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January 13, 2013

Can Elgin National coffee grinder brew up profits?

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We are fairly sure that the machine in today’s question is missing its receiver, but it looks like its paint job is at least in moderately good condition. Having its original finial would be a plus, but we cannot see for sure if it is there.

Countertop Elgin National coffee mills such as this one usually sell at auction in the $175-$275 range, depending on the condition, and have an insurance-replacement value in the neighborhood of $350-$600.

(Helaine Fendelman and Joe Rosson are the authors of “Price It Yourself” (HarperResource, $19.95). Contact them at Treasures in Your Attic, P.O. Box 18350, Knoxville, TN 37928. Email them at treasures(at)knology.net.)

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