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Has anyone heard of this seller:

 

http://search.ebay.com/_W0QQsassZlbfreefallQQhtZ-1

 

He has a huge collection of wings for sale, some I like some I don't, but there are some incredibly rare pieces, and some ( in my opinion ) junk. I asked but he won't reveal the "old collector's" name.

 

Paul


Paul Conrad
Still looking for quality wings!

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I am bored prefixing everything I say with "I think" or "in my opinion".
Everything I say is my opinion; the only thing of which I am certain is that there is very little of which one can be certain.

 


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Item number: 110115420882 I seem to recall reading these were all hallmarked and engraved when first given out? think.gif



The bended knee is not a tradition of our Corps. (General A. A. Vandegrift, USMC, 5 May 1946)

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Yes that's a fake,( in my humble opinion) I believe there are 56 (?) of these and I read that all but one are in various museums. I personally don't like the looks of several of the WWI wings.


Paul Conrad
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I am bored prefixing everything I say with "I think" or "in my opinion".
Everything I say is my opinion; the only thing of which I am certain is that there is very little of which one can be certain.

 


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OK if not a fake, a "later copy" if you want to give it the benefit of the doubt..


Paul Conrad
Still looking for quality wings!

www.conradwings.com
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I am bored prefixing everything I say with "I think" or "in my opinion".
Everything I say is my opinion; the only thing of which I am certain is that there is very little of which one can be certain.

 


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As with any collection, there's probably some ok stuff in there, but a quick first glance at the listings suggests the collection is a mindfield of fakes.

Kurt


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What do you guys think of the "Dallas wing"?

 

Thanks.


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Don't like it, but I don't like any of them now thumbdown.gif


Paul Conrad
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I am bored prefixing everything I say with "I think" or "in my opinion".
Everything I say is my opinion; the only thing of which I am certain is that there is very little of which one can be certain.

 


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Don't like it, but I don't like any of them now thumbdown.gif

 

Thanks!


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Not a Balfour in the bunch - must not have been a real collector... ;)


Always looking for Wings & Named Air Medals!

Motto: To Collect, Preserve, and Remember!

 

 

 

 

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At these prices, they just about all have to be repos. Look at all of the incised "Sterling" marks. All the ones I looked at, I would say are not original.

Just my 2 cents worth.


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Well, I can guarantee the prices won't stay low ! Wait until the last minute as always.


Paul Conrad
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I am bored prefixing everything I say with "I think" or "in my opinion".
Everything I say is my opinion; the only thing of which I am certain is that there is very little of which one can be certain.

 


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John,

 

Check out 110117316455 ............


Paul Conrad
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I am bored prefixing everything I say with "I think" or "in my opinion".
Everything I say is my opinion; the only thing of which I am certain is that there is very little of which one can be certain.

 


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Thanks Paul - hey your junk filter get my email again ;)


Always looking for Wings & Named Air Medals!

Motto: To Collect, Preserve, and Remember!

 

 

 

 

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Did anyone here buy any of the wings? If so please post as there are some of interest.

 

John


Always looking for Wings & Named Air Medals!

Motto: To Collect, Preserve, and Remember!

 

 

 

 

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John,

 

Some of these went for crazy prices!! I know of some of the buyers, I can't believe what was spent on some of these!!!!

 

Paul


Paul Conrad
Still looking for quality wings!

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I am bored prefixing everything I say with "I think" or "in my opinion".
Everything I say is my opinion; the only thing of which I am certain is that there is very little of which one can be certain.

 


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John,

 

Some of these went for crazy prices!! I know of some of the buyers, I can't believe what was spent on some of these!!!!

 

Paul

 

 

 

Paul do you the guy that bought the Balfour if so PM me...

 

 

 

Thanks

 

 

 

John


Always looking for Wings & Named Air Medals!

Motto: To Collect, Preserve, and Remember!

 

 

 

 

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Wow This guy hit the jackpot I added up his sold items and from the 19th to the 26th he sold almost $18,000 worth of wings.


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I need a learning lesson. What scared everyone off of this set of wings? http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewI...em=110116680979 What made you say that they were not worth $10.00?


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I once owned an original uniform which included the cap and had many of those badges and mine looked different from those shown on eBay. If those are original, they really do not look like those I once possessed. I have seen some nice restrikes of rare onsignia made with real sterling silver from what may have been original dies? I collect mainly photographs of rare insignia now and have either traded or given away whatever original insignia I had years ago. As for the Civil Air Patrol, Lee Ragan would be someone who knows about their insignia, he wrote a nice publication some years ago on C.A.P. insignia. From what I gather about eBay is that if someone tells others about suspected items, the whistle-blower gets suspended by eBay instead of the people selling suspect items. This forum at least lets people know what to be on the alert about, thank goodness! Keep up the good work! :)

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I need a learning lesson. What scared everyone off of this set of wings? http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewI...em=110116680979 What made you say that they were not worth $10.00?

 

The biggest problem is that the fronts are of a pinback, and the back pics are of a clutchback lol.gif


Paul Conrad
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I am bored prefixing everything I say with "I think" or "in my opinion".
Everything I say is my opinion; the only thing of which I am certain is that there is very little of which one can be certain.

 


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The biggest problem is that the fronts are of a pinback, and the back pics are of a clutchback lol.gif

 

PAUL: Here is an example of the cluthback and pinback, how strange? think.gif

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