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pconrad02

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  1. The problem with these types of wings is anyone with a WWII ribbon bar to source the add ons and a drill can make one. I would never pay a premium for jump wings with stars without provenance. Particularly not a clutch back.
  2. Just about everything has been faked... 🙄
  3. No, they look fine to me.. A bit pricey though
  4. Looks CBI made to me. I have theater made examples with that same hinge pin assembly.
  5. BTY - the blue backgrounds are always "iffy" I was just pointing out that if you see one on say, a 7th Ike its probably bad - I was just answering why the tan..
  6. The tan was usually sewn to the tan summer uniforms. Looks better against the blue than a gabardine one. BTY the "combat blue " back is most commonly found on 9th AAF and some 8th.
  7. So, about 10+ years ago there where a couple of sellers on eBay ( probably the same person) who would come out with all these exotics that were always engraved check this tread : http://www.usmilitariaforum.com/forums/index.php?/topic/21830-examples-of-fake-fantasy-reproduction-wings/ Here is and example from that thread: As you can see, same engraving style on the big letters - it's junk
  8. They look fine to me, and I have always considered these to be late war to Korea as there is no 9M or 22M shield. Others will disagree I'm sure
  9. I have always considered these to be post war - I believe these are on the LGB dies
  10. I agree, nice variation!
  11. This is one of "he who can't be named" wings that someone took and had a name in engraved: http://1903.us/WWI/Bombardier/WWI-US-Air-Service-Bombardier-Wings-Sterling-p137.html
  12. Fantasy piece - looks like the style of engraving that was being used by a couple of bad sellers a few years ago -
  13. I would love to see what kind of offers they are getting...
  14. Because all Airborne soldiers carry large, commercially made America flags as part of their standard load-out right
  15. Nice! Can't remember the time I found decent wings in an antique mall!
  16. I was told by Russ Huff that these were actually made by LGB in the 70's ,on the original dies, at the request of collectors. Then the dies were destroyed. I don't know that I would "trash "them personally.
  17. Well I would say that they are both good, the 2 piece is "LGB" (Balfour). I agree it's the better of the two !
  18. I have owned quite a few ATC wings over the years, and other than the fact they are not bronze these look good to me. Very weird.
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