The Curta is in beautiful condition. I'd only seen pictures in the past, but I immediately knew what it was and what the value was (intrinsic, if not monetary) as soon as he pulled the lid off of the case. The case shows some wear, but the calculator itself looks brand new. Not being directly exposed to a Curta previously, I was surprised how wonderful it seem in my hands...holding it was almost like a spiritual experience.
I had used slide rules for the first two years of college. My first 4 function calculator cost me almost $300 (more than $700 for my first engineering calc). I wish I had had a Curta!
Lee Wood Engineering Specialist City of Montrose, Colorado