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Posted: 11/20/2012 2:10:07 PM EST
I have a couple of sets of old silverware.
They are in wood boxes .

Can I sell something like this somewhere.
Do you sell it as silverware or do you sell it as scrap silver?
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 2:11:38 PM EST
[Last Edit: 11/20/2012 2:12:22 PM EST by flyinreallyhigh]
depends on what it is, is it REAL silver or just plated.

If it is a complete real silver, antique set it can be worth quite a bit over spot.

if not complete, its basically spot price. But, you should have it appraised, because some pieces are worth a mint.
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 2:12:56 PM EST
[Last Edit: 11/20/2012 2:14:48 PM EST by shaggy]
Before going to scrap, I'd try Replacements.com - I think they will buy some old or hard to find patterns.
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 2:13:49 PM EST
[Last Edit: 11/20/2012 2:14:12 PM EST by itsARanchrifle]
Originally Posted By flyinreallyhigh:
depends on what it is, is it REAL silver or just plated.

If it is a complete real silver, antique set it can be worth quite a bit over spot.

if not complete, its basically spot price.


One set was my grandmother's the other my wife's grandmother's.
I may have another set also. I'll have to check since they just sit in a shipping container.

I'm sure they are older though.
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 2:14:45 PM EST

Originally Posted By flyinreallyhigh:
depends on what it is, is it REAL silver or just plated.

If it is a complete real silver, antique set it can be worth quite a bit over spot.

if not complete, its basically spot price.

Oh, hell yeah. Paul Revere was a silversmith. Whadda ya reckon a set made by him would fetch?

It depends on numerous factors.

OP...do your due dilligence....the interwebs awaits.
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 2:16:36 PM EST
Originally Posted By pcsutton:

Originally Posted By flyinreallyhigh:
depends on what it is, is it REAL silver or just plated.

If it is a complete real silver, antique set it can be worth quite a bit over spot.

if not complete, its basically spot price.

Oh, hell yeah. Paul Revere was a silversmith. Whadda ya reckon a set made by him would fetch?

It depends on numerous factors.

OP...do your due dilligence....the interwebs awaits.


Where do I look?
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 2:19:10 PM EST
Originally Posted By pcsutton:

Originally Posted By flyinreallyhigh:
depends on what it is, is it REAL silver or just plated.

If it is a complete real silver, antique set it can be worth quite a bit over spot.

if not complete, its basically spot price.

Oh, hell yeah. Paul Revere was a silversmith. Whadda ya reckon a set made by him would fetch?

It depends on numerous factors.

OP...do your due dilligence....the interwebs awaits.


Yeah thats one of the few silversmiths in the US that even a non complete set can be a mint. Even a single utensil can bring in between $2000 and $6000 depending on condition.

Link Posted: 11/20/2012 2:22:04 PM EST
Originally Posted By itsARanchrifle:
Originally Posted By pcsutton:

Originally Posted By flyinreallyhigh:
depends on what it is, is it REAL silver or just plated.

If it is a complete real silver, antique set it can be worth quite a bit over spot.

if not complete, its basically spot price.

Oh, hell yeah. Paul Revere was a silversmith. Whadda ya reckon a set made by him would fetch?

It depends on numerous factors.

OP...do your due dilligence....the interwebs awaits.


Where do I look?


your first stop is to look at the silverware you have and to find the makers mark. then start looking from there.
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