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I have a SOLID WROUGHT anvil that weighs about 200 pounds. doe anyone have an opinion of value? ron parkinson
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Hello Ron. Do you know the year and manufacturer? Also a few pics would be helpful.


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I have a SOLID WROUGHT anvil that weighs about 200 pounds. doe anyone have an opinion of value? ron parkinson


Anvils in this market are crazy depending on your location.  So it's solid wrought, that probably means it is pre 1920's.  If it says that then more than likely a good brand.  In good shape these anvils that size can run from $600 to $1200 probably falling somewhere in between.


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First off, I really know little about Anvils or their prices BUT here is what I have found on line while looking for my anvil.

First and most importantly, the selling price is what the buyer will pay.  I have seen great anvils for as low as $1.00 to $2.00 a pound, but also I have seen anvils, in not too good condition with asking prices in the range of $6.00 to $8.00 a pound.

Second, you can ask what you want for the anvil, especially if it is in good condition, but will you get it !

Third, The price depends on the visual quality of the anvil.   Sharp Edges, Flat Top Plate, Labeling.

Forth, a lot of people buying an anvil do not know if the anvil is cast iron, cast steel, or Forged Wrought Iron.

Last but not least, FIFTH... Post a price on-line that you think is way too high, either there will be someone willing to pay or you will have to lower the price... be prepared to wait a while, you might get your top price.

Good Luck on the sale, remember in today's Anvil Market, there is no boundaries, just who is willing to pay what amount for something you have and they want !

p.s.  I found a PW, 162 lbs, locally, in decent shape, sharp edges, a little sway back, but all in all a good looking anvil, I paid around $2.50/pound, but I had lost so many to not being first, not being fast enough with the money, and too far away.  I listened to the ring, looked it over for cracks and I paid the price.   Was I happy when I purchased it... NOT... am I happy now... YES !  I got over the price, forgot about it mostly and I have a great anvil, thank you God.   So you will find someone to buy it, it is all in the waiting.

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ron parkinson,

How did your sale work out ?

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