Here is my interest in the J.I.Case "Old Abe".
I bought an early 1970 Case 1030 recently and I happend to run across an old broken down farm house with several old Case Tractors in various stages of canable dissasembly and decay... As I visted with the old fellow and checked out is stock for potential parts for my tractor, I saw TWO of these "Old Abe" Eagles standing ontop of the world.
I thought to myself that I wanted them, but knowing they were old and also imagining that they might be rare as well, I declined to ask him about them because I wanted to research them and try to find out what would be an average value in today"s market.
They are both in what appeared to be "good condition" with no cracks or broken parts. However, they are both 100% rust with no traces of any paint on them.
Could you please take a moment to let me know what you think would be a fair price to pay for them and what they would possibly be worth on the market either in "as is" or restored condition?