Tick Talk Tuesday #16 – I would like to sell my clock

Tick-Talk Tuesday is about the letters and comments I have received from you, the reader, concerning your clock, issues you might have had, challenges you face or a clock you would like me to profile and my responses to your questions with advice on your particular clock concern. For those comments and questions that stump even me, I consult within my clock circles for the best possible answer.


GJ writes

“My name is GJ and I live in Lancashire, England.  When my father died I ended up with this clock! It works so we put it up on the hall wall for a while and years later redecorated and the clock no longer has a home, it just does not fit in with the surroundings.  However, somebody will love it, but we don’t know who to contact in order to find someone who would buy it with a view to using it.  Do you have any contacts in England that we could offer it to?  It is a forlorn hope, but we have to try.”

My reply,

“High GJ. Thanks for coming to my blog. What you have is a New Haven American Victorian drop clock (made in USA). It is a time and strike clock which means that it strikes the appropriate time on the hour and strikes once on the half hour. It looks like it has good wood inlay and the dial face is original but you are missing two carved side wings and the original reversed painted glass door which would affect its value. I would keep it for sentimental reasons but it sounds like you are ready to part with it. I do not have any contacts in England but you could try Gumtree, eBay or your local clock-maker.”

GJ writes back.

“Hello again, Ron.  Thank you for your reply.  I will try to find a good home for my clock.  Actually, now it has been dusted it looks a lot better! Thanks again for your information and help.”