by mcoleman762 Wed Feb 03, 2016 5:02 pm
Heh, heh. Well, I could give you the cheap answer and say “Whatever the market will bear on any given day”, however, I don’t think that’s what you want to hear.
But, there’s a lot of truth to that. Here’s the thing, if you want to go by rarity alone, then due to the fact that there is only one (or maybe two) of this exact sample in existence, then in theory it should be worth hundreds and hundreds of dollars. The truth is though, rarity doesn’t always translate into dollars. For example, I have several sales, test, and pattern room samples in my collection. I can say that in every case except one, these items cost me LESS than the actual issue item that was mass produced. Most collectors want the actual issue webbing to go with their uniforms, not some sales sample or prototype.
The issue then, is that you’re going to have to find someone who cares, and therein lies the rub. Who actually wants something like that? How many collectors actually collect Namibian kit and camo? And out of those, who wants a test sample that wasn’t actually issued with their uniform? The thing is, you have to find a real “gear head’ that gives a whoop about this sort of thing. There are a few of us out there, but not many.
Anyway, enough of my babbling and let me get to a point. I highly suspect that something like this won’t sell for much more than the typical SWATF vests, SADF Pattern 83 vests, and Batteluer 90 kit that you can find on eBay or BidorBuy on any given day.
Those are my thoughts, and they’re worth exactly what you paid for them.
Hopefully it’s somewhat helpful. If you’re actually looking to sell this, feel free to shoot me a PM and we can toss some numbers back and forth.
Last edited by mcoleman762 on Wed Feb 03, 2016 5:04 pm; edited 1 time in total (Reason for editing : Fix spelling error)