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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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Old Persian or Egyptian Solid Silver Covered Potpourri Bowl Middle Eastern SL
Old Persian or Egyptian Solid Silver Covered Potpourri Bowl Middle Eastern SL
$895.00
Vintage Sterling Silver Siamese Belt
Vintage Sterling Silver Siamese Belt
$200.00
Antique Persian Repousse Sterling Silver Blue Enamel Large Mirror 19th Century
Antique Persian Repousse Sterling Silver Blue Enamel Large Mirror 19th Century
$599.00
NICE CASED STERLING SILVER CIGARETTE BOX A GIFT FROM THE AMBASSADOR OF PAKISTAN
NICE CASED STERLING SILVER CIGARETTE BOX A GIFT FROM THE AMBASSADOR OF PAKISTAN
$250.00
SET OF 6 PERSIAN SILVER CUP HOLDERS Hallmarked Base Of Handle Antique Rare
SET OF 6 PERSIAN SILVER CUP HOLDERS Hallmarked Base Of Handle Antique Rare
$300.00
Set of TWO Qajar Style Persian Iranian Silver Plates Engraved Repoussed Dishes
Set of TWO Qajar Style Persian Iranian Silver Plates Engraved Repoussed Dishes
$300.00
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
Vintage Cairo Egyptian 900 Silver Wine Cup w Scarab Shot Glass
Vintage Cairo Egyptian 900 Silver Wine Cup w Scarab Shot Glass
$150.00
OTTOMAN SILVER CORAL EARRING
OTTOMAN SILVER CORAL EARRING
$99.00
AMAZING OTTOMAN SILVER BRACELETMUSEUM QUALITY
AMAZING OTTOMAN SILVER BRACELETMUSEUM QUALITY
$199.00
Antique Vartan 84 Silver Box
Antique Vartan 84 Silver Box
$399.00
ANTIQUE PERSIAN 84 SILVER HAND CHASED ENGRAVED HEAVY BOX 446 grams
ANTIQUE PERSIAN 84 SILVER HAND CHASED ENGRAVED HEAVY BOX 446 grams
$699.99
ANTIQUE ORIGINAL EUROPEAN DOUBLE ENAMEL SILVER HANMADE PARFUME BOTTLE
ANTIQUE ORIGINAL EUROPEAN DOUBLE ENAMEL SILVER HANMADE PARFUME BOTTLE
$749.00
ANTIQUE RARE OTTOMAN SILVER BRIDE ORNAMENT
ANTIQUE RARE OTTOMAN SILVER BRIDE ORNAMENT
$299.00
ANTIQUE ORIGINAL OTTOMAN SILVER CHAMCHAK
ANTIQUE ORIGINAL OTTOMAN SILVER CHAMCHAK
$101.00
ANTIQUE OTTOMAN MIDDLE EAST ISLAMIC GREEK SILVER FOB SEAL POCKET WATCH JEWELRY
ANTIQUE OTTOMAN MIDDLE EAST ISLAMIC GREEK SILVER FOB SEAL POCKET WATCH JEWELRY
$120.00
very RARE Islamic Silver Vase old hallmark c 1920 40
very RARE Islamic Silver Vase old hallmark c 1920 40
$170.00
HAZORFIM 925 ISRAEL STERLING HAMMERED GRADUATED SET OF 3 BOWLS ON 3 BALL FEET
HAZORFIM 925 ISRAEL STERLING HAMMERED GRADUATED SET OF 3 BOWLS ON 3 BALL FEET
$304.00
Heavily Decorated Antique 19th Century Persian Sterling Silver Cigarette Case
Heavily Decorated Antique 19th Century Persian Sterling Silver Cigarette Case
$699.30
Elegant Antique Persian 84 Sterling Silver Set With Intricate Details
Elegant Antique Persian 84 Sterling Silver Set With Intricate Details
$903.00
Fantastic Antique Silver Turkish Or Egyptian Scroll Container With Fine Details
Fantastic Antique Silver Turkish Or Egyptian Scroll Container With Fine Details
$1,225.00

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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.

ANTIQUE ORIGINAL PERFECT SILVER GERMAN BIG HEAVY CIGARETTE BOX,  1648 gr SET ANTIQUE PERSIAN QAJAR SOLID SILVER CUP TRAY SHAKER HALLMARK 1900,  OTTOMAN TURKISH SILVER COMB,  OTTOMAN TURKISH SOLID SILVER SNUFF BOX,  OTTOMAN TURKISH SOLID SILVER SNUFF BOX,  HEAVY PERSIAN ISFAHAN 84 SILVER HAND CHASED VASE 515 grams BIRDS,  Antique Persian Silver cigarette case,  MIDDLE EASTERN DISH STERLING SILVER CHASED ENGRAVED ANTIQUE NICE PATINA 1890,  OLD EGYPTIAN ENGRAVED SILVER BRACELET TRANSFORMED INTO A DISH 1408 grams,  STERLING SILVER MIDDLE EASTERN BOX FINE ENGRAVING EGYPTIAN 1890 ANTIQUE MARKED,  LARGE SIZE 25x115 cm EARLY 18th ANTIQUE OTTOMAN SILVER GILT NIELLO BELT BUCKLE,  large antique 900 silver ritual egyptian ankhoccultwiccaaleister crowley,  Antique Turkish Mirror Floral Design 900 Silver Approx 12,  SILVER ANTIQUE HANDCARVED PERSIAN CIGARETTE CASE 154 GRAMS,  PERSIAN IRAN 84 SILVER OLD PEDESTAL PLATE CHASED BYJAHROMY 300 GRAM,  Antique Persian Iran Silver Old Bowl Hand Craft 120 Gram,  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,  Pair of Vintage or Antique Silver Tone Camel Design Small Spoons Eastern Tribal,  Antique Egyptian hand made engraved L lidded silver bowl plate hallmark 1948,  HUGE 1116g Hand Engraved Persian Sterling Silver Vase Esfahan Iran Iranian 900,  Hand Chased Egyptian Silver Small Bottle Vase w Handles Made in Cairo Egypt 165g,  fine antique sterling silver footed bowl Egyptian hallmarks,  OTTOMAN EMPIRE ANTIQUE SINGLE PIECE OF SILVER BELT BUCKLE SIGNED ,  Egypt coin jewlery silver Pound chain medallion pendant vintage antique,  ANTIQUE GREEK MIDDLE EAST SILVER ALLOY JANNINA IOANNINA EPIRUS GREECE BALKAN,  LARGE ANTIQUE PERSIAN SOLID 84 SILVER BOWL HAND CHASED ISFAHAN 1900 325 GRAMS,  Antique Islamic Persian silver box 435 gram well 19th 1900 xix marked m1153,  Unusual Persian Silver Candlestick 1900,  Middle Eastern Coin Bowl Dish 800 Silver 1900,  ANTIQUE ORIGINAL PERFECT SILVER PERSIAN AMAZING SMALL SOOP PLATE,  Figural Bowl 12 Marching Men Chased Figures 900 Silver 1900,  Sterling Silver Over Brass Antique Persian Two Handled lidded JAR,  ANTIQUE ORIGINAL PERFECT ANIMAL DECORATED SILVER EUROPEAN BELT,  STERLING SILVER MIDDLE EASTERN DAGGER CASE CHASED ENGRAVED MARKED 1880,  ANTIQUE OTTOMAN TUGHRA TURKISH GREEK MIDDLE EAST BALKAN WATCH SILVER CHAIN EAGLE,  Persian Islamic Silver Trinket Pill Box Elephant Camel Lion Monkey Hallmarked,  LOT OF VINTAGE PRE 1946 EGYPT CARIO 900 SILVER ENGRAVED BOWLS AND DISHES,  RARE ANTIQUE YEMENITE STERLING SILVER NECKLACE 243 GRAMS,  Vintage Made in Turkey Trinket Box Sterling Silver Filigree Turkish Quartz,  Nice 19th C TURKISH Silver TEASPOON Engine Turned Pattern NR,  Set of Six Antique Iraqi Silver and Niello Napkin Rings Iraq,  Vintage 900 Coin Silver Handmade Prayer Capsule Amulet Amazing Wire Work,  Islamic Egyptian Solid Silver Plate with Arabic Writing,  A PAIR OF ANTIQUE OTTOMAN TURKISH SILVER ZAR CUPS FILIGREE HAND ENGRAVED 19c,  Antique Middle East Ottoman Islamic Solid Silver Filigree Belt,  Antique Silver Gilt Filigree Jewel Set Bulgaria HeadBody Decoration Amulet 18C,  Antique vintage eastern silver engraved beautiful box hallmarked,  19th C PAIR ANTIQUE PERSIAN TURKISH OTTOMAN STERLING SILVER TEA SPOONS 65 grams,  

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