How Will Modern Crime-Fighting Tools Change the World of Precious Metals?

How Will Modern Crime-Fighting Tools Change the World of Precious Metals?

Only a few years ago, it was easy for crooks to sell items they had stolen – silverware, jewelry, firearms, what have you. They just drove to a pawnshop located some distance from where the crime had occurred and sold what they had stolen. The situation was bad for everyone…All that is now changing, thanks to new online databases of stolen goods

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Can You Make More Money Recycling Silver than any Other Metal?

Can You Make More Money Recycling Silver than any Other Metal?

Gold, platinum, palladium, rhodium and the precious metals are trading for much higher prices per ounce than silver. But does that mean that you should write off silver as a profitable investment metal? Not at all. Here are some pretty compelling reasons why you could make more money in silver than you can with more glamorous precious metals.

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Why Watching Downton Abbey Can Help You Make Money in Precious Metals

Why Watching Downton Abbey Can Help You Make Money in Precious Metals

Watching Downton Abbey can alert you to all kinds of antique precious-metal items that you can find if you’re shopping online, at antique stores, at estate sales . . . just about everywhere old metal items can be found. Here’s a checklist of items that we noticed during just one episode of the show...

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Sterling Silver Flatware Brands and Marks to Watch For

Sterling Silver Flatware Brands and Marks to Watch For

Be aware that if you find even one spoon or fork from one of these prestigious makers, your discovery could be worth a lot of money to silver dealers, individuals whose sets are missing the item that you found, or as sterling silver that we can recycle for you.

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How to Buy Underpriced Silver at Estate and Home Sales

How to Buy Underpriced Silver at Estate and Home Sales

Experienced silver-hunters tell us that they find much more silver at home sales than they find in antique malls, where everything has been picked over by antique dealers or estate sale specialists. If you’re lucky, you may stumble onto entire boxed sets of sterling silver tableware – you might even find an heirloom set of Old English silver.

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Need Extra Cash for the Holidays? Why Not Recycle Your Precious Metals Now?

Do you tend to leave a certain number of things unfinished? I know that I do, because I sometimes procrastinate. One example? I have two old snow tires that are leaning against the back wall of my garage. They don’t fit on my current car. I really should figure out what to do with them – sell them on Craigslist or take them to my mechanic to see if he can give me a few dollars for them maybe – but I never quite get around to it. I also have some nice old picture frames that I could cut down and use on some pictures that I have in the house. But do I do it? Of course not.

Many of our customers send us sterling silver flatware, silver-plated tableware and hollowware as shown above for us to refine and recycle.

Many of our customers send us sterling silver flatware, silver-plated tableware and hollowware as shown above for us to refine and recycle.

Another Class of Things You and I Should Attend to

Those are just a few examples of some of the loose threads that need to be tied up in my house and my life. Are you anything like me? If you are, then you have left some things undone too. So you and I should turn our attention to “loose threads” and put some extra dollars in our wallets right now, just in time for holiday spending. 

I’m referring to loose threads that involve precious metals that could potentially be refined and recycled. In my life, they include . . . .

  • A box of old silver-plated tableware that my wife and I inherited from somewhere, about 10 years ago. We don’t like it, we don’t use it, but it’s still sitting around. If I got it together to send it to a top silver refinery like Specialty Metals Smelters and Refiners, I would probably get some cash for it, just in time for the holidays. How much money would I get? I don’t know, but Specialty Metals could tell me in no time at all. And just in case you thought Specialty Metals only deals with businesses, you would be wrong. They work with individuals like you and me, too.
  • A weird little gold charm that I inherited from my parents after they died. Maybe it belonged to my grandfather? It looks sort of like a dragon, only it has a little compartment in its stomach where it is possible to keep  . . . a pill, maybe? Not too sure what. I don’t know whether this strange little item is 18K or 24K gold or just what, but a top gold refinery like Specialty Metals could tell me in no time flat. Who knows, it could be worth a very nice chunk of change. If you look in your dresser drawers, you might find something similar.
  • A large old gold-toned salad fork and spoon that I ended up with somehow. They’re in a drawer in my dining room. I don’t even know where I got them. I doubt that they are made of gold. It’s much more likely that they are silver with some kind of thin gold plated finish on them. Are they worth $5 or $500? I have no way of knowing. But I do know that I can find out very fast by sending them to Specialty Metals Smelters and Refiners to be tested. And again, it would be good to have a little extra cash for the holidays.

What Are You Procrastinating About?

It’s one thing to be stalling about old snow tires, and another thing to be procrastinating about recycling items that could potentially contain very valuable quantities of precious metals.

So with the holidays coming up soon, today could be the day for you and me to get moving. Let’s call 800-426-2344 to turn the stuff we’ve been stalling about into cold cash.

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Four Tactics for Finding Precious Metals at Estate Sales

If you have attended estate sales, you know that most of them are pretty similar. A company that specializes in liquidating home possessions has gone over the contents of the house, looked things over, taken away any high-value items that have turned up, and gotten things organized for sale day. On that day, a line of people will be outside, waiting for the sale to start. When the doors open, the situation inside the house will look like the aisles of Walmart on Black Friday as people shoulder past one another, looking for treasures.

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But Do Not Give Up Hope . . .

Despite the fact that everything will have been examined by the company that is liquidating the contents of the home, it is still possible to find precious metals if you apply these tactics.

Focus on Little Things

Many of the shoppers at estate sales are looking for items that are quite visible, like furniture, silver candelabras, pianos, collections of dolls, electric train sets, rugs, lamps, light fixtures, and chests of silverware. You can find precious metals by adopting a different strategy, by looking for very small items that contain gold, silver and platinum – items like pens, lighters, and cigarette holders and cases.

Look in Cluttered Areas

You are unlikely to find any undiscovered small items made of precious metals on tables or in cases where the estate liquidation company has laid out items for display. But you might be able to find items made of gold and other precious metals hiding in cluttered, disorganized jewelry boxes, in dresser drawers, or even in shoeboxes. The more cluttered and disorganized the area, the more likely it is that you will find something valuable that other people missed.

Look for Shiny Items

As you look at a jumble of costume jewelry, knickknacks or kitchen items, let your eye gravitate toward items that are shiny. This technique will lead you to many items that are not valuable, such as costume jewelry and ceramics with gold-toned glazes. But it will also help you zero in on small items of potential value like gold-plated pen barrels, gold shirt studs, gold-plated belt buckles and other gold-plated jewelry items that can be profitably recycled by a qualified precious metals recycler.

Look for Tarnished Items

This tactic is the opposite of the one just above. Instead of using your eyes to find shiny items, look for items that are gray and tarnished – in other words, items that are silver-plated or made of pure silver like silverware. For example, this strategy will help you quickly scan a box of old kitchenware – serving spoons, spatulas and napkin rings - and focus immediately on silver items that can be profitably recycled.

Putting these Tactics to Work . . .

These strategies can help you find precious metals, even in crowded house sales. They also work well in antique malls, at estate auctions, and in other settings where a number of old items are set out for sale. If you capture some promising items and are not sure what they are, call us at 800-426-2344 and tell us about the potential treasures you have on hand. One conversation with our specialists could help you claim big dollars from the little items you have discovered.

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Don’t Let Precious Metals Slip through Your Fingers when You’re Liquidating an Estate

I was visiting some cousins of mine a few years ago after their mother – my aunt - had died. While we were sitting around catching up and chatting, one of them came into the room with a jewelry box and said, “Here’s that box of costume jewelry that we were talking about – we should all take a look and pick a few items that we’d like to have.”

Shown: a box of costume jewelry from an inherited estate that could be hiding valuable karat gold and other precious metals.

As they started to pass the box around, I asked “Who said that there’s nothing in there but costume jewelry?”

One of my cousins answered, “Well, mom always said that she kept her costume jewelry in this box.”

I urged them to take a closer look, and one of my cousins pulled out two small items – a small decorative pin and a little pendant watch – that appeared to be made of yellow gold, and which needed a closer examination by a qualified appraiser or precious metals refinery.

As I think you will agree, that story illustrates how easy it is to make quick – and wrong – decisions when liquidating an estate. There are so many details to handle, and so much property to look at, that it is all too easy to let valuable property get away. Here are smart steps to take instead.

Ask a Lot of Questions

That’s what my cousins weren’t doing in the story that I told at the start of today’s post. Their mom had always told them that the jewelry box contained “costume jewelry,” and they accepted that without exploring any further.

People can make this mistake not just with precious metals, but with other estate items too. An “old decorative print that Auntie bought at a tag sale” could be a valuable original oil painting, and “Pop’s favorite old rocking chair” could be a valuable antique. So when you are dealing with an estate, get into the habit of looking at every item with critical eyes – and bring in a qualified appraiser to look everything over.

Avoid Turning Everything Over to One Antique Dealer

Most antique dealers are honest businesspeople who will alert you if they think they have found something valuable among the items that you are liquidating. But even honest antique dealers are in the business of acquiring items and selling them at a profit. If they discover something quite valuable among your items, they will acquire it from you at a low price and then sell it at a profit, because that is their business.

The message is that even though it is time-consuming and complex to look at all the items in an estate to find that one valuable item in 1,000, it can be worth the time you invest. So instead of calling an antique dealer first, consider having an independent appraiser review what you have. To find a qualified appraiser in your area, visit the American Society of Appraisers online.

Let Us Review All Your Metal Items

Most estates contain items that contain precious metals, including jewelry, silver items and silver-plated items. Although many of them might look similar to you, their value can vary dramatically. One example? Two silver-plated spoons that contain identical quantities of silver can be worth very different amounts of money if one of them has collectible value.

If you are not sure what kinds of metal items you have inherited, your next step is to call Specialty Metals Smelters and Refiners at 800-426-2344. We’re here to provide information, and your call to us could help you discover all the dollars that could be hiding in the estate you have inherited.

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Why You Can Make More Money than Ever by Recycling Silver

It might surprise you to learn that until the middle of the 20th century, silver was not widely regarded as a precious metal. Prices were so low back then – in fact, historical data from The Silver Institute shows that silver was selling for only about 75¢ per troy ounce in 1950. Such giveaway prices explain why silver was used so extensively as plating and in pure form. The price of silver has fluctuated widely since then, but has been on a steady rise. By 1999, it was selling for nearly $10. And these days, it is trading for between $18-$20 on the London Fix.

Shown: Photo of shipment of silver-plated scrap sent to Specialty Metals by a customer to be refined and recycled for the best prices on silver.

Shown: Photo of shipment of silver-plated scrap sent to Specialty Metals by a customer to be refined and recycled for the best prices on silver.

To summarize: once silver was cheap, today it is not. That situation has created an opportunity, because older silver and silver-plated items that date from the days of cheap silver can be found just about anywhere – in estate sales, antique stores, auction houses, and elsewhere. If you can find those items and recycle the silver they contain by sending them to a silver refinery like Special Metals Smelters and Refiners, you can end up with a lot of money thanks to of today’s high silver prices.

What kind of older silver items should you be looking for?

Smaller Antique Items, Including

  • The handles and tips of walking canes
  • Letter openers
  • Lighters and lighter cases
  • Paperweights
  • Buttons
  • Belt buckles
  • Cigarette and cigar cases
  • Eyeglass frames and cases
  • Commemorative plates and medals
Many of our customers send us sterling silver flatware, silver-plated tableware and hollowware for us to refine and recycle.

Many of our customers send us sterling silver flatware, silver-plated tableware and hollowware for us to refine and recycle.

Tableware, Including

Adornments, Including

  • Jewelry of all kinds
  • Hair pins and combs
  • Pocket watches, fobs and chains

Home Decorations, Including

  • Candlesticks and candelabras
  • Picture frames
  • Light fixtures and switch plates
  • Mantle and wall clocks
  • Trophies

How to Cash In on Today’s Higher Silver Prices

Gather up your silver items and call Specialty Metals Smelters and refiners at 800-426-2344. Your collection of small silver and silver-plated items could be worth much more than you think.

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Checklist of Places to Look for Precious Metals in Your Home

Where are precious metals hiding in your home? Some of the places are obvious, like silverware, others less so. Appliances can be hiding platinum-bearing thermocouple wire. In addition to circuit boards, your electronics can be hiding gold contacts, pins and other meltables. So we created this checklist for you to use when you’re preparing to sell your home or simply doing some spring cleaning…

Shown: a kitchen filled with buried treasure - precious metal bearing appliances, silverware and more, that can be recycled profitably by Specialty Metals.

Major appliances

  • Electric and gas stoves
  • Air conditioners
  • Refrigerators

Smaller appliances

  • Microwave ovens
  • Toasters and toaster ovens
  • Coffee makers, irons and other devices that generate heat

Household electronics

  • Radios and televisions
  • Remotes
  • Gaming consoles
  • Cellphones
  • Personal computers, computer components, and tablet computers

In the kitchen

Around the house

  • Silver and gold-plated trophies and plaques
  • Silver and gold-plated metal picture frames
  • Gold-plated faucets and bathroom fixtures (rare)
  • Old gold-plated lighting fixtures (rare)
  • Old gold, silver and platinum jewelry of all kinds
  • Old silver and gold-filled eyeglass frames
  • Coin collections
  • Darkroom supplies, chemicals and equipment

And if your spring cleaning uncovers any “buried treasure” in your home, call Specialty Metals Smelters and Refiners at 800-426-2344 and we can help you figure out what you’ve got and how much it’s worth.

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An Invitation to Jewelers, Pawnbrokers and Other Jewelry Professionals to Partner with Our Precious Metals Refinery

If you’re in a business that has given you a quantity of silver, platinum, or gold-containing items – like old cutlery, silverware, rings, watches – you definitely have precious metals that are worth refining. The problem is, it’s hard to understand just how much precious metal those items contain. And the more different items you have, the more confusing it becomes.

Shown: Jewelry and jewelry scrap containing platinum, gold, silver and other platinum group metals that Specialty Metals recycles and refines.
  • Older silver-plate, for example, can contain larger quantities of silver than more modern plated flatware and tableware do. But how can you know how much silver is really in your silverware or whether it is worth recycling?
  • Items of gold jewelry from other countries are often not stamped with standard karat numbers. Sometimes there are no numbers at all. What should you be looking for?
  • Older platinum jewelry sometimes has no markings to indicate how pure the platinum is. (Newer platinum jewelry is usually stamped with a marking like “950 Plat,” which means that the platinum is 95% pure.)

Avoid the Confusion

Often, the only way to cut through the confusion is to send your items to a qualified precious metals refinery that can analyze them and tell you precisely what you have. Why not call Specialty Metals Smelters and Refiners at 800-426-2344 to talk things over? Even if you have a mixed collection of items, we can help you understand just what they are – and then help you get top dollar for the precious metals they contain.

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Why Big Dollars Could Be Hiding in Small Quantities of Silver Tableware

Did you just inherit a chest of silver or silver-plated tableware or a silver-plated tea service or punchbowl? If so, you could have something quite valuable on your hands.

Image showing sterling silver flatware, silver-plated tableware and hollowware that Specialty Metals can refine and recycle profitably for your company.

Silverware is different from other recyclables, because a lot of value can often be found in smaller quantities. If you want to recycle automotive catalytic converters for the platinum they contain, for example, you’ll need to have at least 500 of them before recycling becomes worthwhile. The same is true for gold-bearing printed circuit boards. Although they contain gold, only a large quantity of escrap will yield a significant amount of money.

Why Silverware Is Different

First, silverware is often collectible. If you want an example of just how much one chest of silver can be worth, take a look at this Victorian silver desert service made in 1848. It includes 12 dessert spoons, 12 dessert forks, and 12 dessert knives. They come displayed in their original wooden chest. The set is currently being offered for sale by M. S. Rau Antiques in New Orleans. The price? $19,850.

Second, even small quantities of silverware can contain significant amounts of silver. If the set that you have is not valuable to collectors (consult a qualified appraiser to be sure), the silver alone can be worth a lot of money. Silver is currently trading at nearly $20/troy ounce on the London Fix. If you send a sample to Specialty Metals Smelters and Refiners to be tested, you could be in for a very pleasant surprise. Call us at 800-426-2344 to learn more.

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Do You Own Silver-Plated or Pure Silver Items? This Online Encyclopedia Helps You Identify them Fast

Did you just inherit a pair of silver salad serving spoons from your grandmother? Or did you just acquire a large quantity of older silver or silver-plated cutlery?

Image showing sterling silver flatware and hollowware that Specialty Metals can refine and recycle profitably for your company.

No matter how few or how many silver items you own, you probably have a lot of questions on your mind. Yes, the pieces that you own are stamped with little markings on the underside of their handles. But what do they mean? How can you identify the company that made the items that you own? How can you tell whether they are pure silver or silver-plated? And most important of all, is your silver likely to be worth a lot of money or only a few dollars?

If you’re asking questions like those, you need to know about 925-1000.com’s Online Encyclopedia of Silver Marks, Hallmarks, and Maker’s Marks, available for instant research online. It’s a vast online reference to silverware patterns, markings, manufacturers, and more. Best of all, it contains thousands of images of the markings that are stamped on the silverware items that you own. It may take a little time and digging to identify just what you have. But the good news is, you are almost certain to learn more about your holdings.

Here are some of the features of this remarkable online resource for owners of silver items.

  • A library of images of marks and hallmarks and stampings from America, Great Britain, France, Italy, and many more countries.
  • A database of manufacturing dates and critical information about silverware that was produced by the world’s most important manufacturers, including Tiffany, Lunt, and more.
  • A collection of images of silverware patterns that helps you identify what you own.
  • Links to dozens of online resources and books about silver.

What Is Your Silverware and Silver-plated Tableware Worth?

The Online Encyclopedia of Silver Marks, Hallmarks, and Maker’s Marks doesn’t list values for the pieces of silver tableware that it has catalogued. That’s a job for an appraiser who specializes in silverware.

If you complete your research with an appraiser and determine that the real value of the items you own is contained in the silver that they contain, call Specialty Metals Smelters and Refiners at 800-426-2344. We’ll be happy to discuss your silverware with you and explain how we can help you realize the greatest return by letting us refine and recycle your silver and silver-plated items.

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Finding Value in Cutlery from the Golden Age of Silver Electroplating

Did you know that there was a “golden age” of silver plating that lasted from about 1880 until 1960? It was a time when production of silver-plated tableware was at an all-time high. If you own a large quantity of silver-plated knives, forks, and spoons from those years, you could have something valuable. In the early years of that “golden age” especially, manufacturers often applied thicker layers of silver plating than were common in later years.

Why the “Golden Age” of Silver Electroplating Happened

Image showing sterling silver flatware, silver-plated tableware and hollowware that Specialty Metals can refine and recycle profitably for your company.

During the second half of the nineteenth century, a new kind of upper class emerged. Its members were not royalty or landed gentry, but magnates who had amassed fortunes during the industrial revolution. As they built lavish homes for entertaining, they needed quantities of fine sterling silver tableware. A number of manufacturers started smelting silver and making vast quantities of tableware to meet the demand.

Then the twentieth century dawned and the number of middle-class Americans grew dramatically. They also wanted to entertain, and they also wanted to put out elegant-looking silver tableware for their guests. The problem was, they often couldn’t afford pure silver place settings. For these upwardly mobile people, the answer was silver-plated tableware. It looked as elegant as the “real thing,” unless guests flipped it over to squint at the fine print that indicated that it was only silver-plated. Many companies rushed in to produce silver-plated flatware, including F.B. Rogers, Lunt, Meriden Britannia, Middletown Plate, and the International Silver Company. 

It was also a time when new markets suddenly evolved for other products too. The Ford Model T offered ordinary people – not millionaires – a chance to own cars. It was before the age of television, so sales of radios and record players surged. It was the golden age of piano manufacturing in America too – a time when the piano, not the flat screen TV, often functioned as the home entertainment center.

Enter Stainless Steel

One drawback of silver-plated tableware was that it tarnished, just like the fully silver tableware that it imitated. Keeping a set of it shiny could be a labor-intensive hobby. That’s one reason why people quickly began to buy stainless steel cutlery as soon as it was introduced.

One milestone? In 1961, the tableware manufacturer Oneida improved the process of manufacturing tableware from stainless steel. Oneida began to market stainless steel tableware alongside silver-plated. Within 10 years, the company was manufacturing much more stainless tableware than silver-plated. Other makers of stainless entered the market too – companies like Liberty, Reed & Barton, Lunt, Williamsburg, as well as a number of Asian manufacturers – and the sales of silver-plated tableware decreased even more. The golden age of silver plating had come to a close.

What Is Your Silver-Plated Tableware Worth?

Pure silver tableware – not silver-plated – is worth much more than silver-plated, for several reasons. The first, of course, is that it contains more silver. But there is also the fact that some silver patterns from certain manufacturers are very much in demand by collectors. If you’re lucky enough to have pure silver tableware that is in a sought-after pattern, it could be worth far more than the value of the silver metal it contains. If you own a quantity of pure silver cutlery – or even a few pieces – it’s worth your while to contact a qualified appraiser to find out what it is worth.

The odds are lower that silver-plated items will be sought-after collectibles, but it does happen. That’s why – again – you should speak with an appraiser before deciding to scrap or recycle items that you own.

If you have a large quantity of silver-plated items – a collection of hundreds or thousands of pieces - you should contact an expert silver refinery. To learn more, call Specialty Metals Smelters and Refiners at 800-426-2344 and we can explain how you can recycle your silver-plated tableware profitably.


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Buying or Selling a Business? Recycle Precious Metals before They Slip Away

I’ve written several books in the past for Diomo.com, a terrific company that guides individuals through the process of buying businesses. I interviewed many people while I was researching those books. Here are two stories I heard about people let dollars slip through their fingers when selling businesses.

A Son Who Sold His Father’s Silverware Manufacturing Company

Image showing sterling silver flatware and hollowware that Specialty Metals can refine and recycle profitably for your company.

When his father passed away, a man sold his father’s established tableware manufacturing company without stopping to consider the value of the metals that were in stock. Perhaps he was too upset by his father’s death to want to investigate. Or maybe he just wanted to dispose of the business quickly so he could wrap up his father’s estate. Chances are that the son could have achieved a higher price for the sale if he had had those metals appraised by a qualified precious metals refinery. (I bet that the new owner didn’t fail to inventory the silver and other precious metals that were on hand.)

A Business Broker who Sells Manufacturing Companies

Photo of scrap computers with circuit boards containing gold, platinum and other precious metals that can be recycled by Specialty Metals.

I spoke with a business broker who specializes in selling light manufacturing companies. He told me that he “likes a quick and clean transaction” and that he doesn’t “like to get my hands dirty.” That could be a mistake. If he acquired the habit of getting business-sellers to evaluate the production equipment that they are selling as part of their businesses, he could help those sellers command higher prices for the businesses they were selling. After all, production equipment can include computers, catalytic processors, thermocouples, refrigeration systems, ovens and kilns – and the list goes on and on. Appraising the precious metals in that equipment is a critical part of evaluating a business. There could even be an opportunity for the seller to remove and recycle the precious metals that are contained in old production equipment and claim those dollars before the business is sold.

An Invitation to Business Sellers and Business Brokers

Are you selling a small business? Or are you a broker who sells dozens or hundreds of businesses a year? Here’s a piece of advice. Don’t fail to consider precious metals when you sell a business. If you’d like a better idea of what those precious metals could be and what they are worth, call Specialty Metals Smelters and Refiners at 800-426-2344 to learn more.

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How to Get Top Dollar for Silverware and Gold Jewelry

Did you just inherit silver dinnerware or jewelry that you’d like to dispose of for maximum dollar value? Or did you just come into a quantity of those items by buying a business or a factory?

If you’re facing that challenge, you need to do two things, because your items could hold value in two different ways – as collectibles and as precious metal that can be extracted by a qualified precious metals refinery.

Image showing sterling silver flatware and hollowware that Specialty Metals can refine and recycle profitably for your company.

First, Have Your Silver and Gold Appraised as Collectibles

If you’ve watched “Antiques Roadshow,” you know that some older pieces of silverware and gold have achieved high value as collectibles. There are sought-after silverware patterns, for example, and jewelry made by respected designers. The value of such collectibles is often much higher than the value of the precious metals that they contain. So before you think about recycling your silver or gold items, have them appraised.

To find a qualified appraiser, visit the American Society of Appraisers’ website and use the “Find an Appraiser” database that you’ll find there. Before hiring an appraiser – and you will have to pay for an appraisal - be sure to ask whether he or she has earned any special certifications in appraising the kind of items that you want to sell. Another approach is to visit a well-respected auction house that is located near where you live; most of them employ experts who will look at silver and gold items and tell you what they are worth. There is no charge for those services. It is probably not a good idea to take your items to an antique store and ask what they are worth, unless you have been referred to that store by several people who can attest to the honesty of the establishment. You don’t want to get ripped off, after all.

Image of an assortment of karat gold jewelry, which Specialty Metals can recycle and refine for the best prices for individuals and businesses.

Second, Call Specialty Metals Smelters and Refiners

Once you have made sure that your holdings do not have high collectible value, your next step is to determine the value of the precious metals that they contain by talking to one of the best gold and silver refiners in the U.S. Give us a call at 800-426-2344 and tell us what you have. We cannot refine the silver or gold from a small number of items – we only deal in larger quantities of precious metals, although we do recycle smaller quantities from individuals. But we’ll be happy to talk about the metal items that you have on hand and help you plan how to get top dollar value from them.

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