If you want to have an extra income, try to look for your silver flatware at home. This can be something you have inherited which can be sold to earn money. If you are willing to wait to make the best profit for your silver flatware, try to sell it on auctions. However, if you really need money, you can go to a silver dealer. There are other places where you can sell silver flatware and the most common place is the internet. But there are things you must know before selling it.
To sell silver flatware, it is very important to clean it first until it becomes shiny. Some things you should consider before selling your items are the condition, pattern, rarity, and monograms. Make sure that your item is still in good condition. Tarnish is not bad because it can be cleaned when polished. If there are any defects found, it will decrease the value of your item. Pattern determines the value of your silver flatware. You can check it on www.silverpattern.com. The rarity of an item costs higher prices. So think twice if you really want to sell it right away. If you really need money, you can sell it on eBay, dealers, and pawn shops. If you have sets of an item, it has higher value than a piece. Monograms reduce the value of your item.
Consider if your item is new or used. Unused item has more value when you sell it. When it comes to size, larger size has a higher value since it has more silver. Polish your item occasionally with a clean rag and a silver cleaner since it is tarnished when exposed to air. Use silver polish with your rag and wipe it on your silver. Wash it in the water with soap to get rid off the mark of the polish. Then dry it with a clean towel.
There are two things you can do if you sell silver flatware. The first one is to decide whether you would sell it right away and the second is to wait until it becomes rare. If you wait on its rarity you will get more extra income but it requires patience. However, if you really need money for something important you can sell it immediately. It is up to you. But make sure when selling it, you must maintain the cleanliness of your items to attract others.