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As of now I have sold off most of my World War I military item collection.

This was several years of intensive study and vigilance to find many rare pieces of web gear, uniforms and equipment. At it's peak I had a full side of my room filled with these items. In total I may have spent well over $20,000.

After time had passed and I moved on to other interests, such as motorcycles, I decided to sell my collection back on the market piece by piece. Some items were vary hard to part with as I may not ever see one again, but it was an assuring thought to know that I had them for a time. WWI was never the most popular conflict in the American militaria collecting world, and I only had a handful of fellow collector that were intensive as I was. Still, it was  good to have made good friends and connections along the way.

Many of my items made their way to Europe, as there seems to be a larger demand for these things there.

So, now that I am down to only a few items left, I can use the money earned to pursue another interest in life. I think I'll travel a bit.
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DeepBoss Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
That sound great! I know it can be hard to let go of collections the you have had possession of for a long time, but I hope that you have gotten a good amount of money back in return.

I am not all that surprised really that this kind of stuff is more valuable in Europe, being from the UK both the world wars are a very big thing over here, we are even having a big centennial celebration over here in 2014 to mark the start of the war; I think the rest of Europe are celebrating it in there own way to. I wonder if we will celebrate the centennial to mark the end of the war in 2018?
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David31 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
If you moved on and wanted to sell your stuff, fair enough, hopefully you'll get a good price for it all.
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The-WaxBadger Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012   Writer
I'm glad things have worked out well for you then. I know it's hard to sell off collections but like I found, there comes a time and place where one has to choose priorities.

I do sort of wonder how you have been feeling, you seemed to be in indecision over whether or not you are leaving up your DA account.
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KrDoz Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012
I'm frustrated a good bit, and because of that I am at a block. The fighting in the Raccoons fandom and my best friend leaving dA has dampened everything.
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The-WaxBadger Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012   Writer
I'm sorry about that, yeah it's not good when people get into fights. I know that's why I often stay clear of video game fandoms, its not that I don't like video games but so often they are at war with each other over things that aren't important.

Hopefully you will be alright, I do think looking away from DA for a while would do you some good, it would help recharge your emotions.
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