wilderness wrote:just redid same stove os the one photographed - i hate to say it but mine looks 10x nicer with all the nickel plated extras - someone painted over original pieces in photo'd stove - i dont know what its worth but im sure its worth a decent amount- all my numbers on the pieces are related to each other- stove was actually being used when i possesed it - have original mica but want to replace it new - does this diminish the value? any help would be helpful - new to the forum thanks vince
Welcome on the forum wilderness.
You reffer to the photo...........but to wich one?
And could you send some photos of your 10X nicer one, we love the nice stoves here.
About your mica's question, I think that changing original mica don't change the value of a stove. lots of antique stoves have new mica on them. If you'r not shure of that you could replace the mica with new ones and keep the original ones. So if one day someone want to get your stove you will be able to say that you have the original parts.
But if you use the stove for heating you home new or original mica doesn't make any difference except the new ones are clear.
Maybe some stove collectors have different opinions