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#1 DUTY FIRST

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Posted 15 May 2011 - 02:04 PM

Hi

I find on a French website one Paratrooper Criquet, I'm not interested but I'm curious about this "chrome criquet". The price is from 2000 euros !!!!!!
The seller say that it's an Original Criquet....he buy it at Static Line shop in Ste Mere l'église...(not a reference for me)
Some Chrome criquet was given to paratrooper in WWII but they are very very rare.......( research from specialist say that only 4 Paratrooper have received chrome criquet )

http://www.leboncoin...780.htm?ca=18_s

Edited by DUTY FIRST, 15 May 2011 - 02:13 PM.


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Posted 15 May 2011 - 02:31 PM

Personally i think €2.000 is an absloute Insane price for a Chrome Cricket :pinch: i can gurantee you he didn't pay that from Jean-Michel's Shop !

I was offered one of those Chrome 100% Originals from an Airborne Collector for €900.00 which is a lot cheeper in comparision to 2k :thumbdown: .

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Posted 24 May 2011 - 12:20 PM

Static line is full of fakes. Beware.

#4 DUTY FIRST

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Posted 24 May 2011 - 12:25 PM

Exactly and the price are always very very high....

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Posted 24 May 2011 - 12:56 PM

There also very very high prices with Paratroopers.Fr !
At the end of the Day if your a Paratrooper Collector the prices are always going to be High
regardless no matter what you are buying M42's - M1C's - Field Equipment - T5 Parachutes Etc...

#6 Allan H.

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Posted 24 May 2011 - 02:28 PM

Why is this in the fakes section? Having owned one of these, I cannot see anything that makes me believe that it is anything other than what it is represented to be.

Items that we deduce to be "stupidly priced" is not a criteria for the item to be found in the fakes area, nor is the seller's reputation.

This should be moved to the field gear section.

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Posted 24 May 2011 - 10:31 PM

Why is this in the fakes section? Having owned one of these, I cannot see anything that makes me believe that it is anything other than what it is represented to be.
Items that we deduce to be "stupidly priced" is not a criteria for the item to be found in the fakes area, nor is the seller's reputation.
This should be moved to the field gear section.


Agreed and I moved it to the Field Gear chapter.

You can argue enlessly about asking prices being too high or misrepresented in shops in Normandy.
In the end it's the buyer who decides if something is worth it or not...

I see nothing wrong with this particular cricket.

#8 Jack's Son

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Posted 24 May 2011 - 10:43 PM

I have been told that this is New Old Stock, (NOS) that was found in the U.K. still in the origonal box.
There were several of them found, and although they never when to Normandy on D-Day, they were manufactured during the war years by the company that made all of the ones that went to war.

True or not true..... :dunno:

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Posted 24 May 2011 - 10:45 PM

I have been told that this is New Old Stock, (NOS) that was found in the U.K. still in the origonal box.
There were several of them found, and although they never when to Normandy on D-Day, they were manufactured during the war years by the company that made all of the ones that went to war.

True or not true..... :dunno:


Some of these nickel plated ones did make it to Normandy.... Doc Lage, 502PIR took one to France in June 1944

And I have seen some that were found there...

Edited by Johan Willaert, 24 May 2011 - 10:46 PM.


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Posted 24 May 2011 - 11:00 PM

And I have seen some that were found there...

Johan,
My point is, that the one being pictured (sold), never made it to Normandy. :thumbsup:

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Posted 24 May 2011 - 11:05 PM

OK, sorry, misunderstood that...

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Posted 25 May 2011 - 08:47 AM

Johan,
My point is, that the one being pictured (sold), never made it to Normandy. :thumbsup:


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I think that the one being offered for sale is being offered from a shop in Normandy. I think you would have been better served to state that it wasn't there in 1944! :pinch:

Johan,
Thanks for moving the thread. Our fakes section should only have fakes in it.
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Edited by Allan H., 25 May 2011 - 08:47 AM.


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Posted 25 May 2011 - 09:06 AM

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I think that the one being offered for sale is being offered from a shop in Normandy. I think you would have been better served to state that it wasn't there in 1944! :pinch:
Allan

Good point AllAn,

I think in the 'abstract', I don't always remember that other do not!!
Sorry for the confusion.........I knew exactly what I meant. :w00t:

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Posted 25 May 2011 - 12:02 PM

Good point AllAn,

I think in the 'abstract', I don't always remember that other do not!!
Sorry for the confusion.........I knew exactly what I meant. :w00t:


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You know I'm just giving you a hard time. Afterall, that is my favorite past time these days!
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