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 Posted: Wed Dec 11th, 2019 07:32 am
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Hello all, new to the Forum. Could anyone tell me what would be the most expensive and rarest ceiling fan, to sell as auction? I’ve always loved that Lundell Ceiling Fan that was also a coat-rack combo. I’m sure there’s some fans that are sought after that have never surfaced yet. Curious to know! There’s currently a 1890s Lundell (just the housing unit/motor) for sale on EBay for $450. But it seems to be in very poor condition. 

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 Posted: Wed Dec 11th, 2019 07:38 am
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It also is in India. Although it would have been a beautiful and desirable fan, I would honestly say that one isn’t worth the risk. Just to much that could go wrong and it is “untested”. Could be missing half it’s parts for all we know. As for the rarest CF, I’d have to say the Crescent as there’s only one known. I’m not a CF guy however, so I’d let others chime in.

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Oh cool! Is there a picture of this Crescent? I definitely want to do history research on this fan now!

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Here is the thread on it. Enjoy!
https://www.afcaforum.com/forum1/29711.html

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Greg Demeny wrote: ...the most expensive and rarest ceiling fan...
 :X  Save hearsay, nary a
     one is known to exist.



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There was supposedly a CF1 here in Lawrence KS. I responded to a classified ad for it in the local paper, but they had already sold it. I never saw it.  This was like 20 years ago.

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Tuerk Hunter 1897 the rarer 4 bladed model ..would be in the top 5



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Doug Wendel wrote: There was supposedly a CF1...   I never saw it.
"Hearsay," I say!  :shock:


I'm sure there's a few
yet to be found...  :thumbup





Yeti/Bigfoot too!  :?



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And don't forget the Backus Fans! Maybe this will summon Evan the Backus god to tell you about them! (lol)

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I agree on the CF-1 either version. Bates would be second. A Towle surfaced. Pillsbury Century would be there. Years ago an early GE with “crown” ornament on top showed up at FanFair.. The big Western Electric Hatbox like in the Museum would be there. Two of those known. The Hunter-Tuerk Top Blades are very scarce. I know of one. A 6 Blade Chain Hung Fern Leaf should be on the list. Also a CF-30.

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Steve Cunningham wrote: I agree on the CF-1 either version. Bates would be second. A Towle surfaced. Pillsbury Century would be there. Years ago an early GE with “crown” ornament on top showed up at FanFair.. The big Western Electric Hatbox like in the Museum would be there. Two of those known. The Hunter-Tuerk Top Blades are very scarce. I know of one. A 6 Blade Chain Hung Fern Leaf should be on the list. Also a CF-30.is there any photos of these fans listed? That’s exciting! 

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Steve Cunningham wrote:...Bates would be second.

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Greg Demeny wrote: Hello all, new to the Forum. Could anyone tell me what would be the most expensive and rarest ceiling fan, to sell as auction? 
Good luck singling one out.  :D The crowd trying to capitalize on these old relics is far surpassing those who will dump serious green backs to own one. My prediction for the future is rare fans will be affordable for all:clap: :D

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Russ Huber wrote: Greg Demeny wrote: Good luck singling one out.  :D The crowd trying to capitalize on these old relics is far surpassing those who will dump serious green backs to own one. My prediction for the future is rare fans will be affordable for all:clap: :D

 


If you could give me a date there Russ, you can probably save me a few dollars...

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Michael Rathberger wrote: Russ Huber wrote: Greg Demeny wrote: Good luck singling one out.  :D The crowd trying to capitalize on these old relics is far surpassing those who will dump serious green backs to own one. My prediction for the future is rare fans will be affordable for all:clap: :D

 

If you could give me a date there Russ, you can probably save me a few dollars...

From what I’m seeing, prices are only going up... I hope you’re right Russ, there’s some rare fan’s I’d love to have that I’ll probably only be able to afford after I’m 90. :D

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Michael Rathberger wrote: Russ Huber wrote: Greg Demeny wrote: Good luck singling one out.  :D The crowd trying to capitalize on these old relics is far surpassing those who will dump serious green backs to own one. My prediction for the future is rare fans will be affordable for all:clap: :D

 

If you could give me a date there Russ, you can probably save me a few dollars...


 I would say about a week or so after you got this last view, that is, if you could have that last view.  :D

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That's the day the wife has my collection spread out on the lawn for a garage sale, $5 and up. Skip the funeral boys, go straight to the house and get in line.

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Michael Rathberger wrote: That's the day the wife has my collection spread out on the lawn for a garage sale, $5 and up. Skip the funeral boys, go straight to the house and get in line.

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