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In today's economic cycle it is increasingly important to get the best value for our purchasing spend. So, there is no reason to over-spend for charming antique silver and sterling flatware with traditional English origins.

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6 George III Silver Spoons PETER ANN BATEMAN London c1797

$95.00


12 Georgian Sterling Silver 6 7 8 Dessert Spoons various makers 1800s fruit bowl

$495.00


Antique 19th c Copeland Porcelain Goblet in English Sterling Silver Top

$130.00


pr Georgian Sterling Silver 9 Berry Serving Spoon chased fruit bowls c1824

$149.00


6 Sterling Silver 7 Dessert Soup Spoons DUBLIN c1814 1832 w portrait crests

$295.00


12 Georgian Sterling Silver 5 1 2 Berry Spoons various makers c1800s fruit bowl

$395.00


English Sterling Silver 12pc Fork Knife Set by Thomas Turner Sheffield c1880s

$295.00


12 English Sterling Silver Dinner Forks London c1865 1882 3858oz crown crest

$1,495.00


Antique English Sterling Silver Hallmarked Toast Holders Richard Burnbridge

$400.00


Antique Large English Sterling Silver Dressing Table Mirror WILLIAM COMYNS 1897

$822.25


Four Piece George III English Silver Tea Coffee Set 1801

$6,975.00


Antique 1798 English Georgian Sterling Silver Pierced Berry Ladle R Crossley

$130.00


English 1796 Georgian Peter Ann Bateman Sterling Silver Fruit Berry Spoon

$125.00


Antique Queen Anne Britannia Standard Silver Gilt Trefid Rat Tail Pattern Spoon

$2,155.00


Antique English Georgian Sterling Silver Spoon Possibly Thomas Dealtry London

$89.95


Antique English Georgian Sterling Silver Sugar Tongs Repair and Rubbed Marks

$69.95


GORHAM MANUFACTURING SILVER SPOON W SIAM DECOR FROM TIFFANY FA1

$55.00


samuel Boyce Landeck sterling silver Marriage cup lady statue

$300.00


6 Antique Richard Crossley Beautifully Decorated 45 Sterling Spoons Ca 1806

$675.00


William Comyns Antique Ca 1888 Sterling Silver Chamber Stick

$1,000.00


RARE Peter Ann Bateman Sterling Silver Trophy Cup Ca 1798 MAKE ME AN OFFER

$4,500.00

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Whether a hobby or an investment, here are eight hints for acquiring antique sterling and/or silver plate flatware.

1. Pick out a silver flatware: Style, Historical Period or Craftsman.

Picture your way-of-life and your own tastes, then try to make choices that are a good match. Do you expect to use your antique silver flatware daily, or only use items from your set for memorable occasions?

Antique silver flatware is a very broad collectible category comprising a variety of specialty areas. It can depend on the type of collector you are. For instance, some collectors focus on a distinctive pattern style, while others concentrate on a certain silverware craftsman or historical era

Some antique silverware collectors direct their attention on a distinctive genre of antique silver flatware, such as: ash trays or baskets, while others have more diverse interests and expand into regional silver flatware, such as Spanish or English, or pieces from specific makers, such as: Towie or Sheffield.

2. Mash It Up

Be bold with accumulating an array of silverware design patterns.

This collecting scheme adds excellent aesthetic elegance to a table setting. This is a beautiful option especially with difficult-to-find, or discontinued silver flatware patterns. And will help for putting together a set large enough for entertaining your family, friends or guests.

3. Wear or Damage

Signs of use do not always lower the worth of antique silverware or sterling silver flatware, while actual damage may or may not. For example, slight damage or defects on a rare flatware piece will not significantly lower its value. The price of a damaged collectible should be significantly lower than retail, of course. Be cautious of buying tarnished silver flatware through the internet. Pictures can be misleading and conceal obvious wear, flaws or repair. Buying tarnished pieces at estate sales and flea markets may be an affordable option, but reviewing them closely for problems remains an important skill for your collecting hobby or business.

4. Monograms

Many collectors view ancient, elaborate monograms as a lost form of art and historically important. It does not reduce the desirability or worth of a silver flatware piece when a monogram is present. Most pieces are, however, have more market worth without a monogram. As your knowledge increases with antique silver and sterling silver flatware, you will develop skills to detect if the monogram has been removed. Monogram removal can damage a piece of antique silver and markedly minimize its worth.

5. Authenticity

A number of collectors frown upon antique silverware pieces that have been updated, such as those with replacement knife blades. Silverplated knife blades are often found with wear. They can easily be repaired on hollow handle knives, Various collectors opt to have them replaced with stainless steel blades. However, stainless steel was not introduced in flatware manufacturing until the early 1920s. This is one of those aspects of collecting that can be a matter of personal taste, but you do need to be mindful 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 fully worth the time and money to hire a competent silversmith for restoring valued and rare silver flatware items.

7. Modified Pieces

Be conscious that these exist and develop skills to detect if a piece is modified from its authentic state. Common flatware pieces are sometimes altered to make them appear to be more uncommon and valuable pieces. For example, you may find spoons that at some point in time were cut to look like ice cream forks or a sugar spoon may have been pierced to resemble a sugar sifter. Look for signs that pieces have been modified and avoid purchasing them for your collection.

8. Forgeries

New fake pieces in sought after and rare pattern designs can be found for sale on a regular basis on the Internet. Examples include:, salt spoons and scarce pieces such as assorted knives, forks and spoons. Several of these items have no maker's stamps. Moreover, forged maker's markings in silver have persisted centuries. The age of an antique silverware piece does not always indicate it's authenticity. So learn as much as you can prior to investing in expensive antique silver flatware.

Silver and Sterling Flatware - United Kingdom origins - recently found antique silver flatware.

Antique Mappin Webb Sterling Silver Mother of Pearl Fruit or Dessert Set SL,  English Sterling Silver Coronation Spoon,  ART DECO ROLLED EDGE STERLING NAPKIN RING BY H M BIRMINGHAM 1924 JAS,  ENGLISH STERLING LIDDED RD BOX MAKER CD GOOD CONDITION FINE MONOGRAM,  1920 HOME DECOR KITCHEN ENGLISH SILVER CRICHTON LONDON TABLE VINTAGE AD CP62,  David Taylor Scottish Sterling Silver Teaspoon Queens Pattern Glasgow1858,  ENGLISH STERLING SCOTCH LABLE BOTTLE TAG EXCELLENT CONDITION,  VINTAGE ENGLISH STERLING SILVER SCOTCH BOTTLE PLATE HALLMARKED 138 GRAMS,  PLAIN SMALL STERLING INK WELL DESK TOP BY HCD BIRMINGHAM 1906,  William Bateman George III London Sterling Silver Letter Opener,  PLAIN ROLLED EDGE PAIR OF ROUND STERLING NAPKIN RINGS BY H A BIRMINGHAM 1927,  English Sterling HM Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee Sugar Spoon 1977,  Antique English Silver Hallmarked Repousse Gilt Berry Spoon 301g VGC Sheffield,  FIDDLE BACK or TIPPED DINNER FORK STERLING by WM LONDON 1847 FC,  Antique Victorian Sterling Silver Seated Britannia Souvenir Spoon c 1899 1900,  Antique Georgian Silver Hallmarked Repousse Gilt Berry Serving Spoon 641g 1811,  PLAIN FOOTED BABY CUP STERLING BY HW SHEFFIELD 1919 Joan Pamela,  PLAIN w SCALLOPED RIMS SALT CELLARS PAW FEET STERLING BY BIRMINGHAM 1914 ESB,  Sterling KINGSTON SOUVENIR SPOON 5 1 4 ENAMELED INDIAN 8g 4 1 4,  Robert James Josiah Exeter Victorian Sterling Silver Salt Spoons 1852,  PAIR ANTIQUE GEORGIAN OLD SHEFFIELD SILVER ARMORIAL 4 PART ENTREE DISHES WARMER,  EXQUISTE Antique Yapp And Woodward 19thc ENGLISH STERLING SILVER ENGLAND SPOON,  Harrison Brothers Howson George Howson Sheffield 1896 sterling silver English,  Victorian Egg Spoon Dublin 1868 JSmith Sterling Silver,  Victorian Mustard Ladle London Sterling Silver Gilt Bowl 1851 Eagle Crest,  Georgian Vinaigrette England Sterling Silver Gilt 1823,  Victorian Vinaigrette Pendant England Sterling Silver Gilt 1860,  Georgian Silver Brandy Saucepan Warmer London 1803,  Strainer Ladle Aesthetic Engraved English Sterling Silver 1907,  Ornate Repousse Dresser Box Chester Sterling Silver,  George III Gravy Ladle William Eley Fearn Chawner Sterling Silver 1814 London,  Aesthetic Napkin Ring Sterling Silver London 1892,  Ornate Dresser Box Birmingham 1904 Sterling Silver,  Vintage English Sterling Silver Reticulated Shape Candy Nut Dish Gargoyle design,  Floral Scroll Napkin Ring Sterling Silver 1898 Birmingham 2,  Scroll Belleflower Napkin Ring Sterling Silver London 1904,  Double Handle Open Salt Dish Sterling Silver London 1892,  CHOICE ANTIQUE GEORGE IV GLASGOW 1824 STERLING PAIR 9 HEAVY SERVING SPOONS MONO,  Old English Egg Spoon Fiddle Shape Sterling Silver Late 18th Early 19th Century,  English Sterling Silver Master Salt Spoon 3304,  Salt Spoons Pair London English Sterling Silver 1807 1816,  Apostle Demitasse Spoons 3 English Sterling Silver 1895,  Georgian Vinaigrette England Sterling Silver Gilt 1812,  Fiddle Shell Master Salt Spoon William Chawner II Sterling Silver London 1827,  Ornate Repousse Salt Dish Sterling Silver Pie Crust Rim London 1895,  Queens Dinner Forks 5 Scottish Sterling Marshall Sons Edinburgh 1858,  Georgian Pap Boat Sterling Silver London 1829,  Openwork Pomander London Sterling Silver 1905,  Fish Serving Knife Roses Pierced London English Sterling Silver 1830,  Antique Vinaigrette Sterling Silver London 1861 Charles Rawlings,  

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