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I bet they paid that much " because its in the book " . I wouldnt but some will .

 

Kurt


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Amazing...absolutely amazing.

 

 

I bet they paid that much " because its in the book " . I wouldnt but some will .

 

Kurt

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Don't forget, now that the bidders are "masked" nothing stops shill bidding.

 

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Amazing...absolutely amazing.

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Unbelievable. This has already hit 5K :

 

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewI...A:IT&ih=002

 

But this pair of A-2's couldn't bring 4K????

 

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewI...22645%26fvi%3D1

 

I also think the " Goldfish Club" insignia painted on the A-2 in that Ebay auction is very unusual!!! Lots of research potential there.

 

Kurt


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I also think the " Goldfish Club" insignia painted on the A-2 in that Ebay auction is very unusual!!! Lots of research potential there.

 

Kurt

 

 

 

I thought it was pretty unusual myself. The research would prove interesting.

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I thought it was pretty unusual myself. The research would prove interesting.

 

 

OK...let's be honest. This habit of collecting US Militaira has become a "Big Boys" hobby. The days of walking into the antique shop and buying a 5,000.00 A-2 for 20.00 bucks are pretty much over. We can all bitch about how the prices have gone through the roof on picking the stuff up but the ones who have truly been at this 50-40-30-20 years don't mind. With that being said, they also provide a basis of experience and credibility that can't be obtained in this day and age.

 

Hope this makes sense.?.?

 

By the way, I don't collect A-2 Jackets.


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OK...let's be honest. This habit of collecting US Militaira has become a "Big Boys" hobby. The days of walking into the antique shop and buying a 5,000.00 A-2 for 20.00 bucks are pretty much over. We can all bitch about how the prices have gone through the roof on picking the stuff up but the ones who have truly been at this 50-40-30-20 years don't mind. With that being said, they also provide a basis of experience and credibility that can't be obtained in this day and age.

 

Hope this makes sense.?.?

 

By the way, I don't collect A-2 Jackets.

 

 

Ok...agreed but $6600.00 seems pretty high considering a pair of A-2's less than two months ago couldn't bring 4K collectively. No argument here regarding value, but price is another issue. The fact that the jacket appeared in a book seems to take precedence over the historical value. Also, this was basically a 2500.00 jacket that realized almost three times that figure. I don't think anyone would expect to find similar jackets for $20 as was the case 30-40 years ago but since when is credibility determined by hammer price?

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Ok...agreed but $6600.00 seems pretty high considering a pair of A-2's less than two months ago couldn't bring 4K collectively. No argument here regarding value, but price is another issue. The fact that the jacket appeared in a book seems to take precedence over the historical value. Also, this was basically a 2500.00 jacket that realized almost three times that figure. I don't think anyone would expect to find similar jackets for $20 as was the case 30-40 years ago but since when is credibility determined by hammer price?

 

I think that items that are documented (be it either appearing in a book or with direct Veteran provenance) have always been more desireable and have commanded higher prices. One thing that should also be noted is the fact that several people have turned to militaria (and guns) as strictly an investment vehicle in light of the current shake up in real estate. Buying something that has appeared in reference book is a safe venture for them. One might pay more but it's a safe gamble because "it's in a book". Good, real "stuff" has always been in hot demand and as we know the supply is very limited. The beauty of Ebay is that it allows for the price to be set by what the market will support. Good, bad or indifferent, it is essentially the "stock market" for militaria. Someone out there felt that this jacket was worth 6600.00 to them.


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yes, because it's actually documented in a book, that really increases the value

 

kind of like having a war trophy with bring back papers, because this proves the authenticity and has some history to go with it

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yes, because it's actually documented in a book, that really increases the value

 

kind of like having a war trophy with bring back papers, because this proves the authenticity and has some history to go with it

 

You still have to be careful though even if an item has been pictured in a book. I can point out several obvious fakes in one particular popular book written about US Medals ( in both the 1st and 2nd editions ).

 

Kurt


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You still have to be careful though even if an item has been pictured in a book. I can point out several obvious fakes in one particular popular book written about US Medals ( in both the 1st and 2nd editions ).

 

Kurt

 

Kurt,

 

I agree 100%. The same can be said for several Airborne "reference" books. I am not defending the practice of "book substatiated" purchases, only pointing out that this seems to be a practice amongst some who are either A. purchasing militaria only as an investment B. new to the hobby and haven't been around a lot of examples or C. Have more money than sense. :)


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Kurt,

 

I agree 100%. The same can be said for several Airborne "reference" books. I am not defending the practice of "book substatiated" purchases, only pointing out that this seems to be a practice amongst some who are either A. purchasing militaria only as an investment B. new to the hobby and haven't been around a lot of examples or C. Have more money than sense. :)

 

 

I coudnt agree more brother!

 

Kurt


!!!! WANTED !!!!

WWII Prisoner of War items : Medals, Mail, Diaries, Photos, Documents, Scrapbooks + More

WWII Naval Aviation Groupings : Medals, Documents, Scrapbooks, Photos, Flight Logs, Flight Jackets + More

 


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I coudnt agree more brother!

 

Kurt

 

 

 

I agree. I have the "books" and we can all point to problematic items. Especially certain books about wings... Almost comical in terms of the errors one can find.

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