The Old Way of Buying a Helmet KAGGR#1

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The Old Way of Buying a Helmet KAGGR#1

Post by b.loree » Mon Apr 13, 2020 5:34 pm

Another good post from Steve....the old way to buy a helmet 50 years ago before internet existed. When I started buying in the 80's we did have photos and descriptions. He paid $275US for the helmet in 1970! :D
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The dealer's list ( pg 1) sent via snail mail. I love the postage cost of $1.50 for one helmet and an extra 50 cents for a second one! :eek:
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The Garde Feld. A R officer purchased.
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Post by b.loree » Mon Apr 13, 2020 5:45 pm

I just went online and got a calculation.....$275US in 1970 equates to....$1,829.42US today in 2020!
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Post by J.LeBrasseur » Mon Apr 13, 2020 5:53 pm

I remember buying from the old catalogs, back then it was all small stuff I could buy, did not have any money to buy helmets etc.

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Post by b.loree » Mon Jun 08, 2020 3:03 pm

I had a Manions subscription and used to pour over their catalogs. Unfortunately, the quality of their militaria slowly deteriorated.
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Re: The Old Way of Buying a Helmet KAGGR#1

Post by Steve Nick » Mon Jun 08, 2020 6:04 pm

b.loree wrote:
Mon Jun 08, 2020 3:03 pm
I had a Manions subscription and used to pour over their catalogs. Unfortunately, the quality of their militaria slowly deteriorated.
Didn't we all ?

I still have a drawer full of their old catalouges. Used to spend hours poring over them. They were actually a not bad reference item in terms of identifying items that I hadn't seen before.

You're right that the quality went downhill and the service level went with it. He finally sold the business didn't he?

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Post by pickelhauben » Tue Jun 09, 2020 6:58 am

No I think that he got wiped out by a tornado !

He once had a 88 muzzle break that I forgot that the auction was getting close and sold for around $100
I also got a few things from him at militaria shows back in the day.

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Re: The Old Way of Buying a Helmet KAGGR#1

Post by Peter_Suciu » Tue Jun 09, 2020 4:26 pm

I bought a few things via catalogs but I remember as a teen in the 1980s when a 75 table show seemed large! Those were the days.

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