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How much did they cost at the time?

Article about: Hi Guys, I expect many of you have often wondered what your EK's cost during the war? Today I discovered this interesting document from November 1944 in "Uniformen Marke" trade mag

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    Hi Guys, I expect many of you have often wondered what your EK's cost during the war?

    Today I discovered this interesting document from November 1944 in "Uniformen Marke" trade magazine. This is the official LDO price list. I have cropped the part pertaining to EK

    As you can see, prices are listed in packed or cased formats: manufacturers price & retail price.

    Hope this is of interest?

    Cheers, Ade.
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    I do not belive everyone was allowed to buy these awards. Maybe only persons who had earned it? Prices seem to be quite reasonable. For example 30 minutes in a cheap brothel costed around 5 RMK.

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    A gread addition to the forum Ade!

    I find it very interesting that one could have his choice between screwbacks or pinbacks, cased or packeted, etc.
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    You could only purchase these upon production of your award citations.

    Hi Mo, thanks. You cannot beat original period documentation.

    Cheers, Ade.
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    Thanks for sharing, Ade!

    Regards

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    So what would be the exchange rate? I know it might not be possible.
    Interest, thanks ade

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    very interesting Ade I have often wondered what these cost. Would you have the same for PAB's

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    Prices seem to be quite reasonable. For example 30 minutes in a cheap brothel costed around 5 RMK.
    Always good to have something to compare to!!;-)
    Dog food also is a good parameter!!
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    At the time, 1 RM = about 40 US cents. Today $1 from 1941 is worth about $15. This is a rough guide. I will let you do the rest of the Maths. Like Kris says buying power etc all comes into play. But it is a bit of fun.

    Hi Rob, yes I have that info. Enjoy.

    Cheers, Ade.
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    That's very interesting Ade, thank you for posting that information. Period documents are always a great source and/or interest, and for all the EK collectors, this piece will be very interesting.

    Cheers,

    Carl

    p.s. Nice that Frundsberg compared the cost of Iron to well, err...brass...?
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