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Old 19-01-20, 10:23 PM
Whocareswhowins22 Whocareswhowins22 is offline
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Gents Iím new to this forum but was interested in the comments on SAS sabre wings .
I recently acquired a large selection of Sabre wings for a former Trooper and was assured all were 100% authentic .
Iím looking to have these authenticated , could you advise on who would be best to contact to has these looked at .
One set is believed to have belonged to Pat Riley ( original )
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Old 21-01-20, 03:46 PM
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Afternoon mate,
Welcome. Im rarely on here these days so dont take offence if you reply and are not answered in due course.
My opinion for what it worth, is that none are original.
Happy to be proven wrong.
Some have the thick FAKE rope type thread.
If any, id say the last one is a good possible
The wire embroidered looks like a known fake (i own one too).
I hope im wrong. Happy collecting
Jon
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Old 21-01-20, 03:57 PM
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I agree with Jon - my own personal opinion (not wishing to cause offence) is I would not have any of them in my collection. I am becoming increasingly sceptical and prefer to save more money to be selective and buy attributed items with full history. If you are going to spend good money then there is no substitute for research. Acknowledging no one, and no forum, has all the answers. The mantra during my apprenticeship was 'if in doubt leave it out' - ultimately you have to satisfy your own doubts.
Sorry for the negativity
Mike
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Old 21-01-20, 05:50 PM
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.....sadly all copies .
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Steve
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Old 26-01-20, 03:02 PM
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Gents Iím new to this forum but was interested in the comments on SAS sabre wings .
I recently acquired a large selection of Sabre wings for a former Trooper and was assured all were 100% authentic .
Iím looking to have these authenticated , could you advise on who would be best to contact to has these looked at .
One set is believed to have belonged to Pat Riley ( original )
I am sorry to have to concur they are all fakes. Mind you: former SAS troopers (if indeed former SAS) are not necessarily experts on SAS insignia.
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Old 26-01-20, 04:11 PM
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Had these all been original there are thousands of pounds worth there
I agree with the others, theyíre not even good fakes sorry
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