Scrimshaw sets...worth anything?

Arm

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Picked up this set for under a bill, figure to sit on it awhile. Good buy or
bad?
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Codger_64

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I'm not an expert here, but if you even add up the retail value of the individual knives, it is worth more than that. Then the case, and a full set? 1996? I think you got a good deal!

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Welcome to our forum! Good deal on a nice set of knives...

I saw another post elsewhere, you seem to be seeking a good book or two concerning knife collecting. I'd try and find a forth edition of Levine's Guide To Pocket Knives and their Values by Bernard Levine. The fifth edition you'd find new in a bookstore is junk. Two others on my book shelve that get a lot of use is: Official Price Guide to Collector Knives By S. Houston Price (just saw a new edition yesterday at Borders bookstore) and The Standard Knife Collectors Guide By Roy Ritchie and Ron Stewart, of which there is also a brand new edtion out this year.

As you have an interest in Case knives, may I further recommend the old standby, Romance of Collecting Case Knives by Dewey Ferguson, later editions by his wife.

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You definitely got a good deal on this one. Although I don't keep up with the collector's values, the suggested retail for this set in 1996, when it was made, was right around $300.00. A complete set, along with the display case is definitely a steal for less than a bill. Debbie
 
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