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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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STUNNING EGYPTIAN 900 SILVER OPEN WORK FOOTED BOWL
STUNNING EGYPTIAN 900 SILVER OPEN WORK FOOTED BOWL
$98.00
Vintage Turkish Silver Tree of Life Bowl
Vintage Turkish Silver Tree of Life Bowl
$180.00
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
Persian 874Silver Box geometric non image hallmarked 331 lbs 5296 oz
Persian 874Silver Box geometric non image hallmarked 331 lbs 5296 oz
$1,100.00
Antique 1800s STERLING  14K GOLD Egg Cup Holder Hand Cast Turkish Turkey C
Antique 1800s STERLING 14K GOLD Egg Cup Holder Hand Cast Turkish Turkey C
$299.99
Antique 1800s STERLING SILVER Egg Cup Holder Hand Cast Turkish Turkey GOBLET B
Antique 1800s STERLING SILVER Egg Cup Holder Hand Cast Turkish Turkey GOBLET B
$260.00
Antique 1800s STERLING SILVER Egg Cup Holder Hand Cast Turkish Turkey GOBLET A
Antique 1800s STERLING SILVER Egg Cup Holder Hand Cast Turkish Turkey GOBLET A
$249.99
Nice 19th C TURKISH Silver TEASPOON Engine Turned Pattern NR
Nice 19th C TURKISH Silver TEASPOON Engine Turned Pattern NR
$39.99
18C 19C ISLAMIC OTTOMAN TURKISH TUGHRA SILVER INKWELL TRAVELLING CASE PEN HOLDER
18C 19C ISLAMIC OTTOMAN TURKISH TUGHRA SILVER INKWELL TRAVELLING CASE PEN HOLDER
$1,750.00
Persian 84 Silver Lidded Twin Handled Sugar Bowl Makers Mark Parvaresh c1920
Persian 84 Silver Lidded Twin Handled Sugar Bowl Makers Mark Parvaresh c1920
$425.00
428 GRAMS ANTIQUE PERSIAN ISFAHAN SILVER BOX
428 GRAMS ANTIQUE PERSIAN ISFAHAN SILVER BOX
$825.00
461 GRAMS ANTIQUE PERSIAN ISFAHAN SILVER BOX
461 GRAMS ANTIQUE PERSIAN ISFAHAN SILVER BOX
$825.00
OLD Middle Far East Detailed Silver LION Heads Hinged Cuff BRACELET secure Clasp
OLD Middle Far East Detailed Silver LION Heads Hinged Cuff BRACELET secure Clasp
$275.00
Rare Antique Silver 875 sample watch bracelet wristband armlet Russian imperial
Rare Antique Silver 875 sample watch bracelet wristband armlet Russian imperial
$39.95
17 pc Turkish Ottoman Silver Desert Set Turkish Izmir Vase Dishes Forks Spoons
17 pc Turkish Ottoman Silver Desert Set Turkish Izmir Vase Dishes Forks Spoons
$2,499.99
3 pc Sterling Silver Covered Dish OTTOMAN Turkish Tugra Izmir T Kosorelis
3 pc Sterling Silver Covered Dish OTTOMAN Turkish Tugra Izmir T Kosorelis
$3,499.99
Antique Islamic Caucasian Silver Filigree Gilded Belt Buckle Turkish Ottoman
Antique Islamic Caucasian Silver Filigree Gilded Belt Buckle Turkish Ottoman
$499.99
LARGE Antique Hand Chased Silver Copper Tray Middle Eastern Islamic Persian
LARGE Antique Hand Chased Silver Copper Tray Middle Eastern Islamic Persian
$99.00
Very Rare Antique Pair Of Turkish Silver Dressing Decanters
Very Rare Antique Pair Of Turkish Silver Dressing Decanters
$990.00
Huge Antique Sterling Silver Incense Burner in Hookah Design Hallmarked
Huge Antique Sterling Silver Incense Burner in Hookah Design Hallmarked
$990.00
ANTIQUE ORIGINAL ARMENIAN FULL SILVER AMAZING WRITTEN PLATE
ANTIQUE ORIGINAL ARMENIAN FULL SILVER AMAZING WRITTEN PLATE
$749.00

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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 EUROPEAN HAND MADE BRACELET,  ANTIQUE ORIGINAL SILVER ENAMEL COPPER EUROPEAN PARFUME BOTTLE,  ANTIQUE OTTOMAN TURKISH SILVER NECKLACE,  RARE OTTOMAN TURKISH SILVER WEDDING HEAD PIECE 19th CENTURY,  Antique 19th Century Silver Islamic Quran Verses Amulet Talisman Pendant,  ANTIQUE ORIGINAL SILVER ENAMELED NATUREL COMB AND NAIL FILE,  TURKISH 800 SILVER TUGRA TUGHRA SMALL DISH 28 grams,  Vintage 900 Coin Silver Handmade Prayer Capsule Amulet Amazing Wire Work,  Beautiful Persian Qajari era 84 Silver plate 347 grams 1224 oz,  ANTIQUE MIDDLE EASTERN SOLID SILVER ENGRAVED TRAY,  Vintage Antique Hand Engraved Persian Silver Bowl,  EXCELLENT OTTOMAN TURKISH SILVER WEDDING HEADDRESS,  PERSIAN 84 SILVER LARGE SQUARE BOX BIRD FLORAL BY SARAIIAN 5351GR 17235 TZ,  ANTIQUE PERSIAN SILVER JEWLERY BOX 581g,  Antique Vintage Solid Egyptian Silver Ladle 153 Grams 11 Long,  Persian Silver Finger Bowl Nielloed Chased Arabesque Decoration circa 1900,  Antique Persian Islamic Siam Sterling Solid Silver Pitcher Frame,  Antique Persian Islamic Kelantan Sterling Solid Silver 3 piece Bowl W Lid Spoon,  ANTIQUE OTTOMAN TURKISH SOLID Sterling SILVER BELT BUCKLE w GOLD WASH beautiful,  OTTOMAN EMPIRE ANTIQUE SINGLE PIECE OF SILVER BELT BUCKLE SIGNED ,  STERLING SILVER Turkoman Middle Eastern Necklace Bracelet Beads Ethnic Solid,  ANTIQUE OTTOMAN ENGRAVED INLAID MASSIVE PLATE DM 30 CM SILVER COPPER BRASS,  OLDER PERSIAN TOP FINE ENGRAVED MASSIVE ISFAHAN SILVER SUGAR TONGS 50 GR,  ANTIQUE 18TH 19TH CENTURY SILVER ISLAMIC PERSIAN OTTOMAN AMULET TALISMAN PENDANT,  ANTIQUE ORIGINAL SILVER ENAMEL FLOWERS DECORATED SPECIAL CIGARETTE HOLDER,  ANTIQUE ORIGINAL PERFECT SILVER MARKHAM OTTOMAN FACE PRIOR POCKET WATCH,  PAIR OF ANTIQUE TURKISH OTTOMAN TUGRA NIELLO GILT SILVER CUP HOLDERS 165 grams,  ANTIQUE ORIGINAL SILVER EUROPEAN CIGARETTE CASE,  ANTIQUE OTTOMAN MIDDLE EAST ISLAMIC GREEK SILVER FOB SEAL POCKET WATCH JEWELRY,  PERSIAN SILVER SUGAR OR CANDY BOWL PERSEPOLIS DESIGN,  ANTIQUE PERSIAN TOPFINE ENGRAVED ISFAHAN SILVER TRAY MARKED 84 257 GRAMS 25X15CM,  PAIR OTTOMAN TURKISH SOLID SILVER ZARF SET WITH TUGRA,  OTTOMAN ISLAMIC SILVER BIG SIZE AMULET,  OLD TURKOMAN SOLID SILVER NECKLACE,  OTTOMAN TURKISH SILVER COMB,  ANTIQUE ORIENTAL TOPFINE FILIGREE SILVER AMULET TURQUOIS CORALS 5 CM ISFAHAN ,  RARE SIGNED ANTIQUE PERSIAN ESFAHAN LARGE SILVER VASE,  EXCEPTIONAL HEAVY ANTIQUE PERSIAN JEWELED SILVER BRACELET,  Egyptian Silver Pharaohs Head ca 1900 Stunning Handle,  egyptian alloy silver 800 baby cup Cecile 73g oriental decoration,  Antique Agate Engraved Telsam and Hars 925 Silver man ring,  LOT OF 2 TURKISH 800 SILVER TUGRA DISHES 935 grams,  VINTAGE MIDDLE EAST 800 SILVER SCENIC NIELLO NAPKIN RING 156 grams,  VINTAGE MIDDLE EAST 800 SILVER SCENIC NIELLO NAPKIN RING 159 grams,  VINTAGE MIDDLE EAST 800 SILVER SCENIC NIELLO NAPKIN RING 165 grams,  VINTAGE MIDDLE EAST 800 SILVER SCENIC NIELLO NAPKIN RING 157 grams,  VINTAGE MIDDLE EAST 800 SILVER SCENIC NIELLO NAPKIN RING 16 grams,  TURKISH 800 SILVER TUGRA TUGHRA SMALL DISH PIN HOLDER RARE,  TURKISH 800 SILVER TUGRA TUGHRA SMALL DISH PIN HOLDER RARE,  TURKISH 800 SILVER TUGRA TUGHRA SMALL DISH PIN HOLDER RARE,  

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