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Antique Safe Prices & Values: "How Much Is It Worth?"

Copyright 2009 by Ken Dunckel
Owner/Operator, Safecracker
Safe and Vault Opening and Repairs
San Francisco Bay Area and Northern California

Antique Safe Values

Rather than attempting to be a "Blue Book" of old safe values, this blog entry is aimed more at giving readers some realistic perspective about that old safe they might be thinking of selling.
The most often-asked question about old safes is "how much is it worth?"

If it's really old, a safe company representative will usually say something to the effect of "nothing," or "not much."

Remember, the safe company is in business. From a business/commercial standpoint, the safe company has to approach the question with this thought in mind:

"Can we resell this safe at a profit, after the expense of moving, loading, hauling, unloading, servicing, cleaning, and storing it?"

The second consideration is if a safe is very old, it might not have fire and/or b…