I suggest the armband from Grenadier as it's in better condition...By the way, these weren't worn on the battlefield...
Buy the better one!
I like the soiled one, but would buy the clean one.
Youthcollectors advice is sound,any reputable dealer can make a mistake.If your unsure you can always ask for opinions on forums from more advanced collectors.And in time as you learn you will find yourself in the position of being able to offer help and advice to other new collectorn.
I'm a prime example,Before joining any forums i used to buy from ebay and all over the place with very little or no research as you can imagine i made quite a few mistakes.
Back to the arm bands I prefer used and salty over mint items.I understand logic in buying mint in a view to selling on in the future.
As already said there both nice examples,I'm sure you will chose wisely.
Thanks for all the help guys. If anyone sees a cheaper used version let me know.
I am sure you can, with huge effort and much time, find something less expensive....but both of these items you have shown us here are less expensive than the other on line sources of which
I am aware. And these are sound sources in my experience. I have worked with both dealers and I vett material for them both.
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I also tried to buy an arm band from a member here, a teen ager, and the experience was a real disappointment and no savings in cost. And no arm band, either.
What I might have saved in a hundred dollars was metabolized by the wasted effort this person caused.
He also stopped posting here, which is for the better.
I never made an issue out of it in public, but I mention this now as concerns the idea that somehow collectors are without fail more honorable than dealers.
As a rule of thumb, SS material is expensive. I can speak from fifty years of experience.
Last edited by Friedrich-Berthold; 03-18-2014 at 03:36 AM.