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    Welcome John

    Just a little Welcome to the Forums 'proper'.

    I may be old but I ain't stupid..!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by pedoja
    Just a little Welcome to the Forums 'proper'.

    Thank you Pedoja.............Very kind of you.

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    ooooh, are we still allowed to call you Vanny?
    "Opportunities multiply as they are seized."
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    Quote Originally Posted by SunshineSukie
    ooooh, are we still allowed to call you Vanny?
    Sunshine You can call me anything you like.
    But don't call me before 10:00 am

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    Vienna wall clock

    Here is my Vienna wall clock measuring around 5'. Three weight, grand sonerie chime. The pendulum is brass both sides. Eight day movement. There is a cord to pull to repeat the previous strike. The strike can be turned off with a small lever above the face. The maker is Anton Berger of Laxenburg near Vienna. I can find nothing about this particular clock maker, maybe you know of him. I think the clock probably dates to around 1880. It all works perfectly and is in very good condition. However, I suspect the bottom piece (about three inches long) is not original to the clock as the wood is a slightly lighter colour. I absolutely love this clock. I particularly like the fact that it is so slim. My wife says I gaze at it for ages and she's a little jealous! Can you tell me any more about it than I already know please, also your valuation would be appreciated.
        

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    Hi Wilky, very nice clock.
    It is good to see a Vienna that is not made by Gustav Becker.
    Your clock looks in great condition. The case is very shiney, does not look like a french polish finish, not a mark on it, no signs of ware. Infact it looks brand new.
    Wall clocks made in the mid 19th century (3 weighters) vary in price so much. I am always amazed each time I see one sold.
    Back in 2002 I saw a clock just as nice as yours sell in Campbell and Archard sale rooms in Kent for £5,500. The clock was made in about 1860 by Effenburger, of Vienna.
    With a name like that thank God they did not go into the fast food business.
    A grande sonnerie, 8 day movement, striking on the quarters on 2 gongs only 48 ins tall sold for £12,500 also at the same auction rooms.
    In todays market I would estimate a good 8 day 3 weight Vienna in the North West would sell upwards of £1200 and might have a retail price tag of £1,800
    I don't know what you paid for your clock.
    but if you are thinking of selling your clock I would recomend the above auction house. phone number 01732 761153.
    all the best
    Antiqueman

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    Thank you young man.

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    Wilky........I am an old man from the Old World.

    Now in the States your clock would have interest from the decorator market. In Savannah and Charlson I could see a price tag of $5,000 to $7,000.
    But I would imagine where there is a large German population that would bring added interest and make your Viennia clock more desirable.
    Antiqueman

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    Thank you very much for the information. I love the clock and have no intentions of selling it but if I hit hard times in the future, who knows. I'm not that far from Savannah so I could treck it up there and put it in an auction. I paid $3,200.00 for it a couple of years ago and considered it was well worth it. I get so much pleasure from just having it in my family room, even if it was not worth what I paid I wouldn't really be upset.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wilky
    I paid $3,200.00 for it a couple of years ago and considered it was well worth it.
    Wilky..........prices in the US are a lot higher than in UK.
    A few years ago Prices were higher than to day.
    Sounds a good buy. Looks like a good $2000+ profit in the US.


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