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Hey gang! Found this on ebay this morning. It's a what I would call mint a V-42 long scabbard. It is beautiful. Ebay item # 174487971675. The seller has a Buy Now price of $2995. I just can't see anyone shelling out that much money, at least a normal collector.  Now if you have very deep pockets, and a mint V-42 maybe you could make the investment.  When you think that a V-42 made in WW2, cost around $6.50 it's amazing. Now days, most of the V42s I see are around $5000+, but have seen them as high as $12,000. To invest $3000 for just the scabbard  I have trouble justifying it. If you don't have a V42, but get the scabbard "just in case", I doubt you could recuperate the money spent. Not arguing the rarity of a lose V-42 scabbard, it is. Just seems extremely high to me.  If some one could post the ad it would be  appreciated. SKIP

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WWI/WWII 40th (Sunshine) Division, Camp Kearny, Camp Harry Jones, WWI/WWII 158th Infantry, USS Oklahoma, Pearl Harbor Survivors Association, Mexican Border (1916),

Norman Air Technical Training Center (NATTC) Norman, OK, Tinker Field or AFB, Submariner Items, Knives, Bayonets, Sweetheart Jewelry, other unique

or odd items with interesting stories.

 

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Specific areas of collecting and buying interest:
 

WWI/WWII 40th (Sunshine) Division, Camp Kearny, Camp Harry Jones, WWI/WWII 158th Infantry, USS Oklahoma, Pearl Harbor Survivors Association, Mexican Border (1916),

Norman Air Technical Training Center (NATTC) Norman, OK, Tinker Field or AFB, Submariner Items, Knives, Bayonets, Sweetheart Jewelry, other unique

or odd items with interesting stories.

 

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On 10/21/2020 at 4:49 PM, siclfde said:

There is a mint V42 on Frank T's site right now for the discerning shopper with very deep pockets.

That’s what I was thinking, but not with my pockets. You’d wind up at sales $$ Skiph mentioned and have a top condition set. Not easy to find in that condition. I find myself very fortunate to have my set with issues.

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5 hours ago, Frank Trzaska said:

Not anymore, sold!

 

All the best

Frank Trzaska

Dang, had my eye on that one. I guess I'll just have to be happy with the one I have for now - I only paid $500 for it so I can't complain, just wish the scabbard was in a bit better shape but no way am I dropping $3K on a scabbard.

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On 10/21/2020 at 9:18 PM, SKIPH said:

Hey gang! Found this on ebay this morning. It's a what I would call mint a V-42 long scabbard. It is beautiful. Ebay item # 174487971675. The seller has a Buy Now price of $2995. I just can't see anyone shelling out that much money, at least a normal collector.  Now if you have very deep pockets, and a mint V-42 maybe you could make the investment.  When you think that a V-42 made in WW2, cost around $6.50 it's amazing. Now days, most of the V42s I see are around $5000+, but have seen them as high as $12,000. To invest $3000 for just the scabbard  I have trouble justifying it. If you don't have a V42, but get the scabbard "just in case", I doubt you could recuperate the money spent. Not arguing the rarity of a lose V-42 scabbard, it is. Just seems extremely high to me.  If some one could post the ad it would be  appreciated. SKIP

 

W@W - I did a double-take when I saw that listing was for SCABBARD only. Just incredible, this market for these leather paratrooper sheaths.

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