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Mersman 6859 Matching End Tables?

A Mersman end table.Hello, I am trying to establish what price range I should list these for. We are needing to make room for our 92 year old mother to move in and we are out of room. We were not sure when we have a garage sale if it would be worth putting them out. I searched but I only getting examples but not this type.

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Thank you for your assistance
Cindy

A Mersman end table.
 
A Mersman end table.
 

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July 12, 20210 found this helpful
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Furniture is slow selling online as it is very expensive to ship so usually items are listed as 'local pick up only' which means the final value will depend a lot on what type of response to old/vintage furniture is happening in your area.
Some areas can be in love with vintage while another area may not pick one up for free if placed by the curb.

Mersman is a good name but falls in the mid-price range so Judy's estimate is probably pretty close to the value of each table.

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Your tables are not in the best condition so if you want $50-$75 at a yard sale then you'll need to do a good clean up job and maybe some polish or Old English to bring them up to par.

End tables usually sell pretty fast at yard sales if they're in decent condition and priced right.
I would put a higher price in the beginning and try to get a 'feel' for how people are reacting when they take a look at your tables. You can usually tell right away if the price or? is a turn-off.
If someone seems interested, maybe you can ask for an 'offer' and see how that goes.

This may be of help also:
www.thriftyfun.com/Finding-the-Value-of-Vintage-Mersman...

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July 13, 20210 found this helpful

Thank you! I will clean them up a bit and see how it goes at the sale. I just love them but the original person who had them did not clean them much and they had tons of build up on them.

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Shame they are attractive tables.

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July 13, 20210 found this helpful

Thank you! I will clean them up a bit and see how it goes at the sale. I just love them but the original person who had them did not clean them much and they had tons of build up on them. Shame they are attractive tables.

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July 14, 20210 found this helpful
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They are great and functional! They will last the next owner a lifetime...Merseman are known to be sturdy and last! You can start them high at a yard sale and watch interest and lower throughout the day or negotiate with lookers.

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I can tell you from experience selling, even through their are "valued" (like what the other posters are telling you people ASK for them), the only value is sold prices--and that will differ wildly around the country and venue. Garage sales are the easiest way to sell, but you will get the least for them...flea markets are one up the chain, then Facebook Marketplaces (like your local Sale/Want Trade Groups), then online. The other venues require time, photos and people traipsing in and out of your house. A consignment store may be better way to sell--but in the end, you will only get as slightly higher than you would at a yard sale--because you split the profits with the store.

You could start the pair for $100 at your sale and by the end of the day, someone may offer you $10 for them because they want them to do a flea market flip style make over.

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You are not losing $90 by accepting that, you are gaining $10 because if they don't sell you get $0! Does that make sense. I have been reselling my whole life and this statement comes from years of doing this (sometimes for a living, but always for fun).

Post back how they do at your sale!!

By the way, if you are going to clean them, just use a few drops of Murphy Oil Soap on a clean white rag and give them a light go over.

Avoid things like the canned sprays which end up making things worse (like Pledge). They are for dusting not for just getting gunk off.

Also, keep the tables out of direct sun at your sale so they don't warp or crack and if you have morning dew, be sure to put something under them so the feet don't get wet!!

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July 12, 20210 found this helpful

These range from $50 to $75 each.

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August 5, 20210 found this helpful

You have a Mid Century Mersman Mahogany Inlaid End Table with Drawer and 2 shelves, with a brass drop pull. Model 6859. This model is really hard to find.

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Mersman 6859 matching antique end tables $ 475 www.holidays.net/.../Mersman-6859-Matching-Antique-End...

One Mersman 7153 End Table Mid Century Mahogany with Inlaid Wood, with Drawer, 2 shelves and brass drop pull (in excellent condition) is on ebay for $ 225 www.ebay.com/.../353573481232

Vintage Mersman 7481 3 Tier Table End Table Stand with Inlaid Wood, not excelent condition $ 49.99 picclick.com/Vintage-Mersman-7481-3-Tier-Table...

Repainted Vintage Mersman 7337 side tables / nightstands with Drawer and 2 shelves, with a brass drop pull sold for $ 65 www.varagesale.com/.../96x5h4da-vintage-mersman-7337-side...

Your tables are beautiful but not in perfect condition. The price is about $ 120 per pair.

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