Sunday, April 15, 2012

Silverware @ Antique Flea Market, Ostbahnhof

This is Klaus. Say hello to Klaus! Klaus is a Berliner and since 25 years he passionately collects antique silverware. Now he owns a huge collection and during the warmer seasons he sells part of it (what he calls "the tip of the iceberg" - hope that wasn't bragging :) ) at the antique flea market behind Ostbahnhof.

Although a charming notion, I never thought of buying silver cutlery at a flea market. You hardly find two pieces of the same set and I have no knowledge to distinguish the good from the bad.
You won't face these troubles when dealing with Klaus: he sells complete sets, he tells you everything what you want to know on historic cutlery (even if you don't buy anything, its interesting to listen :)) and he remembers what you have bought from him in former times when you cannot recall it on your own (THAT is service)!  Finally his goods are so low priced that really, bargaining would be out of place. 

Attentive readers might have noticed from here that I got new cutlery (WMF series 2300 from 1930) and it doesn't come as a surprise that I am totally happy with it!

Klaus Beulich, Silverware from over 100 years

He runs a booth at the antique flea market behind Ostbahnhof and at other flea markets (Straße des 17. Juni, Fehrbelliner Platz).
The flea market at Ostbahnhof takes place every Sunday from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Contact beforehand to order a special set:


  1. Gerade gestern hab' ich ein neues Board angefangen...Silber!!
    Einen schönen Tag...wünsch ich dir!

  2. So hat sich jede mit dem gleichen Zeugs befasst, wie schön! :)