Gear Question

I have an Optimus99 carbide mini stove....

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I have an Optimus99 carbide mini stove. I'de like to find out how old and if it is worth anything?

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The Optimus 99 burns only white gas. I actually had to think about the carbide gas thing for a minute.

It was first introduced early to mid 70's & sold for about $25. Similar to the Svea 123 in function & 8R/Hunter in appearance & size, it is a self-contained stove where the cookware is part of the actual stove. I can't tell you the exact age & worth of your stove, but the Optimus 99 was only manufactured for about ten years.