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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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PERSIAN ARABIC ISLAMIC BAKELITE CIGARETTE HOLDER STERLING SILVER FILIGREE c1940s
PERSIAN ARABIC ISLAMIC BAKELITE CIGARETTE HOLDER STERLING SILVER FILIGREE c1940s
$245.00
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
$380.00
ANTIQUE PERSIAN TOPFINE ENGRAVED ISFAHAN SILVER TRAY MARKED 84 257 GRAMS 25X15CM
ANTIQUE PERSIAN TOPFINE ENGRAVED ISFAHAN SILVER TRAY MARKED 84 257 GRAMS 25X15CM
$850.00
ANTIQUE SILVER NIELLO ARMENIAN OTTOMAN KURDISH TOBACCO BOX CIGARETTE CASE 1900S
ANTIQUE SILVER NIELLO ARMENIAN OTTOMAN KURDISH TOBACCO BOX CIGARETTE CASE 1900S
$1,700.00
Antique Persian Islamic Turkish Sterling Silver  Turquoise Case Box Arabic
Antique Persian Islamic Turkish Sterling Silver Turquoise Case Box Arabic
$495.00
ANTIQUE OTTOMAN SILVER MINARET RING 43
ANTIQUE OTTOMAN SILVER MINARET RING 43
$11.00
sterling silver earrings islamic middle east oriental lapis lazulli
sterling silver earrings islamic middle east oriental lapis lazulli
$79.00
900 Silver Hanging Mirror Ornate Authentic Turkish Ottoman Wedding Antique Gold
900 Silver Hanging Mirror Ornate Authentic Turkish Ottoman Wedding Antique Gold
$150.00
Turkish Silver Authentic Ottoman Trinket Quran Snuff Box Cankiri 900 Hallmarked
Turkish Silver Authentic Ottoman Trinket Quran Snuff Box Cankiri 900 Hallmarked
$300.00
Fine Silver 415g Persian Turkish Tea Spice Caddy Bowl Dish Lid 800 Gilded 19c
Fine Silver 415g Persian Turkish Tea Spice Caddy Bowl Dish Lid 800 Gilded 19c
$500.00
Persian Fine Silver Jug Vase Jar Middle East Turkish Hallmark 900 AH 409g 19c
Persian Fine Silver Jug Vase Jar Middle East Turkish Hallmark 900 AH 409g 19c
$450.00
19th C Jewish Judaica Iraqi Sterling silver engraved Kiddush Cup 165 g Rooster
19th C Jewish Judaica Iraqi Sterling silver engraved Kiddush Cup 165 g Rooster
$500.00
egyptian alloy silver 800 baby cup Cecile 73g oriental decoration
egyptian alloy silver 800 baby cup Cecile 73g oriental decoration
$69.00
JUG STERLING SILVER ANTIQUE FANCY SHAPE MARKED MIDDLE EASTERN TURKISH 1850
JUG STERLING SILVER ANTIQUE FANCY SHAPE MARKED MIDDLE EASTERN TURKISH 1850
$4,750.00
ANTIQUE ORIGINAL SILVER AMAZING EUROPEAN TABACCO CIGARETTE CASE
ANTIQUE ORIGINAL SILVER AMAZING EUROPEAN TABACCO CIGARETTE CASE
$799.00
Middle Eastern Persian Sterling silver decorative scroll letter or prayer holder
Middle Eastern Persian Sterling silver decorative scroll letter or prayer holder
$235.45
Middle Eastern Persian coin silver decorative scroll letter or prayer holder
Middle Eastern Persian coin silver decorative scroll letter or prayer holder
$133.45
ANTIQUE 19TH C OTTOMAN CAUCASIAN SILVER NIELLO KNIFE DAGGER WHIP HORSE CROP
ANTIQUE 19TH C OTTOMAN CAUCASIAN SILVER NIELLO KNIFE DAGGER WHIP HORSE CROP
$1,100.00
ANTIQUE ISFAHAN PERSIAN SILVER BOX 395 GRAMS LION  SWORD 84
ANTIQUE ISFAHAN PERSIAN SILVER BOX 395 GRAMS LION SWORD 84
$800.00
Persian silver Isfahan Geometric design box 565 grams 1960s
Persian silver Isfahan Geometric design box 565 grams 1960s
$700.00
Antique Persian Indian Silver Bowl
Antique Persian Indian Silver Bowl
$99.00

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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.

BEAUTIFUL PERSIAN ANTIQUE SILVER SQUARE BOX 2585G,  BEAUTIFUL PERSIAN ANTIQUE SILVER RECTANGULAR BOX 372G,  ANTIQUE PERSIAN SILVER MINI CUP 1132 GRAMS,  ANTIQUE PERSIAN STERLING SILVER DISH,  Rare Antique Heavy Persian Ottoman Islamic Silver Bowl,  Antique Persian 84 Silver Signed Vase Piernaeei PIR NIA EEI 20thC ISFAHAN Pair,  ANTIQUE EGYPTIAN 800 SILVER 6 NAPKINS RINGS W HAND EMBROIDERED SILK NAPKINS,  VTG ISRAEL 800 SILVER SIX SHOT CUPS W ETCHED DECORATION,  SUKRISTO TURKISH 900 COIN SILVER VINTAGE REPOUSSE WEDDING MIRROR 12 LARGE ROUND,  antique vintage islamic arabic persian 6 cup s silver 84 ,  Antique Persian Silver Jewlery Box,  ANTIQUE ORIGINAL PERFECT SILVER ENAMEL PORCELAIN BOX,  Antique 19C Islamic 800 Silver Hand Engraved Amulet Talisman Container L 68cm,  ANTIQUE ENAMEL MASONIC SILVER CIGARETTE CASE,  ANTIQUE ORIGINAL PERFECT SILVER PORCELAIN BROOCHE,  ANTIQUE PERSIAN STERLING SILVER FILIGREE CORAL CABOCHONS LARGE BROOCH PENDANT,  Rare 7 Egyptian Silver Rose Water Dropper c1927 1928 Repousee,  ANTIQUE ORIGINAL EUROPEAN DOUBLE ENAMEL SILVER HANMADE PARFUME BOTTLE,  A SMALL LEAF DISH STERLING SILVER MIDDLE EASTERN 1900 CHASED,  FLORAL BIRD FINIAL MINIATURE SOLID SILVER 835 TEA SET TRAY 5 PC EASTERN MAKER,  BEAUTIFUL ANTIQUE PERSIAN ISFAHAN SOLID SILVER HAND CHASED DRINKING SET,  BEAUTIFUL ANTIQUE EXTRA LARGE PERSIAN ISFAHAN SOLID SILVER VASE ILLIATI DESIGN,  RARE SIGNED ANTIQUE PERSIAN ESFAHAN LARGE SILVER VASE,  EXCEPTIONAL HEAVY ANTIQUE PERSIAN JEWELED SILVER BRACELET,  Nice Antique Persian Ottoman Islamic Silver Vase,  antique silver BOX Hand craft beautiful pice,  ANTIQUE OTTOMAN SILVER HANDMADE SNUFF BOX,  ANTIQUE PERSIAN SCENE DECORATED SILVER POWDER HOLDER,  small silver vase,  ANTIQUE OTTOMAN ENAMEL AGATE SILVER BOX,  PERSIAN 5 NUTS SILVER 84 DISHES SIGNED BYJAWAHERI KASIMPOUR 3739 GR,  BIG ORNATE TASSLED RARE GORGEOUS ANTIQUE OTTOMAN TURKISH SILVER FILIGREE BELT,  Ottoman Empire Turkish Crown Spoon 800 Coin Silver Circa 1900 10 1 2 Long,  Islamic Persian Style Silver Hand Hammered Nut Footed Clam Shell dish,  Old Middle Eastern Tribal Silver Plate Lapis Cuff Bracelet w Dragon Monster,  OTTOMAN EMPIRE ANTIQUE SINGLE PIECE OF SILVER BELT BUCKLE SIGNED ,  Antique Engraved Silver Dish with Iranian 10 Rial Coin 1961 SH 1340 Hansa Line,  Antique Engraved Silver Dish or Bowl with Iranian 10 Rial Coin 1957 SH 1336,  Antique Engraved Silver Dish or Bowl with Iranian 2 Rial Coin,  Antique Engraved Silver Dish with Iranian 10 Rial Coin 1946 SH 1325,  Antique Engraved Silver Dish with Iranian 10 Rial Coin 1956 SH 1335 Hansa Line,  VTG ISRAEL STERLING SILVER KIDDUSH CUP,  A FINE STERLING SILVER ROUND BOWL ON 3 LEGS DECORATED ALL AROUND WITH FLOWERS L,  ANTIQUE ORIGINAL SILVER FILIGREE CIGARETTE CASE,  Vintage Judaica Silver Fruit Basket Centrepiece Edwardian Style,  SET OF 6 OLD PERSIAN 84 SILVER HAND SAWED SMALL CUP GLASS HOLDERS 335 grams,  Antique Silver Filigree Cigarette Case Jewish or Muslim Hand Craft Ornate,  Antique Silver Hand Made Bracelet Middle Eastern Small Islamic Solid Silver,  Antique Islamic Turkish Ottoman Solid Silver Jewelry Box 19th century,  ANTIQUE GREEK IOANNINA ZARFS MIDDLE EAST ISLAMIC GILT SILVER CUP GOBLETS,  

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