Okay, bear with me here...I've got a good friend who, like me, doesn't know much about golf. He inherited a WWII era elephant skin golf bag, and was on his way with it and a pile of other stuff to Goodwill when he decided to hang on to it and look and see if it was "worth anything." What he found was that they are indeed very rare (probably for obvious reasons) and he's found comments about them being very valuable (like anywhere from $2,000 to $14,000), but nothing terribly concrete.
He definitely wants to sell it if it's got any significant value, but doesn't want to look crazy by just listing it for sale for $14,000 and see what happens if there's some way to know that "uh, dude, that's a $200 bag." But we're not having much luck finding any good info on it. Anyone know for real what the market might be on something like this, or where to go to find out? His grandfather apparently did get it back during WWII (supposedly brought it home from overseas, and you can see the logo says it was made in Saigon), but he passed away in 1995 so we don't know much more about it. Here are the pics:
Any help or pointers would be appreciated. My guess is the thing isn't worth near $14k these days, but may be worth a grand or two. But I'm just throwing a wild guess out there...