Ahhhh Goodwill....

ashelandasheland Posts: 12,643 ✭✭✭✭✭

Oh yeah. >:)

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  • HemisphericalHemispherical Posts: 4,390 ✭✭✭✭✭

    What’s the weight?

  • MsMorrisineMsMorrisine Posts: 22,630 ✭✭✭✭✭

    yes yes
    we must know the weight to know how much you suck....

    Current maintainer of Stone's Master List of Favorite Websites // My BST transactions
  • PocketArtPocketArt Posts: 1,016 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Lucky duck...I did find a Cambridge creamer with a sterling silver base...but nothing like that- nice!

  • rte592rte592 Posts: 328 ✭✭✭

    Nice Hit.
    Don't forget to ask IF there are a couple more pieces in the back that haven't made it out yet.

  • ashelandasheland Posts: 12,643 ✭✭✭✭✭

    It was nice. I’ll update when I weigh it. :smiley:

  • ashelandasheland Posts: 12,643 ✭✭✭✭✭

    244 grams. >:)

  • ashelandasheland Posts: 12,643 ✭✭✭✭✭

    7.25 ozt ASW

  • hchcoinhchcoin Posts: 4,117 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Awesome

  • BaleyBaley Posts: 20,878 ✭✭✭✭✭

    So cool you have opportunities

    Liberty: Parent of Science & Industry

  • jrt103jrt103 Posts: 294 ✭✭

    Score! how long do you think it was out for sale before you found it?

  • mbogomanmbogoman Posts: 4,162 ✭✭✭✭

    My local Goodwills know about hallmarks. There are few bargains to be found...

    mbogoman

    Asesabi Lutho

  • Downtown1974Downtown1974 Posts: 4,296 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Another thrift store score!!! Congratulations!

  • rickoricko Posts: 65,047 ✭✭✭✭✭

    That is a great score... I keep checking thrift stores when I am in the area...no luck so far... Antique shops all know about sterling silver.... so no chance there...Cheers, RickO

  • ashelandasheland Posts: 12,643 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @jrt103 said:
    Score! how long do you think it was out for sale before you found it?

    Hard to say, but likely not long...

  • ashelandasheland Posts: 12,643 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @mbogoman said:
    My local Goodwills know about hallmarks. There are few bargains to be found...

    There's one in Asheville like that, any sterling is marked up to the moon.. LOL

  • Timbuk3Timbuk3 Posts: 10,047 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Sweet, congratulations !!! :)

    Timbuk3
  • WeissWeiss Posts: 7,972 ✭✭✭✭✭

    NICE!!

    We are like children who look at print and see a serpent in the last letter but one, and a sword in the last.
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  • astroratastrorat Posts: 8,057 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Congrats!

    Numismatist Ordinaire
    See http://www.doubledimes.com for a free online reference for US twenty-cent pieces
  • HemisphericalHemispherical Posts: 4,390 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @asheland said:
    7.25 ozt ASW

    27.6c per ozt! Awesome!

  • johnny9434johnny9434 Posts: 18,957 ✭✭✭✭✭

    you did real good with that one. I like

  • ashelandasheland Posts: 12,643 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Thanks everybody! :)

  • MsMorrisineMsMorrisine Posts: 22,630 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I got to mine and nothing

    Current maintainer of Stone's Master List of Favorite Websites // My BST transactions
  • ashelandasheland Posts: 12,643 ✭✭✭✭✭

    99% of the time I check it's just stuff. Very seldom does sterling show up...

  • ChrisH821ChrisH821 Posts: 2,264 ✭✭✭✭✭

    At least it didn't find its way into the landfill.
    I've only ever found two "large" pieces of sterling, one was a 1972 Mother's Day plate by I think the Franklin Mint, and another was some weird triangular dish with spherical feet. both around 8ozt.

    Collector, occasional seller

  • ashelandasheland Posts: 12,643 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @ChrisH821 said:
    At least it didn't find its way into the landfill.
    I've only ever found two "large" pieces of sterling, one was a 1972 Mother's Day plate by I think the Franklin Mint, and another was some weird triangular dish with spherical feet. both around 8ozt.

    Funny you mention the landfill....
    When I was growing up, my dad was a cop, sometime back in the early to mid 1980's, when I was really young, I'm guessing 7-10 years old, for some reason, my dad had to "guard" the city dump landfill I think there were drug deals happening there or something, but anyway, he was there on the night shift and obviously it was rather boring...

    So one night while on patrol, he spots something shiny laying on top of some trash and he walks over to see a silver dinner plate. He picks it up and throws it in the car to bring home and give to me.

    The next morning he's about to give it to me and turns it over to find it was indeed sterling! :D He still gave it to me as that was his initial intention, however he explained to me what it was and advised me to sell it. I didn't even really understand why this plate would be worth money, but obviously I agreed to sell it. Why not, right? I can still remember seeing him inspecting it in the kitchen. :)

    I can still remember going to the coin dealer and him selling it then giving me the money. He knew a lot of the coin dealers back then as they hired off duty police for the coin shows, etc. Likely he was doing that during the 1980 run up. It's a really cool memory and it's most likely one of the reasons the silver bug bit me hard and at an early age.

    Great memories!

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