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#1 BEAST

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Posted 16 May 2008 - 04:10 PM

Ok, so not as impressive as John Cooper's wings posting, but still ok.

A new dealer showed up at a local antique mall and he brought these in.

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No maker's marks and the pin has a catch that stops it at a 45 degree angle. A pretty good way to start the weekend.

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Posted 16 May 2008 - 04:20 PM

...No maker's marks and the pin has a catch that stops it at a 45 degree angle. A pretty good way to start the weekend.


How good the weekend starts, depends on what you paid for the wings. :D Still, any find is better than no find and these look like some very nice wings!

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Posted 16 May 2008 - 04:27 PM

How good the weekend starts, depends on what you paid for the wings. :D Still, any find is better than no find and these look like some very nice wings!



Bugme,
I paid about the same cost as two Butterburger meals and two large custard cones at Culvers! :lol:

Actually this and a WWI German EM buckle came to $42.00 (includes tax).

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Posted 16 May 2008 - 04:40 PM

The belt buckle was worth that!

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Posted 16 May 2008 - 04:51 PM

Erick-
I like the flat back - scarcer than the more commonly seen examples with an indentation to the parachute on the reverse.
Nice variation. That alone for $42 would have been a very good deal.
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Posted 16 May 2008 - 04:57 PM

Bugme,
I paid about the same cost as two Butterburger meals and two large custard cones at Culvers! :lol:

Actually this and a WWI German EM buckle came to $42.00 (includes tax).


Without a doubt, these were worth the price! On top of that your arteries will thank you for skipping the Butterburgers... Hey, I just realized that collecting of militaria is good for your health! http://www.usmilitar...tyle_emoticons/default/think.gif

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Posted 16 May 2008 - 08:06 PM

Nice pick-up!

Thanks for the compliment! Remember by collecting you are helping preserve out history!

John

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Posted 18 May 2008 - 03:50 AM

Thanks to all of you who responded to this post! I also have a pair of the wings mentioned by KurtA, the ones that are indented on the back. I thought all I really wanted was a representative piece, but now I find myself wanting an English made pair of jump wings and a Sendai made pair! I am almost afraid to ask, but did the Germans make wings during immediate post-war period also?

Thanks again!

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Posted 18 May 2008 - 06:33 AM

There may be more but Assman, and Poellath are the only two I know of.


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