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bear trap value #7717284
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I'm looking at a S Newhouse Oneida Community # 15 bear trap to buy. Both jaws are stamped and readable ( Oneida Community NY) the pan is readable, no broken teeth, overall good condition except the original chain and swivel have been replaced with another chain without a swivel. What would be the value of this trap. Thank You

Re: bear trap value [Re: michitraps] #7717368
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Re: bear trap value [Re: Boco] #7717414
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Its at a friends house. I am only looking for a ballpark figure. He is asking one thousand bucks for it. Thank You

Re: bear trap value [Re: michitraps] #7717423
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To a true collector, the value is decreased because of the replaced chain. It is just fine for some one that just wants a bear trap for decoration.

$500.00 or so, in my,opinion. A thousand dollars is too high, in my opinion.


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Re: bear trap value [Re: wissmiss] #7717461
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Originally Posted by wissmiss
To a true collector, the value is decreased because of the replaced chain. It is just fine for some one that just wants a bear trap for decoration.

$500.00 or so, in my,opinion. A thousand dollars is too high, in my opinion.

Agree. Proper replacement chain could cost you more than $500 "IF" you can find one.


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Re: bear trap value [Re: michitraps] #7717470
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I bet at an estate auction it would bring closer to the thousand than the five hundred. The "real collector" market is not the only market out there. There are a lot of people that would like to have a real newhouse bear trap to hang on their wall.



To the op, did you mean both springs were stamped?

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Yes, both springs are clearly stamped

Re: bear trap value [Re: michitraps] #7717649
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I tried to buy one at an estate auction a couple years ago. My 750 proxy bid was 750 short of the selling price.


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Re: bear trap value [Re: Animals Only] #7718193
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Was that one in complete condition?

Re: bear trap value [Re: michitraps] #7718249
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Re: bear trap value [Re: Animals Only] #7718290
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Originally Posted by Animals Only
I tried to buy one at an estate auction a couple years ago. My 750 proxy bid was 750 short of the selling price.

There was a lot of "free" govt money floating around a couple years ago too. Market on everything tightened once the freebies dried up.


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Re: bear trap value [Re: michitraps] #7718336
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Im pretty sure they all had raised lettering.

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