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  •  I didn't want (2+ / 0-)
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    edrie, ER Doc

    to start getting into counterfeit stamps. I have had the unhappy task of telling a friend that the piece they thought they'd be getting hundreds of dollars for was not gold, more times than I wish. So, since you brought it up, the Kossacks reading here should also know that if they aren't sure where the piece comes from, or if they know it's from outside the US, the stamp may not be reliable.

    Unfortunately I've never had an experience like the one you described, and that was very gracious thing you did. I did once have a broken "white gold" bracelet to sell that felt waaaay too heavy. When I turned my (acetylene) torch on it I couldn't melt it. It turned out to be platinum, and that was a few years ago, when the platinum price was still higher than gold. That was a happy client!

    "The only thing we have to fear is fear itself."........ "The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little." (yeah, same guy.)

    by sidnora on Fri Feb 24, 2012 at 06:21:02 AM PST

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