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What is a hitler bust worth?

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    Default What is a hitler bust worth?

    Hi all.
    On craigs gottlieb site he has a 16 inch hitler bust for sale.
    Its been on their for awhile now and he wants 6k for it which is abit rich but it does have history with documation in regards from where the bust taken from and photos of the bust been use in 1944 for a war bonds drive.
    I know some people dont like mr g but ive brought a couple of hings off him before and had no problems etc.
    The million dollar question is his 6 k figure way off the mark etc?
    I really do like the piece but how much value does having all the history in a artifact like this adds to its valve etc.
    Owning stuff like this with photos and history really spins my clogs so to speak but 6 k is alot etc.
    Anyone wif some thoughts on it?
    Rgds pete
    .................i,ll try and post a link to it..

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    An item with unquestionable provenance is always the best situation but nowadays the provenance needs to be questioned.

    I haven't seen the item yet but 6k seems like an awful lot. It depends on the artist, material, history of ownership and execution but I can never remember seeing one this expensive.
    Gottlieb does have a habit of overpricing his items.

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    Gottlieb considers himself a superstar when it comes to militaria and thus demands superstar prices, wait for one to come from private hands, it will save you money.

    all the best,
    Stefan

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    Thanks for the replys....only reason I liked this one was it had photos of the bust from 1944.
    I like that sort of stuff....rare as rocking horse dudu.
    But I guess 6 k is way over the price.

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    There are plenty of Hitler busts around if you look for them. Finding one you like and with provenance may be harder but if it's just a bust and some photos of it, unless it's made of a precious metal, I can't see where the value comes from.

    If one of the pics shows Himmler stubbing a cigar butt out on it then it might be a different matter......


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    Quote by thekid View Post
    Gottlieb considers himself a superstar when it comes to militaria and thus demands superstar prices, wait for one to come from private hands, it will save you money.

    all the best,
    Stefan
    It doesn't help that he is now the Militaria expert on the Pawn Stars television show...

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    Have you seen his Wiki page?
    Craig Gottlieb - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    In my oppinion, only a plonker rides a segway at a military show.

    Cheers, Patrick

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    According to the photos and accompanying documentation, this bust (actually just the bronze head) came from the Radio Luxemburg Transmitting Station...
    And although I accept the provenance of this item, I feel the price far exceeds what I would consider reasonable...I'm thinking the $2000 range?
    Just my opinion, Glenn

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    Quote by GIZMO8Z View Post
    It doesn't help that he is now the Militaria expert on the Pawn Stars television show...
    Really?? That is the last thing they should give that guy, his head is big it could be put on mount rushmore.

    all the best,
    Stefan

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    What happened to the other guy on pawn stars? I wonder how much the history channel pays him to give his expert advice.

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