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Case mid eighteenth clock by Booth, case well kept and

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Long case mid eighteenth clock by George Booth, case well kept and undamaged. time piece in good working order keeping excellent time.

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Diana

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I have sent photos and await a reply John

Hi John.

Thank you. I appreciate it. Those look great. If you'll give me some time to look your pictures over, I'll put together some info and a value for you.

~Diana

Hi John. thank you for your patience

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George Booth was a clock manufacturer out of Manchester during the early to mid 1700s. He created some gorgeous pieces.

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That's a beautiful longcase clock. It looks to be mahogany. In fact, it actually looks like a flame mahogany. It has an brass arched dial with a subsidiary secondhand and the silent mode lever. The dial also has swag and floral accents. If it's like most of the clocks Booth produced, it should be a 30 hours and have a chain driven movement.

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That's one of the nicest examples I've seen. It's obviously been very well taken care of.

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In that condition, it should be worth about £11,000 to £12,000 in a private sale. With a typical auction, you could probably expect about 1/2 that value. It would have an insurance value of about £17,000.

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The price will vary a bit depending on where you try to sell it. You will always get a higher value by selling it yourself in a private sale as opposed to an auction, Ebay, or selling it to a dealer.

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For selling it yourself, Etsy is a great alternative to Ebay. Rubylane, Tias, and Charish are great online stores too. They generally have a store "setup" fee, so unless you have a lot of items to list, it may be a bit too pricey. Because they are like online antique stores, they do get the "higher" paying customers though. There is also http://www.sellingantiques.co.uk/.

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Since you're in the UK, local press is a good way to go. You can also try Gumtree, classifieds.co.uk, ukclassifieds.co.uk, adireo.com, adoos.co.uk.

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For auction houses, you might consider some of the higher end houses, like Sotheby's, Christie's and Phillips.

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That should give you quite a few options, but if you need anything else, don't hesitate to ask.

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If you have any questions, please let me know.

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~Diana

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Hi John.

Thank you for the positive rating. I appreciate it. If there's anything else I can do please let me know.

Best Wishes,
Diana