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Well, if you want an appraisal, this should probably be in the appraisals forum.
That said, these are what's generally called a U-frame folder. They are not all the same, despite the name, and they come with a variety of different frame styles, the chief common characteristic being the hinge mechanism, which is weak and prone to metal fatigue. Most of them were made in Italy or eastern Europe. I have seen German ones, but am not 100% they were made in Germany, rather than made for sale in Germany. At any rate, they are flimsy, don't fold up very small, they are hard to adapt to large riders, and often have unusual tire sizes. All in all, they are not very good either as bicycles or as folding bicycles, and therefore they don't make valuable antiques either.
Sorry I can't be more encouraging, but there it is.
They are sometimes interesting, but generally they are pretty terrible both as bikes and as folding bikes.