old classic phono cartridges


Is there any market for used (some working, some not) classic phono cartridges?  I have still have a fair portion of my old units and wondered if they had any value.  I've got::
Lyra Clavis
Grado Ref Master
AQ 7000
Madrigal Carnegie One
Linn Akiva
(I thought I had a Monster Alpha2 as well but can't find it at the moment)

rparker
Not really new stuff is much better.
When you want to keep them, send some to a retipper. The results are stunning and some of the old "new" ones will put modern, overpriced carts to shame. When you can hear differences of course ...
"When you want to keep them, send some to a retipper. The results are stunning and some of the old "new" ones will put modern, overpriced carts to shame. When you can hear differences of course."

+1  I have quite a few of the older carts that have been retipped that perform as well if not better than a lot of the new models..
Dear rparker: """  Is there any market for used (some working, some not) classic phono cartridges? """

of course it's, you don't have to look elsewhere but here at Audiogon:

https://app.audiogon.com/listings?filter_category_id=44 

or you can go too at ebay and other net sites.

Regards and enjoy the music,
R.
I sold an ADC MkII..  Someone is always looking for things like that if the price is right.
You've got several interesting cartridges there.  Yes, some of them are competitive with some of the upper end cartridges (in terms of cost) that are available currently.  In the end, it's a matter of taste.  On the other hand, you've already absorbed the cost of what you've got; why not save spending yet more money on new cartridge(s) that may only be about as good?
Rot is the problem with most old cartridges, not the tip. 
I would definitely send the Clavis back in for retipping and any other thing it needs. Its a great cartridge ... and not many can touch it on reproducing the piano accurately. Pay the extra bucks and have Lyra do the repairs. 
I also have a Carnegie and Clavis. The latter us well worth resurrecting!
Recently sold a Micro Acoustics 630 for about $300 to a European (German) buyer. Stylus/tip was in good shape, but the rubber dampers (who knows)? These used a beryllium stylus and pure gold wiring.

Looked into re-tipping but very few if any re-tippers would tackle the job. Replacing the dampers was the main sticking point.