Since they are becoming more noticed I'm seeing more on the auction site which helps. If you catch them when there happen to be a lot available then they seem to go around the 75 to 80 range. If there aren't a lot then they usually go higher and approach the $100 mark. I sure would like to stumble upon one at an antique store for $8 as many people were able to do only a few years ago. Unfortunately mine all cost me a lot more than that. With the internet I think the days of finding these dirt cheap are over. It's too easy to type some information in and find out what it is that you have. The positive side is that now that people realize they have value they are easier to find. I used to wait months to see one listed, now they are there just about every day. As far as shape goes, one of mine was in great shape and it took me about 3 hours to get it sanded and polished. The other two were a bit worse and took near five hours each. As you start sanding you'll uncover tiny microscopic air bubbles in the aluminum that were there from the cast. They look like pitting and will show up as black spots in the brush handle once it's finished. I gave them a look with a jeweler's loop when I was sanding to see exactly what was going on. If there are a lot then you have a lot of sanding to do, if not then you have a quick restore. They're small enough that some people won't bother trying to them all out but if you're going for perfect then you have some sanding to do. The good thing is that they clean up really well. I bet you can't tell which one of mine was in the best shape when I got it? What I generally avoid are ones where the bottom is trashed, chipped, etc as that's about the only place you can't fix with some sanding. You never can tell with eBay though. I bid low on one with an absolutely huge chip out of the bottom a while back (I think I was at $40) only because it was too far gone to restore and I wanted to use it as an extra cap and not finish the handle. I figured it was obviously far enough gone that people wouldn't want to refinish it. Someone still bid it up and it went for around $70.