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 Post subject: Thorn Needle Sharpener
PostPosted: Sat Oct 28, 2017 11:34 pm 
Victor Jr
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Hi there from New Zealand

Was cleaning out one of our old sheds and came across this little gem in the back of a cabinet, so went in search of information and was led to this amazing site. Comes in its original box, with a spare sanding insert, instructions and complete little sharpener. The rubber on the wheel is worn in two places.

I do not have a need for this item and would rather it go to someone who will appreciate, as it will just sit in my cabinet. I am thinking of selling it, and was wondering if someone could please point me in the right direction, to get a evaluation of value and best place/site to sell it?


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 Post subject: Re: Thorn Needle Sharpener
PostPosted: Sun Oct 29, 2017 5:45 am 
Victor V
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In the UK, where some people will buy anything with the HMV logo on it, these sharpeners usually sell for about £50 upwards depending on condition. I sold one not so long ago for £55, boxed but with the needle screw missing. The buyer was aware of this fault, but only wanted it as a display item.

Ebay is probably your best resource for selling. There is a much rarer boxed "unused" Columbia version of this sharpener currently for sale on UK Ebay with a Buy It Now price of £129.99, but I do not think the seller will be trampled in the rush to purchase!

 Post subject: Re: Thorn Needle Sharpener
PostPosted: Mon Oct 30, 2017 8:00 am 
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