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Old 21-06-21, 07:45 PM
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Default Para wings, stellar sales price

These para wings just sold on ebay for £2,297.00

Can someone explain why they are so incredibly valuable?
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Old 21-06-21, 09:19 PM
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I have no idea Luc - sorry - but the bidding history makes for interesting reading, I suspect the under bidder got a shock at being outbid on that one!
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Old 21-06-21, 09:37 PM
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From the feedback score the winning bidder was davidt2370 which is one of JDR’s accounts.
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Old 22-06-21, 02:46 AM
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I saw these Luc and thought they were an unusual looking locally made wing, possibly from Force 136 related, but certainly didn't expect these to go for much above 250 - 300 quid.

That price is ridiculous.

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Old 22-06-21, 08:52 AM
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Yes looked at them , thought Indian made para, certainly crazy amount...two bidders wanted to get them and put silly amounts on them...certainly not worth that in my opinion.
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Old 22-06-21, 08:53 AM
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....I bet the winner got a shock to !! Lol
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Old 22-06-21, 12:50 PM
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I believe the Force 136 wings were all hand made and, as a consequence, different variations exist.

Here a set of mine, same colours but made by a different hand.

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Old 22-06-21, 03:08 PM
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Nice wing Keith.

Here's another hand made variation.

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Old 22-06-21, 09:15 PM
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Default How can you tell the winning bidder details please?

Hi pal
How can one tell the name of the bidders when the history uses asterixes instead of letters and numbers?
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QUOTE=Luke H;552806]From the feedback score the winning bidder was davidt2370 which is one of JDR’s accounts.[/QUOTE]
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Old 23-06-21, 06:38 AM
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You can recognise the feedback score against the known accounts. It's easy to see the pattern and if you know the ID then it's easy to cross reference.
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Old 23-06-21, 11:14 AM
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Aha. So one needs to be an EBay regular lol
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Old 23-06-21, 12:35 PM
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Does the allocation of asterisks, letters and numbers for each ebay member stay the same or does it randomly change? Regards, Paul.
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Old 23-06-21, 04:09 PM
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It randomly changes. Ebay are sneaky in everything!
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Old 23-06-21, 05:04 PM
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It does but the feedback number is constant so if you have the known ID saved then you can compare it. Of course if it a snipe with is a 5 figure number or a 4 figure number that looks familiar and then it turns up the next week with a very high (double or treble the norm) price as a 100% original item then you know that it's gone via South Wales or Liverpool area. Profiteering xxxx ruining the hobby imo..
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Old 23-06-21, 06:04 PM
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May I enquire: Can something which is made by hand in 1944 always reliably be distinguished from one made by hand in 2021?
It seems to me that, in the case of this object, everything depends on the "aged look" of the thing.
"As any fule kno", for example, sunbathing ages collagen in skin or leather. So I am asking whether there are processes which accelerate the ageing of threads and cloth, and whether a price tag like this encourages / guarantees a cottage industry in fakes?
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