Golden replicas of U.S. stamps have an extremely thin layer of gold on them, so they are generally agreed to be practically worthless. As of 2014, they are being sold for 50 cents a piece at stamp-collecting meets to be used as presentation sheets for real stamps.
Twenty-two-karat gold leaf sold for decorating is seven-thousandths of a millimeter thick and contains more gold than the gold stamp replicas. Not only do the gold stamp replicas not contain sufficient gold to have any value, but they also do not have any value as collectible stamps. Stamps become valuable due to rarity, and gold stamp replicas were manufactured in large numbers.