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    Posted 8 years ago

    mikesfinds
    (1 item)

    Hi there,

    I've begun collecting antique silver, I began just over a month ago and have gathered up a nice size collection already, overall i saved hundreds just by educating myself on what to look for and in some cases being more knowledgeable than those selling the items. I find the hunt exiting and the variation of the hallmarks and the stories they tell interesting. I am still on the hunt who knows what i'll find next!

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    Antique Art Nouveau Period Blue Art Glass & Floral Sterling Silver Overlay Vase
    Antique Art Nouveau Period Blue Art...
    $113
    Antique Art Nouveau Loetz Czech Art Glass Green Iridescent Silver Overlay Vase
    Antique Art Nouveau Loetz Czech Art...
    $103
    LARGE WALLACE GRAND BAROQUE STERLING SILVER FLATWARE OLD SET SERVERS HEAVY GREAT
    LARGE WALLACE GRAND BAROQUE STERLIN...
    $1,309
    Small Antique 19thC Imperial Russian Gold Plated Samovar Hot Water Pot
    Small Antique 19thC Imperial Russia...
    $206
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    Antique Art Nouveau Period Blue Art Glass & Floral Sterling Silver Overlay Vase
    Antique Art Nouveau Period Blue Art...
    $113
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    1. cis2you cis2you, 8 years ago
      good collection. I find myself gravitating toward older silver too. I have quite a few pieces.
    2. silversmith silversmith, 8 years ago
      Hi Mike,

      Since you're just starting to collect, you may want to read my Silver Care Guide: http://www.hermansilver.com/care.htm. My guide will eliminate any confusion as to what polishes to use, and, more importantly, which ones to stay away from.

      Good luck!
    3. stainedglass stainedglass, 8 years ago
      Hello Mike...I'm new to this site, and have not yet, posted any of my sterling pieces, but happened upon your page here.
      Simply my two-cents, but the compound I've been using, for over 10 years, for polishing all of my sterling, is called, "Simichrome Polish", made in Germany, by Happich - [a solf paste polish, which is very aggressive, but NOT abrasive!] This product, is a dream to use, as it's quick, non-scratching, and produces stunning results.
      You can find this product, at your local, finer Antiques dealers, or even at a local Harley Davidson, motorcycle dealer. Yes! HD has used this product, to maintain the nice, mirror-like shine, on their tail-pipes, and other chrome parts!

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