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What are some tips for selling sterling silver flatware?

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Tips for selling sterling silver flatware include identifying items, having flatware sets appraised by a professional, or checking prices online. In order to obtain the best prices, weigh your flatware sets and determine their antique value.

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Silver-plated flatware is almost valueless on the silver market. Flatware made of sterling silver is often engraved in order to ensure easy identification. Silversmiths use the words "sterling," "ster," "coin" or "925" to mark sterling silver flatware. Ornately patterned flatware and antique sets may be worth far more than the value of their silver alone. Sellers may obtain better prices for their flatware by selling when silver prices are high.

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