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Hi all i some times wonder what people are thinking when they bid stuff like this jump wing up to over $200.00 and to me it looks like someone of limited talent made them in their basement i would like to hear others opinions on these wings ebay Item number: 110237771251 thanks brian


RIP Sgt Adam J. Ray 4th Bn, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 5th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division Feb 9, 2010 Southern Afghanistan

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Hi all i some times wonder what people are thinking when they bid stuff like this jump wing up to over $200.00 and to me it looks like someone of limited talent made them in their basement i would like to hear others opinions on these wings ebay Item number: 110237771251

 

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Most paratroopers would have rather spend their cash on wild women and or drink but in every unit you have a barracks rat that needs a little attention.... by flashing up his uniform. Custom wings were made and purchased and some were special ordered... I have been given a few and or purchased some over the years but I have never seen this variation. I think on today's market it is a total crap shoot when purchasing them at this price... if you find one at a flee maket for $20 you can usually rest assured that they have a chance at being the real deal.... here it's anyones guess.

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The AA and the Star are brazed on.

I have never seen a combat star brazed on before. Normally the wings seem to have a hole drilled through and the prongs of the star put through the hole and bent.

 

I'm not saying that brazing them on couldn't have happened, only that I have seen it.

 

I agree with everyone else, these days you just don't know.


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Remembering the service of:
9095 Pte Alfred Fredrick NEWLAND, 7th Field Ambulance, 2 Division, AIF. WIA 16/11/16 France.
436 Private Albert McCANN, B Company 8th Battalion AIF. Enlisted 26/8/14. Killed in Action 17/6/15 Gallipoli.
VX24056 Gunner George Edward McCANN, 2/3 Composite Anti Aircraft Regiment. Enlisted 7/6/40. Discharged 3/8/44. Served in Australia and New Guinea.



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The same eBay seller has this UNPFK pin back paratrooper wing for sale which I don't feel is right based on the enameling in the circular center piece.

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