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Frequently Asked Questions

Answers to the FAQs regarding services Jack Hunt offers, how the evaluation process works, when payments occur and more.

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One and Done: The Advantages of Estate Evaluation and Liquidation with Jack Hunt

Liquidating an estate can feel overwhelming, especially in the event of a loss of a loved one. It can seem like an impossible task to deal with all of the items in one’s estate and make sure you’re getting a good return for your items. That’s why we recommend working with a professional estate evaluation […]

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Inherited Items After A Passing? Here’s What To Do Next

If you’ve inherited a loved one’s items after they passed, or are responsible for distributing the items, you may be wondering what steps you need to take to get the collection valued. There are many legal requirements for estate settlements, tax purposes and equitable distribution among heirs, so it can be difficult to know what […]

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What Types of Items to Bring to an Estate Service Company (and What You Can’t Bring)

When it’s time to liquidate your estate, it can be difficult to figure out what to bring to an estate specialist for evaluation. One place to start is to figure out what in your home may contain valuable materials such as gold and silver. Jack Hunt can evaluate and liquidate your gold and silver, in […]

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Examples of Items in Your Home That May Contain Sterling Silver

Sterling silver, valued for both its durability and beauty, can be found everywhere from fine holloware and jewelry to coins and instruments. Considering silver’s market value, even small amounts can be worth collecting and bringing into a reputable dealer for evaluation. At Jack Hunt, we evaluate and purchase pieces that are primarily made of silver. […]

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Examples of Items in Your Home That May Contain Gold

When most people think of gold and silver in their home, they think of fine holloware, jewelry and precious coins. But many don’t realize they may be sitting on a lot of gold in their everyday items. The amount of gold in household items can vary significantly. However, with gold’s high market value, even small […]

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When To Downsize And How To Get Started

As you move into retirement and start thinking about your next steps, downsizing can have many benefits. Here’s why we recommend downsizing early and how to do it. Benefits Of Downsizing Early Financial Benefits: By selling your collections and items that are no longer needed, you can get cash for items that would otherwise be […]

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How To Store Collectibles For Optimal Condition And Value

If you have valuable collectibles in your home but are tight on space, you may end up throwing them in a cardboard box in the garage or basement. Unfortunately, many collectors find out the hard way that cardboard boxes and high-humidity environments are a recipe for disaster when it comes to storing important items. If […]

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Do Not Clean Coins and Collectibles! The Importance of “Letting Age Show”

Planning on selling some collectibles and coins? You may assume they should be in top shape before bringing them to a dealer, but the number one rule of selling is to avoid cleaning them first. It may seem counterintuitive, but it’s crucial not to clean your coins and collectibles in order to preserve their authenticity […]

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What is Gold Purity: The Differences Between Scale Levels

Understanding what gold purity means is an essential component of any evaluation of items that include gold. Karat levels are a measurement of what percentage of gold is inside a particular piece. The scale ranges from 0 to 24 karat, with 24K indicating that at least 99.9% of the item is composed of gold. Further […]

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What Do Jewelry Markings Mean & How To Confirm Metals

Hallmarking is a tradition that dates back to France in the 1200s. This process involves labeling metals to identify their composition in order to help inform and protect buyers. Assay offices are places where metals can be tested and given an official marking to denote their purity. These offices exist throughout the world, each with […]

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