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    Grenade Inflation

    Earlier this month at a Military fair I saw a Nice Mills No.5 with an equally nice No.36 (but not matching parts) for sale on a dealers stand. "How much are they?, I asked. "You won't pay it but, £350 each", was the response. We had a bit of a laugh about it.

    Today in York I saw the Mills in the attached photo.

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    Anyone else seeing these prices?
    Author of 'British Rifle Grenades of the Great War', 'Mills Grenade Development 1915-1918' and 'Private Nurse Goes To War'

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    J C militaria is the market leader in prices, cannot afford to buy a mills what ever next.

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    Quote Originally Posted by millsbomber View Post
    J C militaria is the market leader in prices, cannot afford to buy a mills what ever next.
    Agree JC Militaria are the highest prices but not to this level (but almost). I do hear that most people phone up JC and bid lower.
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    I wish British number 1 grenades were such good value.....but I guess there's not so many around.

    Dave.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SG500 View Post
    I wish British number 1 grenades were such good value.....but I guess there's not so many around.

    Dave.
    If you collect Rolls Royces..........
    Author of 'British Rifle Grenades of the Great War', 'Mills Grenade Development 1915-1918' and 'Private Nurse Goes To War'

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    Battye seen today in an antique shop in Knaresborough priced at £75.
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    Yes i have noticed it, i think it was sally antiques that had a dug up relic mils for £350 as well. Ridiculous.

    Battleflag militaria in Coulsdon has a couple of original mills - all original components - for £150 each.
    Also has a rare VB launcher cup

    No connection, just a satisfied customer.

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    when publishing books with details of variations of design,it is likely to generate/escalate collecting interest,the more collectors the higher the demand,,,market forces blah,,blah,,blah.......mills bombers website has probably sent many of us on the road to financial ruin...millsmans book has just brought the bailiffs to the door,,,,,LOL

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    yep should have never built that website it was the first nail in my collecting coffin ending, did have a good time in the late 1990s early 2000s collecting though.

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    yes Dave, you bought ALL the the cheap ones....make hay while the sun shines,,lol

 

 
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