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Actual Prices for Sterling Flatware (Paid, Not Asked)

foleydb
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How much should you pay?  What's it worth?  Want to know what your sterling flatware is likely to be worth on eBay, or what price would be too much to bid?  Then this guide can help.  I track one pattern -- Wallace La Reine -- but the market isn't that different for most other common patterns.

(Detailed explanation section is at the very end.)

(Note: the information below is from many years ago, and has not been updated for a very long time. Since then spot market prices for pure silver have doubled, but prices for flatware have not climbed as much. Good luck. - foleydb)

The maximum size limitation of eBay for this Price Guide means that I have to delete something for everything I add in, which is too much trouble.  The Price Guide provides sufficient historical information for any buyer or seller to clearly see what should be an appropriate price.  Good luck!

Actual Prices of Items That Sold

Abbreviations:

  • LS=Luncheon-Size
  • DS=Dinner-Size
  • PS=Placesetting(s)
  • PP=Per Piece
  • PC=Piece
  • NR=No Reserve
  • NM=No Monogram
  • SB=Starting Bid
  • PAE=Pre-Auction Estimated Max Value
  • FP=Final Price
  • BIN=Buy It Now
  • FB=French Blade
  • MB=Modern Blade
  • FH=Flat-Handled
  • HH=Hollow-Handled
  • PB=Paddle Blade (for Butter Knives)

Collections and Place-settings

Dinner-size (DS) Collections

  • $14.80 pp, 76-pc. DS collection, Oct-01-07, SB $0.01, 7 bids, $1,150 FP, (12 4-pc PS + 4 extra Teaspoons, 12 Iced Tea Spoons, 3 Solid Tablespoons, 1 Pierced Tablespoon, 1 Cake Server, 1 Cheese Knife, 1 Olive Fork, 1 Lemon Fork, 1 Cold Meat Fork, 1 Sugar Shell Spoon, 1 Gravy Ladle, 1 "slotted serving spoon 7.5 inches long?" PAE $1300)
  • $13.75 pp, 36-pc. DS collection, 8 4-pc. PS plus @ $495 with BIN of $695 (8 PS @ $60, 1 pie server @ $25, 2 Tablespoons @ $25 each, 1 Sugar Shell Spoon @ $20 = PAE $575.)
  • $13.67 pp, 117-pc. DS collection, May-23-06, $1,200 SB, BIN $1,600, no monograms, 1 BIN bid (13 DS Knives, 11 DS Forks, 14 Soup Spoons, 10 Salad Forks, 11 Teaspoons, 11 Iced Tea Spoons, 12 Demitasse Spoons, 10 Cocktail Forks, 11 Butter Knives, 14 Serving Pieces, Sold 3 only hours after posting - to me.)

Luncheon-size (LS) Collections

  • $14.79 pp, 48-pc LS collection, Oct-14-07, SB $400, PAE $600, 13 bids, FP $710, NR, NM. (6 6-pc PS.)
  • $9.85 pp, 13-pc LS collection, Oct-7-07, SB $99, PAE $142.50, 5 bids, $128.00 FP (4 Teaspoons, 3 LS FB Knives, 3 Salad Forks, 3 Cream Soup Spoons.)
  • $13.71 pp, 62-pc. LS Monogrammed 12 5-pc. collection, Sep-30-07, $850 SB,1 Bid, NR. (Cream Soup Spoons not Butter Knives + 2 FH Butter Knives, PAE $390 ($780 incl. 15% collection premium, less half for monogram.  Price is extremely high for monogrammed set, could be bogus sale but doesn't seem to be - we'll see if it returns - 200155856802.)
  • $14.89 pp, 47-pc. LS? collection, Jun-22-07, $175 SB, 11 bids, $700 FP, PAE $565, $700? reserve, NM (Listed several times with higher reserve, previous high bid was $710, 8 5-pc. PS less three Teaspoons, plus 8 Cream Soup Spoons, lengths not listed, but appears to be LS not DS.  Nice starter set, drew a too high price.)
  • $11.96 pp, 31-pc. eclectic collection, Jun-20-07, some monograms on back, 21 bids, $10 SB, NR, $371 FP. (5 DS FB Knives, 1 LS MB Knife, 6 LS Forks, 8 Salad Forks, 6 Teaspoons, 1 cake server, 1 lemon fork, 1 jelly server, 1 master butter knife, 1 cold meat fork. PAE below $450.)
  • $16.25 pp, 56-pc. LS collection, Jun-10-07, 8 6-pc. PS, $99 SB, 24 bids, $910 FP, NR, NM. Includes cocktail forks.  PAE $690, so went for much more.
  • $13.37 pp, 40-pc. LS collection, $49 SB, 19 bids, $534.80 FP, NR, NM (8 5-pc. PS with HH Butter Knives, PAE $500)
  • $15.55 pp, 66-pc. LS collection, $900 SB, 3 bids, $1,026 FP, NR, NM (12 4-pc. PS, 12 extra teaspoons, 6 HH Butter Knives (PB). (Buyer paid too much I think.))
  • $10.82 pp, 23-pc. eclectic collection, Mar-20-07, $230 SB, 4 bids, $248.86 FP, PAE <$270 (Listed at $350 and $270 with no sale. PAE was $270 max without damage to one knife. 4 LS Knives, 1 damaged DS Knife, 5 LS Forks, 10 Teaspoons, 2 Cream Soup Spoons, 2 Dessert Spoons).
  • $12.95 pp, 84-pc. monogrammed LS collection, Feb-09-07, $1000 SB, 4 bids, $1,087.81 FP, PAE for non-monogrammed was $960, so was an amazing price for a monogrammed "H" set.  (12 6-pc. LS PS, MB Knives, HH PB Butter Knives, NM, plus twelve extra teaspoons, the pre-auction estimate of value was (12x$70)+(12x$10)=$960.
  • $14.95 pp, 57-pc. LS collection, Jan-12-07, $1 SB, NR, $851.99 FP, PAE $782, (An excellent collection of 8 6-pc. PS less 2 Knives & 3 Butter Knives, 8 Iced Tea Spoons, 1 Sugar Shell Spoon, 2 Solid Tablespoons, 1 Gravy Ladle, 1 Cold Meat Fork, 1 Premium Dessert Server.)
  • $13.72 pp, 51 pc. LS collection, Dec-19-06, $700 SB, 1 bid, $699.72, PAE $700 (8 6-pc. LS PS, 2 Tablespoons, 1 Cold Meat Fork.)
  • $11.19 pp, 67-pc. collection of LS Forks and DS Knives, Dec-09-06, $600 SB, BIN $750, 1 BIN Bid after one day (8 4-pc. PS, plus 8 FH Butter Knives, 8 Cocktail Forks, 8 Demitasse Spoons, 8 extra Teaspoons, 1 Sugar Spoon, 2 Solid Tablespoons.)
  • $12.56 pp, 30 pc. LS collection, Nov-21-06, $370 SB, 2 bids, $377 FP, PAE $400, NR (7 4-pc. PS, Solid Tablespoon, Master Butter Knife.)
  • $17.64 pp, 34-pc. LS collection, Nov-01-06, $600 SB, 1 bid, $600 FP, PAE <$400 (8 four-pc. LS PS,  buyer paid 50% more than its value, oops, and could have waited.)
  • $9.15 pp, 68-pc. collection of mixed LS and DS, Oct-01-06, $49 SB, 12 bids, $622 FP, NR, unmonogrammed PAE $920/2 = $460 (many but not all monogrammed, , previously listed with a reserve and high bid was only $518, below an unknown reserve.) 
  • $11.36 pp, 33-pc. LS collection, Sep-26-06, BIN price $375, PAE $420, one BIN bid after 9min 32sec, (6 5-pc. LS PS with 2 cocktail forks and 1 cake server.)
  • $14.62 pp, 66-pc. LS collection, Sep-16-06, $825 SB, 2 bids, $965 FP, PAE $825, NR, NM (12 5-pc. PS with 6 Butter Knives.)
  • $14.06 pp, 64-pc. mixed LS/DS collection, Aug-19-06, $900 SB, $1,000 BIN, NR, Monogrammed, 1 bid (8 PS but mixes DS and LS.)
  • $14.16 pp, 60-pc. LS collection, July-04-06, $350 SB, 25 bids, $850 FP (8 7-pc. PS (standard 6-pc. with HH Butter Knives + Iced Tea Spoons) and 1 Pie Server, 1 Sugar Shell Spoon, 1 Solid Tablespoon and 1 Cold Meat Fork.)
  • $13.56 pp, 59-pc. LS collection, 2004, $800 FP (12 5-pc. LS PS with 59 pcs. (one teaspoon was missing) for $800. This was my second big purchase of sterling flatware.)
  • $15.28 pp, 91-pc. LS collection, Feb-09-03, $1,390.65 FP (12 6-pc. LS PS - Knives, Forks, Teaspoons, Salad Forks, Cream Soup Spoons and FH Butter Knives - as well as 8 Cocktail Forks, 3 Serving Spoons, 1 Gravy Ladle, 1 Sugar Tongs, 3 extra Teaspoons and 3 extra Salad Forks all in a wooden box with a drawer.  This was my first purchase on eBay.)

Dinner-size Place Settings (DS)

  • $41.95 for 3-pc. DS placesetting (Knife, Fork, Teaspoon) (it showed as sold on Sep 11 as 180156434474.  Update: has a bidder again.) was previously listed here as $39.99 per 3-pc. DS PS, Sep-11-07, SB $39.99, 1 bid, PAE $50, NR, NM.
  • $89.99 per 4-pc. DS PS, Aug-29-07, SB $89.99, 1 bid, PAE $85, NR, NM.
  • $85 per 4-pc. DS PS, Aug-20-07, SB $169.98, 1 bid, PAE $150, NR, NM.
  • $89 for this 5-pc. oddly formed DS PS with DS and LS fork, no Salad fork, and one Oval Soup/Dessert Spoon (not Cream Soup), Apr-23-07, 1 bid.
  • $74.00 per PS, Jun-15-06, 4-pc. DS PS, $74.00, BIN for 12 PS each at this price but only one sold, NM, excellent condition. (DS is rare, so this could be a fair price but it seems a bit too high.)

Luncheon-size Place Settings (LS)

  • $87.50 per PS, Oct-25-07, 2 4-pc. LS PS, 1 bid, FP $175, NR, NM (believe to be bogus)
  • $64.99 per PS, Jan-25-07, 1 4-pc. LS PS, $64.99 SB, 1 bid, NR, NM.
  • $65.99 per PS, Jan-14-07, 1 4-pc. LS PS, $64.99 SB, 2 bids, NR, NM.
  • $41.00 per PS, Nov-02-06, 1 4-pc. LS PS, $9.95 SB, 12 bids, NR, NM.
  • $65.99 per PS, Oct-17-06, 1 4-pc. LS PS, $9.95 SB, 9 bids, NR, NM.
  • $62.99 per PS, Oct-04-06, 1 4-pc. LS PS, $9.95 SB, 7 bids, NR, NM.
  • $53.00 per PS, Sep-18-06, 1 4-pc. LS PS, $9.95 SB, 11 bids, NR, NM.
  • $61.00 per PS, Jun-09-06, 1 4-pc. LS PS, $61.00 SB, 2 bids, NR, NM.

Knives

Dinner-size Knives (DS-9.5")

  • $8.00 pp, Aug-07-07, 4 DS FB Knives, 5 bids, $10 SB, PAE $80, $31.99 FP, NR, NM (very low price for DS!).
  • $13.37 pp, June-3-07, 4 DS MB Knives, 1 bid, NR, NM, mint condition. (Sold to me.)
  • $12.50 pp, Feb-26-07, $99.99 SB, NR, NM, 1 bid, dark spots on blades made this a reduced price and repeated listings (4-5 times I think).  Normally would be $20+ each.

Luncheon-size Knives (LS-9")

  • $22.99 pp, Nov-8-07, 1 LS MB Knife, 1 bid, NR, NM (dumb buyer, didn't read this price guide, oops!)
  • $10.50 pp, Nov-2-07, 1 LS Knife, $7 SB, 4 bids, NR, NM.
  • $9.99 pp, Oct-7-07, 1 LS Knife, 1 bid, NR, NM.
  • $9.37 pp, Aug-17-07, 8 LS Knives, $75 SB, PAE $80, 1 bid, NR, NM.
  • $4.17 pp, Jul-30-07, 3 LS Knives, $10 SB, PAE $30, 2 bids, $12.50 FP, NR, NM (listed in kitchenware section only - oops!).
  • $6.18 pp, Jul-30-07, 5 LS Knives, $10 SB, PAE $50, 6 bids, $30.88 FP, NR, NM (listed in kitchenware section only - oops!).
  • $1.04 pp, Jun-8-07, 1 LS Knife, 2 bids, NR, NM.
  • $6.99 pp, May-14-07, 1 LS Knife, 1 bid, NR, NM.
  • $5.30 pp, Mar-14-07, 8 MONOGRAMMED LS Knives FB, $25 SB, 3 bids, FP $42.50, pre-auction forecast was $40.
  • $9.27 pp, Mar-04-07, 7 LS Knives MB, $50 SB, NR, 4 bids.  Pre-auction value was $70.
  • $13.50 pp, Dec-31-06, 1 LS Knife, $9.99 SB bid, NR, 3 bids, OK price.
  • $19.99 pp, Nov-28-06, 1 LS Knife, $19.99 SB bid, NM, 1 bid, Absurd price.
  • $8.22 pp, Sep-24-06, 4 LS Knives, monogram, $10 SB, 3 bids. (Good price for monogrammed.)
  • $29.50 pp, Sep-08-06, 2 LS Knives (MB), FP $59.00, $20 SB, NR, NM, 8 bids.
  • $15.41 pp, Sep-08-06, 4 LS Knives (MB), FP $61.66, $40 SB, NR, NM.
  • $20.25 pp, Sep-02-06, 4 LS Knives (MB), $40 SB, NR, NM, 14 bids, $81 FP.
  • $8.71 pp, May-21-06, 7 LS Knives (MB), $50.00 SB, NR, NM, 3 bids, $61 FP, PAE $70.00.
  • $10 pp, Apr-07-06, 8 LS Knives (2 sets of four), $79.90 FP, 1 bid each, $79.90 SB, NR.
  • $10 pp, Feb-17-06, 6 LS Knives, FP $60, 1 bid, $60 SB, NR.

Butter Knives

  • $9.50 pp, Oct-07-07, 2 FH Butter Knives, SP $17.50, 2 bids, $19 FP, NR, NM.
  • $8.99 pp, Sep-29-07, 1 FH Butter Knife, 1 bid, PAE $10, NR, NM.
  • $7.13 pp, Aug-17-07, 7 HH PB Butter Knives, SP $49.95, 1 bid, PAE $70, NR, NM.
  • $8.99 pp, Jul-04-07, 1 FH Butter Knife, 1 bid, PAE $10, NR, NM.
  • $9.66 pp, Jun-19-07, 6 FH Butter Knives, 3 bids, NR, NM.
  • $8.99 pp, Jun-11-07, 1 FH Butter Knife, 1 bid, NR, NM.
  • $0.99 pp, Jun-8-07, 1 HH Butter Knife, 1 bid, NR, NM.
  • $8.33 pp, Jan-25-07, 6 FH Butter Knives, $9.99 SB, NR, NM, 7 bids, $49.99 final price.
  • $10.00 pp, June-11-06, 1 FH Butter Knives, $10.00 SB, NR, NM, 1 bid.
  • $9.51 pp, June-09-06, 3 FH Butter Knives, $14.99 SB, NR, 3 bids, FP $28.55, monogram "N".
  • $29.95 pp, Apr-07-06, 1 FH Butter Knife, FP $29.95, 1 bid, $29.95 SB, NR, NM.
  • $7.08 pp, Dec-04-05, 12 FH Butter Knives, FP $85.01, 8 bids, $0.01 SB, NR, NM.
  • $10.00 pp, Nov-06-05, 12 HH MB (really!) Butter Knives, FP $120.09, 4 bids, $9.99 SB, reserve auction - unknown reserve.

Forks

Dinner-size Forks (DS-7.5")

  • $24.50 pp, Jan-28-07, 2 DS Forks, 1 bid
  • $27.50 pp, Nov-29-06, 5 DS Forks, 3 bids, SB $100.
  • $25.00 pp, Oct-03-06, 5 DS Forks, 2 bids, SB $124.99, FP $124.99, NR, NM.
  • $20.99 pp, Apr-28-06, 1 DS Fork each, 1 BIN bid, SB $19.99, 20.99 BIN price, NM. (Excellent condition, fair price = 6 hour auction only.)
  • $20.49 pp, Mar-22-06, 2 DS Forks, 2 bids, SB $40, NR.

Luncheon-size Forks (DS-7")

  • $12.47 pp, Sep-11-07, 2 LS Forks, $24.95 SP, 1 bid, PAE $20, NR, NM.
  • $16.22 pp, Jun-23-07, 6 LS Forks, $10 SB, 9 bids, $97.33 FP, PAE $60, NR, NM.
  • $7.50 pp, May-14-07, 1 LS Forks, $6 SB, NR, NM, 3 bids.
  • $30.30 pp, Sep-08-06, 2 LS Forks, FP $60.60, $20 SB, NR, NM, 17 bids. (This is a crazy price for these.)
  • $19.00 pp, Sep-02-06, 4 LS Forks, $40 SB, NR, NM, 12 bids, $76 final price.  Initial estimate was $40, so this represents a huge increase in value.  Let's see if it was a one off or carries over into future auctions.
  • $10.00 pp, Aug-19-06, 4 LS Forks, $40.00 SB, NR, NM, 1 bid.

Salad Forks

  • $15.99 pp, Sep-29-07, 1 Salad Fork, 1 bid, PAE $10, NR, NM.
  • $15.99 pp, Aug-11-07, 1 Salad Fork, 1 bid, PAE $10, NR, NM.
  • $7.17 pp, Jul-04-07, 3 Salad Forks, $10 SB, 5 bids, $21.50 FP, PAE $30, NR, NM
  • $14.56 pp, May-29-07, 200112995456, 8 Salad Forks, 10 bids, $50 SB, $116.49 FP, NR, NM.
  • $16.49 pp, Apr-24-07, 5 bids, NR, NM.
  • $13.33 pp, Nov-24-06, $79.99 SB, NR, 1 bid.
  • $20.25 pp, Sep-08-06, 2 Salad Forks, $40.50 FP, 10 bids, $20 SB, NR, NM.
  • $19.69 pp, Sep-02-06, 4 Salad Forks, $78.77 FP, 13 bids, $40.00 SB, NR, NM.
  • $10.25 pp, Aug-19-06, 4 Salad Forks, $40.00 SB, NR, NM, $41.00 FP, 2 bids.
  • $9.96 pp, June-07-06, 3 Salad Forks, $28.88, 3 bids, $24.99 SB, NR, monogram "N", no paypal.
  • $20.00 pp, May-28-06, 7 Salad Forks, FP $140.00, 1 bid, $140.00 SB, NR, monogram, heavily tarnished & pitted, good photos.
  • $10.40 pp, Apr-07-06, 5 Salad Forks, FP $52.00, 2 bids, $49.95 SB, NR, NM, excellent photos.
  • $12.19 pp, Apr-07-06, 4 Salad Forks, FP $48.76, 5 bids, $39.95 SB, NR, NM, excellent photos.
  • $11.25 pp, Apr-07-06, 4 Salad Forks, FP $45.00, 3 bids, $39.95 SB, NR, NM, excellent photos.
  • $10.75 pp, Apr-07-06, 7 Salad Forks, FP $75.21, 2 bids, $69.95 SB, NR, NM, excellent photos.

Cocktail Forks

  • $12.66 pp, Jun-20-07, 4 bids, $65 SB, NR, NM.
  • $16.99 pp, Jun-11-07, 1 bid, NR, NM.
  • $9.95 pp, Apr-16-07, 1 bid, severely damaged handle, can't believe someone bought it.
  • $9.66 pp, Jan-25-07, $9.99 SB, 8 bids, $87 final, NM (1 of the 9 forks was a two-tined pickle fork).
  • $22 pp, Jan-06-07, 1 BIN bid (bought three), NM. 
  • $10.25 pp, Mar-20-06, 8 Cocktail Forks, $4.99 SB, NR, monogram "B", 17 bids, $81.99 FP.

Ice Cream Forks

  • $35.00, Jul-26-07, 8 Ice Cream Forks, BIN, 1 Bid, $280 FP, NR, NM (sold to me).
  • $25.00, Nov-26-06, 3 Ice Cream Forks with MONOGRAMS, $65 SB, 1 $75 BIN bid. 
  • $15.65, Aug-19-06, 1 Ice Cream Fork, $9.99 SB, NR, monogram, 5 bids.

Spoons

Teaspoons

  • $9.99 pp, Aug-11-07, 1 Teaspoon, 1 bid, PAE $10, NR, NM.
  • $16.50 pp, Jul-31-07, 2 Teaspoons, $33 SB, 1 bid, PAE $20, NR, NM. (silly buyer)
  • $8.00 pp, Jun-8-07, 1 Teaspoon, $1 SB, 3 bids, NR, NM.
  • $6.38 pp, Jun-8-07, 1 Teaspoon, 4 bids, $1 SB, NR, NM.
  • $7.50 pp, May-14-07, 1 Teaspoons, 2 bids, NR, NM.
  • $8.01 pp, Mar-23-07, 10 Teaspoons, FP $80.99, 6 bids, NR, NM.
  • $9.75 pp, Mar-08-07, 12 Teaspoons, FP $117.50, 9 bids, NR, NM.
  • $11.99 pp, Feb-21-07, 1 Teaspoon, FP $11.99, 1 bid, NR, M monogram (double it's value).
  • $8.31 pp, Sep-08-06, 6 Teaspoons, FP $49.88, 3 bids, $40 SB, NR, NM.
  • $9.50 pp, Sep-02-06, 4 Teaspoons, FP $38, 4 bids, $30 SB, NR, NM.
  • $10.42 pp, Aug-08-06, 12 Teaspoons, FP $125, 1 bid, $125 SB with $175 BIN option, NR, NM.
  • $9.99 pp, Apr-07-06, 4 Teaspoons, FP $39.95, 1 bid, $39.95 SB, NR, NM, excellent photos.

Cream/Round Soup Spoons

  • $17.47 pp, Sep-04-07, 2 Round Soup Spoons, 1 bid, FP $35.95, NR, NM.
  • $9.99 pp, Jul-25-07, 1 Round Soup Spoon, 1 bid, NR, NM.
  • $9.99 pp, Jul-25-07, 1 Round Soup Spoon, 1 bid, NR, NM.
  • $22.00 pp, Jul-13-07, 1 Round Soup Spoon, 1 bid, NR, NM.
  • $19.99 pp, Jun-11-7, 1 Round Soup Spoon, 1 bid, NR, NM.
  • $19.50 pp, Jan-28-07, 4 Round Soup Spoons, FP $78.00, 1 bid, NM.
  • $24.00 pp, Jul-30-06, 3 Round Soup Spoons, FP $72.00, 1 BIN bid, NM, buyer purchased 3 of five available, 2 were left unsold.
  • $18.00 pp, Jul-17-06, 1 Round Soup Spoon, FP $18.00, 1 BIN bid after 12 minutes, NM.
  • $21.30 pp, Apr-09-06, 2 Round Soup Spoons, FP $42.55, 5 bids, $16.50 per piece SB, NR, NM.

Oval Soup / Dessert Spoons

  • $12.25 pp, Dec-18-05, 4 Oval Soup Spoons, FP $49.00, 1 bid, $49.00 SB, NR.  (A fair price for this item as it is not often seen on eBay.)

Bouillon Spoons (5.5" Round Bowl)

  • None sold on eBay since 2004

Five O'Clock Teaspoons (5.5" instead of normal 6")

  • $3.50 pp, Oct-04-07, 3 5-o'clock Teaspoons, $10 SB, 2 bids, $10.45 FP, Monogram, NR.
  • $0.99 pp, Jul-09-06, 1 Five O'Clock Teaspoon, $0.99 SB, NR, monogram R, 1 bid.
  • $9.99 pp, Apr-07-06, 9 small teaspoons, FP $89.90, 1 bid, $89.90 SB, NR, NM.

Demitasse Spoons

  • $6.73 pp, June-07-06, 8 Demitasse Spoons, $39.99 SB, NR, 3 bids, $53.88 FP, monogram "N".
  • $6.37 pp, Sep-25-05, 8 Demitasse Spoons, FP $51.00, 3 bids, $39.99 SB, NR.

Iced Tea Spoons

  • $17.99 pp, Jul-29-07, 1 Iced Tea Spoon, 1 bid, PAE $15, NR, NM.
  • $16.25 pp, Jul-16-07, 4 Iced Tea Spoons, 1 bid, PAE $60, NR, NM.
  • $49.99, Jul-02-07, 1 Iced Tea Spoon, $49.99 SB, 1 bid, PAE $15, NR, NM. (This buyer didn't read the price guide.)
  • $12.40 pp, May-01-07, 6 Iced Tea Spoons, $79 SB, NR, NM, 1 bid.
  • $12.95 pp, Apr-21-07, 8 Iced Tea Spoons,$80 SB, NR, NM, 2 bids, $98 FP.
  • $12.95 pp, Apr-16-07, 1 Iced Tea Spoon, 1 bid.
  • $19.99 pp, Mar-16-06, 1 Iced Tea Spoon, FP
  •  $19.99, 1 BIN bid, $19.99 SB.
  • $10.25 pp, Mar-12-06, 2 Iced Tea Spoons, FP $20.50, 3 bids, $9.99 SB, $16.00 reserve.

Gumbo Spoons

  • $40.83 pp, Mar-20-06, 3 (extremely rare) Gumbo Spoons, $4.99 SB, NR, monogram "B", 14 bids, $122.50 FP. (They are almost never available so they went for top dollar, even with a monogram.  This is the first time I have seen these items up for auction in the last three years.)

Serving Pieces

Tablespoons (Serving Spoons)

  • (Solid) $35.00, Sep-17-07, SP $25.00, 3 bids, NR, NM.
  • (Solid) $39.99, Sep-09-07, SP $39.99, 1 bid, NR, NM.
  • (Solid) $24.95, Sep-04-07, SP $24.95, 1 bid, PAE $30, NR, NM.
  • (Pierced) $42.02, Aug-19-07, SP $39.95, 2 bids, PAE $40, NR, NM.
  • (Pierced) $39.99, Jun-11-07, 1 bid, NR, NM.
  • (Solid) $39.99, Jun-11-07, 1 bid, NR, NM.
  • (Pierced) $36.00, Jun-9-06, 4 bids, $1 SB, NR, NM.
  • (Solid) $25.00, Jan-23-07, 1 bid, NR, NM.
  • (Solid) $26.00, Sep-08-06, 1 (solid) Tablespoon, $20 SB, NR, NM, 3 bids.
  • (Solid) $30.95, May-6-06, 1 (solid) Tablespoon, $29.99 SB, NR, NM, 2 bids.
  • (Solid) $24.99, Apr-29-06, 1 (solid) Tablespoon, $24.99 SB, NR, NM, 1 bid.
  • (Solid) $39.95 per piece, Apr-07-06, 1 Tablespoon, FP $39.95, 1 bid, $39.95 SB, NR, NM, excellent photos.
  • (Pierced) $49.99 per piece, Feb-28-06, 1 BIN bid, $49.99 SB (BIN).

Sugar Shell Spoons

  • $29.78, Jun-25-07, $15 SB, 6 bids, $29.78 FP, PAE $15-$20 (too high for this common item)
  • $12.99, Jun-11-7, 1 Sugar Shell Spoon, 1 bid, NR, NM.
  • $14.40, Jan-24-06, 1 Sugar Shell Spoon, 1 bid, NR, NM.
  • $16.50, Sep-08-06, 1 Sugar Shell Spoon, 2 bids, $14 SB, NR, NM.
  • $19.99, Jul-02-06, 1 Sugar Shell Spoon, 1 bid, $19.99 SB, NR, NM.

Bon-Bon Spoons

  • $26.55, Apr-18-06, 1 Bon-Bon Spoon, $9.00 SB, NR, NM, 5 bids.

Tomato Servers

  • $49.99, Jan-21-07, 1 FH Tomato Server, 1 Bid, NM.
  • $79.00 pp, Jun-18-06, 1 FH Tomato Server, BIN $79.00 SB, NM. 

Cold Meat Forks

  • $54, Jan-06-07, 1 BIN bid, NM.
  • $52, Jul-30-06, $52 BIN, no monogram, 1 BIN bid.
  • $19.99, June-07-06, 1 Cold Meat Fork, 1 bid, $19.99 SB, NR, monogram "N", no paypal.

Carving Sets

  • $48.00, Jul-10-07, Carving Set - 8.75" Fork, 10.125" Knife, $48 SB, PAE $52, 1 bid, NR, NM.

Carving Forks

  • $26.00, Carving Fork (8.75"), Dec-06-06, NR, $9 SB.
  • $19.99, Jul-05-06, 1 11" Carving Fork, NR, NM, $19.99 SB, 1 bid.

Carving Knives

  • $26.00, Carving Knife (10.5"), Dec-06-06, NR, $9 SB.

Pickle/Olive Forks

  • $16.38, Oct-26-06, 1 Two-tined Pickle Fork, $14.99 SB, NR, NM, 2 bids.
  • $24.99, Apr-21-06, 1 Three-tined Olive Fork, $24.99 SB, NR, NM, 1 bid.

Lemon Forks

  • $21.73, Aug-18-06, 1 Lemon Fork, $0.99 SB, NR, NM, 7 bids.
  • $20.52, Aug-01-06, 1 Lemon Fork, $9.99 SB, NR, NM, 3 bids. 
  • $14.99, Jul-31-06, 1 Lemon Fork, $14.99 SB, NR, NM, 1 bid.

Salad Serving Fork

  • $76.05, Feb-04-07, 1 Large Variation Salad Serving Fork, $49 SB, NR, NM, 2 bids (first one of these for sale in three years by itself.  Another one was listed previously as a salad serving set.  Could use as a kind of serving fork.)

Gravy Ladles

  • $32.50, Apr-26-07, Gravy Ladle, 1 bid, didn't sell at $35 first time, 1 bid, NR, NM.
  • $39.99, Feb-14-07, Gravy Ladle, $29.99 SB, 2 bids, NR, NM.
  • $29.99, Apr-02-906, Gravy Ladle, $29.99 SB, NR, NM.

Master Butter Knife

  • $19.99 pp, Jul-19-06, 1 Master Butter Knife, $19.99 SB, NR, NM, 1 bid.

Serving Piece Collections

  • $35.28 pp, Apr-26-06, 5 serving pieces (Gravy Ladle, Master Butter Knife, Pierced Tablespoon, FH Cold Meat Fork, FH Tomato Server), $176.40 final price, $149.95 SB, NR, NM, 4 bids.

Salad Serving Set

  • $165, Jul-09-06, 1 Salad Serving Set of 1 3-tined Large Serving Fork and 1 Casserole Spoon, NR, NM, $165.00 SB, 1 bid. (Never heard of or seen this style of fork before, and never seen an example of this spoon in this pattern, so it's very rare.)

Cake Servers

  • $39.00, Jun-17-07, 1 Cake Server, $39 SB, 1 bid, NR, NM.
  • $39.00, Jan-18-07, 1 Cake Server (mislabled Pie Server), $39 BIN, NR, NM, 1 Bid.
  • $15.50, Jul-19-06, 1 Cake Server, $14.99 SB, NR, NM, 2 bids.
  • $24.99, Jul-02-06, 1 Cake Server, no monogram, $24.99 SB, NR, 1 bid.
  • $14.99, June-08-06, 1 Cake Server, $14.99 SB, NR, 1 bid, monogram "N".

Jelly Server

  • $29, Jul-30-06, $29 BIN, NM, 1 BIN bid.

Cheese Cleavers (Not Cheese Knife/Server)

  • $24.99, June-15-06, Cheese Cleaver (not a Cheese Knife/Server, but a square Cleaver), $24.99 SB, NR, NM, 1 bid.

 

Sugar Tongs

  • $35.00, Feb-25-07, Sugar Tongs, $9.99 SB, NR, NM.
  • $39.99, Nov-25-06, Sugar Tongs, $39.99 SB, NR, 1 bid.

Asparagus Server

  • $119.99, Asparagus Server, Feb-21-07, 1 bid, NR, NM. 

Caviar Spoon (with Shell Bowl)

  • $49.00, Caviar Spoon, Jun-26-07, $49 SB, 1 bid, NR, NM.

Bottle Opener

  • $32.99, May-26-07, $2.99 SB, 6 bids, NR, NM, appears to be a resale of the same item as below, but can't be sure.
  • $22.51, Apr-22-07, $2.99 SB, 6 bids, NR, NM.

Silverplate La Reine (NOT STERLING - very, very rare)

  • $2 per piece, Nov-12-06,  6 LS Knives and Forks in silverplate, NOT Sterling, Old French U-shaped blades, SB $17.50, 5 bids, FP $26.

Didn't Sell But Useful for Valuation Purposes

Sellers - Here is what buyers will actually bid on your pieces.

http://reviews.ebay.com/Actual-Prices-for-Sterling-Flatware-Unsold-Listings_W0QQugidZ10000000001009141

Individual Pieces & Placesettings with Lengths, Weights, Prices

Moved to the link below since I am out of space here.

http://reviews.ebay.com/Actual-Prices-for-Sterling-Flatware-Unsold-Listings_W0QQugidZ10000000001009141

Who Am I and Why Am I Doing This?

My flatware collection is almost a hobby, and I was keeping this information in my head to guide my bidding on new items I needed.  When eBay created Guides, I thought it would be a good place to list historical information to help me decide what to bid on.  Then lots of people started writing to me about it, and it has grown from there.  Feel free to let me know your thoughts or suggestions.  I am just a regular non-professional eBay Buyer, not a professional seller, so you will always get the straight scoop. 

Detailed information on buying and selling sterling flatware is here: Building a Sterling Silver Flatware Collection on eBay (http://reviews.ebay.com/Building-a-Sterling-Flatware-Collection-on-eBay_W0QQugidZ10000000000760838)

 
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