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How can you find the value of antique binoculars?

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To find the value of antique binoculars, identify the make and model, and contact an antique dealer. This process take approximately 20 minutes and requires access to the binoculars, access to a phone directory or the Internet and a phone or email account.

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How can you find the value of antique binoculars?
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  1. Find the manufacturer's name

    Locate the name of the company that designed and manufactured your binoculars. The name is generally imprinted on the casing.

  2. Identify the model number

    Find the model number, which is usually located next to the company name on the casing.

  3. Contact an antiques dealer

    Consult a local antiques dealer with the make and model of the binoculars. The dealer can provide an estimated value.

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