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Old 02-08-2020, 04:00 PM   #16
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It's at $40,250 currently.
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Old 02-08-2020, 04:21 PM   #17
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I think I'd tell the auction house if I were you, they like to know these things. They'll probably be indebted for the advice.

I couldn't tell them anything they don't already know. Their job is to sell it.
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Old 02-08-2020, 04:29 PM   #18
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It surprises me that an internationally famous auction house like Morphy would even offer an item without first consulting forum "experts." Save your money though, it isn't supposed to actually go on the block until 1 or 2 October, when it's supposed to fetch in the neighborhood of 30,000 GBP.
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Old 02-08-2020, 06:38 PM   #19
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It's at $40,250 currently.
The auction and news article link date from 2012.
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The previous post gives the actual 2020 auction date.
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Old 02-08-2020, 09:18 PM   #21
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More like 15 dollars
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Old 02-09-2020, 08:45 AM   #22
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You guys are at least consistent.
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Old 02-09-2020, 03:59 PM   #23
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The discussion is about as wide as it is long.
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Old 02-09-2020, 10:13 PM   #24
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The previous post gives the actual 2020 auction date.
Both the links are from 2012. The same gun sold for $230,000 in 2018 at Rock Island auctions.
https://www.rockislandauction.com/de...wcase-research
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Old 02-10-2020, 07:46 AM   #25
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The article from the DAILY MAIL discussing the upcoming sale is dated 10 Fe. 2020.
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The article from the DAILY MAIL discussing the upcoming sale is dated 10 Feb. 2020.
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The article from the DAILY MAIL discussing the upcoming sale is dated 10 Feb. 2020.
Today's date is 10 Feb. 2020. That's the reason it is on the newspapers website masthead.

The Daily Mail article is dated 23 August 2012.

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The gold-plated handgun handed over by Hermann Goering as he surrendered to allies resurfaces for sale at £30,000
Senior SS officer gave it to Lieutenant Jerome Shapiro as he fled from Germany in the final days of the Third Reich
By PHIL VINTER
PUBLISHED: 08:51 EST, 23 August 2012 | UPDATED: 20:59 EST, 23 August 2012

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Old 02-10-2020, 09:32 AM   #28
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Strange.

Next I expect that the "actual" sword surrendered by the Japs aboard the USS Missouri will turn up in the estate of some Seaman 1/C who spirited it away and left another in its place. At any rate, at least this pistol is a known commodity in the firearms community and regardless of the validity of the story surrounding it, is a very valuable example of a wartime PPK.
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Old 02-10-2020, 11:07 AM   #29
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If an firearms engraver brought the first handgun to the Reich Marshall, I think he/she would had been shot for making fun of Goering
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Old 02-10-2020, 01:42 PM   #30
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The Walther PPK was not at question. It was the very worn Mauser with crude engraving that the discussion centered on.
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