Q: I inherited an antique stove and would like to sell it. It’s a standing round stove and I assume it’s a wood-burning model. It’s black with metal accents and is marked “Great Western Stove Co., Leavenworth, Omaha, Denver.” Where can I sell it and how much can I get for it?
A: We receive many questions about antique stoves. The history of the Great Western Manufacturing Co. of Leavenworth, Kan., dates back to 1858. The related stove manufacturer, Great Western Stove Co., was formed in 1875 and operated into at least the 1930s. We have seen Great Western stoves offered for $100 to more than $1,000. Take a look at the website, AntiqueStoves.com, to get an idea of the types of stoves collectors are looking for and selling. Then you might want to try selling locally through a dealer or via CraigsList so the buyer doesn’t have to worry about shipping costs.
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