The price of the collectables is appalling! I've been collecting "paper" for nearly 15 years and I believe the the prices to be 50% or more than their reasonable value.
Some of the other items I've been looking at are also overinflated. $226 for a pair of no name wedding cake taillights, $80 for an interior light, "original" stabilizer jacks for $87.
The cause? diy TV shows touting the best way to muck up a trailer and the hype of "Quit your job when you make it rich buying and selling on eBay". Maybe, I don't know, just my guess.
Remember the thread last year about the guy cutting up vintage Airstreams and putting them up for auction? The same thing was happening to old atlases and prints at libraries. Cut out, matted and sold in antique stores for $30 a pop.
Ok, my soapbox is getting wobbely. Just my two cents worth.