Messerschmitt Bf 109 DB605 engine plate info?

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    Hi new guy here,here's my story! I was born in Tunisia back in the 1950's,my mom and dad were French colonists there,first arriving in 1947, my dad would get in his Jeep and scour the Sahara desert for abandoned German aircraft and take stuff, like guns and memento's etc, well I have this emblem and have been researching it and find it to be rarer then hens teeth! its from a Messerschmitt fighter , the Germans abandoned all their equipment there, not much German artifacts left like this due to the allies making them destroy all war birds etc, basically he was searching where Patton and Rommel had the duel in the desert. He found planes Tanks lots of stuff,you can imagine!
    The Daimler-Benz engine DB600 series started in 1937? to 1945, I believe this one I have is a early version,less HP,later had progressively more, here's some pictures of engine emblem or plate and an actual picture of the planes in the Sahara, what do you guys think something like this is worth or where can I go with this thing? I contacted MB international and waiting on a response.Thanks all!
     

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    Basically, it's worth what a collector is willing to pay for it.
     
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    Thanks for the input, I joined the
    [​IMG] Luftwaffe and Allied Air Forces Discussion Forum
    and waiting on registration approval, also emailed WarbirdsAuction site,but they have a bad email link?,are there any other auction or parts sites? Thanks alot! JOHN
     
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    The badge was common to most if not all Daimler Benz engines (certainly 600 up to 605). I've no idea what it would be worth but why would it be so rare?
    Cheers
    Steve
     
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    Thanks,I was told it was, so came here to ask the guru's thank you!
     
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    These engine plates are indeed not very common. BMW has a similar plate for their engines...at least for the 801. On Ebay these 109 plates sometimes come up for auction and are sold between 200 and 400 dollar.
     
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