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Official CHEAP Sterling-Silver Finds Thread!

ashelandasheland Posts: 22,543 ✭✭✭✭✭
edited February 20, 2021 5:51PM in Precious Metals

Show off your scores here! >:)
I’ll start with today’s find:
Sterling silver toast rack for $35 plus tax:
I love these!


The book was tared for a flat surface...

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  • KliaoKliao Posts: 5,425 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited February 20, 2021 6:54PM

    Do you really want to get me started ;) Nice find BTW.

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  • JimnightJimnight Posts: 10,663 ✭✭✭✭✭

    WOW ... a sterling silver toast rack. That's nice!!

    I'll find something to post.

  • USMC_6115USMC_6115 Posts: 2,940 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited February 21, 2021 10:58PM

    OOPS, not sterling.. :#

  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    That toast rack is a surprising find.... and all Sterling? Unusual indeed. I must tour our thrift and antique shops... been a while.... Cheers, RickO

  • ashelandasheland Posts: 22,543 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Sterling or any similar purity is welcome here... :)

  • PerryHallPerryHall Posts: 45,173 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Kilao---Do you want to double your money? ;):D

    Worry is the interest you pay on a debt you may not owe.

  • PurpleEchoPurpleEcho Posts: 139 ✭✭✭

    The toast racks are sooo cool !!

    Kilao, did the seller not realize what they had?

    AKA Pakasmom

  • abcde12345abcde12345 Posts: 3,404 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Jimnight said:
    WOW ... a sterling silver toast rack. That's nice!!

    I'll find something to post.

    :*

  • JimnightJimnight Posts: 10,663 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited February 23, 2021 4:44PM

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  • KliaoKliao Posts: 5,425 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited May 12, 2021 6:40PM

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  • USASoccerUSASoccer Posts: 445 ✭✭✭

    I am always amazed how most do not know sterling?

  • ashelandasheland Posts: 22,543 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Great finds shown so far! :)

  • 3stars3stars Posts: 2,278 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I don't mind ripping businesses that should do their homework, but ripping private parties is pretty low. Glad to see the above poster did the right thing, too many stories of people ripping those who don't know.

    Previous transactions: Wondercoin, goldman86, dmarks, Type2
  • KliaoKliao Posts: 5,425 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited May 12, 2021 6:41PM

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  • ashelandasheland Posts: 22,543 ✭✭✭✭✭

    One thing I believe is: if you have to lie to get a piece cheap, that’s wrong. Or, if someone comes to me knowing that I’m a silver guy, I’m going to tell them what I know and offer accordingly. It wouldn’t be right otherwise.

    However, a thrift shop, or antique mall... it’s fair game. They priced it and they had the time to do their research, and I’ll pay the sticker price there, every time!

    I’ve put in lots of time doing my research and leg work and I feel ok with being rewarded for that.

    Great story @Weiss ! :)

  • WeissWeiss Posts: 9,922 ✭✭✭✭✭

    My comments were not directed at anyone, @Kliao. Just my own feeling and observation.
    I've been in a brick and mortar coin shop when the dealer offered 1/10th of the value of an easy to value item. Was it wrong? Dealer has overhead: rent, power, time. But also years of knowledge. And risk. And nobody made the seller sell the item. Judging other people is a slippery slope. If 1/10th wasn't fair, would 1/5th be fair? 1/2?

    We are like children who look at print and see a serpent in the last letter but one, and a sword in the last.
    --Severian the Lame
  • KliaoKliao Posts: 5,425 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Sorry that I didn’t word it right @Weiss . I wasn’t mentioning you but another poster above. Sorry for the confusion :)

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  • 3stars3stars Posts: 2,278 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I too wasn't mentioning any one person, just a general observation based on numerous posts above mine. If you think its you, ask yourself why. Like i said, ripping a business who should be doing their homework is fair game (including estate agents, thrift shops, dealers, etc). Being on the other side of the table (dealer) and ripping people who don't know better are another issue.

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  • johnny9434johnny9434 Posts: 27,292 ✭✭✭✭✭

    i can really understand why we pick some of this stuff up. nice :)

  • KliaoKliao Posts: 5,425 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Congrats! Nice find!

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  • ashelandasheland Posts: 22,543 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Kliao said:
    Congrats! Nice find!

    Thanks! :)

  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    That is a great find.... at a great price. I had been searching antique shops and thrift stores for a silver tankard... to no avail... now with the price of silver way up, even less chance of finding one. I have found other silver (engraved) cups/mugs in years past... at good prices. Not so much anymore. Cheers, RickO

  • ashelandasheland Posts: 22,543 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @ricko the tankards are tough to find. I do hope you find one! :) 👍

  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @asheland... You are correct... really tough to find. A fellow forum member got one a few years back, and I have occasionally tweaked him about selling it... But he is holding firm. Still looking though... Cheers, RickO

  • ashelandasheland Posts: 22,543 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @ricko I want one from the 1700’s eventually. But I’m in no hurry. :)

  • spirityoda1spirityoda1 Posts: 272 ✭✭✭✭

    Well I have some sterling cat figurines , but they are not cheap... and a solid .999 silver tarantula...and a silver brooch.





    Coin Junky...

  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    That silver tarantula is really nice... the first picture looks like a real one below your hand. Nice collection of cat figurines....@spirityoda1.... What material are the green ones made from?? Cheers, RickO

  • spirityoda1spirityoda1 Posts: 272 ✭✭✭✭

    @ricko It is from a malachite gemstone. I like all the greens.

    Coin Junky...

  • spirityoda1spirityoda1 Posts: 272 ✭✭✭✭

    Here are my other cat figurines...










    Coin Junky...

  • spirityoda1spirityoda1 Posts: 272 ✭✭✭✭


    Coin Junky...

  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @spirityoda1... I thought it was malachite, but there are so many imitation materials used now. Thanks for the reply. Cheers, RickO

  • spirityoda1spirityoda1 Posts: 272 ✭✭✭✭

    I also collect spiders (not real ones). I not sure if you all want to see them ?

    Coin Junky...

  • spirityoda1spirityoda1 Posts: 272 ✭✭✭✭

    I also collect some Hot Wheels cars.

    Coin Junky...

  • ashelandasheland Posts: 22,543 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I found these at goodwill a few days ago... as the pictures show, it’s a language I can’t read, but they looked and felt like silver so, for $5 I bought the pair.

    I remembered that some of the Asian silver is 950 and even sometimes pure.

    My friend that has the coin shop across town was there right after I got back with them and he showed interest. He also has an x-Ray machine so I told him to just take them with him and scan them...

    100% pure!? Crazy. He took them for a cool $100. >:)
    They were 4.81 Troy OZ. (For the pair)

  • WeissWeiss Posts: 9,922 ✭✭✭✭✭

    That's awesome, man!

    We are like children who look at print and see a serpent in the last letter but one, and a sword in the last.
    --Severian the Lame
  • ashelandasheland Posts: 22,543 ✭✭✭✭✭

    :) it made my day a little bit better. B)

  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @asheland.... Wow... fast and good profit on those.... I have not been as fortunate in the shops around here. Cheers, RickO

  • KliaoKliao Posts: 5,425 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Nice find! Congrats! BTW the mark on them translates to pure silver. It's in mandarin.

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  • ashelandasheland Posts: 22,543 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Thanks guys!

  • ashelandasheland Posts: 22,543 ✭✭✭✭✭

    JUST now. >:)

  • KliaoKliao Posts: 5,425 ✭✭✭✭✭

    WHAT!?! I need to move to where you are :D

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