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August 3, 2012 11:29 AM   Subscribe

How much is this oven, roundabouts, worth?

My sister wants to sell this oven, which I have no qualms about. It's been sitting in storage for years and just taking up space. But, the kicker is that she thinks it should sell for "maybe $150" and I think it could be upwards of 10Xs that price.

It is over 40 years old and it is gas. It has very little damage other than a lot of dirt and a part of the oven knob broken off.

Details: the front lists it as Detroit Jewel. The tab on the inside says Detroit - Michigan Stove Co. No. A 6644 C 2 G X

Does the hivemind have any ideas on where I can find out how much this is worth?
posted by Rocket Surgeon to Shopping (5 answers total)
 
According to ebay, your sister is a lot closer to reality than you are.
posted by amelioration at 11:36 AM on August 3, 2012


another one here all cleaned up for $200
posted by missmagenta at 11:37 AM on August 3, 2012


And this one sold for $162.

If you think its more valuable as an antique you should take it to an antique dealer or have it appraised by someone with expertise in similar items.
posted by missmagenta at 11:40 AM on August 3, 2012


Yeah, your sister is right. There's an antique mall I frequent that has one in much better condition for about $175.
posted by peacrow at 11:40 AM on August 3, 2012


...she thinks it should sell for "maybe $150" and I think it could be upwards of 10Xs that price

Your sister is in the right ballpark. Your pricing would be for a unit that was completely restored and updated with better internals.
posted by Thorzdad at 11:46 AM on August 3, 2012


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