I found a couple of sterling silver candlesticks that were heavy and very ornate. I bought them at a sale that was being run by a couple of young people that looked like they were selling the contents of a small estate and had absolutely ne experience or knowledge. I bought them for five dollars and they were all black with tarnish. I took them to Gold Rush Refiners who are well known silver buyers and they paid over 300.00 for them. It was a lucky day for me to have been driving down that street when I was.