Antique Silver Flatware – Unclassified Pieces


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Given the current economic uncertainty, both in the U.S. and other developed countries, it is increasingly wise to get the best value we can for our product purchases. With the wide array of competition, both online and offline, there is little reason to pay full retail price for quality antique silver and sterling silver flatware collectibles.

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Antique Dutch Scene Silver Cake Pie Slicer Server Knife 74g
Antique Dutch Scene Silver Cake Pie Slicer Server Knife 74g
$29.99
ART NOUVEAU JUGENDSTIL VIENNA ANTIQUE SILVER TRAY FRIEDMANN FLOWERS 626gr
ART NOUVEAU JUGENDSTIL VIENNA ANTIQUE SILVER TRAY FRIEDMANN FLOWERS 626gr
$799.00
1804 Dutch Sugar Spoon Sifter antique museum quality Hague Solid Silver Sterling
1804 Dutch Sugar Spoon Sifter antique museum quality Hague Solid Silver Sterling
$599.00
FUCHS STERLING SILVER ROCOCO SHELL THERMOMETER ANTIQUE DESK EASEL
FUCHS STERLING SILVER ROCOCO SHELL THERMOMETER ANTIQUE DESK EASEL
$249.00
Antique Art Deco modern 800 silver ornate cigarette case box Austria
Antique Art Deco modern 800 silver ornate cigarette case box Austria
$175.00
Asian farmer on ox bull plow antique silver figure miniature sculpture
Asian farmer on ox bull plow antique silver figure miniature sculpture
$200.00
DA VINCI CODE PRESENTATION HAND HAMMERED SILVER GOBLET 153 OUNCES IN SILK BOX
DA VINCI CODE PRESENTATION HAND HAMMERED SILVER GOBLET 153 OUNCES IN SILK BOX
$2,495.00
Large 800 Silver Fruit Bowl Centerpiece Alessandria Italy
Large 800 Silver Fruit Bowl Centerpiece Alessandria Italy
$1,952.00
Rare Vintage Italian Padovian Greggio Rino 800 Silver Ice Tongs 57 Grams 6 1 8
Rare Vintage Italian Padovian Greggio Rino 800 Silver Ice Tongs 57 Grams 6 1 8
$75.00
Unusual Antique 19c Pair Figural Bull Spanish Colonial Silver Cups
Unusual Antique 19c Pair Figural Bull Spanish Colonial Silver Cups
$239.98
Antique Carved Solid Silver Compact box Floral design Italian Mark 800
Antique Carved Solid Silver Compact box Floral design Italian Mark 800
$100.00
800 Silver Figural Cherub Salad Serving Set
800 Silver Figural Cherub Salad Serving Set
$160.65
19th c german 800 silver 2 oval pie servers twisted handle womens head
19th c german 800 silver 2 oval pie servers twisted handle womens head
$144.00
Antique 1920 30 Solid 800 Silver Cigarette Case Italy  Yugoslavia Import Mark
Antique 1920 30 Solid 800 Silver Cigarette Case Italy Yugoslavia Import Mark
$149.99
Indonesian 800 Silver Coaster or Sm Dish set of 2
Indonesian 800 Silver Coaster or Sm Dish set of 2
$80.00
Vintage Brandimarte Italian 800 Silver Fruit Bowl Hammered Finish 1974 Florence
Vintage Brandimarte Italian 800 Silver Fruit Bowl Hammered Finish 1974 Florence
$350.00
Solid 826 Silver Serving Fork Danish Fancy Handle 635 g Vintage Hand Forged
Solid 826 Silver Serving Fork Danish Fancy Handle 635 g Vintage Hand Forged
$19.95
ART DECO HANDWROUGHT AUSTRIAN 900 NOT STERLING SILVER  WOOD HANDLED BOWL 1933
ART DECO HANDWROUGHT AUSTRIAN 900 NOT STERLING SILVER WOOD HANDLED BOWL 1933
$595.00
Antique Engraved Serving Spoon Scandinavian Northern German Silver 1790
Antique Engraved Serving Spoon Scandinavian Northern German Silver 1790
$360.00
Amazing Large And Heavy Modernist Curved Vase Mesa Sterling Silver 1970
Amazing Large And Heavy Modernist Curved Vase Mesa Sterling Silver 1970
$1,975.00

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Whether a hobby or an investment, here are eight ideas for assembling a collection of antique sterling and/or silver plate flatware.

1. Identify a silver flatware: Style, Historical Period or Maker.

Consider your way-of-life and your special preferences, then come up with decisions that will be a good fit. Do you plan to use your antique silver flatware every day, or rather use items from your set for special occasions?

There are a large number of specialized facets of antique silver flatware collecting. Some collectors devote their attention to a distinctive design pattern, while others collect a specific craftsman or historical period.

Some antique sterling silverware collectors target a single genre of antique silver flatware, such as: ash trays or baskets, while others have more eclectic interests and expand into regional silver flatware, such as Asian or Canadian, or collectibles from specific craftsman, such as: Towie or Sheffield.

2. Mash It Up

Don't be afraid to mix and match patterns.

This collecting tactic brings cool aesthetic elegance to a table setting. This is a beautiful choice especially with hard-to-find, or discontinued silver flatware patterns. And will benefit you for putting together a set large enough for entertaining your family, friends or guests.

3. Signs of Overuse or Damage

Signs of use do not consequently detract from the value of antique silver flatware or silver plate flatware, while signs of abuse may or may not. For instance, moderate damage or blemishes 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 careful of buying tarnished silver flatware through the internet. Pictures can be misleading and disguise obvious wear, damage or repair. Acquiring tarnished pieces at estate sales and flea markets may be an an alternative, but investigating them closely for wear remains an essential skill for your collecting hobby or business.

4. Monograms

A lot of collectors view classic, complex monograms as a lost form of art and historically important. It does not detract from the desirability or significance of a silver flatware collectible when a monogram is present. Most pieces are, however, more valuable without a monogram. As you gain more experience with antique silver and sterling silver flatware, you will develop skills to identify monogram removal. Monogram erasing can damage a piece of antique silver and significantly lessen its value.

5. Authenticity

A number of 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 repaired on hollow handle knives, Various collectors prefer to have them refitted with stainless steel blades. However, stainless steel was not introduced in flatware manufacturing until the early 1920s. This is one of those sides of collecting that can be a matter of personal preference, but you do need to be mindful that your antique silver flatware may diminish in value if you modify the knife blades.

6. Repairs

A silversmith ought be sourced for any repairs required for damaged pieces. Pieces can also be replated by a skilled silversmith. The cost can be expensive for more common items, but it is totally worthwhile to restore rare antique silver flatware pieces. cut to appear to be like ice cream forks or a sugar spoon may have been pierced to resemble a sugar sifter. Look for signs that pieces have been modified and avoid purchasing them for your collection.

8. Forgeries

New fake pieces in sought after and rare pattern designs are available for sale frequently on the Internet. In particular:, salt spoons and sought after pieces such as asparagus servers. Plenty of these items have no craftsman's markings. Moreover, forged maker's marks in silver have been around for hundreds of years. The age of an antique silverware piece does not really indicate it's genuineness. So learn as much as you can prior to investing in expensive antique silver flatware.

Silver and Sterling Flatware - recently found collectibles.

Sterling Silver 830S Serving Berry Spoon Norwegian Magnus Aase 70 grams Norge,  Giorgio by Wallace Italy Sterling Silver Place Soup Spoon 7,  Vintage Sterling Silver on Copper deco alpaca tray Peru marked Peru Vicky Lama,  Giorgio by Wallace Italy Sterling Silver Salad Fork 7,  Giorgio by Wallace Italy Sterling Silver Teaspoon 6,  Antique Vintage TOYOKOKI Sterling Silver 990 CPO Pipe Tamper Tool w Engraved Cap,  Rare VINTAGE 19TH Century Elephant Silver Copper THAI Hand Carved Large BOWL,  Mauriziano by Schiavon Italy Sterling Silver Flatware Set Service 129 Pieces New,  Large Antique Austro Hungarian 900 Silver Hand Hammered Rope Twist Tray Platter,  Dutch 900 Silver Rococo Tea Coffee Fruit Centerpiece Tray 841 gr Superb 1880s,  WOWANTIQUE OTTOMAN GREEK BALKAN HALF BUCKLE SILVER FILIGREE 19th c,  Antique 800 silver gilded tea spoon 2630 gr N478,  Antique 800 silver gilded cup 2464 gr N488,  Antique 800 silver gilded soup spoon with monogram 5057 gr N546,  Russian Aleksandr Nikolaievitch Snarsky Sterling Tea Caddy Spoon,  ANTIQUE ISLAMIC OTTOMAN TURKISH SOLID SILVER BOWL PLATE 19C HAND MADE,  Vintage Silver Plated Islamic Box Rose Flower Handle Morocco,  ANTIQUE AUSTRIAN SILVER ENAMELED FIGURAL LADY PORTRAIT CIGARETTE CASE WESTA,  Antique Circa 1920 German Silver and Erotica Enamel Cigarette Case,  19th c 889 silver serving fork spoon Papal states Rome 1815 1870 ducal crown,  Antique Continental Silver Mounted Coconut Cup and Cover Circa 1800,  6 Gorgeous Vintage Polish 875 Purity Silver Hand Engraved Spoons,  Impero by Zaramella Argenti Sterling Silver Serving Tea Tray 24 X 15 1292,  ANTIQUE VINTAGE SILVER FILIGREE PIANO AMAZING RARE FINE WORK 12 CM 229 GRAMS +,  19TH CENTURY VIENNESE ENAMEL AND SILVER CUP SAUCER,  Antique 800 Silver Spoon With Man Playing A String Instrument Ship Handle Nice,  VINTAGE ITALIAN 850 SILVER PHOTO FRAME ARTIST SIGNED,  Antique Silver Belt Buckle Austria Rose Buds Flowers 1886 1922 177 Grams,  18c AUSTRIAN LIDDED NUT DISH TERRIFIC CHALICE SILVER STERLING DISH COBALT BEAKER,  800 Silver Austrian Hungary Candlesticks By Vinzenz Czokally Diana Medallions,  Travel box in silver and semiprecious stones 19th century,  6 Spoon Spoons Silver Sterling 925 Tea Dessert Antique Art Deco,  6 Spoon Spoons Silver 800 Tea Dessert Antique,  Austrian Sterling Silver Painted Guilloche Enamel Case Box w Crane circa 1900,  Magnificent SPANISH COLONIAL SILVER TOPOS TUPUS SHAWL PIN BOLIVIA 19th CENTURY,  Pair Bonifazi Donatella di Giuseppe Italian 800 Silver Lidded Salt Cellars c1920,  Bonifazi Donatella di Giuseppe Italian 800 Silver Lidded Condiment Jar c1920,  Antique Vienna silver and enamel pill box by Georg Adam Scheid,  Exceptional Set of Dutch Solid Silver Serving Spoons Gerritsen Amsterdam 122g,  Vintage Peru Peruvian Sterling Silver Heron Bird Wood Plaque Laffi Design 22993,  Winterset by Buccellati Italian Sterling Silver Cream Soup Spoon 6,  Winterset by Buccellati Italian Sterling Silver Butter Spreader FH 6 1 2,  Winterset by Buccellati Italian Sterling Silver Gravy Ladle 7 5 8,  Winterset by Buccellati Italian Sterling Silver Sugar Spoon Shell Bowl 5 1 2,  Winterset by Buccellati Italian Sterling Silver Master Butter Flat Handle 9 1 8,  Vtg 3D Nouveau CUPID PEACOCK 835 Silver HOOK HANDLED SHELL SPOON Dutch,  Winterset by Buccellati Italian Sterling Silver Asparagus Tong 10 1 2,  Winterset by Buccellati Italian Sterling Silver Berry Spoon Shell Bowl 8,  Winterset by Buccellati Italian Sterling Silver Berry Spoon Pierced 8 3 4,  Winterset by Buccellati Italian Sterling Silver Buffet Fork 8 7 8,  

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