View Full Version : Belleau Wood and Chateau Thierry Colt 1911 Commemoratives

October 20, 2002, 01:40 PM
My Colt book from RL Wilson says that only 25 each of the Special Deluxe versions were produced.
As I stand to inherit a couple of these from a friend of the family, I am curious as to their value.
Both specimens are absolutely pristine, NIB, with their respective shadow boxes for display.
Original paperwork is probably with them as well.
There is also a doule date, double stamped Luger, and a few other oddments.

October 20, 2002, 04:09 PM
New...they were a grand each.
Now...Fjestad says bout $2,700 each singly in 100 percent cond.

Full WWI set would be..
Chateau Thierry
Second Marne
Belleau wood
Meuse Argonne

Full set with same ser # should be more than the sum of the individual values. Might be worth huntin down the other two.


October 20, 2002, 06:06 PM
Never mind Fjestad, that book is out of date, and invariably low on prices for high end collectables. As such, it is a great tool for buyers attempting to fox a gullible seller, but about worthless for actual valuations.
For example, they have H&K P9S .45 listed as about $650.00 in mint condition. Actual sale prices are closer to $1500-2000.00,
IF you can even find one. Those P9Ss in .45 are rare birds. The Match Target version is even rarer and far more valuable, but Fjestad doesn't even list it.

I want to know what they are *actually* selling for in the real world.
If anyone has data on a recent sale of one, please respond.

October 21, 2002, 12:49 AM
Like NADA and Kelly for vehicles...
Fjestad is history.
And decent for insurance or loan purposes.

Sorry I bothered you.