Would re-painting an antique devalue it's worth?

I have bought an antique fan from a flea market. you can have a look at the fan here ( http://afca.mywowbb.com/forum1/9617.html) i am wondering if spraying this fan back to its original color would devalue it's worth or should i leave it just as it is ? the condition is rusted abit and has scratches which... show more I have bought an antique fan from a flea market. you can have a look at the fan here ( http://afca.mywowbb.com/forum1/9617.html)

i am wondering if spraying this fan back to its original color would devalue it's worth or should i leave it just as it is ? the condition is rusted abit and has scratches which might have corrossion.
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