Silver Antiques Insider is the First Ever Blog Totally Dedicated to the World of Antique Silver -

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Silver Antiques Insider is the first ever blog totally dedicated to the world of antique silver. Moderated by Mark Stedman and Steve Nelson, this is the first ever blog to focus on the exciting world of historic and 20th Century silver, silversmiths, and the legacies they left behind on antiques such as Tiffany, Gorham, and others.

Silver Antique collectors are a devoted bunch, but until now, they have had no place to congregate. How do you bring together enthusiasts from around the world who are antique silver collectors and fans?

Steve Nelson, the brainchild behind the Nelson & Nelson store in Manhattan ( invited writer Stedman to help create a place for people like him, who are devoted and passionate about this niche but have no place to go.

Nelson knows Tiffany, cutlery and the intricate details of the 19th Century silver candelabra better than anyone in NYC, and there are thousands of devotees to this passion around the word. It is his hope that this blog will bring the community of antique silver enthusiasts together.

"For those of us who have a zest about this amazing craft we will now have a vehicle to chat, compare notes and see the latest finds from visitors to the blog from around the world. I am very excited about it's inception," said Nelson.

The blog will also be populated with news you can use about the silver antique business as well as industry links.

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Nelson & Nelson:
At Nelson & Nelson Antiques you will find a wonderful selection of silver overlay objects that are exceptionally beautiful and collectible. Silver overlay, a technique of depositing a layer of sterling silver over a glass or ceramic body, was mastered by American silversmiths in the late nineteenth century and demonstrates exceptional quality and craftsmanship. The silver overlay technique was prized for its ability to capture delicate and naturalistic floral designs that express the characteristics of the popular Art Nouveau style. Available in a variety of forms including vases, pitchers, decanters, and large and small perfume bottles, antique silver overlay makes a distinctive gift. Paired with clear, green or red glass, silver overlay decoration provides stunning contrast and a highly sophisticated look for your decorating needs. Beautiful examples of sterling silver overlay are one-of-a-kind objects to be treasured.

Nelson & Nelson Antiques Inc. is a family-owned business run by the husband and wife team of Steve and Marge Nelson since 1975. Their glittering store, located on Park Avenue in the heart of New York City, always showcases a treasure-trove of late 19th Century and early 20th Century antique silver, sterling silver: candle sticks, picture frames, trays, tea sets, hollowware, flatware, vanity items, French antiques and the most comprehensive selection of silver overlay within New York and its surrounding area. There is also a large variety of bronze d'ore picture frames, cut crystal, unique objects of art, beautiful enamels and distinctive Victorian, Edwardian, and Retro jewelry.

In their over 30 years of business the Nelsons, together with their friendly and knowledgeable staff, have served thousands of satisfied customers and take pride in ensuring that every visit, either to their store or to their web site, will always be a sterling experience. is a family business owned and operated for over 30 years. Check them whether if you look for a small gift item or a museum-quality purchase of a lifetime. is always filled with antique sterling silver items. Also they have a large selection of bronze doré picture frames, cut crystal, beautiful enamels and Victorian and Edwardian jewelry.


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