So I have four tarnished cups that would be sort of Art Deco / Space Age if they had any styling to them at all. But no, they’re basically just four completely barren silvery cups that I “inherited” from somebody (was given as a gift for helping them move and they passed shortly after.)
If they had any refinement to them I would keep them out of sentimentality, but that thought all passed when I realized they were silver and saw what the price of silver is. Then I read the label and found they were just silver plated.
Then I found out that some silver plate is actually copper underneath, which by diligent net research I find is valued at around “3”. Three WHAT is my question. If it’s per pound, I may as well hold on to them or see if they have any value as cups. Whereas if it’s $3 per ounce I might still consider selling them just for the metal value if it’s really copper underneath.