The best way to determine the value of your Antique Carousel Gumball machine is to find out when it was manufactured by looking up the machine serial number, model number, and any stamp markings identifying which country it was made in. Once you're able to properly date the machine it's much easier to find comparisons of sold items at auction houses and consignment shops. it is sometimes hard to determine exactly how old your machine is, especially if you're you're the original owner because the machines of today are manufactured to look old and antique. If it says made in China then it probably doesn't have much antique value but it's still a wonderful machine and is sure to be a centerpiece at your home. Please note: The 1985 Carousel Gumball Machine does not necessarily mean it was manufactured in 1985.