New 22b

Discussion in 'Optimus No:22 (all variants)' started by Jan-Willem, Nov 18, 2013.

  1. Jan-Willem

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    Nope, not kidding,
    I found a new 22B, it has been never used. And for a price I would have paid for an incomplete spare parts stove. The accessories are still in their sealed plastic bag.

    Although I am not quite sure I'll keep it. Maybe I should put it on ebay instead, then it will find a home for a true collector. I already have one to use. (ok, that one looks like it has been on the bottom of the ocean, but it works fine).

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  2. jkline

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    What a beaut!
     
  3. desmobob

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    WOW!

    I dream of finding one of those at a garage sale... spectacular!

    Take it easy,
    desmobob
     
  4. snwcmpr

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    Beautiful.

    One on my short short list.
    Ken in NC
     
  5. idahostoveguy

    idahostoveguy R.I.P.

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    Amazing!




    sam
     
  6. jbf

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    Beautiful
    I'm just kind of :mrgreen:
    john
    need to sit down and

    dear,Santa

    etc. etc. etc
     
  7. DAVE GIBSON

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    that there is stuff like that just sitting around out there never fails to amaze me------
     
  8. nmp

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    Put it on evil buy if you have no use for it! Get loads of money and buy other stoves or gear you will use!!

    I must admit a find like that is going to be a one off and I am not sure I would or could part with it, but it would be fun to see how much it went for, a lot I would have thought, especially if it went out east?

    What a fantastic find!

    Yet another dilema
    Cheers nick
     
  9. geeves

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    Put that on ebay describe it well and the richer collectors will have a feeding frenzy. We can't put valuations on here but we can't value new cars either.
    Don't be greedy on the starting bid.
     
  10. Jan-Willem

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    Well actually, the seller had two of them. Someone else got the other one just seconds before I spotted them.
     
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    Very nice! I would be really curious as to what it would bring on ebay. List it for $1, put an insanely high reserve price on it (like $10,000 so you know it won't sell and you can keep it) and see how high it goes!
    There were some unhappy people who posted in this thread about the same stoves: https://classiccampstoves.com/posts/265076
     
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  12. Tracer

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    :rage: :rage: :rage: :rage: :rage: :rage:




    First is first, I hope you enjoy the stove! :thumbup:
     
  13. Doc Mark

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    Greetings,

    LOVELY 22B!! If it were mine, I'd most certainly keep it as a true show piece!! However, I do have four 22-family stoves. My two 22B's came used, one from "that same old swap meet", and I think I paid $35 for it. The second 22B came from a Wilderness Outfitter, in Santa Fe, New Mexico, who was clearing out his gear. I got the 22B, a Phoebus 725, and an Optimus 00, with spare parts, and quite a few great books, and total price was, I think, $110. The 22B was only $40. So, they still can be found. Just have to look in LOTS of places!! God Bless!

    Every Good Wish,
    Doc

    P.S. I need to go back and check my original price lists for those early 22B's.
    But, I'm pretty sure my memory is right. If you can spend a lot of time looking around, you can score some outstanding deals on these, and most other stoves, too. However, none of the ones I've bought, or have seen, have been as nice as Jan's great 22B!!! Well done, Sir!!