Wow, £710 for a b type

Wow, £710 for a b type

Joined: May 4th, 2007, 8:13 am

January 25th, 2009, 8:12 pm #1

Wow, £710 for a b type. See item number 190280968850 on ebay, have a missed something here does anybody else think this is rather high for an unwired small size b?
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Joined: July 21st, 2008, 7:16 pm

January 25th, 2009, 8:32 pm #2


...it is way overpriced. That's eBay for you though (rolls eyes)

I was going to bid, but I can find better helmets for £200 less.
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Joined: February 28th, 2004, 3:00 pm

January 25th, 2009, 10:06 pm #3

I agree its high, although it looks to be in very good condition despite the small size, and has the 'magic' date of 1940 on. It looks a little like the rubber cushions in the ear might be AM stamped too.

Funny thing is, if you want a Battle of Britain helmet, then a pre-1940 date is probably a better bet, and I agree with Ben, another will come along, as good or better at £200 to £300 less.

Dont know how I missed it though
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Joined: May 3rd, 2006, 4:47 am

January 26th, 2009, 2:14 am #4

Wow, £710 for a b type. See item number 190280968850 on ebay, have a missed something here does anybody else think this is rather high for an unwired small size b?
Like the American General said at Bastogne...."NUTS"......still.

That must make investors very happy. So Much for a recession.....

I've got three B types..........perhaps I'm rich after all.

Andrew.


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Joined: August 4th, 2004, 3:23 am

January 26th, 2009, 12:40 pm #5

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Joined: September 8th, 2004, 10:02 pm

January 26th, 2009, 2:09 pm #6

And this B is even better than the £710 example.
Who wants to bet this one tops £1000?
I don't think I've seen a nicer B-Type for quite a while.
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Joined: July 21st, 2008, 7:16 pm

January 26th, 2009, 5:32 pm #7


I agree Neil, that one that Paul linked to is a lot better. I may be interested, but considering the price the last one sold for, I have been royally put off.

I don't want to make any bets though, eBay is the most unreliable place! (who knows, it might sell for £300-but I doubt it)

Ben
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Joined: February 28th, 2004, 3:00 pm

January 26th, 2009, 6:56 pm #8

Its a very nice example, but i'd hazard a guess it will go for £500 to £600 tops. The one that went for £710 certainly isnt a merker!
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Joined: July 21st, 2008, 7:16 pm

January 26th, 2009, 7:32 pm #9


What's a merker? A word occurring frequently (in its Middle High German form) in medieval poetry, denoting persons seeking to frustrate the union of a pair of lovers or to detect or betray them?

Cheers,

Ben
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Joined: February 28th, 2004, 3:00 pm

January 26th, 2009, 7:51 pm #10

Ha ha! Well I could say its a slip of the typing finger (Marker), but it is in fact as spoken by the 'French' Policeman on 'allo 'allo.
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