I collect WRA Co cartridges and others. I am now getting to the point of buying the high end items so mistakes hurt a little more than they used to. I use Dan Shuey’s books as a rarety factor for the head stamp & it is not to hard to understand with a little practice what bullet types were popular during that period, at least within reason.
My confusion is how do you rate the bullet board dummies and standard dummies as to rarity. Is it fair to assume there were a lot less bullet board and dummiy catridges & therfore they are worth more? For instance the .351 SLR seems to be common as a dummy. Were dummies only given out in sets or were they passed out as singles? Are there a few select cartridges that were given out in large numbers for promotions? ie: .351 SLR. I have figured out that normally the salesmans sets have basically the same cartridges in them with a few exceptions.
I also collect sample/window shot shells they seem to be a little easier to judge. So far!!!
Any free advise or guidance would be greatly appreciated.
I was at this years St Louis Show and I intend to return this year. There is a lot of knowledge there, but it is hard to learn much in 2 days.