Antique ornate american Radiator heaters, sale? resale as antique, or hoard ?
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    Jul 2007
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    Antique ornate american Radiator heaters, sale? resale as antique, or hoard ?

    Hello, i am new to scrapping, first time i went out looking i found a old fancy radiator heater in a alley, i asked the owners if they wanted me to get it off there hands and they said they would be happy to, they also have about 8 more of them in the basement i am picking up tommorrow, , --- i am guessing these are cast iron,------ question for you guys, is should i try to sale them as antiques, i see another guy in my area trying to sale one that looks the same as mine for $450 obo-------- i will have 9 of these things tommorrow, , i am guessing they range in 250 lbs to 400 pounds each, ----- or do i sale now, the scrap yard said this will go in the steel/ tin, pile at 2 cents to 3 cents a pound-------- is cast iron considered the same price as steel and tin all the time ? if i hoard for later when price go up for steel how long do you guys think it will be,, will this still be categorized as steel and tin still when i take back to junkyard ?---------- thanks for your help i just want to get the most i can for these,
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    Re: Antique ornate american Radiator heaters, sale? resale as antique, or hoard ?

    dont scrap um sell um to a collector scrap prices are flat right now.

  3. #3

    Jan 2008
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    Re: Antique ornate american Radiator heaters, sale? resale as antique, or hoard ?

    I would not srap them. I have looked for used radiators before when remodeling houses. They are
    usually hard to come by. If I were you I would try to sell them. I would either contact a plumber, used/antique plumbing supply store, or Remodeling company. When I looked at them at a used plumbing supply store, I believe they were selling them for $20-$30 per rung. So the one you have pictured would probably sell for $350+ retail. Not saying you will get anywhere close to that, but you should be able to get way over scrap value.
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    Re: Antique ornate american Radiator heaters, sale? resale as antique, or hoard ?

    DO NOT SELL FOR SCRAP PRICE!

    I would have to call them architectural salvage items. Look in the yellow pages for such places. They should bring a premium price. If you sell them personally, you might get more. But a dealer of this stuff will probably buy them all at one time. $200.00 each is not out of the question. Look them over for cracks though. If they were left outside over a winter with water inside, some cracks may have occurred. The cracks will be easy to spot, look for lines on rust. You scored some Christmas money this time!!

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    Re: Antique ornate american Radiator heaters, sale? resale as antique, or hoard ?

    I agree with the previous posters. On one episode of This Old House Norm visited an architectural salvage place in, I think, Boston and the owner told him that he paid $10 apiece for old radiators. It wasn't clear if the 10 bucks was for each section or each whole radiator. The owner also commented that he sends a lot of steam radiators to a buyer in the Netherlands who strips and cleans the units for resale there and throughout Europe. There are a lot of people restoring old homes and they can change the boiler systems to more efficient units and retain the hot water radiators.

    Anyway, don't scrap; rescue.
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    Dec 2007
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    Re: Antique ornate american Radiator heaters, sale? resale as antique, or hoard ?

    Do not scrap!
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    Re: Antique ornate american Radiator heaters, sale? resale as antique, or hoard ?

    The old house resale / salvage places are all over the US...

    The stuff is worth a bunch... more than scrap!

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    Re: Antique ornate american Radiator heaters, sale? resale as antique, or hoard ?

    Scrap this junk. It's taking up valuable space in your basement.
    Rent out your saved space and make a killing.
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    Re: Antique ornate american Radiator heaters, sale? resale as antique, or hoard ?

    There's a place in Orange California called Grandpa Snazzys. They buy radiators and most anything relating to vintage building parts furniture hardware etc. They have an awsome store! Might be worth giving them a call. If it's something they need or don't have you could turn a pretty penny even shipping FedEx heavy weight. Definately don't scrap them!
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