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#1 Troy Mayfield

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Posted 10 February 2017 - 05:37 PM

Hi folks.  I haven't been active here lately (looking at my profile, I haven't really be active at all...), but thought the fpnuts might be the most reasonable and knowledgeable crew to help me out.  I realized that I have too many fountain pens and I never really turned into a collector.  I have pens that ought to be in someone else's hands who might appreciate them more.  I have a few Sheaffers, Esterbrooks and a Conklin on the vintage side and some other cheaper modern pens.  How in the heck to I go about figuring out reasonable values?  I would like to make a little money to help pay off debts, but don't expect to get rich, or even recover the costs I have in some of the pens.   

 

Advice?  

 

Here are the Sheaffers I have:

https://goo.gl/photo...VxtzvAtomvXcpN9


Edited by Troy Mayfield, 10 February 2017 - 05:39 PM.


#2 Daniel A

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Posted 12 February 2017 - 10:31 PM

Well, ebay is as good as any place to start. Do a search of "Completed" auctions (found on left sidebar). You can also look at some of the various pen sellers' sites; however, note that they will most often offer a warranty on pens they sell. And, based on their reputations, they will likely command premium prices. Nonetheless, their prices will give you an idea of value (again, noting you will most likely obtain considerably less than their asking prices). So, somewhere betwixt non-restored on ebay, and restored and guaranteed on retail sites, you should find your values. Also, some ebay sellers list a quite high price and accept Best Offers.

 

Good luck!






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