Sterling Silver Specialist
We Buy Flatware Sets
Tiffany, Georg Jensen, Gorham, Wallace, Buccellati Reed & Barton, Kirk & Son, Towle, and More, American, English, French, Any Pattern.
We Buy Hollowware
Tea Sets, Trays, Bowls, Water Pitchers, Goblets, Centerpieces, Plates, Candlesticks and More
Sterling Silver Specialist
25 Years of Experience.
RareSterling.com Owner Mike Coone
Where To Sell Your Silver
There are 3 way to sell your silver.
1. Antique Silver Dealer
Upside – Experience and knowledge knowing the realistic value of your items beyond just the metal value. We evaluate and purchase everything no matter how small or large the collection is. You get paid instantly. We are always looking to purchase silver, especially Tiffany, Georg Jensen, Buccellati, Reed and Barton, Gorham, Kirk and more.
Downside – You will get a little less than you trying to retail each item yourself.
2. Selling It Yourself
Upside – Squeeze a few more dollars out of your item.
Downside – You need to make it look perfect to find a buyer. Do not be shocked if your item gets lost in the mail, returns to you damaged or your buyer claims that the item you shipped arrived missing a few pieces and reverses payment. People who try to sell sterling silver online still pay between 13% and 25% in seller fees, need to purchase packing supplies, pay shipping and insurance and take the time needed to complete the transaction. When dealers aggressively price items to the used market it can take anywhere between one month to over one year to find a buyer.
3. Scrap / Pawn / Melter
Upside – Cash Now!
Downside – Sellers need to realize that if silver is $15.00 per ounce, Sterling is 92.5% of pure which is $13.87 per oz. These type of shops need to make money to stay in business so the standard for them is to pay you 50% to 70% of the melt value. That $13.87 per ounce for sterling silver turns into $6.93 to $9.70 per ounce in your pocket.
Why Sell To RareSterling?
Antique Silver Specialist. We Pay More!
I was handed down my mom’s silver flatware set a few years back. It was sitting around unused in the box. I decided that it was time to get rid of it but I did not want to see it melted down.
I called Mike at RareSterling.com
He asked me a few questions about the set and said that he would be interested. He was very nice over the phone and in person. He told me a little about my mom’s silver along with what the options were to sell my silver. He made me an offer that was fair.
Thanks for making it easy MikeSharon in California
I recently was appointed in charge of my father’s estate, which included a large collection of Reed and Barton Silver. My 2 sisters were depending on me to research and decide who to call in to evaluate and ultimately purchase the collection of silver.
When my 2 sisters met with Mike, they had no doubt that I found the right guy. Mike went over every item with them, when they were made, where they were made, and their current value. He even had rare original catalogs from the Reed and Barton company showing photos, cost and descriptions of the items from the 1950’s. His experience in the field was well beyond what we all could have imagined.Barbara in Texas
My husband and I finally decided to sell our sterling silver after 35 years.
We both wanted someone who was experienced enough to understand the value. We looked all over online and decided to have Mike from RareSterling.com come out to have a look at our collection.
He told us about the items, who they were made by, what the current demand and value was, and then he made an offer to purchase everything.Cindy & John in California