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Old 10-11-16, 02:33 PM
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Default Fake printed SAS/Para wings

Be warned, these are now for sale on ebay coming out of the Nederlands, seller has both SAS & Parachute printed wings for sale

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/WW2-SAS-wi...EAAOSwImRYHaOa

I would advise copying the image from the link for refs sake!
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Old 10-11-16, 04:09 PM
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Although it clearly states reproduction in the description this will not stop a subsequent purchaser possibly getting stung. Surely all reproduction items should be clearly marked as such indelibly on the reverse.
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Old 10-11-16, 05:16 PM
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Interesting, especially as they were never made as printed badges. A prototype printed wing shown to the SAS in 1944 was rejected in favour of an embroidered version.

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Old 10-11-16, 07:43 PM
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"Made using an original as example"

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Be warned, these are now for sale on ebay coming out of the Nederlands, seller has both SAS & Parachute printed wings for sale

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/WW2-SAS-wi...EAAOSwImRYHaOa

I would advise copying the image from the link for refs sake!
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Old 10-11-16, 07:54 PM
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Interesting, especially as they were never made as printed badges. A prototype printed wing shown to the SAS in 1944 was rejected in favour of an embroidered version.

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Jon,

That prototype of the printed SAS wing does actually still exist.

I believe Keith Turner, member of this Forum, has one in his collection.

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Old 11-11-16, 07:31 PM
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JW is correct. Herewith an image of my printed SAS wing.

And, before anyone asks, no I have not loaned it to anyone so it could be copied. However, I have previously shown the wing on this forum and I know at least one other exists...

I have just purchased one of the copies. I will take side-by-side comparison photographs, measurements and make the comparison data available to the forum and, hopefully, this will help prevent any fraudulent sale of the fake wing.

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Keith,

Can I suggest that you dont give to much informtion away on here, as the fakers would no doubt alter the print run to match your spec.

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Old 11-11-16, 10:16 PM
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Keith,

Can I suggest that you dont give to much informtion away on here, as the fakers would no doubt alter the print run to match your spec.

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Ok, if this is the consensus of opinion I will not post images or details.

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Keith,

I cant claim its the concensus but I feel its probably wise.

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Old 12-11-16, 08:12 PM
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JW is correct. Herewith an image of my printed SAS wing.

And, before anyone asks, no I have not loaned it to anyone so it could be copied. However, I have previously shown the wing on this forum and I know at least one other exists...

I have just purchased one of the copies. I will take side-by-side comparison photographs, measurements and make the comparison data available to the forum and, hopefully, this will help prevent any fraudulent sale of the fake wing.

Keith
Thanks, Keith. The copy looks pretty good to me.

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Keith,
Do you (and the other owner of a printed wing) have provenance to your wing?
Would be nice to know a story behind the wing in case we are offered similar down the line.
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Keith,

Can I suggest that you dont give to much informtion away on here, as the fakers would no doubt alter the print run to match your spec.

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What evidence do you have to support this statement?
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