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Old 05-04-2018, 06:50 PM
frantic freddie frantic freddie is offline
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Default Paiste Formula 602

I have a 14", has the moon & star with the rays coming off them, am I correct that it's from the '60s? Possibly what Ludwig sold with their sets?

It's a nice cymbal, I'm using it with my Breakbeats, I might be looking to sell it sometime in the future, are there 602 collectors out there? If so, what does a 14" crash (pretty sure it was never a HH cymbal) go for?
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Old 05-04-2018, 11:07 PM
zenstat zenstat is offline
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Default Re: Paiste Formula 602

We really need to see a few photos. This is to judge condition as well as see what sort of stamp it has. Not all stamps which have a moon and star with rays are Formula 602. But I can't tell from your description.

There are at least three types of vintage 602 stamps. You can see these via the link in my signature. Here are other options.

Not a Formula 602:

versus a Formula 602 which doesn't say Formula 602 on it

Once I know what it is I might be able to give you a more accurate price, and possibly a production era. A weight would also be useful. But even if we get a positive id and it is in great condition don't get your hopes up that it is worth more than $80 tops. Unless it turns out to be something special and unusual.
For every expert, there is an equal and opposite expert, but for every fact there is not necessarily an equal and opposite fact (Thomas Sowell, 1995 in The Vision of the Anointed)

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