A few estate sale finds
Posted 11 April 2015 - 11:19 AM
Posted 11 April 2015 - 11:23 AM
Posted 13 April 2015 - 09:20 AM
Posted 13 April 2015 - 07:27 PM
Hey Kyle, that K ration is a real score. If complete, that alone is worth 100-125 at a minimum. If you ever decide to sell/trade for it, let me know. Best congrats on the haul. Amazes me that this kind of stuff turns up. I mean, who the heck keeps a 70 year old box of food?! Haha
Posted 14 April 2015 - 09:09 AM
Posted 14 April 2015 - 10:01 AM
Well certainly, a collector is going to WANT the unopened box but that doesn't mean that an opened one isn't desirable. I've come across several of these over the years and most have been opened. You gave to remember-- these were sold as surplus after the war and bought by farmers, emergency shelters, etc. They were purchased to be used. I would argue that as long as the inner wax package is still intact and all contents are there, it's not really a big deal that the outer box is opened. A purist collector might care, but there are plenty of others who would love to own it. So to answer your question: yes, it decreases the value a little from what an unmessed with example would bring, but not drastically.
Edited by kmc1945, 14 April 2015 - 10:02 AM.
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