We Buy Silveware in Any Condition!

Sell Sterling Silverware: Matthew’s Jewelers in Quincy and Cohasset buys Sterling Flatware and Antique Silverware. Sterling Silverware can be pure Sterling Silver, Electo-Plated Silver, or have a white metal base. For a specific Sterling Silver Appraisal come in today.

 

Sterling Silverware Buy List

 

Sterling Forks Spoons, Knifes
Tea pots Plates
Trays Place Settings
Hair Brushes Salt & Pepper Shakers
Candleabras Tongs
Creamers Any Sterling Items

 

Common Silerplate Marks: Silver stamps on silver place settings, cutlery, and silver flatware are in some cases stamped with the following silverplate marks. American Silver Plate, Silver on Copper, Quadruple Plate, Triple Plate, Fine Silver Plate, E.P, S.P, E.P.N.S, Special Metal, are the most common.


History of Sterling Silver Marks:

A brief history lesson; Prior to 1906 Stamping Act, there was no national regulation for sterling silver. The 1906 Stamping Act required all items being sold as sterling silver to be marked as sterling.

There are many silver plated companies in the market that use copper and pewter as base metals and are stamped “silver plate”. Stamps that read, “silver plate”, mean a very thin layer of silver “plated” over a base metal. White metals can be pewter, copper, brass, tin, and several other base metal combinations. These sterling silver fakes appear sterling silver at first glance. Stamps such as; Sterling, 925, 925/1000, 900/1000, coin silver, are an indicator of real silver the majorty of the time.

Companies such as Rogers Brothers Flatware and Wallace Sterling Silver Flatware are larger companies that made Sterling Silver Flatware. There are hundreds of other sterling silver companies. To find out if you have sterling silver, come to Matthew’s Jewelers in Quincy.