Sterling silver was typically created for well to do citizens and restaurants to display or use in their homes and businesses when entertaining or having special guests. Antique sterling silver is normally .925 pure silver and can be visually identified with a silver tarnish or patina. Additionally most pieces are stamped with a hallmark. Sterling comes in hundreds of shapes, sizes and applications and can be found as flatware, tea pots, plates, cigarette holders and more. If you’re in the market to sell your garage sale find or looking to buy, you have come to the right place. PrairieGrit is the collector’s choice for all things sterling.