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Nice Antique Silver photos

Some cool antique silver images:

Antique Tuaca dispenser
antique silver
Image by Kodamakitty
I saw this in the Pizzeria Venti on WSU’s campus. I can’t find any pictures of another one like it. I would guess from the label that it’s an antique.

06 Buick Model F
antique silver
Image by DVS1mn
Silver Anniversary New London to New Brighton Antique Car Run August 10, Pre-Tour

dichroic glass pendant with chain
antique silver
Image by spiralcraft
Made on a recycled copper sheet, Glass cabochon set in fine silver. The pendant is unpolished in this photo to give it more of a rustic feel.

Published: March 28, 2017 | Comments: 0

Cool Antique Silver images

Check out these antique silver images:

72 Ford Gran Torino Sport
antique silver
Image by DVS1mn
26th Annual New London to New Brighton Antique Car Run August 11, 2012.

www.antiquecarrun.org/Home_Page.html

The Fine City of Terrace Minnesota
antique silver
Image by DVS1mn
Silver Anniversary New London to New Brighton Antique Car Run August 10, Pre-Tour

Thousands of car pictures at the link below:

www.flickr.com/photos/greggjerdingen/collections/72157631…

Published: March 28, 2017 | Comments: 0

Choosing Silver For Health

People use colloidal silver for its health benefits. So, should you use it or not? And, which kind is best? The controversy is ongoing. There are even those who adamantly suggest that colloidal silver should not be taken at all. I know one person who is against it on general principles, saying, at first, that silver is a heavy metal, which it is not. I had to look that one up. My investigation showed that the definition of a heavy metal is not agreed upon by the scientific community. However, a common definition seems to be a metal that is toxic, can cause pollution, or is environmentally unsafe in some way. Clearly this does not include silver.

In fairness to the nay-sayers, there are silver compounds to avoided, such as silver nitrates. If one were to rub silver nitrates into the skin and then go out in the sun, a blue gray tint would develop. Doctors call this argyria. It happens just as it does on a photographic plate (has silver nitrate). The skin would ‘develop’. Argyria is a benign medical condition (not a health hazard), but it is also permanent. Note that the condition is created over an extended period of time. There are people who have done this to themselves, and one is quite famous. The ‘blue man’ took silver to solve a medical problem, which worked, but he over did it, using his own homegrown silver compound maker. Clearly he did not research the issues around colloidal silver before starting. Either that or his intent was to become blue.

The colloidal silver market touts three types: True, Ionic, and Protein. Personally, I like the low ppm ionic version, but each of you should do your own independent research to decide which you are most comfortable with. Also, the type of container is important. Some say that colloidal silver must be stored in glass, or blue glass, or brown glass. Chemistry makes it clear that glass is not a good storage container because of the process of plating out. The crystalline structure of glass attracts the silver. Visually the glass becomes darker over time as the silver embeds itself and blocks light. ‘Protein silver’ does not have this problem because each particle of silver is encased in protein. However, protein silver has other issues, so research thoroughly when choosing the one right for you. Note that glass does not contaminate the silver; it simply removes it slowly from the suspension liquid. In my opinion, the best container is HDPE or H-PET; a dense food grade plastic that does not leach chemicals or cause a health hazard. It can be identified by the recycle code of ‘2’.

My family has been using 5ppm ionic colloidal silver for more than a decade. We heard about it from a friend whose brother is a Ph.D. chemist who did extensive research on silver. We then acquired some and ran tests; initially, on our vegetables. Shelf life was doubled or tripled. We also found it to be useful on burns, and later learned that some hospital burn units use it to promote healing, reduce pain and help prevent infection.

I believe, as some researchers state, that colloidal silver is a natural antibiotic with NO side affects. But decide for yourselves. There is a great deal of information on the web, much of which is misleading, so be a discerning reader. If you are just learning about colloidal silver, you might start with http://www.IonicSilverColloid.com Of course, they are biased toward their own product, but I find the information helpful, especially the article that presents health related silver U.S.A. patents. Also, this site provides a fairly comprehensive list of medical conditions people say colloidal silver has helped.

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Published: March 28, 2017 | Comments: 0

Nice Antique Silver photos

Check out these antique silver images:

RMI1103-2
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Image by RainmakerInnovations
Latest Finds!

Published: March 27, 2017 | Comments: 0

Hercule et le Lion de Némée 03

A few nice antique silver images I found:

Hercule et le Lion de Némée 03
antique silver
Image by Antiquité Tardive
Hercule et le Lion de Némée
Missorium
Argent
40 cm de diam.
Constantinople (?)
VIe siècle
Cabinet des Médailles (BNF), Inv. 56 345

100_1591
antique silver
Image by echoesofstars
Pink and white crocheted beads with antiqued silver filigree beadcaps alternate with opalescent green oval beads to form this lovely necklace. The 27 inch (68.6 cm) long necklace is secured by a silver-colored toggle clasp.

Please check out the links in my profile if you like this necklace! 🙂

Published: March 27, 2017 | Comments: 0

Silver Bracelets, Bracelets, Silver Jewelry

Trends come and go each day but nothing beats the look as silver jewelry, such as silver bracelets. Silver jewelry bracelets are cheap to buy and match with anything so there is no need to change them around a lot. They also blend in and look like white gold so you can mix and match with your other jewelry and no one will ever know. Charm silver bracelets are very trendy and you can add more charms to them too whenever you buy a new one or when you receive one as a gift. A bracelet can include your name onto it or it can simply just be worn to match an outfit. It will always match with almost anything that you wear with it just as long as your know what to match it on with.

Some bracelets are simply made out of plastic. Others can be made out of more precious metals such as silver and gold. Some can look very nice and just simply made out of threads such as friendship bracelets. There are very unique bracelets that are made that can even match any occasion. Some are made to wrap around your wrist in circles resembling bangles. There are even some that resemble cuffs that are trendy now-a-days that some teenage girls crave each with a different color to match a different outfit. There are endless possibilities of bracelets that can be made just by adding some beads together or strings or melting metals to give the shape needed.

Bracelets are not necessarily to be worn on the wrist as well. There are also ankle bracelets that can be found in jewelry stores that are made out of silver or gold and look very nice when wearing sandals on a nice summer day. These bracelets usually are link bracelets that have small beads in between or small gems that glisten with the sun and give a very nice attracting appeal to your ankles.

Bracelets are also a common accessory for men. They are usually made from leather and sometimes twined together to give a braided look or even stretched out to resemble a cuff with silver bullets or buckles. Mens bracelets are mostly have some silver in them somewhere and are very intriguing to look at. Sometimes they include a watch on them for convenience. Although they look essentially different than womens bracelets, they produce the same attraction and curiosity.

Choose beautiful celebrity inspired jewelry such as Kate Middleton engagement ring, sterling silver rings, cubic zirconia necklaces, etc. to make you more beautiful.

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Published: March 27, 2017 | Comments: 0

Nice Antique Silver photos

Some cool antique silver images:

The Ashmolean Museum in Oxford
antique silver
Image by UGArdener
We spent a rainy Sunday morning sampling the collection of this beautiful museum. The sometimes blurry pictures of the paintings and other art objects were taken quickly without a tripod, and are included to give some idea of the range and depth of this magnificent collection. The cafeteria downstairs is a bright, pleasant and relatively inexpensive place to get a good, quick healthy lunch in Oxford.

Here is the introduction from the current Wikipedia article:

The Ashmolean Museum (in full the Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology) on Beaumont Street, Oxford, England, is the world’s first university museum. Its first building is sometimes attributed to Sir Christopher Wren, though there is no good evidence for this claim, and was built in 1678–1683 to house the collection or cabinet of curiosities Elias Ashmole gave Oxford University in 1677.
The works include that of Elias Ashmole, which he had collected himself as well as those he had acquired from the gardeners, travellers and collectors John Tradescant the elder and his son of the same name. The collection included antique coins, books, engravings, geological specimens, and zoological specimens — one of which was the stuffed body of the last Dodo ever seen in Europe, but by 1755 it was so moth-eaten it was destroyed, except for its head and one claw. The museum opened on 6 June 1683, with naturalist Robert Plot as the first keeper.
After the various specimens had been moved into new museums, the "Old Ashmolean" building on Broad Street was used as office space for the Oxford English Dictionary staff. Since 1935, the building has been established as the Museum of the History of Science, with exhibitions including the scientific instruments given to Oxford University by Lewis Evans (1853–1930), amongst them the world’s largest collection of astrolabes.
The present building dates from 1845. It was designed by Charles Cockerell in a classical style and stands on Beaumont Street. One wing of the building is occupied by the Taylor Institution, the modern languages faculty of the university. The main museum contains the original collections of Elias Ashmole and John Tradescant (father and son), as well as huge collections of archaeology specimens and fine art. It has one of the best collections of Pre-Raphaelite paintings, majolica pottery and English silver. The archaeology department includes the bequest of Arthur Evans and so has an excellent collection of Greek and Minoan pottery. The department also has an extensive collection of antiquities from Ancient Egypt and the Sudan, and the museum hosts the Griffith Institute for the advancement of Egyptology.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ashmolean_Museum

03 Oldsmobile
antique silver
Image by DVS1mn
Silver Anniversary New London to New Brighton Antique Car Run August 12, Pre-Tour

1921 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost (Barker Coachwork) Ino
antique silver
Image by Jack Snell – Thanks for over 26 Million Views
Photographed at the 2012 Hillsborough Concours d’Elegance.

Published: March 27, 2017 | Comments: 0

Buy Silver Coins – Investing In Silver

Silver makes a sound investment in times of economic turmoil. As inflation rises to cover the costs of government debt, all commodities go up in price. Silver is a commodity of great worth in an inflated economy. Many investors buy silver coins because they can be worth more than their weight. Investing in US minted coins poses two benefits over collecting precious metal alone. Coins minted pre-1933 are considered a private asset that does not need to be reported to the federal government. It is also non-confiscatable should the government recall silver. Pre-1933 coins are rare and this increases their value beyond their weight.

Rarity makes something worth more because it is in high demand. Pre-1933 coins are in that position. They are a sound basis for investing in silver. Their worth increases because investors are demanding them in greater number. These coins can be worth far more than their weight because of the added asset of rarity. They can be worth double or triple their weight depending upon current demand. Investors buy silver coins as a secure investment guaranteed to hold some value in any situation. They hold the greatest value during times of inflation. Even silver coins minted after 1933 can have value beyond their weight. The process of minting adds a small premium to the coin.

The Morgan silver dollar is the most popular of collector’s coins minted by the United States. Even $ 20 gold pieces and silver collectors coins are dwarfed by the popularity of the Morgan silver dollar. It contains .77 oz of pure silver. It is the basis of most silver coin collections. It can be worth much more than its weight because of the demand and rarity of Morgan coins. Investors buy silver coins because they become even more valuable as inflation increases making them an excellent investment as well as collector’s pieces.

The Peace silver dollar is another popular silver coin for collections and investments. It was minted by the US government between 1921 and 1935. They were designed in commemoration of the Great War, World War I. They also contain .77 oz of pure silver. The price of silver fluctuates rapidly and dramatically. But these coins maintain their value because they are a limited run coin. It pays off to buy silver coins like limited run coins because they are in high demand and are therefore worth more than other coins of the same weight and composition.

Michael MacDonald is the owner of Wholesale Gold Group and a financial trends analyst. To learn more about buy silver coins and related topics, visit http://www.WholesaleGoldGroup.com

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Published: March 26, 2017 | Comments: 0

NE Tawas MI RPPC 1940s Multiview Gliffords GREAT GRILL and Tourist Cabins BEACH BABES Silver Valley Winter Park Lumbermans Monument & more Photographer UNK2

Check out these antique silver images:

NE Tawas MI RPPC 1940s Multiview Gliffords GREAT GRILL and Tourist Cabins BEACH BABES Silver Valley Winter Park Lumbermans Monument & more Photographer UNK2
antique silver
Image by UpNorth Memories – Donald (Don) Harrison


antique silver
Image by enuwy
The pendant was originally part of an antique fork, and has been fashioned into a beautiful accessory.

For those interested, the maker is twisthebender, and the website is www.twisthebender.co.uk

It was a gift from metaphoric – she picked it up in portobello market in notting hill. Thanks metaphoric 🙂

Silver – for the colo(u)r week group

Antique CHRISTMAS SANTA c.1908 MAUVE SANTA SUIT WITH SILVER & WHITE FUR TRIM Wonderful SANTA MEETS THE CHILDREN Christmas Holiday Postcard Collectible Publisher UNK Card Number UNK8
antique silver
Image by UpNorth Memories – Donald (Don) Harrison

Published: March 26, 2017 | Comments: 0

Silver Coin Prices – Silver Coin Investing

Silver coins represent an interesting opportunity for investment. Their benefits are twofold. Firstly, they are a precious metal with intrinsic value. Secondly, their values are increased by their rarity and minting. Often, silver coin prices reflect not only the going rate of silver, but the premiums created by coin collectors. Some knowledge of coin collecting can help you to make the best choices and investments when it comes to collecting coins as an investment. It is fun to collect coins and learn the history behind them. But it is also considered a sound investment.

Silver coin prices fluctuate with the price of silver on the market. Silver has been going up lately and it is expected to continue to go up in the current economic situation. Inflation is expected to hit the US hard and silver will act as a commodity and go up as well. The height of the inflation will be matched by the price of silver. Fortunately, for investors in silver, the inflation is expected to be huge. Though the price of silver is on the rise, it is still a good time to buy into this market. Silver is an investment that will hold its value over the long term. Even when prices begin to fall, they will go up again at some point.

Coin collecting adds even more value to silver. Silver coins have value beyond their weight in silver. Minted coins are worth a bit more than their weight simply because they were minted. The location of the minting and the date of minting can affect this as well. As with all kinds of collecting, rarity increases the value of the silver coin. Coins minted before 1933 are generally quite rare since they were minted in limited runs. These silver coin prices can be worth double or more their weight. A study of minting history will reveal which silver coins are worth the most today.

There are polar camps when it comes to investing in precious metals. Some scream that it is a bad idea to invest in silver and others will yell the opposite. Fluctuations in precious metals can be quick and dramatic. That makes for a lousy short term investment because it is hard to time. But precious metals are more a long term investment. Prices are pretty much guaranteed to soar in the coming years. Those in possession of silver at the height of inflation will be considered wealthy.

Michael MacDonald is the owner of Wholesale Gold Group and a financial trends analyst. To learn more about silver coin prices and related topics, visit http://www.WholesaleGoldGroup.com

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Published: March 25, 2017 | Comments: 0