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  • Silver plate flatware
    Silver plate flatware pricing at Scott's Antique Market
    A couple of weeks ago, I published some pictures of silver dealer booths at Scott's Antique Market show held monthly in Atlanta:Scott's Antique Market silver dealersWhile I walked around this huge show with over one hundred antique dealers...
  • Yukon Silver Flatware
    When "silver" is not really silver
    Recently, I've seen a flurry of items for sale on eBay that have names that would indicate some silver content but which have little or no silver metal actually in them. The picture accompanying this article is an example of a recent eBay item...
  • ISIS terror group wants to put the Caliphate under a gold standard of money
    ISIS terror group wants to put the Caliphate under a gold standard of money
    On Nov. 10, rumors coming from the ISIS terror organization shows that the Islamic Caliphate seeks to bring back a gold standard for money within their dominions, and mint both gold and silver Dinar coins as their standard of currency. And their...
  • Personalized handwriting engraved necklace in sterling silver by Megangoldkamp
    Personalized Handwriting Engraved Necklace in Sterling Silver by Megangoldkamp
    I recently came across thePersonalized Handwriting Engraved Necklace in Sterling Silver by Megangoldkamp, and I'll put it out there that this is one of my favorite gift ideas I'm recommending for this holiday season and beyond.My mother...
  • Scott's Antique Market silver dealers
    Scott's Antique Market silver dealers
    I've mentioned before that antique shows present an opportunity for buyers and/or sellers of silver items to see a number of dealers in one place. People looking to sell silver might gather several offers quickly. People looking to buy may be...
  • Silver price suppression reaches critical point as shortage may lead to showdown
    Silver price suppression reaches critical point as shortage may lead to showdown
    There has been much said and analyzed regarding the dichotomy between the spot (paper) price of silver at the U.S. Comex, and the price of physical silver that is much more important to both miners and consumers in the open markets. However,...
  • Retailer & manufactuerer not the same
    Sterling silver flatware stamped with retailer name
    We receive many questions from readers trying to identify sterling flatware. Sometimes, they are confused when the name of the original retailer has been stamped onto a piece. So, they may have been searching patterns listed under the retailer'...
  • Silver tarnish
    Tips for cleaning three kinds of tarnish
    Three kinds of tarnish can oxidize your silver jewelry, making it anywhere from dull to unwearable. So that it doesn't happen to your silver things, three tips can help you identify which kind of tarnish is which and the best way to clean each...
  • Avión Resposado or Silver
    Toasting National Tequila Day with Avión cocktails
    Avión founder Ken Austin set out to create a quality tequila, we ended up in small Mexican town Jesus Maria. Then, he met up with the Lopez family, who are fifth generation agave growers. Together, they created the award-winning flavors that are...
  • Gorham Chantilly Teaspoon
    Sterling silver flatware pieces with different weights
    We've mentioned several times the importance of understanding the length and width of sterling flatware pieces before buying. For example in "Measure that sterling fork or knife before buying", we discussed the fact that a pattern...
  • Collecting vs. Investing
    Coin Collecting vs. Investing in Coins
    When it comes to investing in gold or silver, many individuals question the difference between coin collecting and investing in coins. While they may seem similar at first glance, there are differences you should consider when looking at which is...
  • Sterling Fork
    Extra cash from Grandmom's sterling silver flatware
    Selecting a sterling silver flatware pattern was once on the standard checklist for many new brides. Many, perhaps most, new brides today have decided to forego that task. And many are not even interested in using sterling flatware inherited from...
  • Silver chalk board tray
    How to create a silver chalk board tray
    Are you dreaming of making something elegant yet functional? Something that screams sophistication but whose heart is just folk? How about creating a silver tray that has the power to expose your deepest secret, declare your love or just tell your...
  • Gold Coin
    Your hedge against inflation silver and gold coins
    Many Americans are experiencing the burdens of inflation, ever since our Government nullified the convertibility of our currency to gold coins in 1930's, currency becameinconvertible to silver in 1965; then took us off the gold standard in...
  • Pierced Tablespoon
    Give Mom a piece of sterling flatware for Mother's Day
    I sell "gently used" sterling flatware and I obviously write articles about silver. In both these endeavors, I've encountered many, many mothers and grandmothers who have said something like this to me, "I'm collecting...