I don't really have a bucketful, ha ha! but there are probably bucketfuls around.
Some antique GF items are worth a lot. Some GF is worth nothing but scrap especially if it's not in perfect condition. I'd hate listing items on ebay that are not in good condition, especially something like GF. I was just wondering what the going rate would be for turning broken/not nice stuff in to a scrapper or refiner.
Just doing the quick and dirty math I come up something like $40. worth of gold in an ounce of GF. Less a considerable amount for the refiner's/scrap buyer's profit. Still better than throwing the stuff out if there is a buyer for it..
so how do we tell if old gold jewelry is filled? I think I can tell the difference in weight from filled and plated...is that possible? I have a ton of it that I want to list but how can I advertise it without it being marked gold filled? For instance, I have several old vintage monet bangle bracelets that acid test for gold content but I know they aren't solid gold. would the magnet test hold true for gold filled?