Sterling Silver Flatware

(Homemakers magazine)
by Marni Andrews

One of the best auction bargains is sterling- silver flatware. In Canada, classic
Birks patterns such as Georgian Plain and Saxon are popular because they are not ornate and thus fit in with most decor. The Old English and Fiddle patterns are also sought after. Pieces from the Georgian period to the early 20th
century are top finds. The Victorian period is more affordable and more abundant because much of it is ornate. While these 1877 Sheffield fish
servers (shown above),  brought $900 at auction, you can pick up a set of Victorian silver teaspoons from $20 to $25 per piece.