steve1989 wrote:That's the one with the rusty key right? I didn't hit the link. That one is going for about $140 over it's max value.
Actually getting about $61 off the base value of a WW1 Hard Bread tin.
What is this market coming to?
Same one I posted in the MRE page?
Hey Roncamp, that was about $390 which is 90 above it's base value. Well - old prices. They all go for what folks are willing to pay now.
All this stuff is going to get opened off camera or corrode to nothing over the years. Or get thrown out. Maybe a few hoarded in proper conditions only to turn up later at auctions.
Wanna hear a neat one guys?
I went to an estate sale a while back. Lady was selling off her late husband's militaria. He was a WW2 vet.
Collected only WW1, WW2, and Korean War stuff.
Asked her: "Do you have any old military food?"
She said: "Oh you mean the K Rations"
Me: "Yes! I will gladly buy them all!"
Her: "Oh well. That was one thing I was so glad to finally throw out after Harvey passed was all that old food!"
I bought all her WW1 and WW2 mess kits for $2 each and left.
Noone will ever know of how many $1,000's of dollars in unknown ration treasures were destroyed.
This is one of the reasons why I do what I do now.