Collectibles-General (Antiques)/Have 2 IBM scales

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2 scales
2 scales  

black ibm
black ibm  
Found 2 antique IBM scales cleaned up and wanted to know approximate. value and to whom I would sell them to.
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Jason

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Hi Jason,

Scales like yours, restored might retail for $1000-$3000 depending on how ornate the restoration is.  Some collectors like to collect only computing scales and decorators like to use these as a focal point in a large kitchen or family room.

Hope this helps.

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Bill & Jan Berning

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Bill & Jan Berning

Expertise

We can answer almost any question regarding antique scales of any type.

Experience

We are dealers in antique coin operated penny scales and parts. We collect antique scales of all types. Bill has been buying and selling scales and mail order penny scale parts since 1983. Jan started collecting small scales of all types in 1977. Our combined collection of antique scales contains over 2200 scales. We are the authors of the book Scales: A Collector's Guide and The revised & Expanded 2nd Edition of Scales: A Collector's Guide. Jan is the editor of "Equilibrium" the journal of The International Society of Antique Scale Collectors. Our website is www.PennyScale.com

Organizations
The International Society of Antique Scale Collectors www.isasc.org, Coin Operated Collectors Association

Publications
Articles by or about the Bernings have appeared in issues of “Southeastern Antiquing and Collecting Magazine”, “This Old House”, "Reminisce", “Equilibrium” and “Country Living”.

Education/Credentials
Jan: BS FACS & Art University of Georgia

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