Holmes & Edwards Silverplate Antiques


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HOLMES EDWARDS IS Silver Plate VINTAGE Pie Server Estate Sale item Used


Holmes Edwards LAFAYETTE 1908 ornate sugar spoon


Holmes Edwards Dolly Madison Silverplate Set Of Four Spoons


Holmes Edwards CENTURY Silverplate Dinner Knife


Holmes Edwards International Silver Plate Youth 1940 2 Teaspoons 43610


Holmes Edwards Flatware Set Guest of Honor 109 Piece 1935 International Silver


Orient aka Venice 1904 Holmes Edwards Master Butter Knife 7 1 4 Long


3 piece lot Holmes Edwards Danish Princess jelly soup spoon butterknife


Holmes Edwards 1949 Spring Garden Meat Fork and Serving Spoon


Holmes and Edwards International Youth 1940 5 Piece Place Setting +




holmes and edwards antique victorian pickle castor


Vintage Holmes Edwards Silverplate Flatware Set May Queen


DANISH PRINCESS Baby Fork Baby Spoon Set Holmes Edwards1938 Silverplate


DANISH PRINCESS 4 Salad Dessert Forks Holmes Edwards 1938 Silverplate Flatware


DANISH PRINCESS 1938 Set of 8 Silverplate Teaspoons Holmes Edwards Flatware Lot


DANISH PRINCESS 1938 Set of 10 Silverplate Teaspoons Holmes Edwards Flatware


1935 Holmes EdwardsGuest Of Honor Pattern Silver plate Pierced Serving Fork


Set of 3 Holmes Edwards IS Silverplated MAY QUEEN Teaspoons 1951 Scrolled Edge


Lot of 4 HOLMES EDWARDS Silverplate Dinner Knives Romance Pattern 1952


HOLMES EDWARDS Silverplate 8 1 2 Serving Spoon Romance Pattern 1952


Use this handy search tool to find available silver antiques:

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.

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