Sterling Silver Flatware often carries with it a great deal of personal history and sentimental value, it can be something that has been a part of a family for generations, making special occations and moments of togetherness. This is a detail we do not take lightly, and neither should you. This is one of the reasons we deal so directly with auction houses. Many Silver buyers simply take the piece for it’s silver value and melt it down. We take a great deal of consideration in appraising your silver flatware for its true value, and we’ll tell you everything you want to know.
How To Find The Most Alluring Sterling Silver Flatware Set?
Nothing sets off a dining table better than beautiful silver flatware. You can find them available in the most intricate carvings and ornate craftsmanship. Owning one is a matter of pride, so if you are seeking to buy/sell such pieces, look into our store.
Where to Sell Sterling Silver Flatware at Best Price.
Antique sterling silver flatware for sale – We are authorized and well-known vintage silver flatware buyers and stock a huge collection of such items. You can get fantastic pieces at the best price from us. We have designs according to the date of manufacturer, enabling you to get rare and vintage flatware items that simply cannot be found in the regular market.
Best Buyers of Silver Flatware
When you buy them from us, you can be sure of getting sterling silver items at the best price. Our silver flatware value is based on factors such as age, quality, craftsmanship etc giving you a piece that is value for money. Something like an 18th century large 5 piece flatware set will be fabulous on the dining table, not to mention a matter of pride when your guests eat with them. Large sterling silver flatware comes with detailed embellishments which makes them look lovely when set on the table. Buy or sell such items and get your money’s worth in the offing.
Sterling Silver vs. Silver Plated
Sterling silver and silver plated flatware can look and feel very similar. While talking with an expert and knowledgable Silver buyer directly will reveal a great deal more insight into your collection there are a few tell tale signs that can help you feel more informed before you begin.
Most sterling silver pieces have a marking that will indicate the purity of the silver content. In the case of flatware, it may not be indicated on every individual piece. A marking of “925” refers to the fact that your piece is 92.5% silver and 7.5% copper alloy. This is often the most common marking. You may also see “Sterling” or “Ster” imprinted on your piece. In some cases a marking of “Coin” may be imprinted, meaning it was made from metal coins and contains 90% silver.
A mark reading, “Inlaid” or “plated” means your piece is silver plated and therefor it’s silver value is much less. While there may be other factors about it’s origins and history that can increase it’s value, it’s is likely not worth a great deal.
How To Weigh Your Silver
As mentioned above, different pieces of silver flatware can contain different percentages of pure silver. These pieces should be weighed as separate groups. Sterling Silver knives, for example, often only contain silver in the hilt while the blades are made of stainless steel. This is also true of items like: salt and pepper shakers, serving utensils, candlestick holders, and so on.
Pounds vs Troy Ounces
Once you’ve separated your silver into similar groupings you can use any scale to find the weight in dry pounds. Silver, however is weighed in Troy Ounces. You can make this calculation simply enough: 14.5 Troy Ounces is roughly equal to one pound. As silver prices change daily, you can use this to help you get a rough idea of your item’s “Silver Value”.
It’s Not All About The Silver
We’re proud to represent Florida’s Antique Silver market with the high standards and care that we take in our work. While many Silver Buyers simply look at the silver value of your pieces, our considerations run much deeper. Some things we look at in appraising your collection is the History, Condition, Demand, and Manufacturer (to name a few).
When you’re ready to really discover what you’ve got, we’d love to hear from you. Our appraisals are 100% accurate and we offer the best price in the market for any antique silver flatware.