Silverware & Flatware

We Buy Silverware & Flatware

Gold & Finance’s professional appraisers can assist you in establishing the value of
your silverware and flatware. Our professional appraisers will provide you with accurate
buying values for your silverware and flatware in conjunction with leading silver dealers
and auction houses, both locally and internationally.

Silverware and flatware includes tableware, cutlery, ornaments, vintage sets and other
silver items that were made with sterling silver with a silver purity of 92.5%, Britannia
silver with a silver purity of 95.8% or Sheffield plate silver.

Silverware is sometimes bought in sets, or combined to form sets, such as a set of
silver candlesticks or a silver tea set. Each item of silverware has a unique hallmark,
apart from the percentage of silver stamp. A hallmark can be used to refer to any
distinguishing characteristic or trait of the piece.

There are various hallmarks that can be used to determine the value of the silverware
and flatware. There are general hallmarks as well as hallmarks that relate to the origin,
era and culture at the time that piece was made.

Gold & Finance will give you a no obligation, free of charge, assessment of the value of
your silverware and flatware. We will make you an offer in a friendly, discreet and
secure environment of style, elegance and professionalism.

Should you require more information relating to the selling of your silverware and
flatware, please contact one of our branches countrywide.

How to Identify Your Antique Silverware

Before the invention of stainless steel, sterling silver and silver plated items were found
in every home. Silver plated picture frames and other decorative items are still popular
gifts.

There are several steps involved in identifying antique silverware and flatware:

  1. Examine your silver for hallmarks. If the piece is marked “sterling” or “925” it is
    sterling silver. You will also note a symbol that represents the manufacturer of
    the piece.
  2. Use a silver hallmark guide, such as the online encyclopaedia hhtp://www.925-
    1000.com/ which shows the hallmarks that identify the manufacturer of the piece.
  3. Examine all the patterns made by this manufacturer and match one to your
    piece. If the piece is more than 50 years old, it qualifies as an antique piece.

Know Your Silverware Worth? There Should Be Any Of These Four Marks On Your Unique Piece
Four Unique Hallmarks
  • The Makers Mark – the master silversmith that is responsible for crafting the piece.
  • The Assayers Mark – The initials of the Assayer master as well as the date.
  • The Standard Silver Hallmark – Which varies from region to region.
  • The City Mark – Which indicates the city the piece was made in.
WE SPECIALISE IN ANTIQUE PERIOD COLLECTABLE PIECES OF FINE ANTIQUE JEWELLERY AND WATCHES