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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3 SILVER WW2 US and german coins stamps+
3 SILVER WW2 US and german coins stamps+
$24.61
Antique Niello Silver Belt Russian Caucasus 19th century
Antique Niello Silver Belt Russian Caucasus 19th century
$730.00
1900 antique silver teaspoon London set 20th century silverware silver tea set
1900 antique silver teaspoon London set 20th century silverware silver tea set
$2,500.00
Repousse Chased Silver Footed Dressing Table Casket Superb Quality Find
Repousse Chased Silver Footed Dressing Table Casket Superb Quality Find
$149.95
ANTIQUE 88 SILVER GRACHEV RUSSIAN ENAMEL RARE PEDESTAL OPEN SALT CELLAR DIP DISH
ANTIQUE 88 SILVER GRACHEV RUSSIAN ENAMEL RARE PEDESTAL OPEN SALT CELLAR DIP DISH
$589.99
Lot Vintage Antique Souvenir Mixed Metal Spoons some sterling Holland others
Lot Vintage Antique Souvenir Mixed Metal Spoons some sterling Holland others
$120.00
Set of 6 solid silver portuguese dessert cheese forks
Set of 6 solid silver portuguese dessert cheese forks
$160.00
Salt Cellar shell dolphin footed scallop sterling 833 antique portuguese silver
Salt Cellar shell dolphin footed scallop sterling 833 antique portuguese silver
$120.00
Set of 6 sterling silver 833 portuguese tea coffee spoons 19th century
Set of 6 sterling silver 833 portuguese tea coffee spoons 19th century
$130.00
Antique Olsen 830S Silver Spoon Bergen Norway
Antique Olsen 830S Silver Spoon Bergen Norway
$29.99
8 Vintage Brazil 2000 Reis Coin Handmade Silver Spoons with Semi Precious Stones
8 Vintage Brazil 2000 Reis Coin Handmade Silver Spoons with Semi Precious Stones
$99.00
Dutch 835 Silver Apostle Spoon with Ornate Stem and Figural Finial Unknown Saint
Dutch 835 Silver Apostle Spoon with Ornate Stem and Figural Finial Unknown Saint
$25.96
Dutch  Silver Spoon with Ornate Stem and Figural Finial
Dutch Silver Spoon with Ornate Stem and Figural Finial
$22.96
833 Portuguese Silver Woman Carrying Basket on Head Balancing Kinetic Sculpture
833 Portuguese Silver Woman Carrying Basket on Head Balancing Kinetic Sculpture
$395.00
Rare Brooch With Bohemian Garnets stones Silver in Gold plated
Rare Brooch With Bohemian Garnets stones Silver in Gold plated
$75.00
Antique Dutch Engraived Boat Sailors Silver Box Hallmaked made in 1882
Antique Dutch Engraived Boat Sailors Silver Box Hallmaked made in 1882
$275.00
Antique 19th c dutch silver 833 crumb catcher 145gr Van Kempen The Hague
Antique 19th c dutch silver 833 crumb catcher 145gr Van Kempen The Hague
$140.00
1960 italian 800 silver 6 pastry forks 100gr contours outlines Vicentina Vicenza
1960 italian 800 silver 6 pastry forks 100gr contours outlines Vicentina Vicenza
$96.00
Vintage Hungarian State Mint Gilded Silver Goblet  Coral Jade Enamel 3 pieces
Vintage Hungarian State Mint Gilded Silver Goblet Coral Jade Enamel 3 pieces
$850.00
675 Vtg 830 Silver Etched Greek Amphora Vase Urn w Stand Mint Box Paper 204g
675 Vtg 830 Silver Etched Greek Amphora Vase Urn w Stand Mint Box Paper 204g
$290.00

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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.

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