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Old 01-04-09, 03:03 PM
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Default Canada Parachute Corps - Airborne - Studio Picture

Picked up this picture from a friend this week.

If I believe what's written on the cardboards that held it to the frame.

His name was : J.C. Smith... who's girlfriend/mother would have been named Aurora... ???

Anyhow, he died October 24th 1981 @ 10h30pm at Royal Victoria Hospital in Montreal.

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My! Some beret that!
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Old 01-04-09, 10:28 PM
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Like the boots, they came in two sizes I believe... too big and too small.
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Patrick,

Now, that's interesting. About a month ago I bought the exact same picture. It's not printed exactly the same as you see a little more of the Airborne patch on yours, but it's obviously from the same negative. The Studio mark is also not exactly in the same location. Where it gets really interesting, is that on the back of the photo, the caption names this man as Daniel Prince, son of Ms Payette from Montréal, not J.C. Smith!!!

I'd seriously doubt if it was a modern reproduction as it would probably cost more to reprint on actual Photo paper than what I paid for it.

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There was a thing about SS photographs getting copied a while back, and the sums paid were not considerable.... however the woman has conned at least 50 people..... that is what I heard.... with some BS story about finding them at a bootfair/dumpster etc. etc.

So...... they do reprint them occasionally...... even if not for much money, however is it likely a dealer bought them and split them??

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Old 06-11-09, 12:42 AM
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Hi Unknownsoldier,

I'm fully aware of reproduction photos being passed for originals, and this being especially true for photos depicting more desirable formations. However, in this case, the picture came in a period cardboard easel type frame, it's printed on photo paper, it's aged and it has a white ink studio mark on the photo. I'm not saying that it can't be a repro, it could be, but for $5 CDN, less than 3 Pounds, I'm saying what would be the point?

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Hi Unknownsoldier,

I'm fully aware of reproduction photos being passed for originals, and this being especially true for photos depicting more desirable formations. However, in this case, the picture came in a period cardboard easel type frame, it's printed on photo paper, it's aged and it has a white ink studio mark on the photo. I'm not saying that it can't be a repro, it could be, but for $5 CDN, less than 3 Pounds, I'm saying what would be the point?

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Francois,
Because, if the material costs are being 'stolen' from the workplace (as in
the same was that pens and pencils etc are taken for hoime use), there are
no costs at all to the seller. Its all pure profit. To me, the second
example doesn't look as sharp as the first one. Its the same mindset as
the costs in making a GM, die struck 1st Tyneside Scottish - its a nice little
'earner'. At 3 pounds a pop, this person has managed to make 150 pounds
for an outlay of virtually nothing except for the cost of buying the original
and they now own the copyright. You would be surprised at what you can
do with photo's, a good printer, and some 'old photopaper' stock. I'm not.
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Also who'd think it's a copy that cheap, but when sold in their hundreds they suddenly work out well into a decent profit.

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Or genuine wartime prints that have had a bogus name added to make it more personal. Who wouldn't rather have a named item than a blank one?

Either way I'll give you $3.00 for it! Worth every penny even if it did turn out to be repro.
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Or genuine wartime prints that have had a bogus name added to make it more personal. Who wouldn't rather have a named item than a blank one?

Either way I'll give you $3.00 for it! Worth every penny even if it did turn out to be repro.
Exactly, sad if it is though :-(

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François (Rilette)

I just went back to check my picture... and nothing on the back?!?!??!?!

I'm pretty sure I translated what was on there... maybe it was in frame?

I picked it up in MTL, St-Eustache or Lachute.

So maybe the lot was splitted and was not copied at all.

Truly Weird!
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Or someone stuck a photo in a frame and both don't belong together??? I.e. a re-used frame??

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Old 18-03-13, 11:23 PM
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I don't have the frame anymore... or the note I translated...

I once bought a lot from the same studio, they sold a lot of sets, a bit like Sears!
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A uniform the same as the picture is on ebay, but a little suspicious. Why is a 1945 BD have early Canadian Airborne titles, and why pacific theater patches? Any comments on the wings?

http://www.ebay.ca/itm/290879189023?...023%26_rdc%3D1
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Hello Mike, the tunic is plausible. The AIRBORNE CANADA titles were the authorized title for personnel who were in the Canadian Airborne Corps, but not in 1 Cdn Para Bn. For example, individuals in the reinforcement stream, in training, or on the training establishment wore these titles. They were all available to volunteer for the CAPF.
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