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In today's economic cycle it is increasingly important to get the best value for our purchasing spend. So, there is no reason to over-spend for charming antique silver and sterling flatware with traditional English origins.

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18th C Thomas William Chawner Pierced Sterling Silver Ladle Georgian NR
18th C Thomas William Chawner Pierced Sterling Silver Ladle Georgian NR
$59.99
ANTIQUE IRISH STERLING SILVER OVAL SOUP DESSERT SPOON THOMAS MEADE DUBLIN
ANTIQUE IRISH STERLING SILVER OVAL SOUP DESSERT SPOON THOMAS MEADE DUBLIN
$48.50
ANTIQUE STERLING SILVER OVAL SOUP DESSERT SPOON H J LIAS  SON LONDON
ANTIQUE STERLING SILVER OVAL SOUP DESSERT SPOON H J LIAS SON LONDON
$48.50
Atkins Brothers Silver Plate Serving Fork And Spoon England
Atkins Brothers Silver Plate Serving Fork And Spoon England
$45.00
Antique Levi  Salaman Mini Sterling Silver Sugar Tongs Birmingham
Antique Levi Salaman Mini Sterling Silver Sugar Tongs Birmingham
$29.99
ATKINS BROS ENGLISH STERLING SILVER SET 6 COFFEE SPOONS ESPRESSO BEAN FINIALS
ATKINS BROS ENGLISH STERLING SILVER SET 6 COFFEE SPOONS ESPRESSO BEAN FINIALS
$95.00
RAREST SCOTTISH STERLING SPOON ROBERT GRAY  SON GLASGOW 1838 DIE STRUCK ARMS
RAREST SCOTTISH STERLING SPOON ROBERT GRAY SON GLASGOW 1838 DIE STRUCK ARMS
$125.00
18 LONG STERLING SILVER TOASTING FORK BARLEY TWIST HANDLE NATHAN
18 LONG STERLING SILVER TOASTING FORK BARLEY TWIST HANDLE NATHAN
$395.00
SCOTTISH STERLING SILVER TWO PIECE WINE OR PORT FUNNEL MADE IN EDINBURGH 1820s
SCOTTISH STERLING SILVER TWO PIECE WINE OR PORT FUNNEL MADE IN EDINBURGH 1820s
$595.00
TABLE OR FISH SLICE FIDDLE  THREAD PATTERN 58 OZ STERLING SILVER 1809
TABLE OR FISH SLICE FIDDLE THREAD PATTERN 58 OZ STERLING SILVER 1809
$369.00
STERLING SILVER ASPARAGUS TONGS ARMORIAL CREST SMITH  FEARN LONDON CIRCA 1790
STERLING SILVER ASPARAGUS TONGS ARMORIAL CREST SMITH FEARN LONDON CIRCA 1790
$395.00
1826 SCOTTISH STERLING WINE PORT FUNNEL ROBERT GRAY  SON GLASGOW ARMORIAL CREST
1826 SCOTTISH STERLING WINE PORT FUNNEL ROBERT GRAY SON GLASGOW ARMORIAL CREST
$395.00
SCOTTISH STERLING SILVER WINE FUNNEL STAND OR TRAY MADE IN EDINBURGH c1810
SCOTTISH STERLING SILVER WINE FUNNEL STAND OR TRAY MADE IN EDINBURGH c1810
$399.00
HUGE 14 STERLING FIDDLE  THREAD PATTERN SOUP LADLE 109 OZS WM EATON 1834
HUGE 14 STERLING FIDDLE THREAD PATTERN SOUP LADLE 109 OZS WM EATON 1834
$399.00
RARE MARROW SCOOP  SPOON COMBINATION STERLING SILVER 1731 JOHN WOODWARD LONDON
RARE MARROW SCOOP SPOON COMBINATION STERLING SILVER 1731 JOHN WOODWARD LONDON
$495.00
1794 London Sterling Sugar Tongs
1794 London Sterling Sugar Tongs
$39.99
Antique The Potasic Silver Co Birmingham England 25 oz Silver Spoon Marked
Antique The Potasic Silver Co Birmingham England 25 oz Silver Spoon Marked
$31.49
Antique Pair ADIE Brothers English Sterling Silver Sauce Boats Birmingham 1922
Antique Pair ADIE Brothers English Sterling Silver Sauce Boats Birmingham 1922
$350.00
Neoclassical Georgian Regency Solid Sterling Silver Pot SH London 1812
Neoclassical Georgian Regency Solid Sterling Silver Pot SH London 1812
$829.00
Lovely 1826 Georgian English Sterling Silver Berry Spoon
Lovely 1826 Georgian English Sterling Silver Berry Spoon
$100.00
Superb 1777 Georgian English Sterling Silver Berry Spoon
Superb 1777 Georgian English Sterling Silver Berry Spoon
$100.00

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Whether a hobby or an investment, here are eight hints for acquiring antique sterling and/or silver plate flatware.

1. Pick out a silver flatware: Style, Historical Period or Craftsman.

Picture your way-of-life and your own tastes, then try to make choices that are a good match. Do you expect to use your antique silver flatware daily, or only use items from your set for memorable occasions?

Antique silver flatware is a very broad collectible category comprising a variety of specialty areas. It can depend on the type of collector you are. For instance, some collectors focus on a distinctive pattern style, while others concentrate on a certain silverware craftsman or historical era

Some antique silverware collectors direct their attention on a distinctive genre of antique silver flatware, such as: ash trays or baskets, while others have more diverse interests and expand into regional silver flatware, such as Spanish or English, or pieces from specific makers, such as: Towie or Sheffield.

2. Mash It Up

Be bold with accumulating an array of silverware design patterns.

This collecting scheme adds excellent aesthetic elegance to a table setting. This is a beautiful option especially with difficult-to-find, or discontinued silver flatware patterns. And will help for putting together a set large enough for entertaining your family, friends or guests.

3. Wear or Damage

Signs of use do not always lower the worth of antique silverware or sterling silver flatware, while actual damage may or may not. For example, slight damage or defects on a rare flatware piece will not significantly lower its value. The price of a damaged collectible should be significantly lower than retail, of course. Be cautious of buying tarnished silver flatware through the internet. Pictures can be misleading and conceal obvious wear, flaws or repair. Buying tarnished pieces at estate sales and flea markets may be an affordable option, but reviewing them closely for problems remains an important skill for your collecting hobby or business.

4. Monograms

Many collectors view ancient, elaborate monograms as a lost form of art and historically important. It does not reduce the desirability or worth of a silver flatware piece when a monogram is present. Most pieces are, however, have more market worth without a monogram. As your knowledge increases with antique silver and sterling silver flatware, you will develop skills to detect if the monogram has been removed. Monogram removal can damage a piece of antique silver and markedly minimize its worth.

5. Authenticity

A number of collectors frown upon antique silverware pieces that have been updated, such as those with replacement knife blades. Silverplated knife blades are often found with wear. They can easily be repaired on hollow handle knives, Various collectors opt to have them replaced with stainless steel blades. However, stainless steel was not introduced in flatware manufacturing until the early 1920s. This is one of those aspects of collecting that can be a matter of personal taste, 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. A silversmith is also skilled for replating silver flatware pieces. It can be an expensive project for common pieces, but it is fully fully worth the time and money to hire a competent silversmith for restoring valued and rare silver flatware items.

7. Modified Pieces

Be conscious that these exist and develop skills to detect if a piece is modified from its authentic state. Common flatware pieces are sometimes altered to make them appear to be more uncommon and valuable pieces. For example, you may find spoons that at some point in time were cut to look 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 can be found for sale on a regular basis on the Internet. Examples include:, salt spoons and scarce pieces such as assorted knives, forks and spoons. Several of these items have no maker's stamps. Moreover, forged maker's markings in silver have persisted centuries. The age of an antique silverware piece does not always indicate it's authenticity. So learn as much as you can prior to investing in expensive antique silver flatware.

Silver and Sterling Flatware - United Kingdom origins - recently found antique silver flatware.

Antique English Sterling Hallmarks Baby Rattle Mother of Pearl Handle Rare,  Antique Collectible Saart Brothers Sterling Silver Baby Hairbrush,  English King by English Sterling Silver Banquet Knife C 1830S 11 1 8,   RICHARD CROSSLEY London Sm STERLING Spoon 1824 Coffee Demitasse 26g silver,  J R Griffin Chester England 1907 Decorated Sterling Handle Button Hook,  Sheffield Sterling Silver Grape Fruit Knife Harrison Brothers KINGS PATTERN 1971,  London 1904 John Bodman Carrington Feather edged Sterling Butter Spreader 329g,  Antique British Silver Sterling Tray Basket Ornament,  Charles S Green English Sterling Silver Tea Set 4pc with Engraving 1285,  Antique British Silver Sterling Spice Rack Ornament,  Estate Sterling Silver English Repousse Putti Cherubs Heart Floral Picture Frame,  PETER ANN BATEMAN GEORGIAN ENGLAND ANTIQUE STERLING FOOTED CREAMER,  4 LONDON ENGLISH CROUCH HANNAM STERLING 4 FOOTED MASTER SALT CELLARS SHIELD,  HEAVY ENGLAND BIRMINGHAM A E POSTON LTD STERLING 4 FOOTED TEAPOT NO MONO,  19th Century Egg shaped Continental Silver Vinaigrette,  CHOICE HEAVY SCOTLAND STERLING HANDLED BASKET NO MONOGRAM,  2 VICTORIAN STERLING SILVER TEA SPOONS EXETER 1860 BY JAMES JOSIAH WILLIAMS,  PAIR OF VICTORIAN STERLING SILVER TEA SPOONS LONDON 1844 BY CHARLES BOYTON,  SHEFFIELD 1890 VICTORIAN STERLING SILVER HAND ENGRAVED SMALL SPREAD KNIFE,  EXETER 1836 ENGLISH STERLING SILVER TEA SPOON BY WILLIAM WOODMAN,  ANTIQUE VINTAGE STERLING SILVER ENGLISH CHILD SET SHEFFIELD 1912 SPOON,  Pair Antique English Renaissance Revival Sterling Silver Strawberry Dishes SL,  Antique Georgian Crested Sterling Silver Cruet Stand EL Edward Lowe London SL,  Antique Sterling Silver Sugar Shaker Marked John Price Hunt Birmingham 1902 SL,  Old Gilt English Sterling Silver Compact Purse Leather Interior Dance Card SL,  antique pair sterling silver wine tag label 25 Rye Scotch London 1809,  English Sterling Tea Strainer Mono C Birmingham 1937 1938,  Sterling silver fish knife and fork England Sheffield 1924,  1835 WILLIAM IV IRISH STERLING SILVER MUSTARD SPOON CROWN HAWK CREST 11 GRAMS,  A pair of BIG silver candlesticks England workshop A Smith 1957,  24 Pc Fish Cutlery Issac Ellis Sons 1897 1913 sterling cuffs,  Vtg CJ Vander UK Sterling Silver Spoon with Bird Hawk or Eagle Handle Top,  STERLING ENAMEL BOWL SOUVENIR SPOON GLASGOW MUNICIPAL BUILDING BY S CO 1881,  ANTIQUE STERLING SERVING SUGAR TONGS JOHN MEEK LONDON,  Silver Plated Salver 19th C similar to Wimbledon plate,  Antique Vintage Sterling Silver Webster Magnifying Glass 8 1 8 long,  1839 English Sheffield Sterling Silver Footed Salver 725 Tray,  Fine Georgian Period English Silver Skewer Great Hallmarks Engravings Antique,  Antique George III Eng Sterling Tablespoon Peter Wm Bateman 1811 Hallmarked,  Antique English Sterling Peter WmBateman Spoon 1808 George III Hallmarked,  Antique GeorgeIII Eng Sterling Sugar Tongs 1799 PeterAnnWm Bateman Hallmarks,  Antique 7 1 4 Silver Tablespoon London 1825 Wm Eley Hallmarks Engraved Crest,  STERLING SILVER TEA CADDY W PUTTIS BY WILLIAM DEVENPORT BIRMINGHAM 1903 ENGLAND,  English Sterling Silver Marrow Scoop Hallmarked,  Victorian Sterling Heavy Repousse Chatelaine Antique J171,  Richard Pearce George III London Sterling Silver Serving Spoon c1820,  VICTORIAN ENAMEL PILL BOX STERLING BY IBB IMPORT LONDON 1973,  Harry Atkin sterlin silver 1840 1925,  Victorian Ladle Antique Serving Piece English Sterling Silver 1899,  Sterling Silver 12 Demitasse Salt Spoon W Lion Hallmark,  

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