Beautiful caps! I wish I could afford to buy one now directly, but I guess I have to save money for a long time first. Why canīt the prices fall to the same level as they were in the 70īs or at least at the 80īs.... But one day I will own one, still have to be patience though
And thanks a lot for the the time and education you expert gives to us rookies. Itīs very kind of you all. If the old collectors did not bother to pass the knowledge to younger collectors this hobby probably will die with them, and the most TR objects thrown as garbage from the relatives of the old collectors when they have passes away. This will probably happen in some occasions when the relatives donīt know the value of the stuff but the more knowledge that are passed hopefully more people will learn the value of the TR militaria and keep the market filled with TR militaria for many years more ! At least I hope so , so I and many more younger collectors may have the possibility to collect for many years. So donīt take your militaria with you in the grave . (donīt meant to offend someone ,just a friendly joke)
Knowledge about the past is a pretty imperfect thing. The modern medium we use highlights the imperfections and increases the pressure on those who assert that they possess knowledge. I rather think that III. Reich militaria will keep its value, since the world historical events of mid 20th century seem to have lost none of their market share, as it were. I do not do this is an investment vehicle, but as an extension of my profession and to satisfy my own curiosity. My point is to learn more and less to make money. It is obscene how much these things cost now, but one leading collector mentioned to me that a ca. 1933 or 1934 cap with the early badges cost 65 dollars in 1968, and that was quite costly in its own way. I was collecting then, and such a sum of money was not so readily had, when an upper middle class salary was USD 15,000 or so....
Best of luck to those who wish to own these things. They are only had in a few places and at no bargains. However, such items eight years ago cost 50% of what they cost at this moment, that is all I can write here.