The Leibstandarte Series - R Lehmann - why so expensive

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Re: The Leibstandarte Series - R Lehmann - why so expensive

Post by krichter33 » 19 Jul 2015 01:37

steelers708 I'll give you 200 for them...with the map books of course... ;)

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Re: The Leibstandarte Series - R Lehmann - why so expensive

Post by steelers708 » 19 Jul 2015 03:24

krichter33 wrote:steelers708 I'll give you 200 for them...with the map books of course... ;)
You can have them for 200, but the map books cost extra, shall we say 1300 :lol:

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Re: The Leibstandarte Series - R Lehmann - why so expensive

Post by Ken S. » 19 Jul 2015 21:58

This seller appears to be selling a set of volume II and volume III + maps of the English translation for $250. (I have no connection to them.)

http://www.rwmilitarybooks.com/ap_lehmann_rudolf.html

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Re: The Leibstandarte Series - R Lehmann - why so expensive

Post by seaburn » 20 Jul 2015 08:47

Tks for posting !

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Post by krichter33 » 22 Aug 2015 02:20

Do you think 300 U.S. dollars with free shipping is a good deal for a "Like New" set of all five Leibstandarte books, including mapbooks?????

...maybe a bit of a rhetorical question... ;)

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Re: The Leibstandarte Series - R Lehmann - why so expensive

Post by seaburn » 22 Aug 2015 03:20

Is that for real ?

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Post by krichter33 » 22 Aug 2015 06:15

....However there is another 5 volume complete set of Leibstandarte with map books for sale on ebay....

http://www.ebay.com/itm/The-Leibstandar ... 2a568fa869

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Post by seaburn » 22 Aug 2015 09:26

You snooze, you lose it seems - first one gone ! Thanks 'Krichter33' for posting ....

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Post by seaburn » 10 Sep 2015 18:45

Look what arrived today !!! Just wanted to let everyone know that I was successful in my bid and got the whole set including map books for $150. :D Still can't believe it as there is a Vol II on Amazon for $2000 at the moment ... Thanks to all those who offered advice and a special thanks to Krichter33 who put up the link to the ebay auction above. I was the only bidder in the end, they are in mint condition - hardly flicked through. The seller was reluctant to ship outside the US, so a call for help went to another forum member who agreed to use his address for the initial shipment and he sent them on to me - my very special thanks to him also...!

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Re: The Leibstandarte Series - R Lehmann - why so expensive

Post by krichter33 » 11 Sep 2015 01:00

Congratulations!!!! I'm the one who got the set for 300. They're both excellent deals!!!

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Post by seaburn » 11 Sep 2015 08:53

At least we went for different sets .. We could have been bidding against each other ! Tks again ;)

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Re: The Leibstandarte Series - R Lehmann - why so expensive

Post by stolypin » 13 Sep 2015 03:27

Wow, great that you guys got the set for such low prices but, frankly, that's disappointing news for me personally. I've told my kids that after my death, they should not accept anything less than $2000 for my Leibstandarte set and $1500 for my Das Reich set. I guess I'm a bit too optimistic about their value.

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Re: The Leibstandarte Series - R Lehmann - why so expensive

Post by seaburn » 13 Sep 2015 06:05

Tbh Stolypin I suspect in my case the seller was unaware of their true value - especially as they had the complete set inc the map books / I have warned friends who have a valuable collection to let their heirs know its value in case of a sudden departure for themselves to the happy hunting grounds !!! I'm not really sure, but I suspect I was dealing with a spouse or relative of the former owner of these books ... So you're doing the right thing in telling your heirs and all you others should do the same ! You have been warned ;)

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Re: The Leibstandarte Series - R Lehmann - why so expensive

Post by krichter33 » 13 Sep 2015 17:18

stolypin, like seaburn said, we both got lucky dealing with people who had no idea what the items were worth. I got mine from what seemed to be a large stock type of dealer. I also got the Das Reich complete set in mint condition about six months ago for 180 dollars from another unknowing large scale dealer. These dealers have so much inventory that they sometime miss what real value certain items actually have. That is their own fault. However, I would definitely tell my heirs the true value of the books, of what they are really worth, and 2000 and 1500 seem about right for now.

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