What Is a Godin Stove Worth

Very popular in the 70's and 80's there is many brands of smaller hand fired coal stoves from many European countries. These can also date back to the turn of the last century. Imported stoves would include such brands as Franco Belge, Saey and Efel among many others.
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Post Sat. Aug. 15, 2009 12:55 pm

How much would this be worth, I have not seen it yet, but know nothing about this type of stove.
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Post Sat. Aug. 15, 2009 1:26 pm

bksaun wrote:How much would this be worth, I have not seen it yet, but know nothing about this type of stove.
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Looks like they are still making them in france don't know if they are importing them .
There are a few places that you can buy parts for them . Found a importer First link below .
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http://www.rural-energy.com/publications/catalog/ ... cument/242


http://www.stovepartsplus.com/Merchant5/merchant. ... Code=GODIN

http://www.woodmanspartsplus.com/68/catalogs/Wood ... rence.html

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Post Sat. Aug. 15, 2009 1:46 pm

I think it is a good buy at the price asked. Put Godin in the search in this forum and you will find a lot of information.

Godin stoves are very pretty and well made. The problem areas are a small ash pan and the tendency of the coal ash to form a bridge making clearing the ash difficult and sometimes forcing you to shovel the ash from the bottom of the burning mass of coal. Dangerous and messy. They were made in two sizes in the round pattern and this one looks to be the large size. Be sure to check the condition of the fire brick.

The smoke pipe is small and the stove should not be installed in too large a chimney as draft will suffer.

Works well as a wood burner also.


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Post Sat. Aug. 15, 2009 3:08 pm

I sold a similar model last winter for $450. But my unit was the larger of the two round models and almost never used. Also had the external ash tray. Check it out carefully.
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Post Mon. Aug. 17, 2009 9:39 am

good little stove for a small area but somewhat of a pain to operate.
if it has all the parts and the firebrick is in good shape $250 is a good price.
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