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Old 12-03-06, 06:46 AM   #1
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WW2 paratrooper folder....

I know it's ended, but I just thought you chaps would be interested. Oh, it's the second one I've seen in two weeks.
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Old 12-03-06, 02:05 PM   #2
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Wow - that sold for a lot of money. Does that reflect their real value or just one off Ebay madness? (I do despair at the over-enthusiasm with which some people collect war memorabilia...)
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Old 12-05-06, 02:53 AM   #3
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IIRC, at a general auction I attended last year a foldable BSA airborne bicycle (admittedly in need of restoration) went for 120. This struck me as a bit of a bargain, but I was unfortunately there to bid on ceramics!

For those that are interested, many Allied service personnel in WW2 found them an annoying encumbrance...
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Old 12-25-06, 05:30 AM   #4
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There is one of those WWII folders in the section "KLAPPEN" on this excellent collection:
it is a beauty!
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Old 12-25-06, 09:34 AM   #5
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That's about what I've seen them go for---$900 to $1200 compleat.
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