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murff



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PostPosted: Thu Nov 03, 2011 7:24 pm    Post subject: another green demo box Reply with quote

CURTA I RECHENMASCHINE: DEMONSTRATIONSMODELL IM KOFFER!


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 04, 2011 12:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Now if they could only come up when I have large chunks of money free...
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 13, 2011 9:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

...and sold for 6,407 Euro (approximately US $8,705.19)

Curta Type I Nr. 26197 Demonstration Box
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PostPosted: Tue May 26, 2015 8:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

GREEN BOX, after a long time... (only for US collectors)...

but...





I have the two missing pieces Very Happy




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PostPosted: Tue May 26, 2015 11:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Murff, I'm new to the Curta world. How does the condition of the one on ebay now compare to the one that sold a few years ago?
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PostPosted: Wed May 27, 2015 2:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi

It's a difficult question...

The Curta 26197 was not (or as described: was never) working. The visual state was nice. All demo parts were complete (except two missing steel balls in the carriage).
The demo box was sold for EUR 6,407

About the Curta 26563 no statement is done about the working state. The visual state is a bit dusty. One setting shaft/knob and a transmission shaft is missing, the spider spring of the carriage is slightly bent (missing steel balls?)...
The cosmetic state of the green box is OK.

So it's one of ***29*** known genuine demo Curtas from Contina (no fake, no selfmade cut away thing...). In any case this is a high value collectors item Exclamation

After a deep cleaning and some maintenance this box is similar to the other boxes.
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PostPosted: Thu May 28, 2015 2:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You have a very good eye! Thank you for taking the time to reply.
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PostPosted: Fri May 29, 2015 12:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

With only an hour and fifteen minutes to go, and this collector a couple of Scotches towards recklessness, how will this auction go, I wonder. GUYS IF ANY OF YOU ARE BIDDING LET ME KNOW
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PostPosted: Fri May 29, 2015 10:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

a bargain!
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PostPosted: Fri May 29, 2015 5:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And it is mine. Hopefully no buyers remorse will set in when i have it in hand and can see its true condition.
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PostPosted: Fri May 29, 2015 6:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Exclamation congratulation Exclamation
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PostPosted: Fri May 29, 2015 8:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks! I will need to find a few mixing pieces now... Any ideas? Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri May 29, 2015 8:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mixing or missing Question Question Question
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PostPosted: Fri May 29, 2015 9:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Darn typing on the ipad! Missing not mixing, of course.
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