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Silver Antique And Collectible


Silver Antique And Collectible

Anything old and silver! Both Sterling and Plate.

Members: 196
Latest Activity: Jul 18, 2019

resources for researching sterling and silver plate - patterns and more

http://www.sterlingshop.com/ - The silver shop

http://marks4antiques.com/ - Id Silver - sterling and plate marks

http://spoonplanet.com/ - The spoon Museum

http://www.leopardantiques.com/object/stock/list/category_uid/3 - Leopards Antique silver flatware

http://www.abesilverman.com/SilverFlatware2.html - Abe Silverman's Antique Shop

http://lizjewel.com/silver/place-serving-sizes.htm - And Excellent site to identify and to purchase replacement silver, both sterling and plated pieces.

Here are some good places to get you started in researching your silver and silverplate pieces, both flatware, Hollow ware, and spoons.

Discussion Forum

What IS this sterling silver item? 6 Replies

Started by Eleanor Price. Last reply by Eleanor Price Jul 18, 2019.

Please help identify this Sterling Silver Pail/Bucket. 2 Replies

Started by Linda Long. Last reply by Molly Apr 25, 2019.

Old Books About Silverplate - Various

Started by Zeke Feb 13, 2019.

Storing Silverplate 2 Replies

Started by Chris Pollock. Last reply by Chris Pollock Jan 29, 2019.

Solid Sterling Silver Serving Spoon With NO Markings 4 Replies

Started by Naomi Buckingham. Last reply by Naomi Buckingham Jan 2, 2018.

Antique Flatware 1 Reply

Started by S M. Last reply by Liz Bryman Nov 15, 2017.

Double Swan Oval Silver Bowl 8 Replies

Started by Liz Bryman. Last reply by Liz Bryman Jun 2, 2017.

help on antique 3 Replies

Started by katherina martindale. Last reply by katherina martindale Feb 19, 2017.

ARGTO / 1000 Need help please... Winged Dragon Footed Bowl 7 Replies

Started by Lisa Dangelo. Last reply by Lisa Dangelo Feb 17, 2015.

Stumped..."WEBSTER MFG CO" Housemark with Portait? Pedestal Basket Eng. "Buckingham" 2 Replies

Started by Lisa Dangelo. Last reply by Lisa Dangelo Jan 25, 2015.

Silver pickle fork 1 Reply

Started by Lillian Dunbar. Last reply by vicki hufstetler Oct 12, 2014.

Date and pattern for this "1847 Rogers Bros." flatware? 2 Replies

Started by Bradley. Last reply by Bradley Sep 24, 2014.

Crescent Silver Art Deco Set? 6 Replies

Started by GracefulAntiquesVtg. Last reply by House of Charm Antiques Southinc Sep 1, 2014.

Help ID Hallmark on Silverplate Footed Domed Butter Dish 2 Replies

Started by Michelle Eagle. Last reply by Michelle Eagle Aug 3, 2014.

brass chandelier with capodimonte roses made in spain 3 Replies

Started by Debbra Sibbet. Last reply by Oralei May 11, 2014.

Can anyone ID these Spoons 2 Replies

Started by robin kelly. Last reply by Denise Murdock Apr 20, 2014.

Very old silver flatware 2 Replies

Started by Denise Murdock. Last reply by Denise Murdock Apr 19, 2014.

Rare Fork 5 Replies

Started by Michelle Eagle. Last reply by 0zk27d1vv0zud Jan 15, 2014.

Comment Wall


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Comment by Liz Bryman on June 25, 2016 at 6:43pm

Hi, again, Jeremy. Lovely old Victorian styling! Were I in your shoes I'd probably go for the one on line, perhaps the seller is accepting offers. Even when plate is worn but still mostly intact it's preferable to replating IMHO. The lovely old patina of a vintage piece is lost in replating. Yes, it looks fantastic after replating. Like NEW. If that is not the look you want keep it original. The pictured pieces shows a lot of incised areas where the manufacturers traditionally applied acids to pre-oxidize the details for greater contrast and effect. All that would be completely covered up in replating. I think you would hate yourself twice if you replate it. Once for having done it and "ruined" the lovely old vintage piece and again for having had to pay for it(!). Just my opinion of course but I'm always for the traditional look, warts 'n all; they all add to the charm of genuine vintage.

Comment by Jeremy Woodoff on June 25, 2016 at 5:16pm

Thank you for your reply, Liz. After posting my question I found the exact same server (actually called a cake or bride's basket, I think, for sale on line for $75. The seller says it could use a replating, though it seems to have most of the silver intact, whereas the one I saw does not. I could probably buy it for $30. It would not be for resale, but I think the replating cost added in would probably bring it well over its value. Here is the picture of the one on-line:

Comment by Liz Bryman on June 25, 2016 at 4:30pm
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Hi, Jeremy, can you snip a picture of the server? i understand that you haven't purchased it yet but if it is possible to see a snapshot of it, it'd be easier to maybe arrive at an opinion in reply to your question. As a rule, to my chagrin, I have in the past found replating rather expensive to do. I don't imagine that it has gotten any cheaper now what with high sterling prices. The piece would have to be exceptional to warrant replating it and of great personal collectible interest rather than with an eye to resale which usually wouldn't pay. Not only because it's hard to recover even the cost of plating when reselling but also because replated items never come near the original (fine!) finish item in resale value. So unless you are very very interested in owning this server for personal enjoyment and couldn't care less what its final resale price could possibly be, you need to think carefully before going for replating. As far as replater recommendations any jeweler in any moderate size U.S. city would have names of replaters that they may have used and can tell you which ones are reputable.

Comment by Jeremy Woodoff on June 25, 2016 at 3:39pm

I am considering buying an aesthetic movement silver-plate server. The plating is completely gone from the top and partly underneath. Some of it may be copper or brass, but it has cast pieces that I assume are spelter or similar metal. Are there any recommendations from the board for companies that will re-plate such pieces? Any thought on approximate cost? The piece is about 12" square and has feet and a handle, and small side galleries. Thanks!

Comment by Jeffrey Herman on December 13, 2015 at 10:13pm

Same to you, Jeff :~)

Comment by lundy'antiques/collectables on December 13, 2015 at 9:19pm

hi , and thank you ,  the 900 mark is on the back up top  in a small box . there is no flaking , thank you ,would you know a value or age   ty

Comment by House of Charm Antiques Southinc on December 13, 2015 at 8:34pm

Jeffrey! Welcome back! Happy holiday,

Jeff N

Comment by Jeffrey Herman on December 13, 2015 at 5:30pm

Thanksgiving is over and Christmas is almost here! Are you properly caring for your silver? Are you using delicate polishes? Did you know chemical dips are not only hazardous to your silver, but also your health? Has a spoon or fork been digested by your disposal? I can help! You'll find all the answers to your questions on my famous The Care of Silver page. If you can't find the answers you're looking for, please feel free to contact me.

Comment by C. Dianne Zweig Editor's Desk on December 13, 2015 at 3:40pm

Refresh my memory, who is the moderator of this group? Im organizing the site for 2016, please let me know, thanks.

Comment by vicki hufstetler on December 3, 2015 at 3:59pm

Hi Lundy, I'm not at all sure that your spoon is silver. Where is the .900 marking? It looks more like a copper or brass plated spoon, with enameled detail on front. Most likely a souvenir type item. Might have been sold in a museum shop, or a tourist item from Egypt. 

If you notice on back, you've really got some condition issues. I think the plating is flaking off. Have you tried to polish up the spoon?

Without knowing more, I think that's all I can offer to you. 


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