I'm not talking about Pawn Stars. I'm talking about real gold and silver. Has anyone taken in any "junk" gold and silver to sell? I was inspired by Sue who told me that she had sold a couple yard sale find rings for scrap. So, yesterday, I gathered up all the gold and silver I could find. I have shoe boxes full of things I have bought at yard sales - Years of Service pins, Military Shooting Awards, Medals, tie tacks, earrings, rings, etc. I buy baggies of stuff at yard sales and thrifts all the time just to root through them and see what's in there.
I found a very small palmful of gold - a teeny tiny chain, one earring, three years of service pins and a couple other random items and a small amount of sterling silver - some shooting medals, earrings, a ring, a silver trash can (the jeweler liked it and planned to keep it) and one silver candlestick. I also had a gold and diamond ankle bracelet that I had won in a contest about 25 years ago to add to the mix.
I could hold all of this in the palm of one hand except for the candlestick. I wasn't expecting much, since it hardly amounted to anything and weighed very little. So, I was very, very happy when the man said he would pay me $345.00 for that little pile of JUNK! Yippee! All of it came from yard sales and junk grab bags. I bet I didn't have $2.00 in the whole pile.
After we went to the Jewelers, we went to the Flea Market and the Thrift Store. I saw The Bean picking up every single shiny thing he saw, turning it over and looking for marks. Finally - something he can look for when we thrift!
So, have YOU sold any gold and silver????? Do it NOW while the price is HIGH!