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"Angus & Coote" US AAF sterling pilot's wing


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To my eye this looks like one of the recent restrikes and not a period piece. The pin isn't quite right and the detail is a little too perfect when compared to the wartime pieces. I know it sounds odd to say the restrike is "more perfect" than the original but that appears to be the case with these new A&C wings that seem to be hitting the market in force. Here's some shots of a period wing for comparison.

 

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John Cooper

The sad think is that a Ebay deal that I posted an auction # for a similar wing which sold for a few hundred has another exactly the same currently up for sale. I find it hard to swallow that he does not know the truth.

 

Ebay has become flooded with this specific maker yet they still seem to sell for hundreds of $$$

 

John

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To my eye this looks like one of the recent restrikes and not a period piece. The pin isn't quite right and the detail is a little too perfect when compared to the wartime pieces. I know it sounds odd to say the restrike is "more perfect" than the original but that appears to be the case with these new A&C wings that seem to be hitting the market in force. Here's some shots of a period wing for comparison.

 

Angus_CooteAAFPilotfrtlg.JPG

 

Angus_CooteAAFPilotbcklg.JPG

 

Hello bschwartz,

 

What about this one? I hope this is origial, Does Anybody have any comments on this one..

 

Sincerely,

Jason

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Jason,

 

To my eye that one looks a lot better than the first one. I'd be comfortable having the latest one you posted (#6) in my collection. I believe it's a period piece.

 

Bob

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