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Posted On:6/29/2009 5:34am
In my family, passed down now to me, is a German Officers Dagger from WW2.
My understanding is that it sells for a great deal of money on the market, or at least did. A great deal of money is exactly what I need now.
I will post pictures later today; however, here are my concerns:
1. Where would one list such a thing to sell it?
2. Am I going to be labeled a "nazi" for trying to sell it?
3. Am I going to be dealing with said folks when I do sell it?
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Posted On:6/29/2009 5:45am
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1. I think you can start with ebay.
3. Anything is possible, but ebay is pretty anonymous.
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Posted On:6/29/2009 6:03am
Could try a proper auction house as well if its worth a lot?
Posted On:6/29/2009 6:04am
If its really valuable, contact Christie's.
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Posted On:6/29/2009 6:05am
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War Wheel is correct, it would also help if you'd personally know some war historian/antique collector whom you trust. People interested in historical stuff tend to know each other and know who wants to buy what and what it's worth...
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Posted On:6/29/2009 6:11am
I don't think ebay lets you sell nazi stuff
Posted On:6/29/2009 6:18am
Is this a German Army dagger, or the dagger issued to the S.S.? The former is not a "Nazi" artifact.
Posted On:6/29/2009 6:34am
My experience is more with guns than knives but I've found the following to usually be true. Most WWII weapons were mass produced on a scale never seen before or since and are generally not as valuable as people think. I'd have folks come in with Japanese rifles acting like they had a piece of Christ's cross. They were usually worth 60 or 70 bucks. The point being, if Uncle Joe brought back such and such relic from the war, the trophy is usually more valuable as a touchstone and a family heirloom than whatever it would bring in when sold. There may be an auction house or antiques dealer in your town. Swing by there and let him take a peek at it so you can get a general idea of it's worth.
Posted On:6/29/2009 11:43am
Please post the pictures. If you have any background on the knife, i.e., was it issued to a family member, captured, etc, pictures/documentation may add a bit to the value, post some of that too.
Also, if any dealer/collecter says anything to the effect of "I don't collect that type of thing but I could give you a few dollars for it." Immediately leave the premises with the dagger.
Last edited by BadUglyMagic; 6/29/2009 11:58am at .
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Posted On:6/29/2009 11:52am
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Is it one of these?
If so you can realistically get around 500$ on e-bay or from most antique dealers.
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