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Amsterdam Pattern BonBon Spoon By Nils Johan Alpaca Sweden Excellent Condition






One Holmes Edwards Inlaid IS Silverplate 7 Danish Princess salad fork






2 INTERNATIONAL SILVER Royal Danish Sterling Salad Forks


Vintage Spritzer Fuhrmann Denmark Sterling Silver Enamel Demitasse Spoons Set


F Hingelberg AARHUS Sterling Silver Red Coral Hinged Box Lipstick Case Denmark


TH Marthinsen Norway Sterling Silver Dinner Fork 7 3 4 Pattern Valdres 2oz+


Vintage Set of 2 ELA Denmark Sterling Silver Enameled Pickle Forks Red Blue


Vintage Antique Souvenier Spoon Sweden Marked Silver Silver Plate Unknown Old


Georg Jensen Sterling Silver Cactus Pattern Sugar Tongs Nips Denmark


Silver Enamel Spoons Marked 925 Norwegian MAKE ME AN OFFER


Silver Norwegian Vinaigrette and Snuff Articulated Fish by David Andersen


Theo Olsens EFTF Sterling Silver Grams Serving Meat Fork Norway




Vintage Danish Silverplate Candle Sticks Silver Plate


Vintage Denmark Silverplated Childs Duck Bowl Plate




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

1. Identify a silver flatware: Style, Historical Era or Artist.

Reflect upon your lifestyle and individual tastes, then make choices that are a good match. Do you envisage using your antique silver flatware almost every day, or instead use pieces from your collection for particular occasions?

Antique silver flatware is a very extensive collectible niche comprising plenty of specialty areas. It can depend on the kind of collector you are. For example, some collectors focus on a certain pattern style, while others direct their attention a certain silverware artist or historical era

Some antique silverware collectors zero in on a distinctive type of antique silver flatware, such as: butter dishes or candlesticks, while others have more diverse passions and expand into regional silver flatware, such as Norwegian, Danish or, or collectibles from specific makers, such as: Towie or Sheffield.

2. Mix-n-Match

Do not be afraid to mix and match patterns.

This collecting option provides wonderful aesthetic charm to a table setting. This is a wonderful choice particularly with hard-to-find, or rare silver flatware patterns. And will help for assembling a set large enough for entertaining your family, friends or guests.

3. Wear or Damage

A history of overuse does not consequently lower the value of antique silver flatware or silver plate flatware, while actual damage may or may not. For example, minor damage or blemishes on a rare flatware piece will not significantly diminish its value. The price of a damaged collectible should be significantly lower than retail, of course. Be careful of buying tarnished silver flatware on the internet. Pictures can be misleading and conceal apparent wear, flaws or repair. Acquiring tarnished pieces at estate sales and flea markets may be an an alternative, but checking them closely for problems remains an important skill for your collecting hobby or business.

4. Monograms

Quite a few collectors view old, elaborate monograms as a lost form of art and historically important. It does not diminish the desirability or true worth of a silver flatware collectible when a monogram is present. Most pieces are, however, have more value without a monogram. As you become more familiar with antique silver and sterling silver flatware, you will develop skills to recognize if the monogram has been removed. Monogram removal can damage a piece of antique silver and dramatically lessen its market appeal.

5. Authenticity

Certain collectors under estimate antique silverware pieces that have been restored, such as those with replacement knife blades. Silverplated knife blades are often found with wear. They can easily be repaired on hollow handle knives, A number of collectors desire to have them replaced 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 switch 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 prohibitive for more common items, but it is certainly worthwhile to restore rare antique silver flatware pieces. cut to appear to be like ice cream forks or a sugar spoon has been 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 desired and rare patterns can be found for sale frequently online. Examples include:, butter dishes and sought after pieces such as assorted knives, forks and spoons. Plenty of these types of silver flatware have no craftsman's marks. Moreover, forged maker's marks in silver have been around centuries. The age of an antique silverware piece does not automatically indicate it's genuineness. So learn as much as you can before investing in expensive antique silver flatware.

Silver and Sterling Flatware - Scandinavia origins: - recently purchased antique silver flatware.

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