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Re: Regarding, "Close, but no cigar", lookups

Posted by rick baker on Tuesday, 20 August 2013, at 8:55 p.m., in response to Re: Regarding, "Close, but no cigar", lookups, posted by John Gross on Tuesday, 20 August 2013, at 5:25 p.m.

Was watching antiques road show today. They were taking items in Billings Montana. One of their experts was showing the trapdoor carbine on location at LBH battlefield. His statement was that the carbine, if not in the Custer "range" of serial #s, was worth about $1500. If in the theoretical range (which he stated and I promptly forgot) it would add about $7000 to the value simply because the buyer could claim that it might have been at LBH. I guess if you can sell one to a buyer who knows that it's chances of being at the battle are slim at best that's OK. In that sense if both buyer and seller are aware and agree on a price - no harm no foul. I certainly wouldn't spend that kind of money on what I would call a pipe dream. RB


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