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Old 04-10-08, 11:21 AM
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Default This weeks ebay offerings...

LOT A
WWII British Airborne printed version Formation Flash
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/WWII-British-A...d=p3286.c0.m14
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This is the printed version of the Airborne strip that was worn by all airborne personnel of WW2, the patch has been folded but not worn, it has faded slightly but is still a hard piece of insignia to get
Any questions then feel free to email me.
Item is 100% Original Wartime issue, thanks for looking.
LOT B
WWII Pair of Printed "AIRBORNE" Patches, Uncut
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/WWII-Pair-of-P...d=p3286.c0.m14
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A Pair of British Airborne Printed "AIRBORNE" Patches, Uncut, they have a dotted line around them as a guide, They are pretty Grubby, they Look Old, They are Printed on Cotton material.

LOT C
WW2 British Airborne Parachute Battledress Pegasus SAS.
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/WW2-British-Ai...d=p3286.c0.m14
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Thanks for looking.
On offer,
A scarce original WW2 issue 3/4 size woven pegasus patch.
A low start price and no reserve.
LOT D
WW2 British Airborne Parachute Battledress Pegasus SAS.
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/WW2-British-Ai...d=p3286.c0.m14
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Thanks for looking.
On offer,
A scarce original WW2 issue 3/4 size woven pegasus patch.
A low start price and no reserve.

SO Lot A Lot B Lot C Lot D...over to you
Fake/repro/original
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Old 04-10-08, 11:57 AM
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Old 04-10-08, 03:38 PM
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The Pegasus from Lot C is ok (but crudely detailed) in my opinion, I have a similar one.

Lot A and B are fakes for sure, and I believe so is Lot D.
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Old 04-10-08, 03:39 PM
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Jibba-Jabba is spot on avoid like the proverbial plague.
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Old 04-10-08, 05:20 PM
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For any possible additional worth my personal opinion is; Items A, B, C and D are all reproductions.
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Old 05-10-08, 10:17 PM
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This leads nicely to the next question....

If someone sells fakes do then view everything that they sell as suspect. One of the sellers of fakes above has listed http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/WW2-British-Ai...d=p3911.c0.m14


This looks ok...but the fact that they sell what is widely regarded here as fakes...would this taint your view and put you off?
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Old 06-10-08, 12:08 AM
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Default Genuine WWII Denison Smock?

Hi MarkinBelfast,
Previously posted the following in this same topic area;
Fundamental test is to obtain even a small piece of thread from the smock. Burn the thread, if it turns to ash (WWII vintage cotton or rayon) a good indicator. If it melts (Post-war synthetic fiber) not a good indicator. Check the underside of the top part (female) of any snap/button, the vast majority will be embossed (stamped from underside)"NEWEY PAT.201430-22", this being somewhat analogous to "PRESS THE DOT" on a lot of U.S. snaps. The zipper is stamped "MADE IN, the word DOT encircled, ENGLAND". Obviously the material of the smock should be heavy cotton, with a slight bleed-through of the exterior hand-printed camouflage pattern. In addition to the sewn label there is often a black ink printed stamp "W /|\ D with a three digit number below. If all these criteria are met there is a reasonable (not absolute) probability that the smock is righteous. Having collected Parachute Regiment at Arnhem militaria for over four decades, have the very good fortune to have three righteous smocks, 1/4 zip, half zip, full zip. If you have any other features you are concerned about I will certainly try to answer your questions.
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Old 07-10-08, 07:10 AM
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Can't ask for a more full and comprehensive reply than that.


Would the fact that someone sells fakes put you off buying what might be an original item...or would you have to look at bit more closely?
Mark
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