We purchase silver-plated flatware, hollowware such as bowls, tea sets, candlesticks, and more. The value of these items is low because they contain only a very thin layer of silver over a base metal such as copper. Most silver-plated items are over 99% copper by weight. We pay about a dollar a pound, which is better than throwing the items away. We do have a $10 total minimum transaction, which can be in combination with other items.