I have a 1961/62 Nordmende-Sterling Parsifal radio (T.Nr. U 178). It was produced in Western Germany for US export. It works. The casing is in very good condition, except for two small nicks near the front nameplate. Normende made many different models, which go on eBay for $200-$700. But I have not seen the Parsifal, so I suspect this one may be rare. I'd like to find out if it is rare, and get an idea of what I can sell it for. George XXXXX@XXXXXX.XXX
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Sorry, but none of these are considered "rare", just collectible...I assume all works properly? No physical damage to the case?
The radio works well. Case is in excellent shape, with exception to two small nicks near the nameplate. But the wood casing overall and the speaker cover are very good. Can you provide a valuation?
Sure can! Could you perhaps send one more image, this time of the back cover?
here is closeup
Hi Will. Did the photos help? Any luck coming up with a valuation for me?
Thank you so much, and so sorry for the delay...I was called out of town this morning at 6AM....hence the delay.
Based on a review of current recorded and documented sales of similar items in the past year and your description, the current market value is estimated to be from $450 to $600 in most regions.
Regional demand can have an impact of values so be sure to check antique and collectible shops in your local area. This input will give you an idea of the trends in your area and then you can decide to sell locally or via one of the online markets.
Potential sales venues would be local listings on Craigslist.org, eBay.com, Rubylane.com or etsy.com , consignment to a local collector shop or inclusion in a local estate sale as an add-on.-
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