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Bowser 585 #715480
Wed Aug 22 2018 11:22 AM
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I guess I really didn't get the answers I was looking for in the general discussion on this pump, so let's try it this way.
This pump has yellow porcelain top and sides. I didn't get an answer if porcelain panels are more scarce and might increase the value/desirablity. It's a very solid original pump. Guy is asking $900 for it....opinions?
Thank you,
Darin



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Re: Bowser 585 [Re: DWSheffer] #715486
Wed Aug 22 2018 12:25 PM
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Porcelain does add value, at least around here. If I was still looking for pumps I would be in at $600 to a max of $700. Hope this helps.


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Re: Bowser 585 [Re: DWSheffer] #715512
Wed Aug 22 2018 06:34 PM
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Thanks Les, appreciate a response.


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Re: Bowser 585 [Re: DWSheffer] #715521
Wed Aug 22 2018 08:54 PM
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Darin,
For porcelain pumps where the porcelain was not all chipped up I have always got at least 50% more for the pump ( compared to the same model that's painted) by simply adding a repro globe and decal, essentially a beautiful survivor.
With all the paint still on the pump it's hard to judge it's condition. It's been my understanding that a porcelain pump was made for a specific oil company. They don't turn up all that often so if the porcelain is nice that is a very fair price.
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Re: Bowser 585 [Re: DWSheffer] #715526
Thu Aug 23 2018 06:12 AM
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Thank you for the good information Tom. This pump only has porcelain top and sides, the doors are painted and I assume this is how it was made. The porcelain appears to be nice, the only obvious damage was on the access door where it was open once upon a time and the corner got bent and there is some chipping. I appreciate your input.
Darin


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