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I have a steel Cola cooler in pristine but dirty condition.

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I have a steel...

I have a steel Coca Cola cooler in pristine but dirty condition. It measures, 14" x 18" x 24" Ebay selling prices are all over the map.What is a fair value?

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It was purchased new in the 50s.

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Only that the interior is perfect as well and the shelf inside is perfect.

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Antique Expert: Glenda B., Antiques Appraiser replied 5 months ago

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Antique Expert: Glenda B., Antiques Appraiser replied 5 months ago

Can I see the sides?

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Antique Expert: Glenda B., Antiques Appraiser replied 5 months ago

Does it say anything on it about manufacturer?

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Antique Expert: Glenda B., Antiques Appraiser replied 5 months ago

Does it say anything on it about manufacturer?

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
Action Mfg.
Antique Expert: Glenda B., Antiques Appraiser replied 5 months ago

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Antique Expert: Glenda B., Antiques Appraiser replied 5 months ago

Hi,

This is your answer, please read entirely.
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The Chest is a High Boy Style made by Acton Mfg, in the United States in 1950's, it has an estimated value on the current market for an average of $500.00-650.00 if sold at an auction(a local auction ) it would sell for a little less,at around $250.00-275.00, if this were sold in a High End Antique Shop in a larger city it would sell for $500.00 and up depending on the condition. If I were selling it I would list it for $500.00-550.00

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Keep in mind that not all estimated values are obtained, your geographic area plays a big role in what prices can be obtained. If you plan on selling this I would list this for sell on the internet where it will have the largest shopping market. There are some great sites you can sell from.
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You can sell on Etsy, which is a great place to sell from, you list Vintage Items, they can stay until they sell. Much like having a little store online. There is also Amazon Market Place, and of course Ebay. You can also sell on Charish, where you consign items. All of these sites get you a lot of World Wide exposure and bring the best traffic. They are all great! All sites can be sold from with pick up only option.
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If you sell to a dealer, antique shop or resell shop you can expect to get about 30-40% of what it is worth since they have to resell the item.
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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
It is manufactured by Action Mfg. Arkansas City, Kansas
Antique Expert: Glenda B., Antiques Appraiser replied 5 months ago

Yes, that is correct, my answer has a typo. I left out the i. I am sorry.

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Hi,
I'm just checking in once again to see how things are going.
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