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    Posted 8 years ago

    LOUMANAL
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    I found this Certificate dated September 22, 1945 inside of a Rifle Scope box that I purchased last weekend. The scope was a newer 1960's item but this certificate certainly looks old and official. The Seal on the certificate has; HEADQUARTERS UNITED STATES FORCES EUROPEAN THEATRE-OFFICIAL. Any collectable values for these certificates?.......there must be a lot of these around. RER(BOB)

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    1. scottvez scottvez, 8 years ago
      YES-- these are desirable.

      Much more desirable when accompanied by the original item, but they still have a strong collector following w/o.

      scott
    2. scottvez scottvez, 8 years ago
      Here is a set I have with the correct original serial #d pistol:

      http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/43955-sauer-38h-nazi-pistol-with-capture-paper

      scott
    3. LOUMANAL LOUMANAL, 8 years ago
      Thanks Scott! Nice Pistol!! Did they use 22 Cal. Rifles in W.W.2 as described on this certificate? BOB
    4. scottvez scottvez, 8 years ago
      I am not the man on WW2 rifles.

      Most folks think of a .22 as a small round-- remember the current US standard issue Rifle/ carbine fires .223 rounds!

      scott
    5. LOUMANAL LOUMANAL, 8 years ago
      Thank you kyratango, vetraio50, kerry10456, racer4four, mikelv85 and blunderbuss2 for the loves. RER(BOB)
    6. scottvez scottvez, 8 years ago
      These usually bring about $35- $75.

      Capture documents for weapons (pistols/ rifles) attract collector interest.

      Non serial #d items that can be used to enhance an item/ create provenance (by UNETHICAL people) also seem to get a lot of interest.

      scott
    7. Chrisnp Chrisnp, 8 years ago
      In regards to whether the Germans used .22 rifles in WWII, I do know they were used as training rifles by the Germans to save on the cost of ammunition.
    8. scottvez scottvez, 8 years ago
      Thanks for adding chris-- thought that you would know!

      scott
    9. LOUMANAL LOUMANAL, 8 years ago
      Thanks scottvez and Chrisnp for your input. I really don't collect Militaria but it's great to know that this is legit and worth something. RER(BOB)

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