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It May Be Time To Sell Your Sterling Silver Flatware, Hollowware, or Tea Sets

Jun 4, 2020

What to do with your unwanted sterling silver

Once upon a time, newly engaged couples would eagerly register for wedding gifts that helped them build a home together. At the top of these registries were sterling silver flatware, china, linens and more. The silverware and china would be brought out for holidays and special occasions, but would sit inside pantries and buffets the rest of the time.

As time has marched on, our sense of formality has changed. Our dinners have become more utilitarian and less formal, requiring flatware and dishes that can accommodate all occasions. And younger generations are purchasing smaller spaces that don’t leave room for formal events. As older generations downsize or pass on, these special sterling silver occasion items are often left without a place to be stored or a purpose to be used.

We understand that your sterling silver flatware, hollowware, and tea sets are likely connected to holidays and other special moments in your past. For some, it can be hard to separate familial history from physical objects, especially when they are connected to such special memories. Or perhaps it’s just a pain to remember to bring out the sterling silverware for polishing and store it correctly for future use!

Selling Your Sterling Silver

While going through your estate, we are committed to making sure you are treated with care and respect. We will schedule a one-on-one consultation with one of our expert silver buyers, who will walk you through the process of assessing its history, its current value, and our offer process.

Whether you acquired your sterling silver as a gift or inherited it from a relative, Samuelson’s Buyers can help! Whether it’s sterling silver flatware, hollowware, or tea sets, we buy them all. The only caveat is that we do not purchase silver plated items. Not sure if your silver items are sterling or plated? Our experienced buyers can easily determine this during a one-on-one private consultation.

Our Favorite Sterling Silver Brands To Buy

Some of our favorite brands to buy are Georg Jensen; Tiffany & Co.; Wallace (especially the “Grande Baroque” pattern!); Kirk; Reed & Barton; and of course, another Baltimore based business, Steiff. What makes these designers so special is that they create pieces meant to be viewed as functional art. Additionally, they have been around for decades – or in the case of some, centuries. There is a craftsmanship associated with these sterling silver brands, which make them particularly special and valuable for collectors. However, we love to see flatware from other brands (or other silver pieces) too – after all, there’s a certain pride craftsmen take in their work in creating sterling silver products!

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Over 100 Years of Silver Buying Experience

Since 1922, Samuelson’s Buyers has been purchasing sterling silver for over a century, and we have built our reputation on fair prices which is why we are one of the best places to sell your sterling silver. Whether or not you’re ready to sell, we’re here to answer all of your questions about your silver, its fair market value, and more. Additionally, we pay more than any other silver buyer in the Baltimore, Washington DC and Virginia area when you are ready to sell. Most importantly, you’ll always be in possession of your sterling silver products and it’ll never leave your sight. 

How To Sell Sterling Silver

To start the selling process, call 410-837-0290 or contact us online to request an appointment with one of our certified sterling silver buyers. Not local to the DMV area? Sell your silver flatware and hollowware from anywhere by mailing your item through our free and secure shipping service. We know deciding what to do with family heirlooms can be difficult, and we’re here to help you get the information you need at your own pace.

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