Memorabilia value

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by MasonJar, Jun 6, 2003.

  1. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

    A local shop has two marker lamps - one CNR, one CPR for sale. They appear intact, although they may have been repainted. The lenses are all there, and not cracked (blue and red glass). They have not been modified (yet...).

    THey are on consignment for $300 each or $500 for both. This shop tends to try to price things rather high.

    What do you think is a fair price for these lamps?


  2. Tileguy

    Tileguy Member

    Prices vary by type but an Adlake in Good to excellant should bring 125-150 USD
    250.00USD for the 2 would be a good price.If they are on consignment,the seller is setting the price he wants and his price may be around that.The shop is looking at a high margin of profit for a consigned item.So is this canadian dollars or US dollars?
    If its US dollars he's dreaming of early retirement :)
  3. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

    It is Canadian dollars. CAN$250 is roughly, what ... US$170 right now?

    Thanks for the info!

  4. pcentral

    pcentral Member

    Hi Andrew,
    I am assuming you are talking about caboose marker lamps? If so, around here you can expect to pay around $300-400 for one. And yes that is US dollars! So in my experience it sounds like a fair price. My two cents worth. Steve
  5. Tileguy

    Tileguy Member

    So,the question is, did you Buy them???did you haggle?? and did you win?:D
  6. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

    No, did not buy (yet...)

    Steve - I am not sure they are caboose marker lamps. I saw some pictures of heavyweight passanger cars taken in the 1950s - they look like the lamps on these cars (although some in the pictures had been modified to run on electricity). I do not know if they are the same for cabooses (cabeese?! - now I know why we call them "vans" in Canada ;) ).

  7. Pete

    Pete Member

    Did they look anything like what is on this old buggy?

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  8. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

    The lamps look like the #270 Marker Lamp, about halfway down on this page:

    The "buy-online" price is $361 (I assume US$) for black and $406 for brass. That makes the flea market price look pretty good...

  9. pcentral

    pcentral Member

    Hey Andrew,
    Those are the lamps I was thinking of. I have seen one for sale for $500. I don't know if it sold for that but that is what they wanted for it. Steve

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