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In today's economic trend it is smart to get the most you can for your purchasing power. With the vast amount of competition, both online and offline, there is little reason to pay full price fine Middle Eastern antique flatware - silver, sterling or silver plated.

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Persian Middle Eastern silver flower frog centerpiece bowl 502 gram

$375.00


VTG ANTIQUE HAND MADE PERSIAN SOLID 900 SILVER CANDY BOWL W AMAZING HAND CARVED

$690.00


19th century Beautiful Persian Silver Urn Hand Chased 16

$1,800.00


RARE ANTIQUE COLLECTIBLE 4 X FILIGREE SILVER OTTOMAN TURKISH SILVER COIN SPOONS

$119.99


RARE ANTIQUE COLLECTIBLE 4 X FILIGREE SILVER OTTOMAN TURKISH SILVER COIN SPOONS

$119.99


RARE ANTIQUE FILIGREE SILVER OTTOMAN TURKISH SILVER COIN 2 X SPOONS

$99.99


RARE ANTIQUE FILIGREE SILVER OTTOMAN TURKISH SILVER COIN FLOWERS DECOR TONGS

$69.99


Antique 800 Silver Cup with Persian Coin

$26.50


19th C PAIR ANTIQUE PERSIAN TURKISH OTTOMAN STERLING SILVER TEA SPOONS 65 grams

$84.99


ANTIQUE TUNISIAN ENAMELED SOLID SILVER ROUND BOXRELIGIOUS THEMEEARLY XX th

$85.00


Antique 84 Silver Tray Islamic Persian Middles East Chased Signed

$2,500.00


Persian Figural Bowl Serpent Handles Floral Feet Sterling Silver 1930

$652.50


Arabic Ornamental Silver Napkin Ring 1900

$175.50


Eastern Open Salt and Spoon Sterling Silver

$99.00


Antique Persian Teaspoon Engraved 900 Silver

$76.50


Antique 900 Silver Enamel Persian Bracelet

$150.00


LARGE SIZE 25x115 cm EARLY 18th ANTIQUE OTTOMAN SILVER GILT NIELLO BELT BUCKLE

$7,450.00


ANTIQUE GREEK OTTOMAN MIDDLE EAST SILVER FOB SIGNET WAX SEAL WATCH ORNAMENT 19C

$88.00


PERSIA Large Silver Fruit Bowl Made in Tabriz by MAAHALAVANI

$1,260.00


INTRICATE ANTIQUE PERSIAN SILVER RECTANGULAR BOX W WOOD INSIDE

$1,021.00


ANTIQUE Large PERSIAN SILVER FRUIT Pedestal BOWL Very Fine Work Marked

$1,390.00

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Practice the following tips to assist your antique silver flatware collecting desires.

1. Think about a silver flatware: Style, Historical Period or Maker.

Reflect upon your way-of-life and individual preferences, then try to make decisions that are a good match. Do you plan to use your antique silver flatware regularly, or instead use objects from your collection for memorable occasions and holiday celebrations?

There are many specialty aspects of antique silver flatware collecting. It can depend on the sort of collector you are. For example, some collectors show interest for a specific pattern style, while others direct their attention a certain silver flatware manufacture or historical period.

Some antique sterling silverware collectors are only interested in a distinctive type of antique silver flatware, such as: napkin rings or pitchers, while others have more {eclectic|diverse interests and broaden into regional silver flatware, such as Spanish or Middle Eastern, or pieces from specific artists, such as: Alvin or Birks.

2. Mix-n-Match

Be bold with accumulating an assortment of silverware design patterns.

This collecting tip brings outstanding aesthetic charm to a table setting. This is a delightful option particularly with hard-to-find, or rare silver flatware patterns. And will benefit you for putting together a set sizable enough for entertaining your family, friends or guests.

3. Signs of Overuse or Damage

Signs of use do not always lessen the value of antique silver flatware or silver plate flatware, while signs of damage may or may not. For instance, small damage or flaws on a rare flatware piece will not significantly lessen its value. The price of a tarnished piece should be significantly lower than retail, of course. Be wary of buying tarnished silver flatware online. Pictures can be deceptive and conceal apparent wear, flaws or repair. Buying tarnished pieces at estate sales and flea markets may be an affordable option, but reviewing them closely for wear remains an important skill for your collecting hobby or business.

4. Monograms

Many collectors view old, intricate 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 displayed. Most pieces are, however, have more market worth without a monogram. As you expand your knowledge with antique silver and sterling silver flatware, you will be able to identify monogram removal. Monogram erasing can damage a piece of antique silver and dramatically diminish its actually worth.

5. Authenticity

Various collectors downgrade antique silverware pieces that have been updated, 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 substituted on hollow handle knives, A few collectors prefer to have them refitted with stainless steel blades. But, stainless steel was not introduced in flatware crafting until the early 1920s. This is one of those sides of collecting that can be a matter of personal choice, but you do need to be aware that your antique silver flatware may lessen in value if you modify the knife blades.

6. Repairs

Dents, or general types of damage can be repaired by a silversmith. Pieces can also be replated by a skilled silversmith. It can be an expensive project for common pieces, but it is fully worth the money spent to work with a expert silversmith for restoring valued and rare silver flatware items.

7. Modified Items

Be alert that these exist and develop skills to identify if a piece has been modified from its original condition. Common flatware pieces are sometimes changed to make them appear to be more unusual and valuable pieces. For example, spoons are occasionally cut to appear to be like ice cream forks or a sugar spoon was altered to resemble a sugar sifter. Look for signs that pieces have been modified and avoid purchasing them for your collection.

8. Forgeries

New forgeries in sought after and rare pattern designs can be found for sale frequently online. Examples include:, butter dishes and scarce pieces such as assorted knives, forks and spoons. Quite a few of these types of silver flatware have no maker's markings. Further, forged maker's markings in silver have been around centuries. The age of an antique silverware piece does not really indicate it's authenticity. So learn as much as you can before investing in expensive antique silver flatware.

Silver and Sterling Flatware - Middle Eastern origins: - recently purchased pieces.

ANTIQUE SOLID SILVER Plate MIDDLE EASTERN OTTOMAN,  TURKISH 800 SILVER TUGRA TUGHRA SMALL DISH 28 grams,  Antique Estate Silver Turkish Ottoman 2 Kurus Coin Filagree Sugar Tongs Turkey,  VINTAGE JUDAIC HAZORFIM ISRAEL SET OF 6 800 SILVER KIDDUSH WINE CUPS,  RARE TRIPLE Turkish islamic Silver ZARF with TUGRA and makers mark,  ASHRAF PAHLAVI C1327 OR 1948 SILVER 84 LG BOX BY SARAIIAN 5351GR 17235 TZ,  HAZORFIM ISRAEL STERLING SM FOOTED FRUIT BOWL BEAUTIFUL EXCELLENT COND NO MONO,  Almost Sterling 900 90 SILVER PLATTER TRAY PLATE Egypt 500+ Grams 125,  ANTIQUE GREEK OTTOMAN SILVER FOB WAX SIGNET SEAL BLOOD STONE COAT ARMS EAGLE 19C,  OTTOMAN EMPIRE ANTIQUE SINGLE PIECE OF SILVER BELT BUCKLE SIGNED ,  PAIR OF ANTIQUE TURKISH OTTOMAN TUGRA NIELLO GILT SILVER CUP HOLDERS 165 grams,  Antique Red Agate Man Intaglio Silver Pendant Seal from Turkey,  ANTIQUE ORIGINAL AMAZING SIZE BIG EUROPEAN SILVER ENAMEL BIG BOX,  ANTIQUE ORIGINAL SILVER EUROPEAN CIGARETTE CASE,  PERSIAN SILVER SUGAR OR CANDY BOWL PERSEPOLIS DESIGN,  HAZORFIM STERLING VINTAGE BEAKER CUP FINELY HAND CHASED 3 1 2 XLNT COND NO MONO,  VERY FINE PAIR OF ANTIQUE ISLAMIC SILVER VASES HALLMARKED 101 TROY OUNCES,  Vintage Cairo Egyptian 900 Silver Wine Cup w Scarab Shot Glass,  Large Antique Indian Burmese Hand Crafted Solid Silver Repousse Bowl,  IRAQI SILVER NIELLO SCENIC NAPKIN HOLDER A467,  SIGNED SCENIC IRAQI SILVER NIELLO CUP OR SALT CELLAR A464,  VERY NICE IRAQI SIGNED SCENIC SILVER SALT SHAKER A468,  6 pre 1923 Ottoman Empire Turkish napkin rings tughra 900 silver NO mono,  Antique Persian Silver Coin Heavy Necklace,  900 silver Eastern highly engraved cigarette box case Persian,  Fine Antique Persian Engraved Sterling Silver Cake Tomato Server VIGE Tabriz,  A Fine Antique Persian Engraved 84 Solid Silver Cake Tomato Server,  ANTIQUE FILIGREE SILVER COIN BOWL OTTOMAN EMPIRE SPOON,  ANTIQUE ORIGINAL PERFECT SILVER EUROPEAN CIGARETTE CASE,  ANTIQUE ORIGINAL SILVER AMAZING EUROPEAN TABACCO CIGARETTE CASE,  OTTOMAN SILVER BELT BUCKLE,  OTTOMAN SILVER NIELLO BELT BUCKLE,  RARE FIND OTTOMAN CAUCASIAN SILVER NIELLO WHIP LOOK,  OTTOMAN TURKISH SILVER BELT 19th CENTURY,  TURKISH SOLID SILVER SNUFF BOX,  PAIR OTTOMAN TURKISH SOLID SILVER ZARF SET WITH TUGRA,  OTTOMAN TURKISH FILIGREE SILVER HAIRPINS,  OTTOMAN ISLAMIC SILVER BIG SIZE AMULET,  OTTOMAN TURKISH SILVER CIGARETTE CASE,  OTTOMAN SOLID SILVER POCKET WATCH FOB CHAIN 19th,  OTTOMAN TURKISH SILVER COMB,  TURKISH SILVER FILIGREE BELT BUCKLE FROM MARDIN,  EXCELLENT OTTOMAN TURKISH SILVER WEDDING HEADDRESS,  EXCELLENT OTTOMAN TURKISH SILVER WEDDING HEADDRESS,  OTTOMAN ANTIQUE SILVER ARM PRAY CONTAINER PAZU BAND,  ANTIQUE 19TH EARLY 20TH CENTURY SILVER TUGHRA MEDAL FILIGREE TURKISH OTTOMAN OLD,  JUG STERLING SILVER ANTIQUE FANCY SHAPE MARKED MIDDLE EASTERN TURKISH 1850,  ANTIQUE ORIGINAL PERFECT SILVER ENEMAL MARCAZITE STONE DECORATED EUROPEAN BOX,  ANTIQUE ORIGINAL PERFECT SILVER ENEMAL GOLFER MAN DECORATED SMALL MEDICINE BOX,  ANTIQUE ORIGINAL PERFECT EUROPEAN SILVER ENEMAL DECORATED SMALL MEDICINE BOX,  

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