agreed i visited his shop bk in the early 90s and yes it was not cheap but you did know you were getting what you paid for!!!! sadly as has been previously pointed out overheads investments the prices collectors are prepared to pay all factor in on this equation ..
His prices only reflect what collectors are prepared to pay. If nobody was buying, his prices would drop. I didn't complain when I sold him an all-matching number Lewis-gun though. He gave me top-dollar for it!
Regimentals got back to me on this one.They gave me the price in dollars. $2500 without an XRF cert and $2750 with.
That about £1,757.96 with the cert then.
Threads over prices are like threads discussing religion, there will never be a consensus and you could take every thread ever started on pricing and they all read exactly the same.
John is right, it is simply supply and demand and how quick the cash is needed, not what you paid or think an item is worth.
That being said the helmet in question, in this condition, is in relatively easy supply and demand is mediocre so I agree with Franks assessment of the price and the certificate, it is plain what it is, no certificate is needed.
And so that being said, if a collector felt that it was of value to him and needed the cert to sleep at night then it is his money.
Back to pricing, I think every collector has overpaid for helmets and has gotten fantastic deals as well. Call it cost averaging if you will, but thats how I see it and approach collecting. When it is time to sell it matters not one whit what you spent, but what the item seems to carry now and how fast a sale is needed.
In other words just because you overpaid for a helmet doesnt mean someone else will because you need to sell it, or reverse that, just because you spotted a great buy doesnt mean you have to give the item away either so long as your being fair in my opinion.
In the end price is all relative and a subjective topic.
As for Regimentals never dealt with him and offer no comment.
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