Linotype and heidelburg

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My 85 year old Dad is retiring and has a working and well cared for Heidelberg press from 1937 and a Linotype from 1917, both in good working order. He needs to sell these for his retirement. Is there a market for these and if so, any idea of the value and how I can help him sell these? He lives in Mississippi where these machines are located. Can anyone help me with this information?

Thank you!

Where in Mississippi is he? There’s often a market for these, but value depends on a lot of factors. Location (both geographic and within whatever building they’re in) matters. If the equipment is hard to get to it will be harder to sell these. Current condition also matters. If they’re well cared-for they’ll of course be worth more than if they’ve been left in a less-than-functional condition. Is the intention to maximize profit for retirement money no matter what happens to the machines or is it more important to see them go to a loving home even if they may not go for as much money? The more detail you can give us, the better we can help you to deal with these.

Michael Hurley
Titivilus Press
Memphis, TN

Photos of the equipment and a asking price always get things rolling.