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Stopped at the salvation army yesterday and found this ,ITs in great shape and a x large to boot

 

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Sweet looking! I love the great deals to be had at the local thrift stores.

 

Chris


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Nice, that's worth a good sum with the wolf fur , being a blue one, and with the decal. Had one like it many moons ago but the fur was a replacement.

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Is this the wolf fur or fake seems very course ?

Thanks guys dont know what im going to do with it yet,not my area of collecting .But it fits real nice :)

David

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This is wolf's fur...on a late 50s N2B.

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"We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be. We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender!"

 

Winston Churchill

" Life is what happens to you when you're busy making other plans."

John Winston Lennon

 

 

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I agree with the comments re the desirability of blue nylon flight clothing. It wasn't around for long so is therefore rather scarce. With regard to the fur trim, a lot depends upon how heavily it's been used and how it's been stored for the past 60 years. Natural fur does have a tendency to moult and create bald patches. Also the natural skin backing can stiffen up, especially if it's ever been wet! Fortunately, mine is as good as they day it was made!


"We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be. We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender!"

 

Winston Churchill

" Life is what happens to you when you're busy making other plans."

John Winston Lennon

 

 

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Actually a USAF blue nylon N3A, but the hood / trim is pretty much the same as yours.

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"We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be. We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender!"

 

Winston Churchill

" Life is what happens to you when you're busy making other plans."

John Winston Lennon

 

 

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Looks like real fur, you can burn a tiny bit, if it melts into a hard ball it's fake otherwise smells like burning hair and disintegrates when rubbed between fingers.

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Thank You for all the info guys,my oldest son (15) just claimed the jacket lol.Will try the burning a strand ,really think its fake fur.What would the selling value be on one of these.Not like hes going to let me sell it now lol .

 

David

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$300 on a good day if it's in good shape. USAF "jet age" collectors really covet the early blue stuff because it's quite scarce and is very evocative of a specific period in the early 50s.


"We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be. We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender!"

 

Winston Churchill

" Life is what happens to you when you're busy making other plans."

John Winston Lennon

 

 

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$300 really wow had no clue .Thanks again guys,now i just have figure out how to get it back from my son lol,

David

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Greetings,

 

The fur on your jacket (OP) is actually wolverine.

 

Best,

 

Peter


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