I've heard a lot about Mercedes typewriters, but I don't know much about them. I think it would benefit the board if you produced a review of this machine.
That said, it's certainly a pre/wartime typewriter. You can tell that by the keys and the general layout of the machine.
Uwe is certainly NOT being a smartass. He's absolutely correct. Typewriters are worth what someone is willing to pay for it, or for that matter, what the owner/seller is willing to take for it. As I explained elsewhere I think, typewriters were found EVERYWHERE - every office, every household study, every desk had one. So they're not rare. And therefore, not particularly valuable or expensive.
Assuming that Mercedes Superba portable is in working condition with no mechanical issues, I wouldn't pay more than $200 for it, with the expectation that I don't need to do ANYTHING to it for it to work other than take off the lid, put in a ribbon and crank in a sheet of paper.
But then, typewriter value varies WILDLY on where you live. Here in Australia I've seen people ask for hundreds and hundreds of dollars for what are really very pedestrian machines.
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