I'm asking myself why I haven't become active on this forum earlier, it seems marvelous.
I need some advice. We recently hit hard times and in efforts to find money I am considering parting with my Titanic model I purchased in 1992 at the Titanic Historical Society convention in Boston. It was auctioned off on the last day. It is made from 50,000 matchsticks and has removable decks. It was built by a man in Maine who spent 8 years making it. I had some offers to buy it in the 90s but none since then.
Any thoughts on how much I could reasonably sell it for? General advice or questions would be appreciated. I can provide pictures if that would help. It's hard to consider selling it, but I have little of value and this is something.
#468, "RE: 6 foot model, 50,000 matchsticks, unique history" In response to Reply # 0
I personally find it difficult to put a price on a model like yours. My guess is that models that excel in either accuracy or level of detail are in biggest demand and go for the highest prices. And if I look at your pictures, I think that your model is not in that category.
While it is certainly a labor of love if the builder spent 8 years on it, and the fact that it is totally made from matchsticks gives it a certain novelty value, you will have to run into a specific type person who is willing to pay big bucks for it.
For somebody who appreciates it for what it is, it might be worth a couple of hundred bucks... I would say anything between 100 and 300. But the target audience will be very small.