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Flatware Buyers Tucson

Flatware and Silverware Buyers Tucson

It seems as though someone in every family has some flatware…. Auntie Bess or Grandma Jean, and you had to polish it for her. She told you how valuable it was to her and the family. Sometimes family stories are true, other times they are more of a myth. There is a good chance that those rare silver articles are neither silver nor rare!  Put down the rouge cloth and pack up the silverware, holloware and flatware and come down to Old Pueblo Coin, Tucson’s silver and flatware buyer.

How does it work?

Our Golden Rule philosophy is pretty easy to follow. We are consumers as well, and know what it is like to be treated well or treated poorly. We want you to keep coming back.

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What is Sterling Silver?

Sterling silver is a mixture of 92.5% silver and 7.5%  alloy. It is often used in jewelry today. It was once considered the highest quality of silver and was used in silverware (flatware made from sterling silver) and in Holloware (table accessories such as pitchers, butter dishes, sugar dishes, salt and pepper shakers et al).

How do I tell if I have Sterling Silver Flatware?

Sterling silver flatware has value because it is made from sterling silver. A lot of flatware is not silver. If your flatware is not silver it is not valuable. There are common distinguishing marks on sterling flatware that makes it silverware. The first picture below is of plated silver. These items will often say ”plated”, ”A1”,  “Soldiered”, or “Triple X”. Most flatware that families have are plated and not sterling flatware.

Rogers and other plated flatware

Silver Plated Spoons look the same as Sterling but have different markings.

 

Most flatware that is truly silverware, and made of sterling silver, will be marked with the word ”Sterling” or the number “.925″. Below are a couple of examples of that. There are occasions when silver will be from a different country and will have a different purity. You may see marks like ”.800” or ”Coin” or ”.835″. These are most likely silver flatware or holloware that are of a lower purity than sterling silver. They will still have value to them.

Sterling Flatware Buyers Tucson, Arizona

Close up of Sterling Silver flatware.

Sterling Silver Flatware Tucson

Silver Flatware Hallmarks

 

There are some items that are old enough that they are not marked. Some items will only have hallmarks on them. Bring your silver flatware to Old Pueblo Coin at Speedway and Columbus and we can help you identify your silver items and what value they have.

What about Candlesticks?

Silver Candlestick TopIf you want more information on Candlesticks just click HERE .