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Many people collect sets ofantique silver. Sometimes these sets are available through online auctions. You should search through the major online auction sites to see if there are any silver sets available. Make sure when searching that you know which pieces are up for sale. Don't go bidding on an entire set only to find that you bought a set of salt shakers. A better way to find complete silver sets is through estate sales. Since many families have their own silver sets, it stands to reason that an estate sale will most likely include one or more complete sets of silver. Additionally, an estate sale will most likely sell the silver as a complete set, rather than selling only one piece at a time.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|