Holmes & Edwards Silverplate Antiques


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Holmes And Edwards 1940 Youth Set For 8 Silverplated Flatware Set 52 Pc W box

$89.99


RIALTO 1894 GOLD PLATE 5 SPOON BY WALDO HE HOLMES EDWARDS

$4.99


Holmes Edwards 1954 BRIGHT FUTURE silverplated Grille flatware set 90 pc w box

$219.99


SIX 6 c1927 Intl Holmes Edwards PAGEANT pattern silverplated DINNER FORKS

$19.95


holmes and edwards silverplate

$5.00


NOS Holmes Edwards Silver plated Serving Spoon ROMANCE Pattern 9AA

$19.99


NOS Holmes Edwards Toddler or Childs Fork Youth Pattern 6 1 4 long 5AA

$19.99


NOS Holmes Edwards Silver plated Serving Fork ROMANCE Pattern 10AA

$19.99


Antique Holmes Edwards Silver plated 30 Table Pieces ROMANCE Pattern 12AA

$79.99


Antique 1937 1916 HOLMES EDWARDS Lovely Lady Pattern Tea Teaspoon Spoon Z101

$24.99


FOUR 4 c1927 Intl Holmes Edwards PAGEANT pattern silverplated TEASPOONS

$11.95


SIX 6 c1927 Intl Holmes Edwards PAGEANT pattern silverplated TEASPOONS

$19.95


EIGHT 8 c1927 Intl Holmes Edwards PAGEANT pattern silverplated TEASPOONS

$22.50


9 Salad Forks Holmes Edwards Inlaid Silver Plate Youth 1940

$19.99


8 Tea Spoons Holmes Edwards Inlaid Silver Plate Youth 1940

$15.99


Vintage Holmes Edwards 1937 Silverplate Lovely Lady 56 Piece Service For 8

$325.00


Vintage Holmes Edwards Youth pattern service for 12 silverware hostess set

$500.00


JAMESTOWN SILVERPLATE FLATWARE HOLMES EDWARDS SMALL SPOON 4 1 2

$25.00


Vintage Lot of 33 HOLMES EDWARDS DE SANCY ROSELAND SILVER PLATE 1915 FREE SHIP

$35.95


Holmes Edwards Carolina Silverplate jelly

$10.99


Holmes Edwards Century Set of 6 Salad Forks Silverplate Flatware Lot D

$24.99


Silverplate Dinner Knives Holmes Edwards 1952 Romance Pattern Set of 6

$15.00


HOLMES EDWARDS CENTURY LOT 2 DINNER KNIVES NEW FRENCH HOLLOW 9 SILVER PLATE VG

$7.99


HOLMES EDWARDS CENTURY LOT 4 TEASPOONS 6 SILVER PLATE VG

$11.99


HOLMES EDWARDS CENTURY LOT 2 TEASPOONS 6 SILVER PLATE VG

$5.99


HOLMES EDWARDS CENTURY LOT 4 DINNER KNIVES NEW FRENCH HOLLOW 9 SILVER PLATE VG

$15.99


1957 Holmes Edwards Deep Silver Cold Meat Serving Fork Silver Fashion pattern

$25.00


VINTAGE SPOON HOLMES EDWARDS INLAID I S CLASS OF 1952 SOUVENIR SILVER PLATE

$9.99


Silverplate 7 SERVING DESSERT FORK Holmes Edwards PAGEANT

$7.60


110 PCS VINTAGE HOLMES EDWARDS DANISH PRINCESS SILVERPLATE FLATWARE LOVELY

$225.00

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Whether you want to sterling or silver plate flatware, the following tips apply.

1. Select a silver flatware: Style, Historical Period or Artist.

Think about your way-of-life and unique tastes, then arrive at decisions that will be a good fit. Do you expect to use your antique silver flatware often, or rather use items from your set for particular occasions and holiday celebrations?

Antique silver flatware is a very extensive collectible niche made up of a variety of specialist areas. It depends on the style of collector you are. For instance, some collectors prefer a specific pattern style, while others target a certain silverware manufacture or historical era

Some antique sterling silverware collectors center their attention on a specific genre of antique silver flatware, such as: butter dishes or candlesticks, while others have more diverse passions and expand into regional silver flatware, such as Spanish or Mexican, or pieces from specific designers origins, such as: Towie or Sheffield or Holmes & Edwards.

2. Mix-n-Match

Be daring with collecting a variety of silverware design patterns.

This collecting practice adds wonderful aesthetic appeal to a table setting. This is a pleasant option particularly with hard-to-find, or rare silver flatware patterns. And will help for putting together a set extensive enough for entertaining your family, friends or guests.

3. Wear or Damage

A history of overuse does not necessarily lower the value of antique silverware or sterling silver flatware, while signs of abuse may or may not. For instance, negligible damage or flaws on a rare flatware piece will not significantly lessen its value. The price of a damaged collectible should be signficantly lower than retail, of course. Be wary of buying tarnished silver flatware via the internet. Pictures can be misleading and hide obvious wear, flaws or repair. Purchasing tarnished pieces at estate sales and flea markets may be an an alternative, but examining them closely for wear remains a key skill for your collecting hobby or business.

4. Monograms

Many collectors view vintage, elaborate monograms as a lost art form and historically relevant. It does not diminish the desirability or merit of a silver flatware collectible when a monogram is present. Most pieces are, however, have more value without a monogram. As you expand your knowledge with antique silver and sterling silver flatware, you will develop skills to identify if the monogram has been removed. Monogram removal can damage a piece of antique silver and dramatically lessen its value.

5. Authenticity

Certain collectors under estimate antique silverware pieces that have been refreshed, 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 replaced on hollow handle knives, Certain collectors favor 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 sides of collecting that can be a matter of personal preference, but you do need to be alert 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 worth the money spent to Place your treasured collectible in the hands of a skilled silversmith.

7. Modified Items

Be informed that these exist and develop skills to determine if a piece has been modified from its genuine condition. Common flatware pieces are sometimes restored to make them appear to be more uncommon and valuable pieces. For example, spoons are sometimes 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 popular and rare patterns can be found for sale regularly online. In particular:, butter dishes and rare pieces such as asparagus servers. Quite a few of these pieces have no craftsman's markings. Further, forged maker's marks in silver have appeared centuries. The age of an antique silverware piece does not always indicate it's genuineness. 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.

Holmes & Edwards - recently found silverplate antiques.

Holmes And Edwards 1940 Youth Set For 8 Silverplated Flatware Set 52 Pc W box,  RIALTO 1894 GOLD PLATE 5 SPOON BY WALDO HE HOLMES EDWARDS,  Holmes Edwards 1954 BRIGHT FUTURE silverplated Grille flatware set 90 pc w box,  SIX 6 c1927 Intl Holmes Edwards PAGEANT pattern silverplated DINNER FORKS,  holmes and edwards silverplate,  NOS Holmes Edwards Silver plated Serving Spoon ROMANCE Pattern 9AA,  NOS Holmes Edwards Toddler or Childs Fork Youth Pattern 6 1 4 long 5AA,  NOS Holmes Edwards Silver plated Serving Fork ROMANCE Pattern 10AA,  Antique Holmes Edwards Silver plated 30 Table Pieces ROMANCE Pattern 12AA,  Antique 1937 1916 HOLMES EDWARDS Lovely Lady Pattern Tea Teaspoon Spoon Z101,  FOUR 4 c1927 Intl Holmes Edwards PAGEANT pattern silverplated TEASPOONS,  

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