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Beverly’s Story

The “Collector’s Corner”Many long-time customers and first time visitors inquire: Who is Beverly Bremer? Is she a real person?

 

Yes, she is, and she is still working with this business today. A maverick in the secondhand silver business, Beverly began in 1975 with nothing more than her own two sets of sterling and a need for cash to support her three children. Instead of selling her pieces at the Lindbergh Flea Market in Atlanta as was her intention, she opened her own booth where she traded and bought more, naming her stand the “Collector’s Corner”. In the early days, customer information and their patterns were kept on 3×5 index cards! When the price of silver soared later that decade, her Corner did as well—the rest is history!

Today our shop has moved out of the flea market, and off index cards, and onto the lively and noted Peachtree Road. Everyone knows the shop with the window of silver and every Atlanta bride knows where she must register! Floor to ceiling the hunter green walls are packed with frames, teasets, bowls, bon-bons, baby gifts, and trays, each with a story. The timeless elegance and old world sophistication sterling silver brings to the table and the home is evident in our store—We hope you will come by and see!

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6 Comments leave one →
  1. Leland Harding permalink
    March 13, 2009 10:31 am

    I first heard of Beverly when I read “A Southern Belle Primer”, what a great, fun book. Of course I took every single word to heart. I read it any time I need to relax and have a good laugh. Beverly’s story is interesting. I hope her children appreciate silver. I’m sure she has some very nice pieces in her home. I love the shop and selection of wonderful silver. I inherited a lovely set of Repousse to which you all have helped me add pieces. I want to complete the set with some of the more unusual items. Thanks for being there. I hope the down turn hasn’t hurt you all too badly. Leland

  2. Phillip Manning permalink
    March 20, 2010 5:52 am

    I first met Beverly when I ordered knives for my Tiffany: English King flatware. I mentioned I needed to change careers and she said, “Come to work here at noon Saturday.” And thus began an association and wonderful friendship of 33 years. I started with Beverly at the old “Atlanta Flea Market,” in 1977, after which we moved to the little shop on Peachtree and Beverly later expanded to the present shop. I just had no idea how a chat over a counter at the Flea Market might change my life. Soon, while still at the Flea Market, we began going to New York to the sales at Park-Bernet, Phillips Gallery, Broadway Galleries and Sotheby’s. Buyers from such places as Fortunoff’s at first looked at us askance at us when we were seated next to them. (Beverly wore Levis, a Levi jacket, Water Buffalo hide sandles and a big brass belt buckle saying “Bullshit.” I, being demurely dressed in a mink coat and Levis.) But they relaxed after Beverly spent her 1st $100,000 for the day. And when we rode the bus up to the Met to see the new American wing, she instructed me to take this stuff and check it at the coat check place. (Just a little over $100,000 in silver.) When I suggested that it was probably chancey to leave our parcels there, her retort was, “I’m not carrying this junk anoother inch.” And so many interesting customers: Paul Lynde came to the old Flea Market and spent $6,000 with us; I answered the phone one day and the voice at the other end informed me she was Irene Mayer Selznick (didn’t take long to figure out who she was; and the mother of the Crown Princess of Thialand pulled up in a cadmium yellow Fleetwood Broughman, driven by her private secretary, who was wearing a yellow linen sheath with a huge yellow topaz at the neck.
    The stories could make a book, but I will leave you with my favorite quote of Beverly’s: “You can’t win a pissin contest with a skunk!”
    With very special love, Phillip Manning

  3. May 5, 2010 2:15 pm

    A note from a wonderful Customer! We love making Christmas happen everyday, for each and everyone one of our Customers.

    “…Once again I feel as if it’s Christmas whenever I receive a box from Beverly Bremer…We appreciate your fair pricing on these pieces and hope in the not too distant future to order again.”

    – Michelle
    (Tuscon, AZ)

  4. Denise Braun permalink
    April 25, 2012 3:51 pm

    Hello, I have a sterling silver dessert set by Buccellati that I am interested in selling. I have had it for many years in a case and it has never been used. Comes with a cake server and 12 forks. If you are interested, I can send you pics when you e mail me back..
    Thank you!

  5. Patti permalink
    July 5, 2012 3:38 pm

    I have several Chantilly flatware pieces and am interested in selling all…I have a retail price as new which is around 22150.00…Most of these are dated from the 1950’s .. a few pieces from the early 80’s still in packaging.. I have 16 Dinner Forks,12 Dinner Knives, Salad Forks, spoons, Several serving pieces…Butter spreaders, cake servers, gravy ladel, carving fork and knife, and many more…am interested the best way to sell fairly quickly….
    Thanks for your input!!

    • July 14, 2012 11:43 am

      Dear Patti, Thanks for letting us know of your set! The best thing to do is to email a list of your pieces to us at sterlingsilver(at)beverlybremer.com. We evaluate what you have against our needs and let you know the next steps! Glad you visited us here!

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