I am not a collector per se. My brother passed away last year and left me his collection of military patches, medals, uniforms, a helmet, and miscellaneous items. In addition, I have a uniform of our father's to sell, who was a member of the 507th P.I.R. during WWII. I am a total novice at this and thus I don't know what to do to find the appropriate value of items and get a fair price for them. My brother bought much of his stuff via EBAY and I don't know if his purchase price was reasonable or not. I would prefer to avoid EBAY and other such sites, given the nature of the internet today and the unreliability of honest information. I have documentation for some of the items but not for others. I don't have the expertise to know if a patch, for instance, is authentic or a fake. I am looking for honest transactions and thought your organization would be a good place to start.
I will appreciate any help in identifying and authenticating these items in order to establish a fair price. I am starting with a helmet and have attached one of the photos. Thank you.