Find the value of your antique silver
You recently uncovered a box of silverware in the attic that may or may not be valuable. It’s time to find out its worth so you can either hang on to it, pass it down to your children, or sell it for some extra cash. Simply submit some details and a picture and our Savvy Specialists will help you with this process.
HOW TO FIND THE VALUE OF YOUR ANTIQUE SILVER
The most important thing to note about silver is if it is sterling. This will be the main determinant in valuation, as well as pattern and condition. All sterling silver is marked either with the full word sterling or the word “ster”. Sterling from countries outside the US may have the mark “925” meaning the content is 92.5 percent silver. If your silver is not sterling, it is silver plated or stainless steel and far less valuable. In this case, its value would depend on its pattern and condition. To ascertain an accurate valuation, the details about the silver maker are needed as well.
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MAXIMIZING THE VALUE OF MY SILVER
Complete sets of silver accessories and those with potential traces to famous or notable persons increase the value of your silver. Make sure your silver is clean and devoid of scratches and other damage marks. Keep your sterling in an airtight cloth-lined antique box or in tarnish-proof bags designed for maintaining quality. Store your sterling silver in a dry, dark place and avoid direct light as it is damaging and will tarnish your set. Avoid interaction with materials such as newspaper, rubber bands, oak, aluminum foil, and plastic, as all of these can tarnish the sterling silver or cause permanent damage.
HOW TO FIND THE VALUE OF MY SILVER
Once we've identified the maker, pattern, content, and condition of the silver, our Savvy Artist Specialists complete a Quick Appraisal which includes research, stories and special features about your silverware set. We can also tell you more about the silver, including a valuation analysis that includes what similar sets have sold for.
SELL ANTIQUE, VINTAGE & COLLECTIBLE SILVER ONLINE
After our Quick Appraisal, StuffSavvy can match you with Online Partners to get you the most value for the silver you'd like to sell. This is a good option once you know the value you want to sell the item for.
FIND PLACES TO SELL ANTIQUE SILVER NEAR ME
After our Quick Appraisal, StuffSavvy can also match you with Local Consignment Shops and Auction Houses. This is the best option if you want to work with additional Specialists to maximize the resale value of your silverware.