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All of these e-mail messages are authentic. Most are unedited other than removing the email address or names to protect the identities of the innocent, and to protect these potential sources of merchandise. The vast majority came with no pictures. What you see is what I got.
This is just a small sampling and in no way fully represents or adequately conveys the magnitude or volume of these types of things that I receive on a daily basis.
I am looking for volunteers to help answer them. Who knows, you might be able to turn it into the next Kovels, Harry Rinker, or Ann Landers of Antiques "Answer Man" type situation.
Hello, i am from rishikesh i have an old specs almost 100 above years and my grand father say that this spacs of mahatma gandhi ji.
But i i don't have any prove. But i want to be saleout this specs so, if you perched this specs then contact me on this no. 8477877837
I want to be saleout this specs urgently so, please contect me.
I own a very old sewing machine my grandmother gave to me and is in
I want to know about the metal piller of east india company made during 1818
which is pyramid shaped, hieght approxiamately two and a half feet ,base one
and a half square feet ,thickness six inches which have a three horn type
pointed metal of one and a half inch in lenght on both ends .The object has
powerful electric current ,which can't be touched with naked hand ,The
effect of the object is so intesense which effect nearby electric lights
,watches and other machineries etc.
I came accross your email and happen to notice that you are a
real antiques collector and would you be interested in buying a SOLAR PRESSING
IRON BOX. The iron box is exposed to the sunlight and it heat and iron
enough of your laundry without any disappointment.
My father (who is 82) found an old Sunbeam A1A hedge trimmer
that belonged to his father. He took them apart and cleaned them and they
work! How much, if anything, would they be worth?
I have an old speed queen antique washer and I would like to know how much it would be worth it is still in good shape it is just always in the way. I think it is around the 1960s but I would have to get you the model number. If you can I’m just curious to know.
I have a Singer Slant O Matic Special 403. It was given to me new in 1962. I can't figure out where to look on the Internet to figure out what it is worth. Can you help?
How are you doing? My name is ------------. I have a sewing machine that I was
wondering what its value might be on the market. I was thinking of selling
it. Machine is in Excelent
If you could tell me any thing about the machine I would appreciate it.
I saw this in a resale shop recently and
wondered is it a rare item? Is it valuable. It is basically a white
cylindrical metal casing that contains a grey stell agitator. There is an
electric motor that powers the thing. 1 hose that apparently acts to allow
emptying of the tub or what I have called the metal casing. The model looks
like M-67 or something but is worn down.
Hi,I have a man who has visited my yard sale, he owns an antique can opener from probably the 1800-1900's. We would like to know the value.
I will try to describe it. It is a hand can opener 5 1/2" long and it's cast iron it was painted black originally, it has 2 steel rivets, holding the one piece steel blade. The handle has a loop look.
I would greatly appreciate any information you would have especially retail or market value. He doesn't want to sell it,but would like to know value. If there is a website that would help with history and prices that would be fine.
Thank You for your time,
i have a sewing machine it says on the machine that it is made by collier & sons in 1911 made by united states of america,it is a model c ball- bearing sewing machine,it is in very good condition complete with instructions,i would be grateful if u could give me an estimate to how much this would be worth.ps it is also in its own wooden box casing.ty
I have very interesting ancient figurine which represents the old man. The
figurine is executed from a bone dust, the height of 3,5 centimeters, is found
in territory of the city of Termez, provisional date of occurrence 2500-2300
B.C. The photo is added.
i don't know if you are interested in kitchen appliances, but i have two roper gas stoves, both are in working condition. we beleive they are 1947 models. one is a 4 top with oven and boiler it is in very good condition it is in our kitchen and we use it everyday. the other is in our basement. it works but needs some work a few nobs and a handle. we are remodleing our home and need to get rid of these stoves we hate to just throw them away, it seems like such a waste. i know retro kitchen are becoming popular but there just doesn't seem to be a maket for them in our area. we live in northeastern pa. we would gladly take 150.00 for both. but we will not be able to ship them.
I have a singer sewing machine with teh serial number Y 4105731 from the year 1926, and it was bought from the United States all the pieces including the machine are original and I would like to know the price of this machine.
Thank you in advance.
My singer sewing machine(series EB162456) was
I am just interested in how much this toaster would be now cost wise? This is the following that I copied off of the bottom of it. This toaster has the original fabric cord. Really neat and Old. It will toast two slices or just one slice. But do not have the box to look at like it mention below. Would appreciate your input on this toaster as to how much it is worth. I do not have it but I could get it I'm sure. And could possibly get it free if I just replace it with a newer one. It is still being used.
2 SLICER / 1
I have an antique toaster that I bought at a yard sale earlier this summer. The stamp on the bottom says Pelouze Manufacturing Co. Chicago Patented Oct. 31, 1911-Sept. 10, 1912 Vertical Toaster Volts 110 Watts 550. It is in very good condition. Three of the heating elements are cracked but it still works. It has the original cord. It also has fine detail on the legs. I will send you a picture, but its not a very good one. I currently have this toaster on ebay, but I was wondering how much the value of it is. Your prompt reply will be greatly appreciated-I only have three days left on ebay. delcriton of independince i have an orginal copy sent to the 13 colineys ,and was wanting to find a buyer,just wondring if u would be instered . it is still all legable and in one pce has some tears in it
i have an old sewing machine
it is a table that turns into a sewing machine and it still works
it is about 20 years old
would you happen to know the value of such an item?
I am looking to find the price of the above food chopper made by Foley as well as what year it was made. It has Stainless Blades and is in very excellent condition. While it is worn with age it works like new. There is no damage on it whatsoever. Kindly send this information at your earliest convenience.
I would like to advise you that I own quite an old refrigerator. Unfortunately, we do not know exactly how ok, young,....at any rate it is very very old....lots of metal on the inside...let alone the outside.
Case in point, I would like to sell this refrigerator, but do not know it's age or price????
Can anyone help. Would greatly appreciate it!!!
I was wondering if you would be interested in buying my stove and dishwasher or if you would know of someone who may be interested. My gas stove is circa 1958? drop in. My dishwasher is about the same age, it is a Hobart.
I can give you pictures and more info if you are interested.
Hello I have a speed queen wringer washer and i am looking to find the value or someone who is interested in buying it. It is in good condition the model # is dw3090w and the serial # is f364229 it is 120 volt 60hertz and 7 amp. But i do not know the year or how to find out. If you have any information on this item please contact me asap thanks
Tell me how much a very old sewing machine is it's a graybar and the model number is R40 please try to find out.
We were interested in finding out how much an antique sausage stuffer that we have woruld be worth. It is probably a ten pound stuffer with a crank in pretty good condition. It was patent in 1876. It is a Interprise manufacturing company in Philidelphia, USA. Any info you could give us would be nice.
Hi Carole and Larry,
I came across your website and although you do not seem interested in a sewing machine from the 1940’s, I did have a question regarding mine. If you could be kind enough, could you give me an estimate of how much one would be worth? It is in excellent, running condition and has the Brand “Universal” inscribed on it, as well as the Mark “Deluxe”. Once again, it is from the 1940’s. Also, if it says Universal, is that classified as a Singer, or is it it’s own brand?
Your time is greatly appreciated,
i have an old biddle hand crank megger,which is still in good working condition,and the wooden case it is in is also in good shape.it says it is made in england but i can find no date on it.it is model # sl 16.if you are interested in this type of tool,let me know please my name is -------------- and my phone number is ------------------.thank you
just received a Sept 5 ,1905 #243 cast iron , Union Stove ,with
the words "if i am good tell others " on top by the burner
plates. It has 2 burner plates on top ,door on top that says broil
inside,door on bottom to put wood in, ,it has a crack in the stand base
. Has winged type designes on bottom base. It is in decent shape for its
age ,showing that it was used. Would you know the value and who
might be interested in this? Please email me to let me know. Thanks,
hi my name is-------------- my father is about 76 years old . he has a very old very heavy iron that was used during the time of abraham lincoln. the iron is very heavy and i think its made of rawed iron.
could you please tell me what a 1887 singer treadle machine in good condition with the hemming attachments in a small small wooden box might be worth. it has the sphinx emblem on the front and the top .thank you for your help.
i own 2 pces of old item an old copy of a Stradivarius violin around 5o +years old
& a complete set of plates cup milk /su ar some.Sorry of my key board just went!!!!!
6 or 8 person setttin . Any way i ave to fix tis it,s frustratin .set came from En land
about 6o or more years a o as you ave notice te 7 & 8 letter on my key board went + number before 1 also sorry would like to sell one day need approx: $
I have an Antique sewing machine and can not seem to locate one like it. I have checked on ebay, your web site and all of your links and still cannot get any info on it. Below is the info on the machine I have, and I would greatly appreciate any info you might have on it. Thank you.
It is in a very old fabric covered, carrying case. Black/Chrome w/gold accents.
I have looked all over the machine and found the following:
Cosmopolitan Sewing Machine
Worlds Best Sewing Machine
Made in Japan
Underside Stamped as: TA 122032
Motor is a "Morse" (Los Angeles/New York)
I would appreciate any information that you could dig up. Thank you very very much.
I HAVE AN INSTANT ICE CREAM MAKER.
MANUFACTURED BY EAGLE
IT HAS A MAY CO. TAG
IT'S ALL PLASTIC IN A FOAM TYPE CONTAINER
IS THIS WORTH ANYTHING?
THANKS FOR YOUR TIME,
During a recent trip back east to see my father he gave
me two old irons that
Hello, I am looking for a part for a Wards Brunswick
sewing machine, part
To whom it may concern:
I have a Domestic Rotary Electric Sewing Machine and
the instruction manual says that it is a Series 153.
It is in a wood cabinet that looks like a desk.
Can you please tell me approximately what it would be worth?
i found a sewing machine in wy grand mothers attic its cast iron and has a emblem on it that i beleive says smh or any combo of those letters
Hi my name is -------,I was wondering if you could give me any info on two wringer washers I have,both work and are in pretty good condition any info you could give me would be appreciated(i know nothing about antiques) Here are the makes and models Thank you,Amy Double tub DEXTER model 458E serial# 11941 Single tub GE model AW172H serial# 3041469-SJ
I am in possession of a Speed Queen Wringer Washer & Instruction Manual for A Speend Queen Moden # FW3092. I know it's at least 30 years old and it still works. Can you let me know what resources there are to possibly sell this.
My name is------------ I am the owner of my Grandmother's Universal Brand Sewing Machine. The motor and everything on it works extremely well. The wood is slightly scratched, but I think it is in a Cherry cabinet.
Could you help me find out what this antique sewing machine might be worth today?
I may be contacted my e-mail at the address above which is my husband, Bob or at my e-mail address at work at
i have a tool and don't know what it Is.'s made of wood 2 1/2inch by 5inch with a handle on top(it wood to) and a wire coming from both side and going out to one side 5 1/2 inch the wire looks like a potato smasher. on the end of the block of wood is beveled can you help me with this.....
Dera Sir ;
I have one china sword which produced at 5,000 years ago .
I hope to sell it.
I am waiting for your reply
My daughter just bought a old sewing machine the name on it is Matron. Do you have any idea where I could get information on this machine?
Im not sure if you can help me, I have a tre spade, that
I know is very old, but i am trying to find out how old.
I has Garantito Tre Spade in the inside and on the bottom
of it, it has N 1. If you could help in any way even let me
know where to look to find info.
Hi. Mom recently passed away, and among some of her old kitchen stuff, I came across a patented utensil. The number is 2376408, but for the life of me, I can't figure out what it is! I evidently am not savy enough to figure out how to do a search at a patent site to get any info. Can you help?
Hello, I have an old wooden campass my grandparents gave to me and it is from 1916. On the front is something engraved about a Fire Station. It is in really good condition. I was wondering what you think it would be worth?
Just wondering if you can tell me what some of my old clubs might be worth and how I might sell them. Thanks
WE FOUND AN OLD WASHING MACHINE IN MY MOMS BASEMENT IT SAYS THOR ELECTRIC HOME LAUNDREY MACHINE HURLEY MACHINE CO. CAN YOU TELL US ANYTHING ABOUT IT?
saw you were interested in antiques online, although you website says
you are primarily interested in mechanical devices. I am writing to you
then for advice. I own an
authentic Franklin Simon’s Co 100% Black Cashmere Long Coat that is in
PERFECT condition and never worn. I
inherited it and though it was a nice coat to wear around but before I
did I took a look at the label and decided to do some research on it.
Do you know anything about this coat and if it’s worth
anything? And if so who
would be interested in buying it. I
can send you pictures that I took with my digital camera, if you would
suggestions or advice would be much appreciated,
I have acquired a Whirlpool washer. I believe it is from the 50's, but I called Whirlpool & they said it was from 1967. I don't recall any washers like this one around then.
It's electric, but has the double rollers on top to drain the water out of the clothes. It is round and about 5 ft high. Rollers on top, feed through automatically. I believe that it is white enamel paint. Has a hose for water drainage, but not a hook up for water to fill it.
If there is anything you can do to help me with identifying this item. My husband is wanting to sell & if it was anything else antique I would consider keeping it, but we have no room for it.
Thank you for taking the time to read this & hope to hear from you soon.
I own a sears roebuck elctric food chopper mod 607
hello i just came across this ice cream scoop the only thing i no about this is that it is old but i'm not really sure how old but if you can tell me more about it that can determine a price for it the only thing about it was made by SAFE-T DIPPER COMPANY in Chicago IL. and there is a No 50 i guess that is the size of it ??and it has a PAT. NO. 2239046 and that is all i no about it it work fine its a nice find. thank you Chris.
I have a small,four burner wood cook stove, It was
given to me when I was 17
I have my grandfathers old bench plane, I believe it is called
I am in possession of a butterdish, used and made for
Jan van Riebeeck in ±
I also have a Violin ± 1600, perfect condition.
I have come across an unusual little machine and loathe to go to ebay for several reasons. One, its not a true indicator because it only reflects who wants to buy what that particular day. Two, you can list something one week and not have one bid and the next week you may go off the charts. Could I just ask one question please? A little green GE similar to a Featherweight but with alot of singer marked accessories. Im stymied.
a friend of mine a has an old sewing machine. it's black. it has an orangish, reddish colored flower on it. it folds into a wooden cabinet and is operated by a foot pedal. it says the name New South on the top of it. i've searched the internet and the library to find information about it, but to no avail. can you tell me where and how i can find out mare info about this type of sewing machine. i want to know about how old it is, what it is worth,ect... if you could help me with this, it would be greatly appreciated.
I have a 1913-1919- White antique sewing machine but have no idea what it's value may be?? It is in very good condition. Any ideas???
I am looking for help in find out how much the value
would be on a Maytag
I have in my possession an old pressure cooker described as follows:
Engraved on lid "National" Pressure Cooker-EauClaire, Wisconsin. It has 6 large wing nuts that screw into 6 large screws. There is a temperature gauge on top and the # 12 is also engraved on lid. It has a large metal ring near the bottom. Also inside is an old cookbook...could find no date on it. Any information on this would be appreciated.
friend of mine has a stanley tongue and grouve planer #148 7/8 in.
We've found in our
attic a Universal Knife Cleaning Machine by Landers, Frary and Clark,
New Britian, Conn, USA.
I have inherited a Remington sewing machine and I am not sure of the date it has a zig zag stitch. It is called the De Lux Zig - Zag Sewing Machine. I think it must be around the 1940's it is belt driven. I would like to know if it has any value? Where do I look for the manufacture date since on the plate it does not say. All I can find is manufacture name.
Can you please help me or direct me in the right direction to get my questions answered.
Thank you for your assistance.
I have an old Greist sewing machine in a cabinet which still has all
I was cleaning out an old house and I found an old sewing machine that came with a sewing table. My husband told me he read on it that it was a 1916 or 1917 I don't remember. I was just wondering if there is any value. I was thinking of taking it to an antique shop. thank you.
I have a 1941 Westinghouse rotary sewing machine in a walnut cabinet. with original owners manual and accessories. All in excellent condition.
Please advise it's value.
have several old wrenches and other tools. If I E-mail a colored
jpg photo will you offer info you may have about them?
I bought an Ober No. 7 (patent pending) at a recent auction and was wondering if it had any worth. I paid $17.00 for a box of stuff and it was in the box. Thank you.
I have a Gas Iron Made in Phila, Pa. On one side it say's "I WANT TU" COMFORT GAS IRON. It is made by Strause Gas Co. There is no date on it. Good condition. Please return any e-mail to xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Thank you for your time. xxxxxxxxxxxxxx North Auburn Street Speedway Indiana.
I have a Safe-Guard check writer Model G serial #501290. I believe they were sold from 1917-1925. I was wondering if it was of any value and if you knew were I could obtain such information. It does still work.
Please let me know what I need to do to obtain this information, as I am a novice at internet searches.
I have an old sewing machine from the 1950's. It's a Free- Westinghouse. I was wanting to know how much its worth.It is in a wood sewing table. It to me looks to be in good shape. Can you tell me any thing about this or where I can go to find out? Thanks for your help.
I was just wondering if you knew the value of a 1950 Singer 128-VS3 sewing machine?
grandfather is interested in a sewing machine he has. He is
curious of what the value of it is. I dont have a picture. The
name that is on the sewing machine is "White". Its also
says on the side that it is from S.M Company and was made in Cleveland ,
Ohio , USA. The date on the machine says 1877. Can you please tell
us the value if you know what kind of sewing machine it is. THANKS!!!
i have a old electric clothes dryer in mint cond. intersted
we found a tool in our basement that has wood handles on both ends and a stiff blade in the middle. it was made for hdr & co and looks like a tool to either plane wood or to cut ice blocks.
Can you possibly tell me anything about a mixer I found at a yard sale It is a Sunbeam Mixmaster (black and white,statinary) it is workingorder but does not have the mixing bowl there is a seriel number on the mixer W499626.
I was also wondering where I might could find some information on an ironing board that came with the first washing machine my grandmother purchased.
I have 4 cast iron fluted pillers aprox.8ft tall aprox. 400lbs. from 1800.
We recently found a carpenter's level marked, Lambert
and three other names
Most Humble Request
We want to grind Coconut Shell Powder and Wood Powder,
Please offer us either.
a) Right Equipment
b) upgradation Equipments for our existing Impact
to grind the above materials with catalogues etc per return.
Perhaps, of you do not make the above equipments, kindly direct us to the right sellers both Brand New as well as Secondhand/used Equipments and oblige.
With our advance thanks, we remain, Gentlemen/Madam.
I'm trying to find out if my american counting machine is
i have a singer vs2/27k third type in drawer cabinet and
was just wonderig
I recently bought two irons similar to your NOS Antique irons...There
I have a singer sewing machine model #R1000548-27K
Found in my attic the only serial number on the unit is G9448070. I
for sale clean working condition in a box no lid or label approx
been looking for answers,i bought a jones family cs sewing
I am just interested in finding out the value of my
Hi. I've been trying to determine the age and worth of a
picked up today some type of pat'd instrument...says on dial...L.S. STARRETT ATHOL MASS U.S.A. PAT APR 13 1897. it is 4.5" long with flat thumb size handle,both sides checkered in metal on one end,middle is with dial, 0 to100 graduations,but doubled ie. 10 over 90,20 over 80 and so on....100 is single,the dial is 1 3/8"diameter...the other end is a rod 1 5/8" long,when rotated it spins dial....all of this is look to be nickel plated....also in a wood box cut out to fit contour of item....if interested etc,let me know ,thanks, Gregg......sellar said thought to be used to test speeds.........????????
Dear Sir or Madam:
I have a friend who has a perfect J.Schloemer ice cream sandwich scoop. J.schloemer PAT. is stamped into the metal and the shaft is cylindrical with the ice cream pusher going through the shaft. Looks like the size of the patty is about a half of a grahm cracker size. Any idea how much?
I have an AMERICAN COUNTING MACHINE patented November
We found some very old slides in a shed at a home we
I HAVE 4 COPPER WOODEN FUSES WITH THE NAME OF A-7 COOK S. AM8 OR E ON THEM, I FOUND THEM IN AN OLD RAIL ROAD DEPOT, I WAS TOLD THAT THEY WERE TELE-GRAPH FUSES.
i have a diamond self-heating gasoline iron with org.
I have a pie tin that has raised embossng the
words NEW England at the
Hello, I have recently purchased a wooden tie press with the Beaver brand name on it. It was bought in the UK. Do you know anything about this brand? Thanks.
I was just wondering if you would know information or the value of an antique sewing machine my mom had given to me - it is a 1921 White Electric sewing machine in its original cabinet. She had a treadle machine but had given it to someone years ago. I was just interested in knowing if it was of some value.
i have an old pipe wrench. the
markings are- woolworth co, jamestown n.y.
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