If you are looking to sell vintage silver tea sets in Tampa there’s no better place to go than Sarasota Antique Buyers. We buy all kinds of antiques, from jewelry and hollowware to furniture and porcelain—whether they are individual pieces or entire collections.
One of the most important stages of selling silver tea sets is determining their value. If you do not consult with a professional antique dealer to find out, you could end up settling for far less than what you should be. Sterling silver is one of the most popular items we buy from people around the Tampa area, and we have years of industry experience that make us more than qualified to give you an appraisal. And we have made it extremely simple to get the process started! All you have to do is email us a quality picture of your items with a description and we will get back to you as soon as possible with an evaluation—no cost to you.
If you live near Tampa and have a silver tea set you are looking to sell, chances are it is either sterling or plated. If it is sterling it will be worth a lot more than if it is plated. To be sterling, it has to be 92.5% silver. But how do you know the difference?
Check the items for any markings. If they are engraved with the number “925” it is sterling. Sometimes, it will say sterling right on it. If it has neither, it may be plated. But in order to know the manufacturer and pattern, it is strongly advised you take it to a professional antique dealer for a market analysis.
At Sarasota Antique Buyers, we buy and sell all different types of silver tea sets including:
- 19th century sets
- English tea sets
- Tiffany, Whiting, Kirk, and Gorham
We offer several different types of liquidation services, including auctioning and consignment. How you wish to go about selling your antiques is completely up to you. Either way, we will be more than happy to walk you through the process and act as a guide for those who have never sold any vintage items before.
If you are looking to sell your silver tea sets, we are interested in buying the ones which have the likes of silver tea set shown in the picture above. Email us a picture of your items at Alan@sarasotaantiquebuyers.com, or give us a call today to learn more: 941-373-1234.