We are a
silver dealing and silversmithing company based in the Royal Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire in the UK.
specialise in buying and selling antique silver and have been established
for 20 years. We are proud of our reputation
in the antique silver trade for both honesty and integrity, this in
conjunction with our competitive prices, means we continue to earn repeat
orders from long time clients and are gaining new ones all the time. Rest
assured, we welcome all enquiries, whether large or small, and will treat
you in a fair and friendly manner.
items we sell are fully guaranteed, and in the unlikely event of
disappointment we will offer a full refund within 10 days of receipt.
Director, Gary Bottomley, has a particular passion for old spoons and the
vast bulk of material used in the construction of this web-site comes from
the knowledge he has gained from the 20 years experience he has with dealing in antique silver.
addition to the standard information about old spoons to be found on this
site, we have added useful in-the-field tips, particularly with regards to
condition, to aid the would-be spoon collector or silver canteen buyer. If
you wish to learn more about a particular subject you may find it useful
to look at the spoon book reviews page,
alternatively contact us and we will attempt
to point you in the right direction.
hope you find the site useful and we welcome any comments that you may wish to make about our web-site.
are several people to whom I owe particular thanks. Mandy for her patience
in teaching me the rudiments of web-site production. Jim for teaching
himself to use a digital camera, with an awkward subject matter in
difficult surroundings - not too many reflections! Jean, as always, for
her multiple talents in helping things along and to Mark for his usual
high quality of workmanship.
particular, I need to thank Caroline, my wife, for her support and
tolerance when I was spending time on the web-site when it should have
perhaps been spent elsewhere! Furthermore she has endured many hours of
uploading photos, typing details and editing with barely a grumble.
also to everybody who has kindly sent words of encouragement - it makes it