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I have a vintage pedal tractor with an umbrella and wagon.

I have a vintage...

I have a vintage pedal tractor with an umbrella and wagon. the manufacturer is Eska and the model is a late 40's International Harvester.

Expert's Assistant: Don't you just love the idea of finding something valuable in your attic? I do, but I think all I have up there is junk my brothers abandoned before they left home. Always a good idea to check things with the Antiques Appraiser, though. Tell us what else you do know and the Antiques Appraiser will be able to better assist you.

Is there any details I can provide?

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The original owner is trying to determine the value. He played with it when he was young, and it's been in storage since.

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I have been an antiques and art collector as well as a dealer and appraiser for over 56 years.
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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
I've attached some pictures for you. Please let me know if you have any other questions.
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The picture of the words/marks/labels did not come through at this end with your other excellent photos. Are there any of these IDs on it?

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
We'll re-take the pictures with the identification and other marks that we can find
Customer reply replied 8 months ago
just a moment for that.
Customer reply replied 8 months ago
The tires say Eska, Dubuque Iowa, but other than that we don't find any other identification. Is there anywhere in particular we should look?

So much of the paint is missing that I doubt the painted words are still visible.

My research indicates your very complete pedal tractor set has an estimated retail value of $900-1300.

Online auctions like eBay generally bring wholesale selling prices.

If you would like to sell close to estimated retail, some ideas are:

The internet has your largest audience of buyers. Place small ads on these sites or set up your own small store on these sites.

Be sure to specify local pick up only for large items. That way the buyer would be responsible for obtaining his own insurance and transport.

These sites carry antique as well as vintage items.
Accept PayPal only.

Etsy.com - small fees-20 cents to list plus 3.5% final price.
Artfire.com

These sites are excellent and more upscale but fees are higher. I only recommend them if you have several items to sell.

Rubylane.com
Tias.com
cyberattic.com
trocadero.com
https://www.justcollecting.com/about/selling

Or your nearest CraigsList.com where you can list items for free. Accept cash only.

Ultimately, to obtain these retail values we assume the piece or set is in good condition and that the final value depends on sale geographic location.

In general, a private seller to a dealer, via consignment or at auction can expect 30-50% of estimated retail value.

Insurance replacement values are usually about 20% more than retail values.

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Thank you. I appreciate your help, and it's so good to have a ball park value. We will decide how we want to proceed with selling it and will take your suggestions.

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