I'm planning to trade or sell one of my restored flag poles..
This is not a every day item and I've a hard time to put a price tag on one of these.
On one hand it took me a load of time to rebuild a couple of these etc, plus the investment I made, on the other hand it's a working flag pole without the springs and with a reproduction flag ( 100% copy of a original ) and the "key" to attach the flag to the pole.
I've got a offer of 200 euro, but what about the additional materials and the many hours, weeks and frustration that it took me to get it all working again ?
I was a bit puzzled by that, especially when I see people paying loads of money for a heavily rusted relic SS helmet without liner and 10% traces of a decal, so I bet I'm in the wrong field ..
Just kidding, hope you're no stupes like that, just like to hear something reasonable.
Pole has issues, little holes which are repaired, dents, elements move a bit rough .., but it's complete, even with aluminum disk and a moving screw at the end, at top the disk and screw can be removed, normally they're stuck forever on found flag poles..
All tubes/elements can be pulled out/pushed in, so it can be displayed as complete pole and flag or put in the leg pocket.
I don't want the jack pot, but I don't want to give it away either ..
During the last 2 years I've managed to rebuild 3 poles, but it took about 20 relic poles which were found in crashed planes to get this result.
I'm now on the fence to sell / trade one, maybe 2 to get/find some items I realy want like a blue Scho-ka-kola tin, observer Leuchtstift, NCO flight wool visor etc..
To own a flag pole in reasonable condition isn't too bad, it's a very rare item.
I personally would rate it 50/60 % compared to a perfect one, with the plus that it works.
Additional are the flag and the "key", key normally can't be found, found a few dirty ones years ago which I cleaned.
I'm just curious about your thoughts, I normally have no problem to rate a item, but in this case I've no clue actually.
Any thoughts ?