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.
how much did you get for one`
I agree. But I don't think there is an actual stamp under the gold. But from my research it would take many many stamps to make any sort of cash. Not just 5
Where did u sell them at
Where did you sell them at
jade you are so full od **** I had 90 replica stamps going back to the <phone> and 90s.
and I sold then to a collecter for $ 700.00.
Could u give me address or name of place where u sold them
Can u tell me were u went
replica stamps 14 ct ..., I could be happy for you if you could be a little polite. I doubt what you say, I can only relay on the data I can find online, especially on ebay, and say these replicas are worth very little. Once in a while there's someone who knows nothing and would pay anything but that's not what usually happens.
Will u tell me where or number because I have some I really need to sell
From what I can tell they are worth $1.00 to $3.50 addressed and up to $6.50 unaddressed. I got 153 stamps for $100. Not a great deal but, I like them and will give them to my sons. They will have them for about 50 years and try to sell them. Maybe worth $2.00 by then. Fun to collect, look at and talk about. Not worth trying to recover any gold off them.
Where can i sale the ones i got? Will you buy mines?
Take them to some one who buys gold and get what you can.