Boxes – Sterling Silver


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Antique Edwardian Solid Silver Apostle Spoon Tongs Set In Box Bham c1904


Antique Solid Silver Large Miners Pebble Snuff Box Tobacco Box Bham circa 1911


Vintage German Solid Silver Set Of Cake Forks In Original Box Wilkens circa 1930


Vintage Solid Silver Christening Set Fork Spoon In original Box Bham c1930


Tiffany Co Sterling Silver Cup with Box Bag


Blue Yellow Enamel Cloisonne Work 925 Sterling Silver Stamped Trinket Box


Yellow Blue Enamel Cloisonne Work 925 Sterling Silver Stamped Trinket Box


White Blue yellow Enamel Cloisonne Work 925 Sterling Silver Stamped Trinket Box




Antique hallmarked solid silver tobacco snuff box




Solid Silver Cigarette Box 1925 P J Finch Birmingham 1925 large 369 Grams


Vintage S Kirk Son Repousse Sterling Silver Frame Holder for Match Box


Georgian 1836 Hallmarked Sterling Silver Pierced Topped Box Cut Glass Base




Antique Vintage sterling silver Scarab pill box small box Hallmarked


Lovely Solid Silver Vintage Eternity Stone Set Hallmarked Ring Box FreeUKPP


Shreve Crump Low Sterling Silver Engraved Box 1908


Whether you look for collecting sterling or silver plate antiques, the following tips apply.

1. Make a decision on a silver: Style, Historical Period or Artist.

Reflect upon your way-of-life and unique preferences, then come up with choices that are a good fit. Do you expect to use your antique silver flatware daily, or only use items from your collection for special occasions?

Antique silver flatware is a very extensive collectible niche comprising a great deal of specialist areas. It can depend on the style of collector you are. For example, some collectors put emphasis on a distinctive pattern style, while others target a certain silverware artist or historical era

Some antique sterling silverware collectors concentrate on a particular style of antique silver flatware, such as: cups or goblets, while others have more varied passions and broaden into regional silver flatware, such as Spanish or Mexican, or pieces from specific makers, such as: Reed & Barton.

2. Mix-n-Match

Be bold with accumulating a variety of silverware design patterns.

This collecting tactic provides awesome aesthetic charm to a table setting. This is a delightful choice particularly with difficult-to-find, or rare silver flatware patterns. And is often a must for putting together a set sizable enough for entertaining your family, friends or guests.

3. Signs of Overuse or Damage

A history of overuse does not automatically lessen the value of antique silverware or sterling silver flatware, while actual damage may or may not. For instance, minor damage or defects on a rare flatware piece will not significantly reduce its value. The price of a tarnished piece will be lower than retail, of course. Be cautious of buying tarnished silver flatware via the internet. Pictures can be fake and disguise apparent wear, damage or repair. Purchasing tarnished pieces at estate sales and flea markets may be an affordable option, but examining them closely for problems remains an essential skill for your collecting hobby or business.

4. Monograms

Quite a few collectors view aged, elaborate monograms as a lost art form and historically relevant. It does not detract from the desirability or importance of a silver flatware collectible when a monogram is displayed. Most pieces are, however, have more market worth without a monogram. As you become more familiar with antique silver and sterling silver flatware, you will develop skills to ascertain if the monogram has been removed. Monogram erasing can damage a piece of antique silver and significantly decrease its selling price.

5. Authenticity

A number of collectors under value 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 replaced on hollow handle knives, Certain collectors desire to have them refitted with stainless steel blades. But, stainless steel was not introduced in flatware manufacturing until the early 1920s. This is one of those factors of collecting that can be a matter of personal inclination, but you do need to be mindful that your antique silver flatware may lessen in value if you modify the knife blades.

6. Repair

Dents, or general types of damage can be repaired by a silversmith. A silversmith is also skilled for replating silver flatware pieces. The cost can be expensive for more common items, but it is definitely worth it to restore rare antique silver flatware pieces. cut to look like ice cream forks or a sugar spoon was altered to resemble a sugar sifter. As your skills improve, look for signs of modification and avoid buying those modified pieces.

8. Fake Antique Silver Flatware

New fake pieces in common and rare patterns appear for sale on a regular basis on the Internet. Examples include:, salt spoons and rare pieces such as assorted knives, forks and spoons. Several of these types of silver flatware have no manufacture's marks. Further, forged maker's markings in silver have persisted centuries. The age of an antique silverware piece does not automatically indicate it's authenticity. So the lesson here is start and continue your learning and improve your skills to reduce the risk of investing in forged or fake antique silverware collectibles.

Boxes - recently sold sterling silver antiques.

SOLID SILVER Match Striker Box RARE London 1889 PAIRPOINT BROTHERS 129g,  Large Antique Solid Silver Dressing Table Box 605g,  45 PIECE REED BARTON MARLBOROUGH STERLING SILVER FLATWARE SET 2064 grams BOX,  WALLACE MEADOW ROSE 38 PC STERLING SILVER FLATWARE BOX,  200 G ANTIQUE CHINESE EXPORT STERLING SILVER CIGARETTE CASE BOX DRAGON,  ANTIQUE CHINESE EXPORT STERLING SILVER CIGARETTE CASE BOX DRAGON AND SUN,  VINTAGE LUNT STERLING SILVER PAIR OF 3 OVAL NAPKIN RINGS ORIGINAL BOX,  56 PIECE INTERNATIONAL STERLING SILVER JOAN OF ARC FLATWARE SET 2752 grams BOX,  SOLID SILVER SPOONS BOX OF 8 COFFEE SPOONS Hallmarked LONDON 1937,  POLISH SOLID SILVER CIGARETTE CASE BOX 875 Silver by Kim Warsaw Poland ca1920s,  Rare Tiffany Co Solid Sterling Silver 6 Inch Desk Ruler with Tassle PouchBox,  Oneida Michelangelo 4 Place Settings Sterling Silver Flatware New in Box 1976,  ANTIQUE NIELLO amp GILDED SOLID SILVER SNUFF BOX FRENCH SOLID NIE,  Antique Victorian TIFFANY CO Sterling Silver Box Elaborate Horse Drawn Coach,  SET 2 napkin rings STERLING silver NO mono Original vintage box,  STERLING SILVER JEWELRY BOX VINTAGE HANDMADE COLLECTIBLE 25 x 25 x 15 INCHES,  Gorham sterling silver 8 place setting Chantilly in wooden box,  Antique Khmer Sterling Silver Elephant Shaped Box Betel Nut Box,  Crystal Sterling Silver Swan Ring Holder Snuff Pill Trinket Box Pin Holder,  Vintage Estate Sterling Silver 925 Enameled Pill Trinket Ring Hinged Box,  F Hingelberg AARHUS Sterling Silver Red Coral Hinged Box Lipstick Case Denmark,  C1901 Sterling Silver Repousse Trinket Box Apollo Cherubs Swedish for England,  RARE VINTAGE TIFFANY CO STERLING SILVER DRESSER BOX 982 grams,  Estate Antique Sterling Silver Hinged Ornate Pill Box,  Dominick Haff Sterling Silver Heart Box MAKE ME AN OFFER,  Gorham Sterling Silver Repousse Box Ca 1891,  Antique Arthur John Zimmerman Sterling Silver Miniature Desk Stamp Box,  Howard Co Sterling Silver Box MAKE ME AN OFFER,  Sterling Silver Pill Box Solid 925 Silver Very Large Rectangle shape Hallmarked,  Antique Enamel Horse Cigarette Box France 1898 Sterling Silver 800 Monogrammed,  Set of 6 Vintage Sterling Silver Corn on the Cob Spikes Spear Holders 925 in box,  Antique Asian Hallmarks Sterling Silver Detailed Round Pill Box RARE,  8 International Lord Saybrook Sterling Silver Cordial Shot Glass Cups w Box,  TIFFANY COMPANY STERLING SILVER BABY SPOON w Box Blank Long Handle,  ART DECO TIFFANY CO MAKERS STERLING SILVER DRESSER TRINKET BOX 86 OZ,  Puffy Heart 925 Sterling Silver Italy Hinged Covered Pill or JEWELRY BOX,  HALLMARKED STERLING SILVER GRAVY PUNCH LADLE WITH GOLD WASH IN WELSH BROS BOX,  Sterling Silver 925 pill box trinket box set with semi precious stone Turquoise,  Sterling Silver 925 basket weave pattern pill box snuff box lidded trinket box,  Sterling Silver 925 Art Nouveau Art Deco style snuff box or scent holder pendant,  Rectangular Gorham Sterling Silver Stamp Case or Snuff Box Empire Decor,  Vitage Sterling silver 925 with Opal decorated Pill Box,  Antique Edwardian Sterling Silver Pierced Top Heart Shaped Box 1903,  6 VL Sterling Silver Vintage Salt Pepper Shakers by Vincent Lollo Original Box,  RARE ANTIQUE FINE STERLING SILVER SNUFF BOX PERFUME FOB CHATELAINE VINAIGRETTE,  Set of Vintage Denmark MEKA Sterling Silver and Enamel Salt Cellars w Box,  Vintage Sterling Silver Salt + Pepper Shakers 12 In Original Box,  VINTAGE KIRK SILVER STERLING SILVER CHRISTMAS SNOWFLAKE JAM SPOON IN BOX,  Vintage STERLING SILVER Individual Salt Pepper Shaker Set in the Box,  ANTIQUE STERLING SILVER TRINKET BOX by HENRY MATTHEWS ENGLAND 4 CABRIOLE LEGS,  

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