Holmes & Edwards Silverplate Antiques


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5 Holmes Edwards 1910 Washington Pattern Teaspoons Silverplate Flatware 315

$8.99


HOLMES EDWARDS ROMANCE 4 Dinner KNIVES 9 long excellent antique 1925

$15.00


Lot of 4 Antique Silver Plated Spoons Ladle Nils Johan SwedenHolmes Edwards

$4.95


13 bread tray Holmes and Edwards Spring Garden international silver co 2019

$25.00


INTL HOLMES EDWARDS YOUTH DINNER KNIFE SILVER PLATE MODERN BLADE 1 of 11

$8.25


Vintage Baby Fork 4 in Charm 1929 Holmes Edwards I S Silverplate Flatware

$3.50


Antique Gravy Ladle 7 Opal Triumph 1890 Holmes Edwards Silverplate Mono Z

$14.50


Holmes Edwards Inlaid IS Silverplate Lovely Lady Pattern 52 Pieces W

$32.50


INTL HOLMES EDWARDS YOUTH DINNER FORK SILVER PLATE 1940 1 of 12

$9.99


Vintage Silverplate International Holmes Edwards 1940 YOUTH 4 Cake Forks

$15.00


Vintage Silverplate International Holmes Edwards 1940 YOUTH Sugar Butter set

$15.00


Vintage Silverplate International Holmes Edwards 1940 YOUTH 2 Serving Spoons

$15.00


Danish Princess Teaspoons by Holmes Edwards

$3.99


INTL HOLMES EDWARDS YOUTH SALAD DESSERT FORK SILVER PLATE 1940 1 of 12

$8.25


INTL HOLMES EDWARDS YOUTH TEASPOON SILVER PLATE 1940 1 of 24

$5.25


HOLMES EDWARD INLAID IS SPOONS SET OF 5 NOT POLISHED

$5.00


Silver Plated Condiment Spoon 4

$13.95


Holmes Edwards IS Silverplate Seafood Forks X 3

$4.15


Holmes Edwards IS Silver Plate Fashion Serving Fork 289 17

$20.00


6 Sugar Spoon Holmes Edwards Silver Plate May Queen 1951

$5.99


Holmes Edwards Rialto 1894 non Shell Sugar Spoon Silver Plate International

$25.00


IRVING 1895 BERRY or CASSEROLE SERVING SPOON by B S CO Holmes

$28.95


HOLMES EDWARDS CENTURY 1923 MASTER BUTTER KNIFE SUGAR SPOON SILVER PLATE VG

$12.99


Silverplate Ladle C Vintage Holmes Edwards

$10.00


HOLMES EDWARDS INTERNATIONAL SILVER PLATE YOUTH OVAL SOUP SPOON 7 3 8

$2.03


3 Holmes Edwards YOUTH Pattern Silverplate TEASPOONS c1940

$5.90


Silverplate Dinner Knives Holmes Edwards 1952 Romance Pattern Set of 6

$15.00


HOLMES EDWARDS 1903 WESTFIELD CARVING KNIFE

$13.99


Danish Princess by Holmes Edwards Plate Silverplate Teaspoon 6 1 8

$5.00


Holmes Edwards Youth teaspoon no monogram

$2.00

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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.

5 Holmes Edwards 1910 Washington Pattern Teaspoons Silverplate Flatware 315,  HOLMES EDWARDS ROMANCE 4 Dinner KNIVES 9 long excellent antique 1925,  Lot of 4 Antique Silver Plated Spoons Ladle Nils Johan SwedenHolmes Edwards,  13 bread tray Holmes and Edwards Spring Garden international silver co 2019,  INTL HOLMES EDWARDS YOUTH DINNER KNIFE SILVER PLATE MODERN BLADE 1 of 11,  Vintage Baby Fork 4 in Charm 1929 Holmes Edwards I S Silverplate Flatware,  Antique Gravy Ladle 7 Opal Triumph 1890 Holmes Edwards Silverplate Mono Z,  Holmes Edwards Inlaid IS Silverplate Lovely Lady Pattern 52 Pieces W,  INTL HOLMES EDWARDS YOUTH DINNER FORK SILVER PLATE 1940 1 of 12,  Vintage Silverplate International Holmes Edwards 1940 YOUTH 4 Cake Forks,  Vintage Silverplate International Holmes Edwards 1940 YOUTH Sugar Butter set,  

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