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 Solid Silver Diana AUSTRIAN HUNGARY GRAVY SAUCE BOAT A STRUM 802g
Antique Solid Silver Diana AUSTRIAN HUNGARY GRAVY SAUCE BOAT A STRUM 802g
$506.78
lg Sterling Silver 830S Serving Berry Spoon Norwegian Magnus Aase 70 grams Norge
lg Sterling Silver 830S Serving Berry Spoon Norwegian Magnus Aase 70 grams Norge
$65.00
Set of 6 Vintage Chinese or Korean Sterling Silver enamel tea spoons
Set of 6 Vintage Chinese or Korean Sterling Silver enamel tea spoons
$250.00
Antique European Silverplate Serving Spoon Arts  Crafts Hand Hammered Look
Antique European Silverplate Serving Spoon Arts Crafts Hand Hammered Look
$39.99
Baroque Style Solid Silver Box Figural Venus Cupid European  French Style Marks
Baroque Style Solid Silver Box Figural Venus Cupid European French Style Marks
$489.99
Wolfers Freres Art Deco Belgian Solid Continental Silver Bowl 800 silver
Wolfers Freres Art Deco Belgian Solid Continental Silver Bowl 800 silver
$875.00
Dutch Bar Scene 833 Fine Silver Nut Cup
Dutch Bar Scene 833 Fine Silver Nut Cup
$29.99
Large 8 3 4 Italian Buccellati Sterling Silver Geranium Leaf Form Dish
Large 8 3 4 Italian Buccellati Sterling Silver Geranium Leaf Form Dish
$1,100.00
Italian Buccellati Sterling Silver Geranium Leaf Form Dish 325
Italian Buccellati Sterling Silver Geranium Leaf Form Dish 325
$350.00
Sterling Silver Commemorative spoon Wedding of Princess Diana  Prince Charles
Sterling Silver Commemorative spoon Wedding of Princess Diana Prince Charles
$29.95
Vintage 800 Silver Kremos Roma St George And The Dragons Serving Spoon
Vintage 800 Silver Kremos Roma St George And The Dragons Serving Spoon
$369.99
FINE ANTIQUE BURMESE SILVER REPOUSSE SUGAR BOWL  CREAMER
FINE ANTIQUE BURMESE SILVER REPOUSSE SUGAR BOWL CREAMER
$189.99
FINE VINTAGE CHINESE EXPORT SILVER CREAM JUG  SUGAR BOWL MARKED
FINE VINTAGE CHINESE EXPORT SILVER CREAM JUG SUGAR BOWL MARKED
$1,049.99
6 Gorgeous Vintage Polish 875 Purity Silver Hand Engraved Spoons
6 Gorgeous Vintage Polish 875 Purity Silver Hand Engraved Spoons
$225.00
2235 gr SILVER 835 ANTIQUE LATVIA LETTLAND LETTONIE SAKTA BAGDE 1931 BROOOCH
2235 gr SILVER 835 ANTIQUE LATVIA LETTLAND LETTONIE SAKTA BAGDE 1931 BROOOCH
$35.00
754 gr SILVER 875 ANTIQUE LATVIA LETTLAND LETTONIE SAKTA BAGDE 1925 BROOOCH
754 gr SILVER 875 ANTIQUE LATVIA LETTLAND LETTONIE SAKTA BAGDE 1925 BROOOCH
$35.00
1643 gr SILVER 875 ANTIQUE LATVIA LETTLAND LETTONIE SAKTA BAGDE 1925 BROOOCH
1643 gr SILVER 875 ANTIQUE LATVIA LETTLAND LETTONIE SAKTA BAGDE 1925 BROOOCH
$55.00
Antique 1920 30 Solid 800 Silver Cigarette Case Italy  Yugoslavia Import Mark
Antique 1920 30 Solid 800 Silver Cigarette Case Italy Yugoslavia Import Mark
$55.55
800 SILVER 12 PIECE SET 5 TEASPOONS IN ORIGINAL CASE
800 SILVER 12 PIECE SET 5 TEASPOONS IN ORIGINAL CASE
$124.00
DUTCH SOLID SILVER PIE SERVER PASTRY SERVING STRAINER Holland Netherlands ca1927
DUTCH SOLID SILVER PIE SERVER PASTRY SERVING STRAINER Holland Netherlands ca1927
$295.00

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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.

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