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Value This! with Dr. Lori: Military collectibles

Value This! with Dr. Lori: Military collectibles



I'll value this with dr. Lurie today I'm kind of calling this men's collectibles that but maybe more accurately it should be what well it's about military pieces and pieces that relate to weaponry or war so weaponry is relatively popular as well as pieces that actually trace the history of our military campaign okay all the information coming right up we got a really exciting show it's you know I think a lot of men would be interested in this because these are hats that many men would wear women are starting to but men wore these yeah yeah military collectibles across the board uniforms hats helmets anything that has to do of course that the military is oftentimes quite collectible and of interest okay and it talks to our history very obviously and are we still going in the same kind of collectible cycle so that something that happened 100 years ago is at its most value we have a World War one hat for example we've got this particular French World War one hat a really nice one this one has a couple of things are gonna be the tell-tale sign so you're gonna look for different materials at different time periods you're gonna also look for something that is a registration that indicates a particular country right the things you don't see with these liners the actual liner so the fact that this has a liner makes it really rare makes it rare and valuable because usually this is gone it deteriorates cuz it's just made of leather right yeah so usually deteriorates or it's they're found later on we're at the Bristol antiques market because somebody may be watching this and they want to know where to go for this yes so these particular pieces are here but you can find them in a lot of antiques places this particular piece is worth somewhere in the neighborhood of about $400 okay and we typically see that okay even if that's on their shoe ring here prices are negotiable said you generally find that in antique stores yes okay yes and you should negotiate always negotiate I always say negotiate pretty strong have cash be polite and remember that your particular piece is what you really want if you want to buy more you might have a little bit more power in your negotiations as well okay so World War one 7 here's another one and it doesn't have a liner because we're at about a hundred years this particular piece is not in as good shape well if there's only one rare unusual World War one helmet as opposed to two of them sitting here at the same price see what I'm saying yeah basically what you want to do is this one I would say you could negotiate on even more okay all right now I'm holding one so that I can't put it down and this is from the 1950s all right it's two hundred and thirty-five dollars it even has the man's name who wore this from Wallingford Pennsylvania on the inside right because this piece probably came from their particular family yes so certain pieces want to be elected now this one dates to this this is a presentation piece so this would have been when we're all dressed up ready to go right and the other thing you want to think about are different parts of the military remember there are different iconography that relate to different parts of the military so you're going to see whether or not he's a naval captain whether or not he's a marine or whatever what is one branch of the service more valuable than another no not one branch more valuable than another of course if you're talking to a marine he's gonna say it's a marine so everybody and then we've got the Vietnam pieces this is relatively interesting and really easy for those of you who like the visual okay so if you're looking at this piece here's the camouflage that is typical of of course the 1960s this particular piece is actually hand-drawn and then they make the fabric from that Android to try to stab the camouflage be like the jungle this is gonna be somewhere around 150 dollars a pretty good deal but basically what you're looking at for a piece like that many other people still have them right versus the World War one okay time period matters as well as the fact that that conflict had a little bit more controversy around it than some of the others you got a big weapon behind you I have an edged weapon behind me now remember in certain times like my father was in World War two in the Pacific Theater he would have had something like this these are edged weapons and weapons are knives this one it says that actually this particular piece is African but this particular piece is probably much more Indian sometimes you have to be careful about what is on the actual tag now everyone's trying to do their research and sometimes people get it right and sometimes they get it wrong this particular piece is a typical edged weapon where you literally would be and the curve of this tells you that it's middle eastern or Indian the South Asian cutting with it curved like this so you could be or in terms of guys like these you've off oftentimes can also see them going through jungles okay talking about jungles to presentation all decorative this scabbard is probably African but the knife inside of course is a piece that is from probably the okay nods they're collectible oh my gosh knives are wildly collectible forging is very very popular now there's a whole revival of people who like to forge in fire and you'll also see of course pieces like this one that are collectible to the tune of a couple hundred dollars I mean this one's probably worth about 250 and maybe there's a price on it for 400 Oh and you can find more information here I'm value.this with dr. lori and carol erickson or of course you can go to dr. Lori vidcom if you have a photo of something you say I'm going to send dr. Lori a picture look at my military collectibles you can do that at dr. Lori V com2 you're just so service I love that thank you so much and thank you for watching and we'll see you next time on value this with dr. Lori


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