There’s something magical about vintage items of all types. This includes tableware. If you are on the hunt for vintage silver tableware, you may have questions about where you can go to find pieces of interest to you. There are some reliable tactics that you can employ to find quality vintage silver tableware.
As is the case for just about everything in this day and age, the internet is a decent resources when it comes to your search for vintage silver tableware. There are websites dedicated exclusively to vintage silver items. There are also auction sites and classified sites that include vintage silver tableware from time to time.
You do need to take care when purchasing vintage silver tableware online. This is particularly the case if you are considering purchasing directly from a private seller. In the final analysis, until you see a silver piece up close and in person, who really cannot effectively judge is quality.
An obvious destination when seeking vintage silver tableware are antique stores. You are likely to find that nearly any antique shop is likely to have at least some silver tableware, and associated pieces, in their inventory. On the plus side, at an antique store, you are able to see silver pieces in person. You can also take the additional step of having an expert go along with you to evaluate silver tableware before you move to make a purchase.
Don’t overlook antique stores when traveling. You make not have thought of that because of the perceived hassle of having to lug purchases back home with you. Most antique stores provide shipping, in some cases at no additional charge to you.
Another resource for vintage silver tableware is an estate sale. Indeed, you may be able to find other items at an estate sale that prove to be solid additions to your home.
Newspapers typically contain notifications of upcoming estate sales in their legal notice or classified sections. You can contact local auction houses and find out if they have any estate sales coming up on their schedules.
You need to keep in mind that if you bid at an estate sale, you will need to finalize the purchase on that day. Thus, you need to have cash in hand or a credit card (keeping in mind that not all auctions accept credit cards).
The typical auction house will present items being sold at an upcoming estate sale online. In addition, some auction houses permit people to come in and view items that will be part of an upcoming estate sale. By using these advanced resources, you can evaluate and consider what is being auctioned off. You can also have an expert at least conduct some sort of evaluation of items being auctioned off.
With sad regularity, restaurants face closure. This can includes restaurants that have been open for an extended period of time. Some close on their own volition. Some close because they’ve not been able to make ends meet.
No matter the underlying reason, if you hear of a restaurant closing, you may find that they are trying to sell dishware, including silver pieces. This can be another solid avenue by which you may be able to find some lovely vintage silver tableware.
Yes, garage sales. Unless you are a regular garage sale shopper, you may be unaware of what you may be able to find. The reality is that with surprising regularity you can find some real treasures at garage sales.
You may be able to find silver tableware pieces at a garage. In the case of garage sales, you may find individual pieces or partial sets of items that are intended to come together. In any event, you can add to your own vintage silver collection by visiting garage sales.
Word of Mouth
Even in this high tech age, a great deal can be accomplished through word of mouth. If you are interested in finding vintage silver tableware, ask family, friends, and colleagues if they might know of people who are interested in selling vintage tableware, including silver items.
By taking this approach, you may be able to find some really unique items. Indeed, you might be able to find exactly what you are looking for by taking this course of action. In addition, you may be able to find some stunning vintage silver tableware at a cost that is highly affordable. You will likely have the ability to barter over prices, at least a bit.
Author Bio – Jessica Kane is a writer for Silver Superstore, home of the internet’s best flatware.