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There may be money in your mouth

People selling gold fillings, old jewelry as price soars

Jon Sosnowski, co-owner of Mayfair Jewelers in Glenville, looks through a pile of gold jewelry on Thursday.
Photographer: Meredith Kaiser
Jon Sosnowski, co-owner of Mayfair Jewelers in Glenville, looks through a pile of gold jewelry on Thursday.
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Don’t even think of getting out the pliers, but those gold crowns your dentist installed years ago could bring a profit today that you could sink your teeth into. With the glittering price of gold this week, local jewelers are seeing dozens of hopeful peddlers arriving every day clutching old jewelry — and those odd, custom-made bits of bridgework designed for molars. “I’ve had more than one person come in with an old cap from ...


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renedushay
March 21, 2008
8:35 a.m.

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I beg of you to not encourage people to "sell'' teeth. The Nazi's pulled the gold teeth of concentration camp internees- to even mention any value[ which is minimal compared to the price paid to a dentist] in dental gold is horrendous.

jgrandy
March 21, 2008
1:04 p.m.

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Ahhh...now I know how I will fill my gas tank up next week....

asemetals
March 18, 2009
7:53 a.m.

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I have to agree, "shop around" is the best advise for anyone looking to sell their gold, silver or platinum jewelry, bullion or coins. Do business locally, compare prices, make sure the company you're working with can properly assess the value of any antique or vintage items you may have, and make sure their payouts are not a mere 50% of the gold value, as those of some nationally advertised companies are. Do your homework. For more information check out http://www.asemetals.com.

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