are 22 kt gold stamps worth anything? I have 31 gold replicas and I would like to know the value for insureance purposes.
Since these are not real stamps they have no cataloged value. Their value depends mainly on demand. Check ebay for this kind of replicas. There usually are some for sale.
i just sold 5 of mine to a gold shop, they took it out of the collection, i recieved 694.00
I have 29 of those stamps from the inverted jenny to prehistoric dinosaurs. I am looking to sell them also. You said you sold yours to a gold shop. Which of your collection did you sell. It seems the inverted jenny is the most expensive from what I have read. If you could please me an answer back, I would greatly appreciate it.
Thank you Stacy Lee
I must say I doubt the previous answer. Why would a gold shop buy it? It has no value in gold. If one would try to take the gold off the stamp the effort would cost much more than the gold.
what the name and address of the gold shop.
Gold stamps have NO value at all....
First try to understand why you can can buy them for 1 USD everywhere , even when then say there's 20 USD of gold in it....
No Way there's so much gold on them. The main problem with these stamps is that you cannot do anything with the gold on them, the layer is too thin to be melted and used.
The gold is not removed by melting, It is removed by using chemicals. This is a process used by recyclers in the removal of gold in electronics. It is a pretty simple process. With the right chemicals it can be done at home. You can find a number of web-sites from which are more than happy to tell you how to do this. So yes the gold is worth something. A recycler would probably buy them from you.
Here's a link that might help but the value in gold still remains too small.
I have nearly 500 of these stamps. Yes the gold can be very easily recovered. I took about 30 of them to create a proofing solution. A few cents worth of gold in each stamp depending on the size.
(Warning!!! This creates Chlorine gas, "extremely Deadly"
First you remove the paper with concentrated HCL. 1 drop on the back and the paper lifts off in a few seconds. You can then remove the paper with plastic tweezers. When your done you just add clean bleach, a little at a time. This dissolves the gold. Then pour the fluid through some scotch brite to remove the remaining paper pulp. You now have AuCL (Gold chloride). At that point you can precipitate the gold out several ways, sodium bicarbonate, sodium carbonate or SMB. The first 2 will give you the original gold alloy, The SMB will drop out 24k leaving the alloy behind.
Hi there GoldRefiner
I find your chemical experiment quite interesting.
It sure is interesting but it proves the point that removing the gold will cost more (take more time, effort etc.) than the potential value of it.