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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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Middle Eastern Coin Bowl Dish 800 Silver 1900
Middle Eastern Coin Bowl Dish 800 Silver 1900
$166.50
Unusual Persian Silver Candlestick 1900
Unusual Persian Silver Candlestick 1900
$292.50
ANTIQUE GREEK MIDDLE EAST SILVER ALLOY JANNINA IOANNINA EPIRUS GREECE BALKAN
ANTIQUE GREEK MIDDLE EAST SILVER ALLOY JANNINA IOANNINA EPIRUS GREECE BALKAN
$95.00
GORGEOUS ANTIQUE SILVER ISLAMIC PERSIAN EWER HAND TOOLED SOLID HANDLE
GORGEOUS ANTIQUE SILVER ISLAMIC PERSIAN EWER HAND TOOLED SOLID HANDLE
$99.95
Hand Chased Egyptian Silver Small Bottle Vase w Handles Made in Cairo Egypt 165g
Hand Chased Egyptian Silver Small Bottle Vase w Handles Made in Cairo Egypt 165g
$179.99
HUGE 1116g Hand Engraved Persian Sterling Silver Vase Esfahan Iran Iranian 900
HUGE 1116g Hand Engraved Persian Sterling Silver Vase Esfahan Iran Iranian 900
$2,450.00
Antique Egyptian hand made engraved L lidded silver bowl plate hallmark 1948
Antique Egyptian hand made engraved L lidded silver bowl plate hallmark 1948
$4,999.99
Hazorfim 800 Solid Silver Repousse Fruit Basket Bowl Dish Israel Judaica 130 g
Hazorfim 800 Solid Silver Repousse Fruit Basket Bowl Dish Israel Judaica 130 g
$88.00
FINE QUALITY Antique Persian Silver Bowl w Reza Shah Pahlavi Dinar Coin rear
FINE QUALITY Antique Persian Silver Bowl w Reza Shah Pahlavi Dinar Coin rear
$80.99
OTTOMAN TURKISH SOLID SILVER SNUFF BOX
OTTOMAN TURKISH SOLID SILVER SNUFF BOX
$250.00
OTTOMAN TURKISH SOLID SILVER SNUFF BOX
OTTOMAN TURKISH SOLID SILVER SNUFF BOX
$199.00
OTTOMAN TURKISH SILVER COMB
OTTOMAN TURKISH SILVER COMB
$275.00
ANTIQUE ORIGINAL PERFECT SILVER VICTORIAN 14K GOLD BRILLIANT DECORATED BRACELET
ANTIQUE ORIGINAL PERFECT SILVER VICTORIAN 14K GOLD BRILLIANT DECORATED BRACELET
$1,799.00
Magnificent Persian Solid Silver Tray 558 Grams
Magnificent Persian Solid Silver Tray 558 Grams
$900.00
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
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
ANTIQUE OTTOMAN SILVER WHIP MOUTH RARE OTTOMAN SAVATE ART
ANTIQUE OTTOMAN SILVER WHIP MOUTH RARE OTTOMAN SAVATE ART
$51.00
Vintage Cairo Egyptian 900 Silver Wine Cup w Scarab Shot Glass
Vintage Cairo Egyptian 900 Silver Wine Cup w Scarab Shot Glass
$150.00
Antique Vartan 84 Silver Box
Antique Vartan 84 Silver Box
$499.00
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
Indian silver repousse punch bowl c 1890 Lucknow Highly important piece
Indian silver repousse punch bowl c 1890 Lucknow Highly important piece
$17,500.00

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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.

1960s HAZORFIM Israel 800 Silver 32 4 1 4 ROSE Fork 31 4 1 2 ROSE Spoon,  ANTIQUE ORIGINAL PERFECT ANIMAL DECORATED SILVER EUROPEAN BELT,  RARE QUALITY PERSIAN 84 SOLID SILVER SUGAR BOWL 6 CUP HOLDERS MOP BIRDS 1880,  Antique Silver Gilt Filigree Jewel Set Bulgaria HeadBody Decoration Amulet 18C,  LOT OF VINTAGE PRE 1946 EGYPT CARIO 900 SILVER ENGRAVED BOWLS AND DISHES,  ONE OF A KIND ANTIQUE PERSIAN QAJAR HOLLY SILVER AND ENAMELED AND JEWELED HAND,  RARE ANTIQUE YEMENITE STERLING SILVER NECKLACE 243 GRAMS,  Antique Stone Engraved Ali and Telsam925 Silver man ring,  Vintage 900 Coin Silver Handmade Prayer Capsule Amulet Amazing Wire Work,  Vintage Made in Turkey Trinket Box Sterling Silver Filigree Turkish Quartz,  Antique Agate Engraved Razaq Telsam 925 Silver man ring,  VINTAGE EGYPTIAN MIDDLE EASTERN SOLID SILVER CIGARETTE CASE HALLMARKED,  Vintage Boxed Set of Six 1960s Israeli Silver Cordials,  900 Silver Turkish Wedding Mirror Repousse Design Yavuz,  900 Silver Mirror Turkish Wedding Repousse Design,  Islamic Egyptian Solid Silver Plate with Arabic Writing,  A PAIR OF ANTIQUE OTTOMAN TURKISH SILVER ZAR CUPS FILIGREE HAND ENGRAVED 19c,  PERSIAN 84 SILVER CUP BUCKET 2 1 4w 2 1 2h possib Russian vodka cup 875 SILVER,  Persian Sterling Silver Sephardic Kiddush Cup Set circa 1910,  Antique Middle East Ottoman Islamic Solid Silver Filigree Belt,  Antique vintage eastern silver engraved beautiful box hallmarked,  OTTOMAN EMPIRE ANTIQUE SINGLE PIECE OF SILVER BELT BUCKLE SIGNED ,  Classic Heavy Egyptian Sterling Silver Cigarette Trinket Jewelry Box 505 Grams,  GORGEOUS ANTIQUE OTTOMAN ARMENIAN SILVER BELT BUCKLE,  AMAZING OTTOMAN SILVER BRACELETMUSEUM QUALITY,  19th C PAIR ANTIQUE PERSIAN TURKISH OTTOMAN STERLING SILVER TEA SPOONS 65 grams,  ANTIQUE ORIGINAL PERFECT EUROPEAN SILVER ENAMEL CIGARETTE CASE,  ANTIQUE ORIGINAL EUROPEAN PERFECT ENAMEL SILVER BIG HEAVY TRAY,  PERSIAN 84 SILVER ISFAHAN SET TRAY MILK JUG SUGAR BOWL SPOON 500 grams,  Vintage Turkish Silver Jigger Measure,  PERSIAN SILVER 84 HAND CHASED BOWL 297 grams,  PAIR OF EXTRA LARGE AND MASIVE ANTIQUE SILVER ISFAHAN PERSIAN VASES SIGNED,  BEAUTIFUL MUSEUM PIECE ANTIQUE QAJAR SOLID SILVER CUP,  BEAUTIFUL ANTIQUE PERSIAN SOLID SILVER TEA POT,  BEAUTIFUL ANTIQUE PERSIAN SOLID SILVER TEA SET,  Antique 84 Silver Set of 6 Persian tea cup holders NO RESERVE,  Sterling Silver Chased Basket After Mappin Webb,  Antique Arabic 800 Sterling Silver Crown Crescent Moon Star coin stirring Spoon,  Antique Vartan 84 Silver Box,  Antique Vintage Persian Middle Eastern Silver Scroll Holder Stand Signed RA,  Large Antique Persian Middle Eastern Solid Silver Tray With Beautiful Decoration,  ANTIQUE HAND CHASED PERSIAN SILVER TRAY,  ANTIQUE HAND CHASED PERSIAN SILVER TRAY,  Antique Vintage Solid Egyptian Silver Spoon 1901 Sugar Jelly Berry,  Turkey silver 900 pair of wine goblets coin hand engraving 20s,  Israel sterling silver tray hand engraving Israel map 1948 LG Jerusalem,  Antique Ottoman Turkish Silver Niello Walking Stick Cane Handle,  ANTIQUE ORIGINAL PERFECT SILVER ENAMEL CORAL OTTOMAN BIG HEAVY BELT BUCKLE,  OLD VINTAGE EGYPTIAN SILVER SAUCER,  ANTIQUE ORIGINAL PERFECT SILVER ENAMEL BIG PENDANT,  

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