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    Wgrenadier
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    Ridiculous prices...

    Post by Wgrenadier on Fri Jan 16, 2015 7:46 pm

    Saw this pattern 1908 helve carrier on eBay a while back which went for $300...

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/BRITISH-ARMY-1908-PATTERN-WEB-EQUIPMENT-HELVE-HOLDER-/131351591816?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2047675.l2557&nma=true&si=fZlHM47Qftc7emBmPBAoaFh%252BQnM%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc

    If you look closely, it is clearly 'made up' from two common items, an original 1918 P08 support strap and a P37 waterbottle carrier!






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    Post by edstorey on Fri Jan 16, 2015 8:00 pm

    Yup, this particular piece has been faked for decades. Another copy joins a collection as 'authentic'.

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    Re: Ridiculous prices...

    Post by Wgrenadier on Fri Jan 16, 2015 8:11 pm

    ...and it looks like they put the buckle on backwards!

    In the listing, the seller even states... "THE HELVE HOLDER DOES SHOW SIGNS OF SERVICE WEAR BUT PLEASE NOTE, I BELIEVE THIS ITEM TO BE A FAIR REPRODUCTION AND AM SELLING IT AS SUCH"

    ...And it still went for $300! I don't get, wouldn't it be cheaper to acquire a postwar P37 waterbottle carrier and support strap and make your own?



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    Post by edstorey on Fri Jan 16, 2015 8:49 pm

    There is an old adage - "A fool and his money are soon parted".

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