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The Best Ever Fokker D.VII Fabric Presentation Souvenir

Started by 1stMinn , Jan 21 2017 04:49 PM

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#1 1stMinn

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Posted 21 January 2017 - 04:49 PM

This amazing artifact recently surfaced and has taken up temporary abode in our relic room. It was brought back from by Lieutenant Colonel William H. H. Hutton, directly commissioned in 1917 into the Air Service and sent to France that fall. He served as Chief of Personal Services, and later as Assistant Chief of Supply Services. In the latter role he oversaw disposition of both AEF aviation materiel but also shipped captured equipment back to the US.

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The inked presentation on the bottom margin is dated 1920 and to a business associate in Detroit. Hutton was an automobile supply business executive before the war, and widely connected in both Detroit and Wilmington Delaware where he died in 1930.

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Now if I can convince Austin that it really does not belong on his office wall we just might take it to the SOS next month!

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Posted 21 January 2017 - 04:52 PM

That is awesome!

I only have some smaller piece taken from the planes, a cross like that is one of my "bucket-list" items!



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Posted 21 January 2017 - 05:06 PM

I love it!
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Posted 21 January 2017 - 05:08 PM

Wow that's amazing!!

Thanks for sharing,
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Posted 21 January 2017 - 05:15 PM

Quite amazing piece! As Jerry said, the most common ones are smaller bits of the fabric. Thanks for posting.



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Posted 21 January 2017 - 05:16 PM

Absolutely incredible artifact. What I'd do to hang that up in my war room...

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Posted 21 January 2017 - 05:41 PM

Now that is awesome!....mike

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Posted 21 January 2017 - 05:44 PM

Very very nice 



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Posted 21 January 2017 - 06:03 PM

In the words of Shaggy from Scooby-Doo, "like, Wow!"

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Posted 21 January 2017 - 06:14 PM

Jinkies, scoob!

That's amazing....

#11 Collector .45

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Posted 21 January 2017 - 08:29 PM

It's an awesome piece. Looks even better in person!

 

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Posted 21 January 2017 - 10:34 PM

Fantastic! Truly an incredible display object. Thanks for sharing.
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Posted 22 January 2017 - 07:07 AM

What a cool piece of history! It's in nice shape too!

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Posted 22 January 2017 - 07:34 AM

I don't collect aviation nor Imperial German items yet, I feel a strong desire to have this on my wall. :)



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Posted 22 January 2017 - 10:47 AM

Beautiful piece of aircraft "skin". Thanks for sharing! Bobgee



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Posted 22 January 2017 - 02:50 PM

Wow. Stunning. What a bring back and an ultimate spoil of war!

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Posted 25 January 2017 - 04:59 PM

Even just the fabric sample is notable. The cross on it with the paint that well preserved and the inscription is something I have never seen before. That's a grail item.



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Posted 27 January 2017 - 08:57 PM

That really has to be one of the most amazing pieces I've seen in a long time.


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Posted 30 January 2017 - 04:43 AM

In a word, WOW!



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Posted 30 January 2017 - 07:41 AM

That is NICE. Love it. 



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Posted 30 January 2017 - 11:16 AM

What BUGME said!   

 

Man, fabric remnants don't come much nicer!

 

I don't collect aviation nor Imperial German items yet, I feel a strong desire to have this on my wall. :)

 



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Posted 13 February 2017 - 08:46 PM

This is one reason to LOVE camouflage shapes.

 

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Posted 25 April 2017 - 03:51 PM

Looks like plexiglass over the piece in the photo? Did you get it framed up? It is one of the best WWI cut insignia I have seen.

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Posted 18 June 2017 - 04:54 PM

Sealed between two pieces of flexible plastic sheeting just as we purchased it from the grandson of the original owner.  Not the best long term protection, but good enough until a future owner is ready to do a formal plexiglas mount.



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Posted 20 June 2017 - 06:37 AM

Awesome !! Thanks for your sharing !!  

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