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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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London 1904 John Bodman Carrington Feather edged Sterling Butter Spreader 329g
London 1904 John Bodman Carrington Feather edged Sterling Butter Spreader 329g
$34.99
Vintage Sterling Silver carving set by Sheffield including pie cutter  T108
Vintage Sterling Silver carving set by Sheffield including pie cutter T108
$59.99
Antique 4 Fruit Knives Silverplate Blade Mother of Pearl Handle Sterling Ferrule
Antique 4 Fruit Knives Silverplate Blade Mother of Pearl Handle Sterling Ferrule
$20.88
Antique Silverplate Fish Knives  Forks French Handles Mahagony Box
Antique Silverplate Fish Knives Forks French Handles Mahagony Box
$84.88
Antique 12 Pc Forks  Knives Silverplate Mother of Pearl Handles Engraved Blades
Antique 12 Pc Forks Knives Silverplate Mother of Pearl Handles Engraved Blades
$50.88
Antique Sheffield Silverplate Berry or Serving Spoon Mother of Pearl Handle
Antique Sheffield Silverplate Berry or Serving Spoon Mother of Pearl Handle
$19.88
Spectacular Silverplate Dome AESTHETIC ENGRAVING Silber  Fleming 1870s 1880s
Spectacular Silverplate Dome AESTHETIC ENGRAVING Silber Fleming 1870s 1880s
$349.99
Antique Silverplate Gravy Ladle English Classic Look
Antique Silverplate Gravy Ladle English Classic Look
$34.99
Antique 6 Silverplate Fruit Knives Mother of Pearl Handles Sterling Ferrules
Antique 6 Silverplate Fruit Knives Mother of Pearl Handles Sterling Ferrules
$40.88
Thomas Northcote Antique British English Sterling Silver 14 Ladle c1788
Thomas Northcote Antique British English Sterling Silver 14 Ladle c1788
$249.00
1911 LEVI  SALAMAN SILVER  GLASS INKWELL ORIGINAL SEALED RESTORE MUST SEE
1911 LEVI SALAMAN SILVER GLASS INKWELL ORIGINAL SEALED RESTORE MUST SEE
$84.99
Antique 1902 Birmingham England Sterling Silver Belt Clasp
Antique 1902 Birmingham England Sterling Silver Belt Clasp
$9.98
Six Sterling Silver Coffee Bean Spoons Suckling Ltd Birmingham England 1861
Six Sterling Silver Coffee Bean Spoons Suckling Ltd Birmingham England 1861
$128.00
1920 HOME DECOR KITCHEN ENGLISH SILVER CRICHTON LONDON TABLE VINTAGE AD CP62
1920 HOME DECOR KITCHEN ENGLISH SILVER CRICHTON LONDON TABLE VINTAGE AD CP62
$21.95
ANTIQUE 1902 BRITISH STERLING SOLID SILVER MILLER M BROS GLASS JAR LID REPOUSSE
ANTIQUE 1902 BRITISH STERLING SOLID SILVER MILLER M BROS GLASS JAR LID REPOUSSE
$34.97
ANTIQUE 1904 BRITISH STERLING SOLID SILVER GEORGE NATHAN RIDLEY HAYES JAR RIM
ANTIQUE 1904 BRITISH STERLING SOLID SILVER GEORGE NATHAN RIDLEY HAYES JAR RIM
$49.97
2694 VESTA SNUFF BOX Rare Antique HORSE SHOE SHAPE Silver  Gold England 1897
2694 VESTA SNUFF BOX Rare Antique HORSE SHOE SHAPE Silver Gold England 1897
$975.00
Heavy Superb English Sterling Silver Teapot Sheffield 1950 Atkin Brothers
Heavy Superb English Sterling Silver Teapot Sheffield 1950 Atkin Brothers
$425.00
Heavy Sterling Silver Double Inkstand William Hutton  Son Sheffield 1909 495
Heavy Sterling Silver Double Inkstand William Hutton Son Sheffield 1909 495
$495.00
Coin Silver Serving Spoon Frederick Marquand Savannah Georgia or New York
Coin Silver Serving Spoon Frederick Marquand Savannah Georgia or New York
$195.00
Victorian English Sterling Silver Cobalt Glass Pierced Sweetmeat Basket Bowl
Victorian English Sterling Silver Cobalt Glass Pierced Sweetmeat Basket Bowl
$450.00

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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.

1710 London Queen Anne Britannia Silver Hanoverian Stuffing Spoon John Mathew,  1825 George IV Sterling Silver Dinner Plate Wm Eley II London,  Edward Viner Four 20thC English Sterling Silver Dessert Place Spoons No Mono,  STERLING SILVER APOSTLE SPOON ROYAL IRISH SILVER CO ST NICHOLAS PRAY FOR US,  STERLING SILVER 2 TEASPOONS BUFFALO NY JULY 17TH 1851,  GRAVY LADLE STERLING SILVER LONDON 1827 WC 7,  CIGARETTE CASE STERLING SILVER CHISELED INSIDE VERMEIL ENGLAND END XIX,  STERLING SILVER TEASPOON LONDON,  Antique 1821 English Georgian Fiddle Thread Shell Sterling Silver Serving Spoon,  Antique 1788 English Georgian Sterling Silver Gravy Sauce Ladle Richard Crossley,  Pair of Modern English Silver Candelabra,  1787 Birmingham Eng Sterling Silver Leaf shaped Tea Caddy Spoon by Joseph Taylor,  Fiddles Shell by Spaulding Co Sterling Silver Banquet Knife 10 1 4,  Fiddles Shell by Spaulding Co Sterling Silver Regular Knife Blunt 9,  Sydney Co Elephant Sterling Silver Pincushion 1907 Figural Pin Holder Antique,  Fine Antique English Birmingham Sterling Silver Box by EN S 20+ Troy ounces,  VICTORIAN KNIFE RESTS SOLID STERLING 2 BY HA SHEFFIELD 1908,  Beautiful European Sterling Serving Spoon Set in their original case C 1890,  THREE LEAF CLOVER JADE STERLING SALT SPOON BY H G S BIRMINGHAM,  Sterling Partly Gilt Ice Cream Serving s Set in their original case,  Queen Anne Sterling Coffee Hot Water Pot William Hutton Sons 1931 478 Grams,  Vintage SG Silver Plate Bottom Copper England Footed Leaf Dish w Stem Handle,  GREAT ANTIQUE FINELY CHASED STERLING PERFUME VICTORIAN LONDON ENGLISH SM,  Silver Vintage WORKING WINDMILL SOUVENIR SPOON 4 1 4,  Coin Silver Vintage LIONS CROWN EMBLEM SPOON English,  Kings by George Adams English Sterling Silver Place Soup Spoon Circa 1867 7 1 8,  ANTIQUE GEORGIAN STERLING TEA SPOON THOMAS WALLIS II LONDON c1800,  Antique Continental Sterling Silver Dutch Repousse Stamp Box with Hallmarks,  VINTAGE CARR SHEFFIELD ENGLISH STERLING SILVER REPOUSSE PICTURE FRAME,  Antique Georgian Sterling Elizabeth Oldfield Table Serving Berry Spoon 1753,  Victorian English Howell James Silver Plate BlackGreen Tea Casket Pietra Dura,  VTG Sheffield England Silver Plate Serving Spoon Fruit Bountiful Gold Wash Bowl,  James Deaken and Sons Sheffield silverplate Toast Rack REDUCED,  2 Antique Georgian JOHN MCKAY Edinburgh Scotland 1815 Sterling Silver Soup Spoon,  Antique English Sterling Silver Repousse Fruit Bowl Fenton Brothers Sheffield,  Silver Plated Salver 19th C similar to Wimbledon plate,  ENGLISH KING STERLING RP MAKER 2 ANTIQUE MASTER SALT SPOONS VERY GOOD CONDITION,  RARE SET OF 12 STERLING ASPARAGUS EATERS WITH ASPARAGUS SERVER GARRARD,  HILLIARD THOMASON BIRMINGHAM STERLING SALT CELLAR WALLACE SALT SPOON 205 G,  Antique Georgian Sterling Silver Wine Funnel 1799 Charles Chesterman II,  Sterling United Kingdom FOOTED SHELL DISH CANDY OR NUT,  Six Antique Georgian Sterling Fiddlehead Forks by Francis Higgins 1829,  SIX ENGLISH STERLING DEMITASSE SPOONS 1926 H H,  LONDON 1867 MARTIN HALL STERLING YOUTH FORK IVY PATTERN 6 1 2 MONOGRAMMED,  ENGLISH 1910 STERLING TEDDY BEAR RATTLE,  Antique Continental 835 Silver Dutch Repousse Snuff Box with Hallmarks,  ANTIQUE MS LTD SHEFFIELD ENGLAND ESPN SILVER SET 6 CAKE FORKS MARKED,  Antique 1806 English Sterling Silver Birmingham Geo III Snuff Box J Willmore,  Large Sheffield EPNS Silver 13 Stuffing Spoon Fiddle Pattern,  Fancy 1847 Rogers Brothers Silver Plate 13 Crumber Server,  

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