As well as collector coins, paper money and most types of gold and silver coins and bars, I sometimes buy scrap gold jewelry but only if time permits as assessing jewelry and filing the required police reports is time consuming and I cannot do that when the store is buy. I purchase larger silver items such as flatware sets, but not silver jewelry. I only buy and sell silver or gold bullion in the store, not through the mail.
I keep limited cash on hand so when buying larger values collections I will have to pay with my company cheque. I am licensed in the City of Calgary and follow the city bylaws requiring me to take your ID and file a police report on all purchases. You will need two pieces of ID, one of which must be a non-expired government issued photo ID such as a driver's license, Alberta ID, passport, etc. The second ID has to be something official but need not have a photo, such as Heath care, credit card, etc. You must provide proof of your address which may be on you ID but could be a piece of mail such as a bill addressed to you. You will be required to sign the report and if you cannot provide the required ID, or are unwilling to sign the report, I cannot buy your items.
I ship to addresses in Canada and the USA but generally not other countries. This is mostly due to sales tax rules many countries have implemented requiring the shipper to collect their taxes from the buyer, register with the tax department in that country and arrange to forward the proceeds. For a smaller business like mine the logistics of administering this is prohibitive.