>Allison, Thank you, but there is no problem. I learned
>something from Tsu's comments. I learned that because
>this cabinet has 100 rather small compartments it may
>not be useful nor desirable nor as sought after as I had
>hoped. All input is appreciated. DB
That's the spirit! I've read everything in this thread, and
see that the only unworthy replies are those sitting in
judgment of others. So I'll stand out here and make myself
a target (I usually succeed).
There's an old antiquers' saying around these parts (Utah):
"There's a ***for every saddle" and I've seen these things
sell OK at auction. "OK" isn't good news, but it tells you
that you can always recoup your investment (or come close
to doing so, minus a loss for the learning curve). I'm
guessing you paid for it (acquired) rather than found it or
These types of items can be quite desirable for many
collectors of small items. I've seen jewelry, stamps,
coins, miniatures and other small items stored in them
(in magazines over the years as well as a couple of
"live" displays at an ex-coworker's home).
Since it sounds like you're trying to figure out how to
sell it, you need to be creative and create your own
market for it.
And don't forget that many retired USPS workers *are*
collectors of old postal "stuff". Maybe you can find
one who also collects buttons ;)
>> I know this might get flamed, but why on earth do you bother to reply to
>> this person if you really have nothing what so ever insightful to say?
>> Or was it a rather droll attempt at humor? (which failed)
>> > >I recently acquired an oak cabinet (post office) 38" x 30" , 7" deep
>> > >lbs) with 2 paneled doors, brass hardware. Opening the 2 front doors
>> > >reveals 100 compartments (oak). Each compartment is about 3" by 3
>> > >It has a few dings, scratches, and nailholes here and there and some
>> > >drops on top. Overall it's a stunning and unique piece. Any ideas as
>> > >what this might be worth???
>> > It's worth what you can get someone to pay you for it. Period.
>> > ... the holes are too small to make it usable as a CD holder,
>> > bathroom cabinet, and they are too shallow for business letters.
>> > So it's not really a usable bit of furniture, so it would have to
>> > be sold on its "stunning" good looks ... and it's a bit large to
>> > be a bibelot.
>> > Tsu Dho Nimh