Value of This Clock?

My boyfriend and I recently purchased our first home. A few furniture pieces were left with the house, one of which is a clock. We want to sell it as it does not interest us, but we're unsure of its value. It is made in Canada, has a number of 507 stamped on the back, and says "Craftline" on the front. Any ideas on a value or anything about it?


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November 19, 20200 found this helpful

See one for sale (has cracked glass, not sure how much that might affect value) at this link.

Craftline seems hard to find compared with other makers (also not sure how that might affect value) such as Ridgeline or Miller -- maybe Craftline was bought out at some point? At any rate, my research shows folks are getting upward of several hundred dollars. Being able to transport it to the buyer safely might increase the value too. Good luck!

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Thanks so much! Appreciate your answer.

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This is really a strange one as it appears that many brand name clock companies also use almost the exact same clock face and the term 'Tempus Fugit' is used by many clock companies all over the world.

There has never been a clock company by this name as it is just an Italian phase meaning 'Time Flies' and is not copyrighted so anybody is free to use it.

Here are some comments from antique clock maker:
"No single clock company or watch manufacturer has the exclusive right to using the words tempus fugit. This time term is in the public domain, and can be used by anyone, at any time."
"Tempus Fugit is Latin for 'Time Flies' and is embossed on many dials of Grandfather Clocks. Tempus Fugit inscribed on the dial is no indication of any brand, model, quality or value of any clock. It is as generic as the numbers on the dial."

Love of grandfather clocks may be strong in your area or it may be one of the places that no one takes a second look at such a monstrosity and that just means the area where you are located will have a large bearing on the value of your clock - good or bad.

Your clock - Craftline - is generally considered on the lowest end of the value line for grandfather clocks. Some appraisers say the back will be 'stapled on' and cannot be removed (how about your clock?).

Take a look at the for sale listings on eBay and you'll see several highly regarded brand names with 'Tempus Fugit' included but these clocks will be made in the same manner as the brand name implies so they will be more expensive.

You can also look at the sold listings to see what people are actually paying for grandfather clocks. What can be deceiving is that we have no way to know how long any item has been listed for sale )months - years?) and also the area where it sold will be different than yours.

I would say to place it on several sites like Facebook Marketplace and start your price high $500 with best offer considered and local pick up only. See if you receive any offers and if not then lower the price. You can place it for sale on several sites at the same time.

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