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Judith-on-Antiques, Antiques and Collectibles Researcher
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I have a HD Sterioscope. with 50 cards of Sears Roebuck &

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I have a HD White Sterioscope. with 50 cards of Sears Roebuck & Co. in Chicago. They show the building and all the people working there. It has a Fire department, a hospital. The People who work there are mostly men and women. The Merchandise buildings, the railroad yard, The grocery department, Jewelry department, clothing departments. "
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Customer: There are some children working there too. The cards were with my father's things. He has been gone a long time now. There are 50 cards in good condition. My name is*****
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Antiques
Expert:  Judith-on-Antiques replied 8 months ago.

Hello Gail,

My name is ***** ***** I"m happy to help.

The stereoscope was a major source of entertainment for folks before television was invented.

Your cards were published circa 1906 - 1908.

If the viewer and the cards are all in excellent condition, the current value of the cards is approximately $150 for the set and the value of the viewer is approximately $125. Those are the retail(insurance or replacement) values. If you were to sell these, you could expect to get the fair market (private sale or auction) value of approximately 40% of the retail amount, or $60 for the cards and $50 for the viewer, depending on location and actual condition.

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Expert:  Judith-on-Antiques replied 8 months ago.

Hi Gail,

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