Specializing in estate silver. Give the lasting gift of silver for those special ones in your life.
About Ala Silver
Our Service PledgeWe endeavor to respond to all inquiries within 24 hours.
We guarantee the authenticity of all our items to the best of our ability.
About UsWe have the silver gene! Estate sterling and holloware are a dip into the past and silver reflects history. We understand that silver is an investment as well as being such "thing(s) of beauty".
The rare and unusual silver are of particular interest when we attend auctions and estate sales in Alabama, Georgia and Mississippi. We primarily have items of sterling silver; however, we also have some stunning silverplated holloware and unique antique pieces.
Customer service has always been a way of life with me from the time I was director of a public library to being a real estate broker for a number of years in Texas. After moving back to Alabama, I took time to devote to my other heart's desires!
We do trade shows and also discover unique silver pieces from other dealers. We have a small area of silver at the Montgomery Antiques & Interiors. Consequently, all of our items are subject to prior sale.
We use a postal scale to estimate weight of various items. We use Dentritics to convert to Troy weights. All measurements, weights, etc. are estimated to the best of our ability.
We pack, can wrap and then ship primarily by Priority Mail. We are in a very small charming area which does not have assumed services (i.e. professional packing, etc.). For such services, we take the time to take items to the state capitol.)
We hope you will enjoy our site and if we may be of assistance, please let us know. We have over two thousand pieces of silver and our goal is to get these on Ruby Lane. Time is the limiting factor. So... if you are looking for something in particular, we may have it. Let us know and we'll add it to Ruby Lane!
Thank you for shopping with us. Shelah
Several resources I utilize daily are as follows:
Hagan, Tere. STERLING FLATWARE:
An Identification and Value Guide. L. W. Book Sales.
WARMAN'S STERLING SILVER FLATWARE. 2nd ed. Krause Publications.
Hagan, Tere. SILVERPLATED FLATWARE. Revised 4th ed. Collector Books.
Osterberg, Richard. STERLING SILVER FLATWARE FOR DINING ELEGANCE.
Rev'd 2nd ed. Schiffler Publishing Ltd.
Osterberg, Richard. YESTERDAY'S SILVER FOR TODAY'S TABLE: a Silver
Collector's Guide to Elegant Dining. Schiffer Publishing Ltd.
Rainwater, Dorothy T. and Fuller, Martin and Colette. ENCYCLOPEDIA OF AMERICAN
SILVER MANUFACTURERS. Revised 5th ed. Schiffler Publishing Ltd.
SILVER MAGAZINE. Page/Frederiksen Publishing Company. Greensboro, NC.
And of course: Kovel's Komments, Southern Living, Southern Lady, etc.
If you prefer others, please share!