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Marc Faygen presents:
TRADING TIPS IN BUYING COLLECTIBLE SILVER
As any collector knows, your wish list is larger than your budget. You thus need to make your money go as far as possible. Many collectors are shy of haggling but you can save a lot of money this way, if you know how to do it. Firstly, remain polite and ensure you don't annoy the seller. Once he is annoyed, you will never succeed in getting a decent discount.
The second rule is to mentally put yourself in the other person's position. Think carefully about how what you say would sound if it was said to you. Don't ever ask "what's your best price?" This is the weakest and worst haggling method. The seller obviously wants the maximum, and he doesn't know how far he has to go. He will drop his price for a token amount and you're hard put to go any lower. He knows that most weak hagglers will accept this price and be happy.....
Welcome to new ASCAS members:
Lawrence Boettcher - USA
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Rita Buscema - Italy
John McDermott - Australia
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Michelle Horton writes:
...Found your site via Google and it is a brilliant resource. Trying to determine is a thing I have is pewter or silver and wondering if you may have been anything like it in the past. I believe it is Daniel & Arter.
I would appreciate if you would have a quick look at photos please.
Your teapot isn't silver. The metal is probably Britannia Plate (pewter).
It's the first time I see this mark. Anyway I agree with your hypothesis of Daniel & Arter manufacture.
I believe this is a special mark used in Australia by D&A. Various makers used trademarks attractive for Australian market as Australian Silver, Sydney Silver and Brisbane Silver, see
Ray Baylis writes:
...This is on the back of a gold washed spoon.
I can't place the marks. Any help is appreciated.
Don Huestis writes:
...Dutch silver vesta/match safe from wife's side of the family.
Looking for info on maker and approximate age. Any info appreciated,
The maker is G. VAN DER DUSSEN, Schoonhoven, 1866 - 1912
In this column we presents a page obtained from makers'
brochures, books, auction catalogs, advertising or whatever
other printed paper, related to silver, that may be of interest
for ASCAS members.
The images will be published at a "low resolution" level and for
private and personal use only.
This column is published under the kind permission of Giorgio
OTHER SILVER ADVERTISEMENTS
This month ASCAS presents an ancient advertisement of
DEYKIN & SONS