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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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PAIR OF EXTRA LARGE AND MASIVE ANTIQUE SILVER ISFAHAN PERSIAN VASES SIGNED
PAIR OF EXTRA LARGE AND MASIVE ANTIQUE SILVER ISFAHAN PERSIAN VASES SIGNED
$4,999.00
ANTIQUE HANDMADE SILVER BELT DECORATED WITH OPEN WORKS AND STONES
ANTIQUE HANDMADE SILVER BELT DECORATED WITH OPEN WORKS AND STONES
$645.00
Antique Persian Silver Cigarette Case 1785 grams Hallmarked 84 Hunting Royalty
Antique Persian Silver Cigarette Case 1785 grams Hallmarked 84 Hunting Royalty
$200.00
ANTIQUE 19C OTTOMAN PERSIAN SELJUK ISLAMIC MUKHTAR ABDUH SILVER SIGNET RING SEAL
ANTIQUE 19C OTTOMAN PERSIAN SELJUK ISLAMIC MUKHTAR ABDUH SILVER SIGNET RING SEAL
$580.00
VINTAGE 900 STERLING SILVER REPOUSSE TURKISH WEDDING MIRROR WITH CHAIN
VINTAGE 900 STERLING SILVER REPOUSSE TURKISH WEDDING MIRROR WITH CHAIN
$45.00
ANTIQUE SILVER NIELLO TURKISH OTTOMAN CARTIDGE BOX VERY UNIQUE
ANTIQUE SILVER NIELLO TURKISH OTTOMAN CARTIDGE BOX VERY UNIQUE
$1,499.00
ANTIQUE ORIGINAL SILVER EUROPEAN SMALL CIGARETTE CASE
ANTIQUE ORIGINAL SILVER EUROPEAN SMALL CIGARETTE CASE
$499.00
Hallmarked vintage 900 silver Egyptian large potpourri bowl
Hallmarked vintage 900 silver Egyptian large potpourri bowl
$1,089.00
Vintage Egyptian 900 Silver Box Cairo 1948 572 Grams
Vintage Egyptian 900 Silver Box Cairo 1948 572 Grams
$345.00
BIG ORNATE TASSLED RARE GORGEOUS ANTIQUE OTTOMAN TURKISH SILVER FILIGREE BELT
BIG ORNATE TASSLED RARE GORGEOUS ANTIQUE OTTOMAN TURKISH SILVER FILIGREE BELT
$299.00
VINTAGE RARE HAND CARVED PERSIAN INDIAN SILVERPLATE ENGRAVED BOX W LID
VINTAGE RARE HAND CARVED PERSIAN INDIAN SILVERPLATE ENGRAVED BOX W LID
$129.99
Small Sterling Silver and Enamel Hammered Pin or Jewelry Dish
Small Sterling Silver and Enamel Hammered Pin or Jewelry Dish
$30.00
ANTIQUE ORIGINAL SILVER NIELLO CIGARETTE CASE
ANTIQUE ORIGINAL SILVER NIELLO CIGARETTE CASE
$999.00
Rare 800 silver Persian hip flask beautiful floral pattern low start
Rare 800 silver Persian hip flask beautiful floral pattern low start
$399.00
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
VTG ISRAEL 800 SILVER SIX SHOT CUPS W ETCHED DECORATION
VTG ISRAEL 800 SILVER SIX SHOT CUPS W ETCHED DECORATION
$82.00
Russian or Slavic Persian 84 SILVER Vodka CUP 2 1 4w 2 1 2h 875 Silver
Russian or Slavic Persian 84 SILVER Vodka CUP 2 1 4w 2 1 2h 875 Silver
$99.00
Persian Islamic Sterling Silver Wine Set With Tray 1048 Grams
Persian Islamic Sterling Silver Wine Set With Tray 1048 Grams
$899.00
Antique Silver Filigree  Horn Cigarette Holder
Antique Silver Filigree Horn Cigarette Holder
$199.00
ANTIQUE SIGNED 19th c PERSIAN ISLAMIC QAJAR SILVER OVERLAY PERFUME GLASS BOTTLE
ANTIQUE SIGNED 19th c PERSIAN ISLAMIC QAJAR SILVER OVERLAY PERFUME GLASS BOTTLE
$749.99
Antique 19C Islamic 800 Silver Hand Engraved Amulet Talisman Container L 68cm
Antique 19C Islamic 800 Silver Hand Engraved Amulet Talisman Container L 68cm
$121.50

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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 Persian Silver Jewlery Box,  Lot Of Two Old Mexican And Persian Silver Coin From Reza Shah Pahlavi Ear,  VINTAGE ISRAEL STERLING NATIVITY STATUE BETHLEHEM BY ISAAC JEHESKEL,  OTTOMAN TURKISH SILVER COMB,  OTTOMAN TURKISH SOLID SILVER SNUFF BOX,  OTTOMAN TURKISH SOLID SILVER SNUFF BOX,  ANTIQUE ORIGINAL SILVER ASIAN TURQUOISE CHINESE DRAGON DECORATED AX KNIFE,  ANTIQUE ORIGINAL SILVER FILIGREE AMAZING SMALL MEDICINE BOX,  HEAVY PERSIAN ISFAHAN 84 SILVER HAND CHASED VASE 515 grams BIRDS,  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,  STERLING JUDAICA KIDDUSH CUP STAR DAVID 4 7 8 EXCELLENT CONDITION NO MONO,  Sudanese Hammered Engraved Serving Plate Khartoum Sterling Silver 1940,  INCREDIBLE ANTIQUE OTTOMAN TURKISH BELT 835 SILVER NIELLO HAND MADE,  antique 1900 1940 egyptian coin silver 900 islamic large round box 414g,  ANTIQUE ISFAHAN PERSIAN SILVER BOX 423 Grams Marked Fadavi 84,  ANTIQUE GREEK OTTOMAN SILVER FOB WAX SEAL BLOOD STONE COAT ARMS EAGLE CROSS 1827,  SILVER ANTIQUE HANDCARVED PERSIAN CIGARETTE CASE 154 GRAMS,  Old Islamic Sterling Silver 900 Small Vase 47 Grams Less Than 2,  Persian Silver Candlesticks Pair 1970 1973 Tehran Iran,  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,  Antique Persian or Turkmenistan Silver Ring with Animal Seal Purchased in Israel,  4 ANTIQUE INDIAN KASHMIR PERSIAN SILVER CUPS BEAKERS HUNTING ANIMALS SIGNED,  Turkish Repousse 900 Coin Silver Wedding or Dowry Mirror 55 x 425 w Chain,  PAIR OF ISRAELI 800 SILVER HEXAGONAL SHABBAT CANDLESTICKS 575 TALL,  fine antique sterling silver footed bowl Egyptian hallmarks,  OTTOMAN EMPIRE ANTIQUE SINGLE PIECE OF SILVER BELT BUCKLE SIGNED ,  ANTIQUE AFGAN SILVER BRACELETEARLY 20th CENTURY,  ANTIQUE ORIGINAL SILVER EGYPTIAN WRITTEN OIL CANDLE,  Antique Islamic Persian silver box 435 gram well 19th 1900 xix marked m1153,  RARE ANTIQUE OTTOMAN EMPIRE STERLING SILVER SERVING TRAY,  RARE ANTIQUE OTTOMAN EMPIRE SILVER TEA SPOONS SET 204 GRAMS,  RARE ANTIQUE OTTOMAN EMPIRE SILVER TEA SPOONS SET 204 GRAMS,  RARE ANTIQUE OTTOMAN EMPIRE SILVER TEA SPOONS SET 211 GRAMS,  RARE ANTIQUE OTTOMAN EMPIRE SILVER TEA SPOONS SET 198 GRAMS,  NICE ANTIQUE PERSIAN ASFAHAN SILVER VASE WITH HALLMARK 154 GRAMS,  RARE ANTIQUE OTTOMAN EMPIRE SILVER SERVING TRAY FULL HALLMARKS 1020G,  Vintage Egypt 900 Silver Bowl Plate w Feet 7 1 2 267g Circa 1947,  Incredible Vintage Egypt 900 Silver Repousse Tea Coffee Pot,  silver filigree ottoman turkish belt,  ANTIQUE OTTOMAN LARGE SILVER CIGARETTE CASE SIGNED,  Hallmarked vintage 900 silver Egyptian large potpourri bowl,  STERLING SILVER MIDDLE EASTERN DAGGER CASE CHASED ENGRAVED MARKED 1880,  LARGE ANTIQUE VINTAGE SIGNED PERSIAN ISFAHAN ISLAMIC SOLID SILVER BOX 757 GRAMS,  RARE ANTIQUE YEMENITE STERLING SILVER NECKLACE 243 GRAMS,  Vintage Gilded Filagree and enamel Flowers Cigarette Case silver ,  

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