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 Posted: Mon Nov 4th, 2019 07:05 pm
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Sean Campbell
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Hello All!

Ok, so from what I’ve seen on past threads, most Emerson stick mounts seem to be prohibitively expensive. The exception to this (once again, from what I’ve gleaned from past posts) seems to be the PI 241 and the 910, which seem more reasonable. Am I correct in thinking this? If there is truth behind this, I’d like to know the current market value for these. And before i get the typical “value” lecture, I’m referring to the prices members have actually bought and sold these for. If you have info on this subject you’re not comfortable sharing publicly, I’m just a PM away. Thanks! 

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 Posted: Tue Nov 5th, 2019 11:57 am
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John Trier
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This is a very good question.   Rarity vs. desirability, and how they interact.  The biggest surprise for most of us was the yoke 1520 (that was painted red) sold on ebay for $3800.  I had a guy in another field of collecting make the comment that we are buying beauty.  Backswitch pancakes are relatively common but command a stable high-ish price because they are early and have beauty.  As in the 1520, I don't remember ever seeing one for sale on ebay, so the market value is now unclear due to the high hammer price.  

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 Posted: Tue Nov 5th, 2019 04:49 pm
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Ted Kaczor
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John Trier wrote: This is a very good question.   Rarity vs. desirability, and how they interact.  The biggest surprise for most of us was the yoke 1520 (that was painted red) sold on ebay for $3800.  I had a guy in another field of collecting make the comment that we are buying beauty.  Backswitch pancakes are relatively common but command a stable high-ish price because they are early and have beauty.  As in the 1520, I don't remember ever seeing one for sale on ebay, so the market value is now unclear due to the high hammer price.  John, Pancake back switches are common? If you could, please share as to where we could get them. I've been looking forever.

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 Posted: Tue Nov 5th, 2019 07:51 pm
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I believe John is referring to the entire fan and not the switch individually.

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I sold a PI 241 last year for $800, I have a very nice restored 910, if I sold it I would want $800 to $900 for it,but it's not for sale.

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 Posted: Tue Nov 5th, 2019 11:10 pm
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James Henderson wrote: I believe John is referring to the entire fan and not the switch individually.Yes, thanks James.  In all the years I’ve collected fans, I’ve run across many back-switch pancakes in the wild. One at a local auction. 2 from a local dealer.  A couple of years ago, 1 was sitting in an antique shop.  I have never found or owned a full flute 1903 cake.   By contrast Emerson’s of the same time frame are much harder to find, but command a similar price.  Rarity vs. desirability.  

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