How to ‘price’ a mortar for sale?

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  1. Oct 22, 2019 #1

    Flint62Smoothie

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    I was given an English French&Indian war era (fireable) replica mortar, with accessory box, from an estate to sell for the family.

    How do I ‘best’ go about trying to get an estimate of fair worth?
     
  2. Oct 23, 2019 #2

    Daryl Crawford

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    Is it safe to assume this is a scaled down replica? If so, at what ratio to what caliber? A former executive officer of mine has done some dealing with historic indirect fire weapons and I can ask him. He'll no doubt want condition and pics if you have them, but before you bother with that I'll find out if this is something he has enough expertise with.
     
  3. Oct 23, 2019 #3

    nit wit

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    I paid $600.00 for one 4 years ago.
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  4. Oct 23, 2019 #4

    simonbeans

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    When I have sold items for someone I ask them what would they like to receive for it. Unless it is rediculous that would be asking price. Then put it up for auction starting at THEIR asking price and see what the market will bear. As long as the owner is happy, everybody wins.
     
  5. Dec 8, 2019 at 4:13 PM #5

    steam1993

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    Paid $2500 us for mine, but it is bronze
     
  6. Dec 8, 2019 at 4:58 PM #6

    EC121

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    I have a small Coehorn(2in.) replica, but have no idea what it is worth. I think it is a Barney's Blasters model.
     
  7. Dec 8, 2019 at 6:12 PM #7

    Nyckname

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    One way to check going rates is to see what similar things have sold for on eBay, but that may not work in this case.​
     
  8. Dec 10, 2019 at 6:36 PM #8

    Col. Batguano

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    I paid $275 for a beer can bored (2.6") Coehorn from JDW in 2012. Steel tube. Painted wood base.
    mortar.jpg

    We really need pictures to know better what it is that you have.
     
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