Customer Reviews

'I really enjoyed working with Bassetlaw Silver. The website was easy to navigate and I chose two perfect gifts for the verger at our church. The seller was quick to respond via email, and ordering with credit card from the United States was easy. The items arrived via international shipping. Everything was well packed and I am thrilled with the items. Many thanks!'
Rev. M. K., Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA. March 2024.
‘Very happy with my purchase, which was expedited accurately and speedily.'
SRD, Worcestershire February 2024.
"The service from David was very professional and helpful and the delivery extremely fast, with helpful information keeping me informed.  The Georgian III silver salt pots are absolutely perfect and exactly as photographed and the silver biscuit box is just beautiful, thank you!"

Joanna, East Riding of Yorkshire, December 2023.

"A first class supplier of silver who is courteous and efficient with excellent communications. Thoroughly recommended."

DAR Cumbria November 2023

"Purchased an Asprey silver wine coaster. Easy transaction and rapid and safe delivery. A very nice and helpful note from David setting out how to purchase further items via his impressive website."

SJM Lincolnshire April 2023

"Hats off to Bassetlaw Silver and Antiques for their excellence in service and customer relations! David went the extra mile to make sure that I was able to purchase a beautiful samovar that would have been impossible to get. Had he not taken the extra steps to prepare the piece so that it could go through customs with no problem, I would not have the beautiful piece I do today. The item arrived extremely well packed and much faster than I expected! It is an amazing addition to my collection, and unlike any other that I have seen. His items seem to be, for the most part, a bit more rare and beautiful than most antique sites, and he presents them in such a way that you know everything about the piece, almost intimately, because he takes such wonderful pictures and documents the items so that there are no surprises. I will continue to shop his store and reach out to him when I am inspired to purchase once again, which I am sure will be in the near future. Wonderful experience all the way around! I feel so lucky to have found his website and dealt with him in order to bring this amazing item into my home!" 

Vinny, Texas March 2023.

"I recently purchased a silver plated St Helena regimental salver from your website. David had had some repairs carried out on it, the results were very professional and the item looks fantastic. I found David to be utterly trustworthy and a very professional seller. The salver arrived very promptly and the packaging was superb. I am so very pleased that I found this antique dealer and hope to make further purchases in the coming years."

DM, North Yorkshire March 2023.

“Delighted with my purchase – reasonably priced, excellent condition and dealt with courteously and efficiently. A great addition to my collection."

AMB, London November 2022.

"This was my first time shopping online for feather-edge teaspoons and I found and bought a set of six George III examples from David at Bassetlaw Silver & Antiques. The transaction was very smooth and the spoons looked exactly as they were shown in the photos. They arrived very quickly, well-wrapped in a box and the shipping costs to Canada were reasonable. I will be keeping David in mind the next time I am looking for antique silver."

John N, British Columbia, Canada. October 2022.

"It could not have been more pleasurable to navigate around the Bassetlaw website nor easier to place my order. The attention to detail, personal service from dispatch to delivery and the care with which the item was parcelled have guaranteed my future custom. Thank you Bassetlaw for your superb service."            

H.S. Scotland September 2022.

"As soon as my postman handed me a parcel from Bassetlaw Silver & Antiques I knew, by the high standard of the packing, that I was in for something good.

I have been an avid collector of interesting antiques for over 50 years and I have purchased hundreds of items from all over the world, but David of Bassetlaw has provided me with the highest level of quality, value and service that I have ever received."

J. H. S. East Riding of Yorkshire. August 2022.

"I'm a collector of early Sheffield Plate and have bought a number of choice pieces from David (Bassetlaw Antiques). My most recent being an 18th century first period coffee pot. I've found David to be very helpful and attentive, and has always provided a great service.

I highly recommend Bassetlaw Antiques and hope to buy more little gems in the future."
R.P.     NW England July 2022


"I had long been admiring a handsome pair of Sheffield plate candlesticks on the excellent Bassetlaw website and finally decided to send an e-mail in order to confirm they were still available. I’ve always had very positive experiences with British sellers and Bassetlaw was no exception. From the beginning the service was exemplary. Not only did David answer my questions very carefully, but he also took the time to send additional photographs showing the candlesticks in greater detail.  When I purchased them, he refunded the difference in the shipping fees which made a considerable difference in the overall cost. They arrived by courier in less than a week. The box was expertly packed and even contained a nice letter of thanks -  a very gracious gesture. The candlesticks exceeded my expectations and are among the finest in my collection. I can’t praise Bassetlaw Silver and Antiques highly enough for such an outstanding buying experience."

RH, Toronto, Canada. April 2022.

“I recently made my first purchase of Georgian silver from Bassetlaw Silver and Antiques, and must say I am absolutely satisfied and happy with the exquisite 1776 wine/water jug that I chose.
Quite aside from the fact that the jug now occupies a place of pride in my dining room, I am delighted with the pre- and post-sales service I've received..  Being a novice to this field, I had quite a few enquiries to make before making the decision to purchase. David answered all of my enquiries very promptly, most courteously - even cheerfully - and to my fullest satisfaction.  He even placed the item on reserve for me, encouraging me to take my time before reaching a decision.  As a result, I felt confident to make the purchase.  The jug arrived swiftly via DHL and was every bit as stunning in its beauty as the website photograph had depicted it to be.  It had been meticulously packed and had clearly been scrupulously looked after and polished to perfection before being despatched.  It is without any hyperbole whatsover that I say I couldn't have asked for more.
Consequently, I would not hesitate to make another purchase from Bassetlaw again and am indeed considering doing so.”
M R-P, Singapore
“I recently purchased a large Jones & Crompton George V (1922) silver bowl from Bassetlaw Silver & Antiques. It is a wonderful piece and in excellent condition for its age. The web site pictures were accurate in every respect. The bowl was dispatched to me on a next day basis and was expertly and carefully packed and protected from harm. The customer service that I received was excellent both pre- and post purchase. This is the third item that I have purchased from Bassetlaw Silver & Antiques during the course of the last three months; all of which were of very high quality.”
R M, Bristol
"The range and quality of your stock is exactly what I was looking for. In Australia I can find plenty of old Sheffield plate but to get pieces in good condition is extremely difficult. At first I was unsure of the cost of shipping. However after having taken delivery of 5 items I now feel very confident to continue to rely on DHL to ship my purchases. Everything has arrived safely and quickly and with you refunding any excess postage costs I am very pleased with the results."
T.M, Australia

"I recently purchased an item from Bassetlaw Silver and
Antiques for the first time, having found it on their website.
From start to finish the purchase process was simple and dealt
with in a helpful and friendly manner. I was able to discuss
the item by phone and it was delivered promptly, within the
time promised. It fully met the description on the site. I was
impressed by the personal touch throughout."

J.H. United Kingdom

"The recent purchase of a Sheffield silver plated salver was
a very positive experience. The item was shipped on the first
business day after the purchase. It was expertly packaged,and
arrived the following day.
 The item as accompanied by a personal note and professional
verification of the heraldic family crest which was engraved
on the salver.

I would not hesitate to explore Bassetlaw and Silver
Antique's impressive catalogue on another occasion."

C.F. Southam,England.