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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18th CENTURY ITALIAN SOLID SILVER PAIR OF CANDLESTICKS
18th CENTURY ITALIAN SOLID SILVER PAIR OF CANDLESTICKS
$650.00
Italian Silver Salt Cellar Niccoli Giovanni di Benedetto Firenze 1940 1955
Italian Silver Salt Cellar Niccoli Giovanni di Benedetto Firenze 1940 1955
$75.00
Antique Sterling Silver Pierced Ornate Figural Pastry Blade Associated Handle
Antique Sterling Silver Pierced Ornate Figural Pastry Blade Associated Handle
$195.00
Antique Wien Austrian 800 Silver Set Of 12 Dancing Woman Spoons
Antique Wien Austrian 800 Silver Set Of 12 Dancing Woman Spoons
$450.00
Antique Art Deco Continental Silver A835 Brush Beveled Mirror Vanity Set Dresser
Antique Art Deco Continental Silver A835 Brush Beveled Mirror Vanity Set Dresser
$149.00
6 SIX RUSSIAN GOLDWASHED SILVER 875 ENAMELED CLOISONN SPOON SET
6 SIX RUSSIAN GOLDWASHED SILVER 875 ENAMELED CLOISONN SPOON SET
$99.99
Gorgeous vintage 800 silver nut pill box pedant Italy
Gorgeous vintage 800 silver nut pill box pedant Italy
$75.00
Bonifazi Donatella di Giuseppe Italian 800 Silver Lidded Condiment Jar c1920
Bonifazi Donatella di Giuseppe Italian 800 Silver Lidded Condiment Jar c1920
$179.99
Magnificent SPANISH COLONIAL SILVER TOPOS TUPUS SHAWL PIN BOLIVIA 19th CENTURY
Magnificent SPANISH COLONIAL SILVER TOPOS TUPUS SHAWL PIN BOLIVIA 19th CENTURY
$250.00
Antique Silver Fish Knives  Forks Mother of Pearl Handles 6 Sets
Antique Silver Fish Knives Forks Mother of Pearl Handles 6 Sets
$2,459.00
6 Gorgeous Vintage Polish 875 Purity Silver Hand Engraved Spoons
6 Gorgeous Vintage Polish 875 Purity Silver Hand Engraved Spoons
$225.00
Antique Rare Dutch Silver 833 Gentlemans Clothes Brush Dated 1914 Ship Motif
Antique Rare Dutch Silver 833 Gentlemans Clothes Brush Dated 1914 Ship Motif
$188.00
Large Antique Austro Hungarian 900 Silver Hand Hammered Rope Twist Tray Platter
Large Antique Austro Hungarian 900 Silver Hand Hammered Rope Twist Tray Platter
$1,299.99
Sterling Silver 830S Serving Berry Spoon Norwegian Magnus Aase 70 grams Norge
Sterling Silver 830S Serving Berry Spoon Norwegian Magnus Aase 70 grams Norge
$56.00
STERLING SILVER LETTER OPENER PAPER KNIFE Womans Bust HEAD dagger Vtg Antique
STERLING SILVER LETTER OPENER PAPER KNIFE Womans Bust HEAD dagger Vtg Antique
$120.00
Large 800 Silver Fruit Bowl Centerpiece Alessandria Italy
Large 800 Silver Fruit Bowl Centerpiece Alessandria Italy
$1,952.00
G7S GERARDUS SCHOOL PIERCED VIKING SOUVENIR GERMAN STERLING SILVER SPOON
G7S GERARDUS SCHOOL PIERCED VIKING SOUVENIR GERMAN STERLING SILVER SPOON
$54.95
A DUTCH SOLID SILVER PIE SERVER PASTRY SERVING STRAINER Holland Netherlands 1927
A DUTCH SOLID SILVER PIE SERVER PASTRY SERVING STRAINER Holland Netherlands 1927
$295.00
DUTCH SOLID SILVER PIE SERVER PASTRY SERVING STRAINER Holland Netherlands c1900s
DUTCH SOLID SILVER PIE SERVER PASTRY SERVING STRAINER Holland Netherlands c1900s
$325.00
European Continental Silver Heart Shaped Repousse Box 18th Century Love Birds
European Continental Silver Heart Shaped Repousse Box 18th Century Love Birds
$1,800.00

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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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