Found 82 articles matching Silver category.
  • Oct 1 2008
  • 1 Oct 2008

Sterling & Silver-Plated Antiques

In general, the term Sterling Silver is meant to distinguish items that are composed of mostly solid silver as opposed to Silver-Plated that have only a thin surface layer of silver. However, there are several other distinctions, some using terms that can be confusing and often lead to a misunderstanding of an item’s composition and hence its value.

  • Jul 18 2008
  • 18 Jul 2008

Antiques And Collectibles: July Auctions

July may be winding down, but there are fine antiques and collectibles auctions still on the calendar.

Saturday, July 19: Silver Flatware
Harlowe-Powell — Gallery Auction

  • Jul 4 2008
  • 4 Jul 2008

Antique Doernbecher Bedrm Set, Rogers Bros Silverware, Evening In Paris, Hoffman: Easy Vision, Pacifica, Model 21807

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The Estate has, items in very good condition, with minor distress: H & C Bavaria Plates (90pcs), Crooksville China floral plates (5 pcs), Antique Doernbecher Dbl. Bed set with Lead Mirror/Vanity, Chifforette, Vintage L.A. Furniture 1970s solid wood Dbl. Bed set, Remembrance & Queen Bess Silverware and Silver plated cutlery (50 pcs).

  • Jun 19 2008
  • 19 Jun 2008

Identifying antique American silver and silverplate pieces

I can usually find enough information on the internet to identify that rare piece that boggles my mind, but this one has me stumped. I imagine there may be a piece missing, an insert made of glass perhaps?

  • Jun 11 2008
  • 11 Jun 2008

How To Clean Silver–Buyer Beware

There are many products out there on the market assuring you that their quick and easy method will not only clean your silver to its original pristine color and condition but will provide testimonials attesting to the efficaciousness of the product supplied by museums, cathedrals and “as seen on TV.” Ultimately, when done, they’ll have you convinced that your piece of silver will be whistlin

  • Jun 5 2008
  • 5 Jun 2008

Sterling Tea Balls and Infusers

Tea balls, also known as tea infusers and tea eggs, were most popular around 1890 to 1910. Tea balls are perforated metal ball-shaped containers in which tea leaves are placed. The infuser/tea ball is placed in a cup or pot of hot or boiling water, allowing the tea to brew without loose tea leaves spilling into the pot or cup.

  • May 16 2008
  • 16 May 2008

Selling While it’s Hot!

People tend to think that the collectibles market goes only in one direction as things age and that is up. While it’s true that many antiques and collectibles do get more valuable with age, I can assure you it’s not always the case. Remember Beanie Babies? How about canning jars? Old Insulators? Right.

  • Apr 23 2008
  • 23 Apr 2008

Time to Sell Ungraded Silver Coin

This week, when I took my son, Joshua, to a coin store to look around, I couldn’t believe my eyes. There must have been six or eight employees working behind the counter plus twenty-five or thirty customers. I asked to speak to the manager. I really wanted to know what all these people were doing here. He told me they were all either buying for their collection or selling their silver or gold.

  • Apr 22 2008
  • 22 Apr 2008

Antique Silver Napkin Rings – Beauty and Value

Do you know a single napkin ring can bring up to $5,000? But be careful, because there are reproductions. Napkin Rings were fashionable from about 1860 to 1900, and no formal table would have been set without them. Where did the days of the formal table go, now that we are in the disposable age where everything goes into the trash as soon as the meal is completed?

  • Apr 11 2008
  • 11 Apr 2008

Salt and pepper

I’ve been wondering what my salt and pepper shakers are worth. My mom picked them up for me at a thrift shop for $5, but every pair of shakers that I looked up that were similar were worth a lot more. If anyone can enlighten me on thier actual value I would surely appreciate it. They are two rabbits in a nieman marcus box and the sticker on the bottom says that they are godinger sterling silver.