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#1 MT247

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Posted 11 April 2015 - 11:19 AM

Went to an estate sale today not expecting much and found this stuff and at a good price. Let me know what you think. The ration box is un-opened and the cigarettes look like they are from Canada.

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Posted 11 April 2015 - 11:21 AM

A couple more

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Posted 11 April 2015 - 11:23 AM

Also does anyone know what the k ration box might be worth?

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Posted 13 April 2015 - 09:20 AM

Went back the next day and got a couple more uniforms and patches, will pay pictures later, all for sale half off.

#5 kmc1945

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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



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Posted 14 April 2015 - 09:09 AM

Looks complete, the inner wax covered box has not been opened so I looked up what the stuff inside looks like. Is the any difference if the box is opened as far as value?

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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. 


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