I’m curious as to what collectible knife prices are doing. Every now and then I hear reports of substantial premiums being paid for older GEC knives. Then someone tells me about a knife going for a super low price on Ebay. What trends are you ‘active traders‘ seeing? Have the knife shows been busier than normal?
I’m asking because I’ve seen a lot of activity at the retail level and am wondering if it’s due to an increase in the number of collectors discovering GEC knives or is there a general uptick in the number of people starting to collect. Another interesting personal observation has been that in spite of the tight economy, higher gas prices, etc, etc, it seems that the group of collectors moving to the higher priced knives is expanding. I know that in tough economic times investors move into higher quality investments and is that what we might be seeing. Is that what’s going on or is there just a general increase in collectors joining the GEC fold?