What is the value of an 1897 Vanderman strong box with all original parts but possibly repainted? does not have locking rods.
The best way to determine the true value and price worth of the box, is posting it on eBay. Post the image and a quick description of the box at eBay auction page. See more details at http://pages.ebay.com/sellerinformation/howtosell/sellingbasics.html.