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Massive 1930's Sharmeter Automatic Mailer #737710
Wed Oct 23 2019 09:38 PM
Wed Oct 23 2019 09:38 PM
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This massive 1930's mailer advertising the Sharmeter "Automatic" pump came in the mail measuring 10-1/2" x 7-1/2", and opens to the largest at 21" x 27". Unbelievable condition, complete with attached return mail card for more information. Aaaaaannd I can't find another one.

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Re: Massive 1930's Sharmeter Automatic Mailer [Re: Steve in Berks] #737727
Thu Oct 24 2019 10:51 AM
Thu Oct 24 2019 10:51 AM
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Another pic to show scale better. This, like most of my gas, oil & tool paper, is from the estate of the original recipient and was stored in a hoard from the time it was received (1930's) until I cleaned the house out 6 years ago.

Any thoughts on value, comps etc are appreciated.

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Re: Massive 1930's Sharmeter Automatic Mailer [Re: Steve in Berks] #737817
Sat Oct 26 2019 05:18 PM
Sat Oct 26 2019 05:18 PM
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Man, all those eyeballs and not one thought on value?


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Re: Massive 1930's Sharmeter Automatic Mailer [Re: Steve in Berks] #737820
Sat Oct 26 2019 05:52 PM
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You have some great pieces in great condition. Those would look great framed

Re: Massive 1930's Sharmeter Automatic Mailer [Re: G Jones] #737824
Sat Oct 26 2019 07:27 PM
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Originally Posted by G Jones
You have some great pieces in great condition. Those would look great framed


I agree. But what are they worth? I've been looking for 6 years and haven't found another example of any of them, not even in institutional collections. There is one copy of the Sharmeter "sales king" ad on ebay right now, but it's a page cut from a magazine, smaller size than mine, so not really a comp, especially when mine has the sales letter on Sharpsville letterhead with it. As for the rest, nothing found, nowhere, nowhen. It's actually quite frustrating.


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Re: Massive 1930's Sharmeter Automatic Mailer [Re: Steve in Berks] #737825
Sat Oct 26 2019 07:39 PM
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I would say in the 150.00 range as is.


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