELLAR A464
SIGNED SCENIC IRAQI SILVER NIELLO CUP OR SALT CELLAR A464
$59.99
SIGNED SCENIC IRAQI SILVER BUSINESS CARD HOLDER W CAMELS HORSES AND BOAT A465
SIGNED SCENIC IRAQI SILVER BUSINESS CARD HOLDER W CAMELS HORSES AND BOAT A465
$135.93
SIGNED PAIR OF SCENIC IRAQI SILVER NIELLO KNIFE REST  NAPKIN HOLDER  A463
SIGNED PAIR OF SCENIC IRAQI SILVER NIELLO KNIFE REST NAPKIN HOLDER A463
$151.11
IRAQI SILVER NIELLO SCENIC NAPKIN HOLDER A467
IRAQI SILVER NIELLO SCENIC NAPKIN HOLDER A467
$15.18
IRAQI SIGNED SILVER NIELLO SCENIC NAPKIN HOLDER A466
IRAQI SIGNED SILVER NIELLO SCENIC NAPKIN HOLDER A466
$18.98
IRAQI SIGNED SCENIC SILVER NIELLO CONDIMENT DISH A469
IRAQI SIGNED SCENIC SILVER NIELLO CONDIMENT DISH A469
$44.80
egyptian alloy silver 800 baby cup Cecile 73g oriental decoration
egyptian alloy silver 800 baby cup Cecile 73g oriental decoration
$69.00
ANTIQUE PERSIAN IRANIAN ETCHED SILVER DOUBLE SIDED CUP SHOT POURER JIGGER
ANTIQUE PERSIAN IRANIAN ETCHED SILVER DOUBLE SIDED CUP SHOT POURER JIGGER
$50.00
Vintage Rajasthan Silver Belt Tribal Hand made Woven Chain Wedding Belt 30
Vintage Rajasthan Silver Belt Tribal Hand made Woven Chain Wedding Belt 30
$595.00
Large Antique Indian Burmese Hand Crafted Solid Silver Repousse Bowl
Large Antique Indian Burmese Hand Crafted Solid Silver Repousse Bowl
$1,450.00
Vintage Egyptian Silver Demitasse Spoons from Egypt Set of Twelve Figures
Vintage Egyptian Silver Demitasse Spoons from Egypt Set of Twelve Figures
$49.99
OTTOMAN SILVER BRACELET
OTTOMAN SILVER BRACELET
$51.00
VERY VERY BEATIFUL OTTOMAN SILVER BRACELETMUSEUM QUALITY
VERY VERY BEATIFUL OTTOMAN SILVER BRACELETMUSEUM QUALITY
$101.00
Rare Antique 20th C Large Solid 84 Persian Silver Scholar Box Rabie 1419 Grams
Rare Antique 20th C Large Solid 84 Persian Silver Scholar Box Rabie 1419 Grams
$2,999.00
Antique Turkish Ottoman Silver Belt Tugra Niello Linked Gilt and Enamel
Antique Turkish Ottoman Silver Belt Tugra Niello Linked Gilt and Enamel
$875.00
Vintage Persian Silver 84 Cigarettes Case
Vintage Persian Silver 84 Cigarettes Case
$940.00
Antique Persian Qajar Silver Coin
Antique Persian Qajar Silver Coin
$90.00
Antique Persian Qajar Uncirclated Silver Coin
Antique Persian Qajar Uncirclated Silver Coin
$190.00
STUNNING EGYPTIAN 900 SILVER OPEN WORK FOOTED BOWL
STUNNING EGYPTIAN 900 SILVER OPEN WORK FOOTED BOWL
$98.00
Early 20th c persian solid silver 875 islamic ottoman openwork fruit bowl 414g
Early 20th c persian solid silver 875 islamic ottoman openwork fruit bowl 414g
$450.00

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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.

Exceptional Fine Quality Antique Persian Islamic Solid Silver Vase NO RESERVE ,  Signed AYLIN 84 Persian Silver H NOGHREHCHI Chased Flowers Picture Frame 111 gr,  ANTIQUE 19TH EARLY 20TH CENTURY SILVER TUGHRA MEDAL FILIGREE TURKISH OTTOMAN OLD,  ANTIQUE ORIGINAL PERFECT SILVER ENEMAL GOLFER MAN DECORATED SMALL MEDICINE BOX,  ANTIQUE ORIGINAL PERFECT SILVER ENEMAL MARCAZITE STONE DECORATED EUROPEAN BOX,  ANTIQUE ORIGINAL PERFECT EUROPEAN SILVER ENEMAL DECORATED SMALL MEDICINE BOX,  MIDDLE EASTER SCENT BOTTLE STERLING SILVER MARKED PERSIAN TURKISH ENGARAVED,  ANTIQUE ORIGINAL PERFECT EUROPEAN SILVER ENEMAL DECORATED SMALL MEDICINE BOX,  Silver 800 Fruit Candy Desert Bowl Old Hazorfim Israel Holy Land Decorative Rare,  SILVER HAND MADE ORIGINAL BIG CUP,  ANTIQUE ORIGINAL SILVER GOLD NIELLO CIGAR CASE,  ORIGINAL SILVER JEWISH BIG PLATE,  ANTIQUE PERSIAN ISFAHAN STERLING SILVER CHASED ENGRAVED VASE W BIRDS 305 gr,  Museum Quality Silver Ottoman Byzantine Bowl Artifact,  PAIR VINTAGE PERSIAN SILVER IRANIAN COIN BOWLS HAND MADE Shah Pahlavi Antique,  1960s HAZORFIM Israel 800 Silver 32 4 1 4 ROSE Fork 31 4 1 2 ROSE Spoon,  Antique PERSIAN SILVER IRANIAN COIN BOWL HAND MADE Reza Shah Pahlavi,  Vintage Boxed Set of Six 1960s Israeli Silver Cordials,  Vintage Set 3 Iraq Riyal 200 Fils 1932 King Faisal I Silver Coin Trays,  Antique Islamic low grade silver centre piece,  EGYPTIAN ROUND BOX ENGRAVED WITH ISLAMIC DESIGN STERLING SILVER C1900,  Antique Vartan 84 Silver Box,  Antique Persian Islamic Turkish Sterling Silver Turquoise Case Box Arabic,  PERSIAN SILVER ANTIQUE ROUND BO,  Vintage MIDDLE EASTERN SPOONS Silver COIN BOWL SPOONS CAMEL 3Q66,  3 Turkish Sterling Silver Teaspoons 1808 to 1839 126,  ISLAMIC TURKISH SILVER ROSE WATER BOTTLE SPRINKLER DAMAR 900 SILVER ROSES,  Israeli Antique Sterling Silver 925 Basket Israel circa 1960s,  ANTIQUE ORIGINAL PERFECT PEARL SILVER PLATED SPOON KNIFE SET,  ANTIQUE ORIGINAL PERFECT SILVER PEARL ARMENIAN WRITTEN SEAL,  ANTIQUE ORIGINAL SILVER MARCAZITE STONE DECORATED FOR LADY GLASSES,  ANTIQUE ORIGINAL PERFECT VICTORIAN SILVER ENAMEL PEARL DECORATED FOR LADY RING,  ANTIQUE ORIGINAL PERFECT SILVER NIELLO EUROPEAN SMALL BOX,  ANTIQUE TURKISH OTTOMAN COINS FILIGREE SILVER SUGAR TONGS 2304 grams,  A LARGE VINTAGE NORTH AFRICAN SOLID SILVER 800 SPICE TOWER for Besamim,  ANTIQUE ENGRAVED PERSIAN SILVER SET OF 5 DINNER SPOONS 6 FORKS 620 GRAMS,  Ottoman Empire Turkish Crown Spoon 800 Coin Silver Circa 1900 10 1 2 Long,  HAZORFIM 925 ISRAEL STERLING HAMMERED GRADUATED SET OF 3 BOWLS ON 3 BALL FEET,  ZADOK ISRAEL KIDDUSH KIDDISH CUP STERLING SILVER FINE VINTAGE FILIGREE NO MONO,  Beautiful Antique Persian Hinged Engraved Solid Silver Box Hallmarked 275g,  Vintage Persian Islamic 84 Silver 6 Piece Espresso Cup and Saucer Set,  PLAIN with BOAT SCENE OASIS SCENE MATCH SAFE SILVER BY unbranded,  ANTIQUE TURKISH OTTOMAN EMPIRE SILVER ZARF TUGHRA MARK ENGLISH GEORGIAN MONTEITH,  EXCEPTIONAL INCENSE OTTOMAN IN STERLING SILVER HAND EMBOSSEDXVIII XIX CENTURY,  Vtg India 800+ Sterling Silver Colonial Kutch Style Tea Pot Chased Ingraved500gr,  Nice 19th C TURKISH Silver TEASPOON Engine Turned Pattern NR,  Good Turkish Ottoman Silver Spoon Holder with Tughra Sah Marks,  Beautiful Old Antique 960 Pure Solid Sterling Silver Pakistani Persian Case Box,  Old Persian or Egyptian Solid Silver Covered Potpourri Bowl Middle Eastern SL,  PERSIAN AMAZING ANTIQUE VASE IRAN QAJAR SOLID SILVER 164 Grams,  

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