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April 1942 B Unit

Posted: Thu Nov 09, 2017 6:20 pm
by lnschnei
All,

Pretty cool WWII ration for sale on Ebay. It's not my listing, but I thought I would share. Not much time left...

https://www.ebay.com/itm/WW2-C-Ration-1942-dated-US-Army-Field-ration-unit-B-ration-still-sealed/122784867294?hash=item1c968c63de:g:Uy0AAOSwdSRZ-Kr4

Re: April 1942 B Unit

Posted: Thu Nov 09, 2017 6:49 pm
by Droodog
Steve1989 must want it bad for $239.00 LOL JK Steve!!!!!

Re: April 1942 B Unit

Posted: Thu Nov 09, 2017 9:34 pm
by steve1989
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?

Re: April 1942 B Unit

Posted: Thu Nov 09, 2017 9:40 pm
by Droodog
more money than sense :( like the rafco fruit soup ration going for national debt prices... :evil:

Re: April 1942 B Unit

Posted: Thu Nov 09, 2017 10:20 pm
by roncamp
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?

Re: April 1942 B Unit

Posted: Thu Nov 09, 2017 10:21 pm
by lnschnei
It's the rusty key one, yes. The one you reviewed looked a lot nicer if I remember correctly.

As the collecting community grows, I'd imagine stuff like this will explode in value. This is a little too rich for my blood, but I'd like to get one of these someday.... maybe before the value goes up even higher... :mrgreen:

Re: April 1942 B Unit

Posted: Thu Nov 09, 2017 11:04 pm
by steve1989
roncamp wrote:
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.

Re: April 1942 B Unit

Posted: Fri Nov 10, 2017 5:24 am
by Eistee
steve1989 wrote:
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.


Oh man, that makes me sad

Re: April 1942 B Unit

Posted: Sat Nov 11, 2017 2:26 am
by roncamp
steve1989 wrote:
roncamp wrote:
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.



My best friend was helping this old lady. When he was done she was like. "I have no money to pay you but you can have all my husbands C-rads he horded over the years"
Me and Him ate as much as we can salvage. MAN THAT GUM WAS GOOD.

Re: April 1942 B Unit

Posted: Sun Nov 12, 2017 12:25 am
by Droodog