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Old 03-02-11, 02:59 PM
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Default An authenticity check

Could a resident expert please comment on the authenticity (or not) of this pair of wings? They came out of an estate clearance in England about ten years ago. Many thanks. Mike
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Old 03-02-11, 06:21 PM
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Hi Mike, no resident experts on here tonight but for what its worth heres my tupence worth.

Well it Looks OK, and trimming was common, though it should really be on a dark green melton background. which was worn between 1943 and 1968.

There is evidence of a Black variety*, I would say it was OK but you may find a reluctance to move it on as its not green.

I'd try a black light on it to see if its an older version.

*If it is indeed Black and its not just a dodgy photo.
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Old 04-02-11, 01:11 AM
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Actually, there are many known original WW2 examples of wings with both black and dark green background material. I would recommend checking out "Into the Maelstrom" for more information.
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