We Buy Silverware & Flatware
Our Gold & Finance Professional Appraisers can assist you in conjunction with leading silver dealers and auction houses both locally and internationally, to provide you with accurate buying values for your Silverware.
Silverware and Flatware includes tableware, cutlery, ornaments, vintage sets and other silver items made of Sterling silver (92.5%), Britannia silver (95.8%) or Sheffield plate silver.
Silver 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 will have a unique hallmark apart from the percentage stamp. A hallmark can also be used to refer to any distinguishing characteristic or trait.
Determining the value of Silverware and Flatware, there are various hallmarks. These include general hallmarks as well as other hallmarks that relate to culture, origin and era.
Without any obligation to you and free of charge we will be privileged to assess the value of your Silverware or Flatware and make an offer to you, in a friendly, secure atmosphere of style, discretion, elegance and professionalism.
How to Identify Your Antique Silverware
Long before the invention of stainless steel, sterling silver and silver-plated items were found in every home. Even today, silver-plated picture frames and other decorative items are popular gifts. There are several steps involved in identifying an antique.
1. Examine your silver for marks. If it’s sterling silver, it will be marked with the word “sterling” or “925.” You will also see a symbol that represents the manufacturer of the pattern.
2. Use a silver hallmark guide like the Online Encyclopedia http://www.925-1000.com/ of Silver Marks to identify the manufacturer.
3. Now examine all the patterns made by this manufacturer, and match one to yours. If it is more than 50 years old, you have an antique.
Should you require more information on the selling of your Silverware/Flatware or on a Collateral Loan contact one of our countrywide branches.
Did You Know?
Know Your Silverware Worth? There Should Be Any Of These Four Marks On Your Unique Piece
Four Unique Hallmarks
- The Markers Mark – The master silversmith that is responsible for the piece.
- The Assayers Mark – The initials of the Assayer master as well as the date.
- The Standard Silver Hallmark – Which varies from its region.
- The City Mark – Indicates the city the items were made in.
WE SPECIALISE IN ANTIQUE PERIOD COLLECTABLE PIECES OF FINE ANTIQUE JEWELLERY AND WATCHES