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Hi Doris, I have this hanging...
Hi Doris,
I have this hanging light fixture and was wondering if it has any significant history and or value. Not sure how to send the pictures...
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Hi, Lily. Welcome back. I have been studying your photos. I thank you for your patience.

This fixture was made in Steinbach , Manitoba, Canada in mid 20thC.

Steinbach, meaning "Stony Brook," was founded in 1874 by German-speaking Mennonites from the Ukraine.

A strong German and Mennonite influence remains today.

"Leuchten" translates into "to shine" in English.

Since the name of the exact manufacturer is missing from the tag, we can assume it was made in the Mennonite community.

The estimated retail value is $200-300.

Again,

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.

All my answers are quoted in USA dollars.

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