Hey Ed, what is this and how much can I sell it for?

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    Wgrenadier
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    Hey Ed, what is this and how much can I sell it for?

    Post by Wgrenadier on Tue Jun 09, 2015 5:57 pm

    Just Kidding! Though it would be nice if sellers were that direct when they inquired on forums! lol

    I actually just spotted this binocular case with the most interesting interpretation of Zephyr I have ever seen...





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    Free Identification and Appraisal

    Post by edstorey on Tue Jun 09, 2015 7:04 pm

    That is a very rare 4.2" Mortar Sight Carrier and only made for one year by Leamington Lighting and Tableware. Worth at least $150.00 as it was only issued to the Airborne for the proposed invasion of Japan, as indicated by the Broad Arrow O.

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    Re: Hey Ed, what is this and how much can I sell it for?

    Post by 48th on Tue Jun 09, 2015 8:33 pm

    Wow! That is an amazing find. I would have thought it was just a later war binocular case.

    Ed, I also did not know the 4.2" mortar was issued to airborne troops. The reading I have done refer to the massive 4.2" as being mostly used by the artillery?

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    Re: Hey Ed, what is this and how much can I sell it for?

    Post by Wgrenadier on Tue Jun 09, 2015 8:38 pm

    I think this post is more SATIRE than FACT, 48th...that or Ed and I just unintentionally created some new lore for collectors... duh

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    Re: Hey Ed, what is this and how much can I sell it for?

    Post by Wgrenadier on Tue Jun 09, 2015 8:50 pm

    By the way, thanks for the identification and pricing Ed! I'll be sure to copy and paste your description into my eBay listing and start the bidding at $140 (I wouldn't want to get greedy).
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    Considering you took the time to provide the information (erroneously thinking that I was a fellow collector with a genuine interest in the item), I'll be happy to sell it to you for, shall we say, $130?
    lol

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    Sight Case

    Post by edstorey on Wed Jun 10, 2015 4:01 am

    I would be happier with $120.00 as it is missing the quick-release snaps on the side of the case.

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    Re: Hey Ed, what is this and how much can I sell it for?

    Post by Tankermike on Wed Jun 10, 2015 9:15 am

    Did you write that or did you find it like that

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    Re: Hey Ed, what is this and how much can I sell it for?

    Post by Wgrenadier on Wed Jun 10, 2015 6:42 pm

    It was a listing I came across recently on eBay. I would never 'touch up' faded markings with a sharpie like that. lol

    Ed - $130 is a hell of a deal considering it was appraised at $150... :P

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    Re: Hey Ed, what is this and how much can I sell it for?

    Post by 48th on Wed Jun 10, 2015 8:39 pm

    Right now Ed is wishing he appraised it for $50 duh

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