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Vintage Hotel Silverware

Antique Hotel Silverware

What’s hot and what’s not? Teapots, sugar bowls, creamers, hotel flatware and hotel silverware. They don’t make hotel silverware like they used to, which is one reason silver collectors like to collect it. The most desirable pieces are in good condition and emblazoned with the property’s initials or crest, preferably a blue chip hotel with extravagant tableware like the Waldorf-Astoria, The Fairmont, or the ultimate collector’s prize, The Plaza. I wonder if Trump Hotels fit into the list? Either way take a look at the beautiful pieces of Antique hotel silverware and hotel flatware listed here.

Hotel silverware made its debut sometime in the mid 19th century, when the first American hotels had aspirations of grandeur. Monogrammed teapots, sugar bowls and table utensils were among the amenities well-heeled guests came to expect at hotel restaurants and banquet halls.

You might be wondering where people selling hotel silverware got their stash of goods? Not all hotel silverware that hits the market is stolen. Hotels auction off collections when they get remodeled or closed. Its doubtful anyone walked out through the lobby with a complete silver tea set under their coat.

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