Did anyone catch this episode of ABC' GAA with the Hardcore Pawn celebrities appraising items from the audience? Advance to 1:35 at this link and see them appraise a person's 22 kt. gold plated stamp replicas on first day covers.
If you listen closely, the "expert" states "... if you have the complete set ..." they are worth $500. I think many non-collectors do not realize that these are gold-plated, not solid, and the amount of gold used on each is miniscule.
I have CHEERFULLY sold them for 50c each, and thrown in extra albums. They are J-U-N-K. Ever notice how the manufacturers made the envelopes slightly larger than standard size? That's so they won't fit into regular cover albums, you have to buy their albums.
They are gold foil (0.0000000000000001) laminated to, umm, cardboard.
This was a scam some very crafty company came up with to seperate collectors from their money. I have seen so many of thoe covers at shows being almost given away. The have no value and you would a million of them to make a 16th ounce of gold. Don't get suckers into those things. Nick
Quote: Nothing more than a naming gimmick by the Postal Commemorative Society. PCS advertised it as "22kt gold stamp replica" which is just a "name", not "22k" which would mean it really has some gold.
It's a gold colored replica, not a replica made of gold.