What is an Astatic 10-C microphone in new condition worth?
Similar to this one, which is circa 1960s?
Or free held, like this one...
Similar to the top one. I believe it was made in 1963. The base is gray.
Thanks! They came in several colors, by the way. You will normally see them in AVERAGE condition (as I would grade the two shown) on the private seller market in the $50 to $75 range and in vintage collectible and music shops, from $75-125. In pristine condition, I have seen these go as high as $275!
Potential sales venues you could consider include listings on eBay.com, etsy.com and Rubylane.com or even placing a free local ad on Craigslist.org, for example, under collectibles. Larger or more expensive items can generally be placed on consignment in many collector and antique shops and galleries as well as in multi-vendor shops. You can also consider placement in a regional auction house or addition to a local estate auction as add-ons, which most will generally accept. You should be aware that most retail dealers will only pay 35-45% of actual estimated value since the items have to have a strong margin for resale and profit, especially in a weak economy such as the world is now in.
There have been several sold via eBay, for example the first one shown, which sold a few weeks ago for around $38...which is why you should use a reserve. I would suggest perhaps $75 for a quick sale, if that is your intent...but since few are left out there that truly are near mint, personally I would hold out for a bit more. Hope this helps! Best, Will
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